Jeff O’Neil Show criticized for “misogynist BS” over Justin Trudeau questions

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      Listeners of CFOX and CKNW were treated to those Vancouver-based, Corus-owned radio stations' first-ever simulcast today (December 16), illustrating the dangers of media concentration in Canada.

      On the Jeff O'Neil Show, Global TV "personalities" Chris Gailus and Squire Barnes were asked a series of offbeat questions while apparently drinking beers.

      Gailus was preparing to interview Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. A radio host suggested that the TV anchor ask Trudeau whether he'd "F[uck], kill, or marry" Health Minister Rona Ambrose; Laureen Harper, the prime minister's wife; and former governor general Michaëlle Jean.

      Fast-forward to 7:25 in the following clip to hear the disgusting banter:

      The segment has since been criticized by community advocates for its sexism. Apologies are being demanded.

      But, of course, the Neanderthal who asked Premier Christy Clark what it’s like to be a "MILF"and was later hired by CKNWdoesn't see anything wrong with what transpired on the Jeff O'Neil Show.

      Update #1: Fortunately, the assistant news director at CKNW disagrees with her coworker. And she nails it.

      Update #2: CKNW's brand director, Ian Koenigsfest, has apologized on air to listeners of that particular station for the "offensive to women" segment that "crossed the line".

      CKNW host Simi Sara told her listeners that she also found it offensive and unfunny.

      So, what about CFOX?

      Update #3:

      Update #4:

      The Jeff O’Neil Show and CFOX have issued an apology.




      Dec 16, 2014 at 2:06pm

      Drex is an idiot. This is a city where a man was able to kill at least 26 women over a span of years. Maybe you and the idiots you work with need to realize who your audience is.

      Armchair Critic

      Dec 16, 2014 at 2:07pm

      I've listened to CFOX for over 30 years & used to listen to Jeff O'Neill show faithfully, but I finally had enough of the ongoing childishness, misogyny and just plain nonsense.

      Morning shows used to be able to entertain audiences without resorting to constant gutter humour, talking about "manscaping" etc. I've heard Karen K sound pretty uncomfortable too, as well as guests. I don't care whether people pee in the shower, or how often they masturbate. It is time for Corus to rethink this show and its direction. It is pretty clear CFOX is on a downward slide generally & losing a lot of listeners.

      If O'Neill & his minions and Corus think joking about murdering women is okay and defensible, this show has outlived its shelf life. Over 20 women have been murdered in BC this year & BC leads in female spousal homicides in Canada. It is this kind of hate & misogyny that is helping drive a culture of tolerance of domestic violence and murder of women. O'Neill & his minions all have kids and spouses, how would they like people asking the same type of questions they ask about their own children, or spouses?

      If I were Corus I would be embarrassed and angry to have a show like O'Neill's representing the Corus brand and corporate identity. Your brand is dying because of these kind of knuckledragging half-wits.


      Dec 16, 2014 at 2:13pm

      An apology is definitely in order. There was nothing funny or appropriate about what was said.


      Dec 16, 2014 at 2:25pm

      I have also contacted Ian Koenigsfest at CKNW to add my voice to the others who were completely disgusted by the vile comments made today. Drex has no business being on Canadian airwaves. They can consider me a FORMER listener. Good work in pleasing your audience.


      Dec 16, 2014 at 2:43pm

      What a bunch of life losers.


      Dec 16, 2014 at 2:47pm

      Apparently that Drex character fails to know that comedians are suppose to be funny. Stupid guy.

      not funny

      Dec 16, 2014 at 3:03pm

      there was nothing funny about that on-air conversation, and for Drex to defend it is pathetic. Sorry but Jeff O Neill is not even close to being a "comedian", he only appeals to lug-head listeners who still think Metallica rocks... :-/
      Just like their taste in music, their ideals are decades behind.

      What happened to classy radio stations? - O'Neil and Drex are just obnoxious shockjocks.


      Dec 16, 2014 at 4:23pm

      Although I believe the immature joke was in poor taste, Stephen Hui should stick to just reporting and not calling people names. Neanderthal? I actually like Drex's take on a lot of things. I applaud him for at least saying what he thinks. Just like you Stephen and the excellent women at CKNW and the people posting on here. He might not always be right, but to call him essentially stupid is poor taste on your part Stephen. I learned something with my writing is to avoid the name calling because it takes away and discredits the point you were trying to make.

      Oh please

      Dec 16, 2014 at 4:27pm

      Another issue for some of us to wring our hands over. God I hate social media at times like this. It gives far too much of a voice to those that are perpetually looking for things to offend them so they can proclaim their outrage to the world...


      Dec 16, 2014 at 4:52pm

      exactly - what happened to classy radio stations ? There are not any anymore. Maybe CBC. Just had discussions on that the other night and now this. I don't even listen. Just came across this thru Twitter.