Cornwall ON – A little while ago we reported that while on tour of Eastern Ontario MPP and Revenue Minister John Wilkinson was interviewed by Assistant News Director of AM 1220 Bill Kingston, in Cornwall, and that the interview was not aired. We did some research and sent out queries to Mr. Kingston and his direct Boss Lorne Wiebe.
While neither was returned in writing we were able to confirm that the minister was in fact interviewed by Mr. Kingston and that the station “chose” to not air the interview. It seems to simply be a rebut and insult to a visiting Minister of State by a Corus Radio Station or news staff/manager.
This raises several questions. One, why interview the minister if you’re not going to run the interview? I recently interviewed one of Mr. Harper’s ministers, and while I’m certainly not a support of Mr. Harper’s I showed professional respect to Mr. Goodyear who in fact was a great interview.
What do you think Cornwall and Canada? Should Mr. Kingston simply not wasted the Minister’s time and not interviewed him? Was Corus in the wrong for not airing the interview? Are all of their listeners of the same political opinion to squish public information in this manner? Does a news media outlet have an obligation to report information from Politicians’s especially with elections coming up?
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