Bill Kingston of The Cornwall Daily Whores Out Facts Over Gardiner Protest – A Dark Day in Media for Cornwall Ontario

Bill Kingston of The Cornwall Daily Whores Out Facts Over Gardiner Protest – A Dark Day in Media for Cornwall Ontario

Jamie GilcigCFN –  It’s sad when someone like Bill Kingston of Corus radio in Cornwall becomes a whore for a corrupt and broken political system.

verb (used with object)

4. Obsolete . to make a whore of; corrupt; debauch.

Yes, I know.  I used a word that shocks many; but there really is no other word to use in today’s shocking commentary that he horked up as commentary this morning.   The truth of what happened was corrupted and debauched by Mr. Kingston.

We in the media do have a responsibility to stick to the facts.   The thing is that if you turn a blind eye to clear evidence then what you see as factual can be very different than reality.

In 2011 the City of Cornwall published a chart of which companies were paid the most monies in ad dollars.

Oddly enough if you look at the top media earners from the City of Cornwall you see a very defined spin on coverage related to the Mayor & Council’s mess.

With two whistle blowing cases pending; a few on the books; a councilor stepping down essentially pointing out what could be defined as mail fraud, and straight out lying by the Kilger council Mr. Kingston took a shot at protesters yesterday for having the temerity to be upset that Councilor Syd Gardiner was not charged for trying to break their signs.

I, and many others don’t blame them.

Mr. Kingston’s coverage, he being the news director of his outfit, was almost non-existent.   What little they have done has been catch up after other media have already covered it, and his whorific commentary today surely is an insult to Democracy and his very listeners.

Syd Protest 1


They were bent when councillor Syd Gardiner put them in the lunch room at a recent meeting. He was cleared by the cops. I can’t believe I’m actually talking about this because it sounds like some sort of grade school tattle-tale scenario. Protestor Debbie Cameron put it this way. “We’d like an apology and nothing else at least to say you know I was wrong by doing that to your signs, you know, if that was somebody’s jacket or wallet missing for five days I think charges would have been laid but because it was our signs we feel our freedom of expression has been violated.” Well, first of all, your signs went missing, they weren’t stolen and secondly, how is your freedom of expression been violated?

Sadly Bill is smarter than this quote.   The facts are very clear.

Syd admitted to handling the signs.  Private property in  public space.  He stood in the door way of council and put on show.  The signs were alleged to be in the Mayor’s Office contrary to the city spin that they didn’t know where they were for five days before showing up at the police station.

The police have not commented whether it was them refusing to lay a charge, they do have discretion, or the crown refusing to take the case.

If the average citizen destroyed private property in a public space; say an election sign it would be mischief under $5K as this situation is.  In law you have to show two elements; the act of the crime and the intention.   The many who saw Syd Gardiner in that doorway including Ms Cameron’s eight year old son clearly saw Mr. Gardiner’s intention.

The protesters Charter Rights were violated.  They protested peacefully.  They left their signs at the council doorway; not in the way; and respectfully entered council chambers and did not cause any disturbance.  Their exercising of their Democratic rights and responsibilities were obstructed and abused by a corrupt city councilor and then covered up.    The signs were not handed over to police for FIVE DAYS.

This is a sleazy tabloid cover up and it’s very sad for Cornwall.  It’s sad for the state of media; but mostly it’s sad that so many will accept Mr. Kingston and some other press whores mistruthful version of what happened.

Is it any wonder why so few people trust the media any more?

Jamie Gilcig – Editor – CFN

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22 Responses to "Bill Kingston of The Cornwall Daily Whores Out Facts Over Gardiner Protest – A Dark Day in Media for Cornwall Ontario"

  1. mariah   March 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    I had wondered why they showed up in the first place,but now I see that it was to be able to do their own take & not the truth,I had stopped listening to their station long ago but put it on this morning just to hear their events & sorry that I did as Mae,Jimmy & Sue were making fun of a group standing up for their rights,they just couldn’t get the bigger picture going on….sad day for journalism indeed!!!

