This was worse, but…
I have to be blunt. I’m disappointed. Perhaps the sequel will be superior and I suppose we have to be generous to a fairly inexperienced director and cast, but I thought the Omar Khadr video would be better than it turned out to be. A little like the latter Star Wars — unfulfilled promise.
Actually the whole thing backfired, in that it was supposed to break our hearts and make us angry at the awful Americans who dared to keep a sort of Canadian in prison on suspicion of terrorism and of throwing a hand grenade that killed one of their medics.
Problem is, it showed a well-fed, well-nourished, obviously defiant and healthy young man blubbing and moaning and claiming, rather absurdly, that he has no feet or eyes.
“You do have feet” replied a tolerant Canadian agent, “they’re on the end of your legs.”
Coren got this email in response:
You were kidding, right? No matter. That material is about as funny as a
good old-fashioned waterboarding joke. Disgraceful.
o (+001) 416-205-5950
f (+001) 416-205-5731
Q on CBC Radio ONE
How stupid do you have to be to slag a taxpayer — the person who pays your salary — and use your work email?
Is this really a proper use of taxpayer funded time and equipment?
Are we safe in assuming that this employee’s position is the official position of the CBC?
PS: dig those pretentious international phone number prefixes!