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Barbara Kay: The five stages of Jian Ghomeshi

Posted on 2014-10-29 07:24:00

According to Eizabeth Kübler-Ross’s famous thesis, the moribund experience five cognitive stages from the moment they learn they are dying to death itself. On Sunday, I came to understand that a figurative “dying” — say, one’s uncomplicated admiration for a national media treasure — can follow the same trajectory. Denial The CBC fires their internationally popular and domestically loved star, Jian Ghomeshi. More than shocked, I am incredulous. What can this creative, amiable, cool, unthreateningly mellow young man with the fabulous hair, twinkle in his eye and boyish grin have done to merit exile from Canada’s version of media paradise? Robyn Urback on Jian Ghomeshi: It’s foolish to take a side — either side — without the facts Let’s review the facts of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal so far. One; on Sunday, CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi. Two; on Monday, Ghomeshi filed a $55-million lawsuit against CBC, claiming defamation and breach of confidence. That’s it. Put aside the allegations of choking, hitting, scorned lovers and personal vendettas for a moment; if we take a step back, and look at what has been confirmed by both sides, we don’t even know that the former host of Q was dismissed for reasons of sexual conduct — personal or otherwise. In a statement posted on his Facebook page Sunday, Ghomeshi said that he had been fired from the CBC “because of the risk of my private sex life being made public.” Yet the CBC hasn’t actually confirmed the nature of the dismissal, simply saying in a release that its “relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end.” Continue reading… That Ghomeshi is suing the CBC for $55-million suggests some terrible mistake has been made. I feel sure the ominously vague “information” guiding the CBC’s decision will turn out to be........

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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: The five stages of Jian Ghomeshi

Posted on 2014-10-29 07:24:00

According to Eizabeth Kübler-Ross’s famous thesis, the moribund experience five cognitive stages from the moment they learn they are dying to death itself. On Sunday, I came to understand that a figurative “dying” — say, one’s uncomplicated admiration for a national media treasure — can follow the same trajectory. Denial The CBC fires their internationally popular and domestically loved star, Jian Ghomeshi. More than shocked, I am incredulous. What can this creative, amiable, cool, unthreateningly mellow young man with the fabulous hair, twinkle in his eye and boyish grin have done to merit exile from Canada’s version of media paradise? Robyn Urback on Jian Ghomeshi: It’s foolish to take a side — either side — without the facts Let’s review the facts of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal so far. One; on Sunday, CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi. Two; on Monday, Ghomeshi filed a $55-million lawsuit against CBC, claiming defamation and breach of confidence. That’s it. Put aside the allegations of choking, hitting, scorned lovers and personal vendettas for a moment; if we take a step back, and look at what has been confirmed by both sides, we don’t even know that the former host of Q was dismissed for reasons of sexual conduct — personal or otherwise. In a statement posted on his Facebook page Sunday, Ghomeshi said that he had been fired from the CBC “because of the risk of my private sex life being made public.” Yet the CBC hasn’t actually confirmed the nature of the dismissal, simply saying in a release that its “relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end.” Continue reading… That Ghomeshi is suing the CBC for $55-million suggests some terrible mistake has been made. I feel sure the ominously vague “information” guiding the CBC’s decision will turn out to be........

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