The Canadaland founder is right to criticize his country. But he's wrong to fall back on scant evidence and cliches, and then pretend they didn't happen. But Brown's column is yet another sign of a mistake-prone media critic who is perilously short on self-reflection. And, as someone who considers himself the conscience of Canadian media, needs to do better if he wants to be taken seriously.
What do we made of Canada's embrace of one exposé and its exile of another? The victims of the alleged abuses seems like a good starting point. Ghomeshi's accusers were referred to as "educated and employed." Furlong's alleged victims are all aboriginal.
Jesse Brown doesn't mince words. The man who was the first to report on Jian Ghomeshi's "leave of absence" from the CBC -- which
Should video game makers be subsidized? That’s the question at the heart of a debate that exploded in Canada’s gamer community