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Questioning Ron MacLean’s Integrity

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

What started as a debate about Vancouver’s Alex Burrows’ integrity has now become a question of how to protect the integrity of broadcaster Ron MacLean, the CBC bingo caller who launched a one-sided takeout of the Canucks forward on the January 16 version of Hockey Night In Canada . Sources tell Usual Suspects that parties at both the Canucks and CBC now privately concede that MacLean was over the journalistic line for not allowing Burrows to defend himself on charges of diving and lying on his filibuster.

The question now is how does CBC placate the Canucks without publicly reprimanding its veteran host (something they are not offering to do at this moment)? Can it offer other concessions to satisfy the outrage in Vancouver?

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I’d like to read your opinion on this topic.  I would be a little biased if I commented on this, since I’ve let it be known by questioning if Burrows would have gone public if the Canucks would have won the game that seems so long ago…

I also have met Ron on a few occasions and think he is the best in the business.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ron+maclean

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