This interview is unbelievable.
In the 4:33 that Kevin Newman spent with Danny Metatawabin on one of the most contentious issues in the country at the moment, CTV’s “Digital News Evangelist” and host of Question Period didn’t ask a single tough question.
Now look, I get asking tough questions while sitting face to face with someone is difficult but acting as a stenographer is soul crushing.
Metatawabin compared Chief Theresa Spence and her soup diet to the birth of Jesus Christ and Newman didn’t flinch. He didn’t follow-up either. Instead Newman asked Metatawabin what he thought of “reports” that Spence’s household income was in the six figures. He wasn’t asking about the income being in the six figures he was asking about the mean, bad reports that pointed this out.
Later in the interview Newman admitted to going to a benefit concert for Spence and asked where the money was going. Metatawabin nearly blurted out “hotels” which would have been a perfect opportunity for Newman to ask about Spence staying in hotels near Parliament Hill when most media reports make it look like she is staying in a teepee.
I have no problem with Kevin Newman running his show however he sees fit but he and CTV should admit to his champagne socialist leanings and his outright support for Spence and his opposition to the Harper government. If Newman is going to run an opinion show he owes it to his viewers to be upfront where he is coming from.