MJ Hater & Shock Jock Show Suspended

Dean Blundell Show Suspended

n-DEAN-BLUNDELL-largeWell, well, the show that started SGAA has finally been suspended!  I have written many articles  about the Dean Blundell Show  sanctions, and the hatred that Blundell and his entourage has shown Michael Jackson, his children and his fans. Corus Entertainment the owner of  The Edge 102.1 has finally said enough (for now).  The statement  from Corus Entertainment says “they are reviewing their practices to ensure that their programing  is compliant with our broadcasting standards.”

Here’s the scoop.  The Toronto Star reported that Dean Blundell and Derek Welsman the show’s producer and on-air personality ridiculed several gay men involved in a criminal trial right on the airwaves. A jury had just convicted a man for sexually assaulting three men he met in a bathhouse. The interesting part of this story is that Welsman was the jury foreman and spoke these slurs after the trial and after he put his hand on the bible saying that he had no bias towards homosexuals.

His on-air commentary may have jeopardized the conviction of the accused, whom the jury unanimously decided was guilty on nearly all counts. “The man’s  lawyer is seeking a judicial inquiry into the juror’s conduct, saying Welsman’s comments show that he’s biased against gay men and prejudged the case. If the judge orders an inquiry, depending on its result, the lawyer may then seek a mistrial.  Welsman ignored the judge’s instructions not to discuss the case with friends, family or colleagues during the trial.”  However, three days after the Sept 27th verdict, Welsman talked on the air about what jurors had to decide before making their guilty finding.  It is against the law for jurors to disclose details of their deliberations.

In March, Blundell’s co-host of 12 years Tod Shapiro who wrote a scathing blog post about Michael that I wrote about here was terminated after the CBSC (Canadian Broadcast Standards Council) for his slanderous remarks. Perhaps that was the beginning of the end.  If your read the articles I have posted about this show you can see the horrific comments that were made by these two “people” and their mostly 18-year-old male listeners.

Blundell attempted to apologize for his behaviour something he rarely if ever, has done but the chop was made.  Let’s hope this show is finally cancelled and not just suspended because  Michael and the rest of the voiceless needs some justice!

Advertisements

, , , ,

  1. #1 by Cadeflaw on December 29, 2013 - 11:21 am

    Finally, a small ray of justice peeping through that large hole of darkness. Justice may not come when you want it but it is right on time.

  2. #2 by Cadeflaw on December 29, 2013 - 11:21 am

  3. #3 by Patricia Young on December 29, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    Let’s hope this is the death of the show and the “suspension” will not be lifted as in the “suspension” of Phil Robertson on the Duck Dynasty Show. A&E caved in because money talks…$$$$ RULES…hopefully, this is it for Dean Blundell and his entourage.

  4. #4 by MJJJusticeProject on December 29, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    This is wonderful news – so appreciate your work standing boldly against this type of “airwave abuse” … No one should have the freedom to perpetuate untruths about another just because they host a program. Good riddance – Mr. Blundell

  5. #5 by corlista1 on January 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Just as with Bashir, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: