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 defenceThe VOCM open-line radio show in question?
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.
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.