-Monday, Jun 20, 2011 No Comments
Since my last post I have released two reviews and agreed to conduct three others.
The first review concerned a complaint that harsh language was used by co-host Kevin O'Leary to describe what shareholders should do about the performance of a business executive. I acknowledged that the terms in the business world are at times uncomfortable, but I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.
The second review concerned a complaint about the accuracy of a crowd estimate at a rally. I acknowledged how such concerns carry with them hypothesized motives when there appears to be an underestimated crowd, but I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.
I have agreed to review three complaints. One involves a concern about the appearance of a journalistic conflict of interest. One involves a complaint that story information was not updated in a timely way. One involves a complaint about the accuracy of information on Osama bin Laden.
There are a half-dozen reviews under way.
To make a public complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman, you can use our standard form by clicking here, or you can write to us at the address below.
P.O. Box Station A
Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6
Phone: (416) 205-2978
Fax: (416) 205-2825