  2. Driving the Karma Bus   March 19, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    We all have a right to our opinions, so why do the characters at Chorus in Cornwall feel that their opinion is the only right one?

    They are free to lash out, make fun of or pontificate on the air because the radio statement at the end states….

    “The following commentary represents the opinion of the writer only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the management of Corus Entertainment.”

    If they feel they have that right then they need to RESPECT other peoples opinions without lashing out like spoiled brats.

  3. Sick of Stupidity   March 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    SHAME on CORUS Radio for twisting the facts and mocking intelligent citizens for exercising their democratic rights. These people showed vey bad taste and low intelligence. No more 104.5 for me!

  4. PJ Robertson   March 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM


    Home run, Jamie! That’s a coinage for the ages!

  5. Wow!   March 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    It ain’t no “literary fellatio”.^^^

  6. Reg Coffey   March 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    The English language keeps adapting and growing. It doesn’t need government initiated protection to keep it vibrant and relevant.

    Just keep away from those freeking acronyms that reduce the reader’s intelligence to the lowest common denominator. It’s like OMG it just takes too long to spell stuff, LOL.

  7. David Oldham   March 19, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Knowing where NOT TO GO to obtain the facts is just as important if not more so than knowing where TO GO to. Unfortunate for Chorus particularly in a small centre like Cornwall where advertisers are more likely affected by a radio stations bias. Although I have never listened to their broadcasts I am sure that they have the Mayor and his loyal entourage hanging on every word when their heads come out of the sand long enough to listen in.

    Disappointing that Bill Kingston hadn’t simply taken the high road and left it alone completely rather than appearing to endorse Syd Gardiners’ childish antics and unprofessional conduct, which was the most disturbing aspect of the whole episode. In my opinion Bill make himself appear simple in the process by not comprehending the real story which was not that signs were bent, or missing, or whether Syd should have been formally charged.

    The reality is that Syd was tried in the court of public opinion and that was sufficient for this reader. Regretfully Syd continues to represent taxpayers because of their apathy towards their own community.

    The SEAWAY NEWS appears cut from the same fabric as CHORUS
    in that they reported that Leslie O’Shaughnessys’ brief statement released Monday was “long winded”. If I wanted something other than the simple facts SEAWAY I could listen to Mayor go on and on.

  8. jules   March 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Jamie (Admin) as well as the folks out there the word “whore” is also used in the Bible to describe a “church” also meaning a corrupt church. If Jamie shocks you don’t be – grab the Bibles and you will read it there especially in the King James version. Have you all heard of the “whore of Babylon” and it isn’t about a woman but about a pagan religious system of those days. A whore meaning corrupt. Relax your jaws folks Jamie is right indeed.

  9. Jimmy Olsen   March 19, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    The only thing grade school about the scenario is that a City Councillor flew into a tantrum (in front of witnesses) and behaved childishly. Had the scenario indeed been at a school, then a student going on a bully’s rampage, slurring another group and damaging hiding their stuff would be taken seriously.

    There is no tattling in this scenario either, so neither is there any hearsay…to use the grown up, legal word.

    But if the general consensus is that this is just a grade school bully’s tantrum (by Syd), then maybe the punishment should fit the Councillor’s emotional age.

    He should have to sit in the corner for the next three Council meetings or do some social work in the community, such as picking up garbage on Pitt.

  10. reality check   March 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    what a tangled web we weave when we first try to deceive !

  11. Jimmy Olsen   March 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    I just looked at Bill Kingston’s report…what a laugh. He calls Syd a sacrificial lamb, which means Bill doesn’t understand the metaphor. I think he means scapegoat, but it’s a bunch of bull.

  12. Highlander   March 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Its rather very interesting that Bill Kingston had put forth his verbal spew at the protesters as opposed to the real issues.

    The protesters where not only protesting Syd behavior but the original intention of which was the closed door meetings and councils accountability.

