He said WHAT?

There were a bunch of Indians here in Ontario who, about a dozen years ago, occupied land they claimed was theirs.

One thing led to another and the end result was that one of the unarmed natives got shot to death, and that’s why the cops have been hesitant to uphold the law as far as illegal Indian Land Claims are concerned.

They just finished the inquest into the death this week, and in reporting on it, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. had a piece of tape in which the Premier of Ontario (He’s the big shot politician) said; “I want the fucking Indians off that land!”

Now since it was a public comment by the premier, the C.B.C. felt this was a good excuse to get the word “fuck” on the air and that’s about all we have been hearing on the radio for the last two days. “I want those fucking Indians off that land!”

It got so bad with this juvenile excuse to use profanity on public radio that I am surprised it didn’t go any further!

The radio interviews could have sunk to new lows something like this:

“He said what!”

“Well sir, he said; ‘I want those fucking Indians off that land!’”

“No, he didn’t really say fuck, did he?”

“Yes sir, fuck!” “Loud as day!”

“Jesus Christ!”

“No sir, fuck!”

…. “fuckin Indians, eh!”

Yes sir, fuckin Indians!”

“Well holy fuck, I never that I would here the Premier say that!”

“Fuckin right sir, loud as day!”

Boy, what’s this fuckin world coming too?”

“Fucked if I know!”

Your “wash your mouth out with soap” scribe;
Allan W Janssen

7 thoughts on “He said WHAT?

  1. Thanks for the LOL, Moses – fuck is a beautiful word and should be used much more regularly by the general population – I doubt its je ne sais quoi will ever be diluted.

  2. Oh and look at that, now Allan gets to write “fuck” twelve times.

    “Now since it was a public comment by the premier, the C.B.C. felt this was a good excuse to get the word “fuck” on the air and that’s about all we have been hearing on the radio for the last two days. “I want those fucking Indians off that land!”

    It got so bad with this juvenile excuse to use profanity on public radio that I am surprised it didn’t go any further!”

    So you disagree that if the premier says “fucking Indians” then that’s worth reporting? You don’t think that when the man in charge says something like that right before an unarmed protester gets shot, there might be a connection worth exploring/exposing?

    Tell me why Mike Harris’ charming turn of phrase should not make it to the air? Is your objection the fact that it was used once or the fact that you claim to have heard it non-stop for the past couple days?

    My advice: turn off the radio if it offends you.

    The day the public broadcaster can’t air the verbatim comments of the leader of the country’s largest province is a sad day indeed, especially if he is referring to the original inhabitants of our country as “fucking Indians” hours before an unneccessary death in that community. I say play it a dozen more times just so Ontarians remember who THEY voted in power.

    “…and that’s why the cops have been hesitant to uphold the law as far as illegal Indian Land Claims are concerned.”

    Also, that is a highly suspect statement and if the CBC were making comments like that, then you would really have something to complain about. You remind me of one of the cranks who call up after my radio newscasts to tell me there isn’t enough curling on television. I’ll give you the same information I give them every time:

    Office of the Ombudsman
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    250 Front Street West
    P.O. Box 500, Station “A”
    Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6
    e-mail: ombudsman@cbc.ca
    Web site:  http://www.cbc.ca/ombudsman/

    Have a nice day Allan and try not to get worked up about the small stuff.

  3. rgjp
    You obviously can’t tell the difference between legitimate bitching and satire.
    I was a broadcaster for many years in Toronto and Vancouver and it’s common knowledge that newsmen have their sense of humour cut out during their apprenticeship.

    If I heard that hypothetical conversation live I would piss myself laughing. Too bad you can’t do the same, so fuck you…..(there, that’s 13 times!)

    Your “don’t put up with any bullshit” scribe;
    Allan W Janssen

  4. It’s pretty shameful, the CBC’s own inner corruption has more or less gobbled them up, I think. But when the government controls you, even though they’re not really supposed to, per se, it’s all superficial.

    Contemporary conflict between the Native Americans and the Canadian gov’t is insolent warfare. Both sides have done some dirty shit, but I think, in the end, I place the onus on the gov’t for playing too well to racism.

  5. So you disagree that if the premier says “fucking Indians” then that’s worth reporting?

    Hey rgjp, get a grip (how’s that – I used 3 of the letters in your handle – but the history of the letter ‘J’ is often closely associated with the letter ‘I’ so, in actual fact, you already have a ‘grip’ ) ; how come I, me, the drongo from Oz, realised, the whole piece was a setup for the satire … which was fucking funny?
    What’s really funny is that I’m sure you woulda got it if it’d been about another country. We all get a bit defensive about our country, don’t we?
    Geez, you’d have to develop a thick-skin if you were a yank, wouldn’t you? wink

  6. “You obviously can’t tell the difference between legitimate bitching and satire.”

    I guess not. Then again, maybe it was just weak “fucking” satire. I could sense you were trying to be funny at least.

    luckyjohn, I don’t think there’s any generalizations to be drawn from this exchange. (At least along nationalities…maybe about newsmen.)

    patness, I’ll take arm’s length over ‘out of the Asper’s palm’ anyday.

    BTW, Allan, half the cranks who call up and waste my time with bs complaints are former newsmen, so the profile seems to fit. Good point about the loss of humour though. I laugh less every day in this job, and aimless potshots at the CBC don’t really help that much.

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