The vast Canadian conspiracy
: I pick up the Globe & Mail on the way back and find that John Roberts, the likely successor to Dan Rather, is Canadian. Peter Jennings and now John Roberts. Hmmmmm. Sounds like a conspiracy to me. Odder still, Roberts’ real name is Robertson. But he changed his name to Roberts and then to J.D. Roberts and now he’s John Roberts. Hmmmmm. Code names?
Some right-wing pundits in the U.S. have suggested that Canadians have a liberal bias. In the summer of 2003, White House operatives raised questions about the objectivity of Canadian ABC reporter Jeffrey Kofman, after he had filed a number of negative reports about American troop morale in Iraq. Distributing copies of a profile of Kofman that appeared in the American gay and lesbian magazine The Advocate, White House spin had it that Kofman’s bias came about because he was both gay and Canadian.
Roberts is decidedly heterosexual, with a wife and two children, a son, 19, and a daughter, 13.
Ah, but he’s still Canadian, isn’t he? Once a Canadian, always a Canadian.