I would have loved to been a fly on the glass.
I wonder how many free speech warriors from the right will race to Don Martin’s defence?
Don Martin, the new Canadian hero. Speaking for the rest of us.
UPDATE: Susan Delacourt tweets that a CTV source tells her that the Martin brouhaha is a “pack of lies”. It looks like we have a war of sources here.
UPDATE II: OK. This Glen MacGregor piece on the ‘feud’ seems to have the most credibility. It seems Soudas didn’t take to a Martin joke and threatened that he would talk to Martin’s boss about it. Courageous, no?
According one witness who asked not to be identified, Martin made what was intended as a light-hearted remark to Soudas’ girlfriend, Mississauga Conservative MP Eve Adams.
“What are you doing with this guy?” Martin asked, according to the witness.
If Martin was joking, Soudas apparently didn’t find the comment particularly amusing and responded negatively.
The conversation darkened, with Soudas reportedly chiding Martin about viewership of political talk show and Martin chirping back, according the witness. Power Play competes in the same slot as the higher-rated CBC show, Power and Politics.
As the argument escalated, Soudas reportedly promised to speak to George Cope, chief executive of Bell Canada Enterprises, which owns CTV News Net.
Martin said something to the effect that he didn’t care if Soudas complained.
But contrary to an account of the incident published by another news organization on Saturday, Martin did not make an obscene remark directed at Cope.
Cross posted at Let Freedom Rain.