QUOTED: ZoomerMedia on being sued by Daniel Dale
“As there is now the threat of legal action, ZoomerMedia will not be making a statement until such time as we can consult with our attorneys to consider the allegations and determine next steps.”
—ZoomerMedia, on its decision to stay silent after being served with a notice of libel by Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale. Zoomer is the parent company of Vision TV, the cable station that aired the Conrad Black interview with Rob Ford that started all of this. (A clip of the offending segment, in which Ford seems to insinuate that Dale is a pedophile, is embedded above.) A video of the interview was removed from Vision TV’s website the day after Monday’s broadcast, and the station has been refusing to talk to reporters all week. Black, meanwhile, has been trying unsuccessfully to defend his own role in the unfolding debacle. He isn’t named in Dale’s lawsuit, but Ford is.