CBC News Network managing editor Jennifer Harwood: “It’s time to stand up for Peter”
—Jennifer Harwood, CBC News Network’s managing editor, in an internal memo that was leaked to the Globe. Harwood was explaining her decision to bar veteran Fifth Estate journalist Linden MacIntyre from appearing on the network, after MacIntyre offhandedly compared Peter Mansbridge to Jian Ghomeshi during an earlier Globe interview. (Both men, MacIntyre told the Globe, have outsized senses of entitlement abetted by their celebrity status.) MacIntyre is soon to retire from the CBC after 38 years.