Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Chair Pulled

If you notice an elderly friend or loved one suddenly acting inappropriately in public, making rude and obscene comments unprovoked or otherwise demonstrating a marked loss of inhibitions, you could be seeing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Or you could just be seeing the chairman of the CBC:

Guy Fournier has resigned as chairman of the CBC after controversial comments made last week in a newspaper column.

Guy Fournier sparked a public furor over a column he wrote in gossip magazine 7 Jours mocking the sexual habits of Lebanese. (Tom Hanson/ Canadian Press) Fournier "has increasingly lost the confidence of Canada's new government," Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda said in announcing the resignation in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

A public furor arose last week over a column he wrote in gossip magazine 7 Jours mocking the sexual habits of Lebanese.

The column read, in part: "In Lebanon, the law makes it possible for men to have sexual intercourse with animals as long as they are females. To do the same thing with male animals could lead to the death penalty."


Last May, he was accused of offending standards of decency after telling a Toronto French-language community radio station CHOQ-FM that at his age it gave him more pleasure to defecate than to make love.

I don't know what the situation is in Lebanon, but apparently at least one infamous Islamic authority had some perverse ideas about bestiality.

We might also Ask the Imam to clarify matters, though even he might pass on this subject.

But what motivated Fournier to share his nuggets of wisdom, whether general stupidity, drunkenness, or senile dementia, I do not desire to speculate.


she said...

I'm sorry to say that I'm not surprised that someone of this calibre was chairman of the CBC. After all, this is the same organization that supported the suspension of Christine-St.Pierre for comments published in La Presse.

TrustOnlyMulder said...

Good riddance. Sometimes when the head gets cut off, the body heads a different direction.

Anonymous said...

The CBC! lol, lol, lol....

Anonymous said...

This is just hilarious! I just can't watch the CBC anymore it makes me sick to my stomach.