ATV and CTV are getting ripped for their hatchet job of Stephane Dion, and rightly so.
Geoff Meeker's media blog at the Telegram is a case in point.
May we expect a retraction any time soon from ATV and CTV?
Don't bet on it.
CTV's Craig Oliver is not only unfazed by the whole business, he trumpets it as a supposed example of how the country supposedly won't tolerate a leader who is not comfortable in both official languages.
The veteran journalists who commented at Geoff's post would disagree with Oliver's contention that the question would be "indelibly clear" "[t]o anyone with any comfort zone in English...".
The next question top raise is why the whole episode occurred in the first place. A network that features a dubious piece of analysis by Conrad Winn on its website in to different areas - the election and "world" space - should not be surprised if people started questioning its partisan affiliation.