Patrick Brown has released a lengthy response on his personal Facebook page in regards to the CTV allegations which originally reported an illicit relationship with an underage high school student.
Brown claimed that CTV is now “running scared” and has only back tracked on the allegations because of the backlash to its “biased and false reporting.”
He accused them of “burying” the correction in the middle of their article and not coming out clean with the truth.
Check out Brown’s full statement here:
As you can see, Brown accused CTV reporter Glen MacGregor of leaving out a key piece of evidence, namely the fact that an acquaintance of Mr Brown’s denied the fact that he had driven the first accuser home the night of the alleged incident.
This statement runs contradictory to the accusers claim that she was in fact driven home by Brown’s acquaintance.
If what Mr Brown is saying here is true, it seems that CTV, a Canadian media giant, is guilty of tossing out any evidence that would get in the way of their narrative that Mr Brown is guilty of sexual harassment.
Regardless of your views on Mr Brown, (and believe you me I am far from his biggest fan), this should greatly concern all Canadians.
The fact that major news organization like CTV could publish serious allegations such as the ones levelled against Mr Brown without bothering to include all the relevant details from both sides of the story is a troublesome development and showcases a real problem in our media.
Besides a few lone opinion columnists, no one really bothered to question the allegations against Mr Brown. As a whole, the mainstream media accepted the allegations and as far as I know not one of them went out of their way to fact check the CTV story and make sure that due process was done in the reporting of this story.
It’s a serious problem when the members of the mainstream media do not keep one another in check.
The mainstream media must not jump to conclusions when it comes to serious allegations of sexual harassment.
They must hold each other to account and make sure that all the relevant facts are reported; particularly on serious, reputation-wrecking stories such as Mr Browns.
Canadians expect better and deserve better.
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