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The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives

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Barbara Kay: Ghomeshi affair opens a new front in ironies of sexual politics

Posted on 2014-10-31 09:52:42

It’s like a volcano. The rumbles go on for weeks, months, even years. But when the volcano finally erupts, the lava flow is surprisingly swift and can mean sudden death for anyone in its path. Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010 For a 27-year-old journalism-school graduate, it was the perfect job, helping build and produce a brand-new, national show on CBC Radio with Jian Ghomeshi, a reportedly “demanding,” but respected host. So when the young producer heard lurid stories back in 2007 about Mr. Ghomeshi’s private life — including accounts even then of his hitting and choking dates — she wrote it off as merely kinky behaviour and pushed ahead. The woman did assist in the birth of one of the network’s most popular and acclaimed programs but, she recounted in a lengthy interview Thursday, the next three years on Q were hellish. That’s where we are now in the Ghomeshi affair. Watching Jian Ghomeshi try to outrun the lava, composed of the alleged victims’  narratives, the media, the CBC and law enforcement itself. Without the help of his crisis management and PR firms, who have jumped into their helicopters and left him to fend for himself. I will now retire this metaphor, which has more than served its purpose. In my Wednesday column, I implied that I was inclined to believe Ghomeshi was guilty of the allegations against him. I am far more so today. It seems to me virtually impossible for a  conspiracy to have produced so many disparate individuals with essentially the same story. And with two highly credible women having gone on the record with their claims, a picture is emerging of a man in need of therapy for intimacy issues (if he doesn’t actually end up in prison, entirely conceivable if one now-emboldened woman surrounded by supportive witnesses does in fact lay charges against him). I am not saying he is mentally ill, or that he is not responsible for his actions. Even if he is in thrall to........

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The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives

Barbara Kay: How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer, Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl...


Barbara Kay on how you know you’re a pit bull fanatic (Video)

Latest Column

Barbara Kay: Ghomeshi affair opens a new front in ironies of sexual politics

Posted on 2014-10-31 09:52:42

It’s like a volcano. The rumbles go on for weeks, months, even years. But when the volcano finally erupts, the lava flow is surprisingly swift and can mean sudden death for anyone in its path. Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010 For a 27-year-old journalism-school graduate, it was the perfect job, helping build and produce a brand-new, national show on CBC Radio with Jian Ghomeshi, a reportedly “demanding,” but respected host. So when the young producer heard lurid stories back in 2007 about Mr. Ghomeshi’s private life — including accounts even then of his hitting and choking dates — she wrote it off as merely kinky behaviour and pushed ahead. The woman did assist in the birth of one of the network’s most popular and acclaimed programs but, she recounted in a lengthy interview Thursday, the next three years on Q were hellish. That’s where we are now in the Ghomeshi affair. Watching Jian Ghomeshi try to outrun the lava, composed of the alleged victims’  narratives, the media, the CBC and law enforcement itself. Without the help of his crisis management and PR firms, who have jumped into their helicopters and left him to fend for himself. I will now retire this metaphor, which has more than served its purpose. In my Wednesday column, I implied that I was inclined to believe Ghomeshi was guilty of the allegations against him. I am far more so today. It seems to me virtually impossible for a  conspiracy to have produced so many disparate individuals with essentially the same story. And with two highly credible women having gone on the record with their claims, a picture is emerging of a man in need of therapy for intimacy issues (if he doesn’t actually end up in prison, entirely conceivable if one now-emboldened woman surrounded by supportive witnesses does in fact lay charges against him). I am not saying he is mentally ill, or that he is not responsible for his actions. Even if he is in thrall to........

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