CBSC upholds Krista Erickson's right to be an obnoxious twit
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council released its decision regarding the infamous June 1, 2011 exchange on the Sun News Network between anchor Krista Erickson and contemporary dance icon Margie Gillis.
Despite the combative segment resulting in a flood of complaints--a record 6,676, according to the CBSC, though presumably there may have been more had the council not begged the public to stop their whining, already--the interview did not cross any of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Code of Ethics, the council decided.
In its decision, the CBSC panel did note "that Erickson was somewhat mocking when she waved her hands in imitation of Gillis’ dance style. The Panel concludes that these issues relate more to issues of courtesy and politeness and do not constitute Code breaches."
The CBSC's full decision can be found here.