    Why address the protesters when certainly the bigger story was that of O’Shaughnessy’s statement which only reinforces the reason why the protesters were originally protesting.

    Well commenting on the protesters was a great deferral form the bigger issue and that remains City councils accountability.

    Bill Kingston the real issue was not necessarily the protesters but the reason why they protested and O’Shaughnessy’s statement clearly backs up why they protested.

    Bill Kingston must be careful of what his editorial viewpoints are as not to bite the hand that feeds his organization.

  13. One Against City Bulliers   March 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    LARGE PROTEST to take place. We want everyone that doesn’t support corruption out in front of city hall Monday March 25th at 6:30 pm before council meeting. We want Kilger out, we want Syd out and all that aren’t going to stand up for the people. We expect accountability and transparency and are not going to stand for any more BS!
    Thank you to Leslie O and Andre Rivette for never being afraid to speak up for what is right and for fairness for the people of Cornwall!
    Please bring your family and friends out for history in the making. You may even see another 7 or so police officers for no good reason AND another temper tantrum and non-breaking sign appearance by Syd Vicious…now aka “The Liar”.
    Bill Kingston you suck. Signs were not returned to protesters for 10 days and they were bent. Twist the truth however you want, but you should have keep your mouth shut, your credibility is now in the toilet!!!!!!!!

  14. City RN   March 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I am embarrassed and ashamed to say that I live in a town where corruption runs rampant in City Hall and even the local radio station now makes fun and light of the bullying that went on by an elected official towards law abiding citizens. Those signs were confiscated and damaged. Call it what you like, but Syd Gardiner broke the law!

  15. One Against City Bulliers   March 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Oh yes Higherlander, you hit the nail on the head. Protesters wouldn’t have been out there in the first place if there wasn’t HUGE corruption/transparency issues going on with Kilger’s crew! Instead Kingston twisted it around to try and take the heat off. It isn’t working. Leslie and Andre’s words among many other witnesses of many other events are all starting to surface now and it is only a matter of time. You’d think they would try and help clean up this stinking city of those deviants on council.

  16. Judy   March 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    In all fairness, Sue Stewart is not on the air this week. The person who is on air this week is Christa Pare.

  17. cornwalllaughter   March 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    CORUS is where the bus stops for the ones who work there. There hit list includes 20 Madonna songs every six hours, and the same 80’s songs over and over again.

    @ Judy, no matter who it was this morning they are all a bunch of want to be’s going no where. As for Stewart give me a break, we all know what that person did and does best. Mr. Peters knows all to well, Latour too for the matter.

    As for the Seaway News they are paid by Kilger one way or another. Read Kilgers article about Leslie’s letter, the knob still thinks is is something good and just does not get it.

  18. "TWO FLUSHER"   March 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Judy, thank-you for that clarification, regarding Stewart ! For the past 2 years now, I’ve subscribed to Sirius satellite for my car listening, which I absolutely love by the way, as I got totally fed with Corus, their music & their on-air DJ’s & their overall attitude, which reared it’s head, with Kingston’s editorial !
    Thanks again CFN ! By the way, who is this Craig Michaels, does anybody know who he is, or why he is so supportive of the City Hall group ? Just curious ?

  19. cornwalllaughter   March 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    @TwoFlusher…Craig Michaels worked for CJSS, does that explain why his nose is brown along with his eyes? he full of crap, a guy who always thought he knew everything when in fact still knows nothing, just another bag of skin blowing air a guy who left town for the good old US of A.

  20. Highlander   March 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Here you go Syd was the sacrificial lamb and the protesters were sharks,Geez Bill Kingston your nose is so far up councils *ss that you need it surgically removed.

    Does Cornwallites believe that it was a slight oversight for Bill Kingston not to talk about O’shaughnessy ? I Don’t think they are that dumb but it appears that Bill Kingston does.

    Yet the standard freeholder does not talk of the protesters?
    Now people you know the message is controlled.

  21. ginette campbell   May 15, 2013 at 6:44 AM


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