Yesterday, the CBC released its review of Senior Business Correspondent Amanda Lang. It’s awful.
As you may remember, Amanda Lang tried to sabotage her colleague’s investigation of the largest bank in the country, RBC. Working behind-the-scenes within the CBC, she challenged her colleague Kathy Tomlinson’s reporting on RBC as “unfair” to the bank. Then she tried making the story hers, inviting RBC CEO Gord Nixon on to her show for a softball interview in which he shook off responsibility and trashed Tomlinson’s journalism. Then Lang went outside the corporation, penning an editorial for the Globe and Mail (without CBC’s permission) in which she dismissed the scandal her colleague had uncovered as a “sideshow.”
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