"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Backtalk with Bill Rowe

From The Telegram.

The St. John's Telegram.

Tuesday's St. John's, NEWFOUNDLAND, Telegram:

Taxpayers on the hook; Provincial coffers will pay for Hickey's defamation defence
Craig Jackson

Taxpayers will be on the hook for legal expenses when Transportation Minister John Hickey files a defamation suit against former Liberal premier Roger Grimes.


The alleged defamatory comment was made by Grimes on a VOCM open-line radio show. It surrounded the issue of Hickey double billing his House of Assembly constituency account, as disclosed last month by the auditor general, 20 times between December 2003 and June 2005, for a total of $3,770.
The VOCM open-line radio show in question?

Backtalk, with Bill Rowe.

Which is broadcast out of a studio in St. John's.

The St. John's in Newfoundland.

Where The Telegram is published and distributed.

Why, then, is Bill Rowe having such trouble remembering what it was Grimes said on the air, and when, and on which show, that set Hickey off?

Perhaps if Bill Rowe would actually listen to the callers — it's a call-in show, Bill, not a listen-to-your-own-mellifluous-voice-show, Bill — or if he'd read The Telegram like everyone else at VOCM so obviously does, he'd know that.

Or his protestations that he doesn't, would sound a little less strained.


At 8:51 AM, September 05, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

I heard Grimes that day . But hey ,shouldn't VOCM have a tape ? They are by law are they not, supposed to keep tapes for (I was told ) up to 28 days . I would be willing to bet with a conversation like this one (Grimes on Hickey ),there is a tape sitting around somewhere .


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