May 27, 2015
Dear Ms. Enkins, Ombudsman for CBC
Re: Challenging The Rationale of False Equivalence
I am writing in response to your recent review -‐ Vaccinations and Balance, Again – May 4, 2015. Your review was in response to a number of complaints about the manner in which the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, and specifically The Current and Cross Country Check Up have addressed the topic of vaccinations.
In your review you defended the journalistic standards of various CBC producers using the rationale of “false equivalence” or “false balance”.
Read the full letter from Ted Kuntz (PDF format) here.