Al Sweeny exposes Crown in awesome CH newscast

Posted: February 3, 2010 in Al Sweeney, Attorney General of Ontario, Caledonia, Fantino Charged, FantinoGate, Headlines, Jeff's Blogs, McGuinty, Milan Rupic

February 3, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

As everyone is aware by now, the McGuinty government had their crown employee Milan Rupic dismiss the criminal charge against fellow McGuinty employee Julian Fantino this morning. It’s no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that a politically motivated dismissal was coming.

The media coverage has been so fast and furious on this case that even CANACE can’t keep up, but of the dozen or so newscasts I’ve seen today, one stood tall above the rest. In fact it might be the greatest segment of any newscast I have ever seen.

From the Globe & Mail

CHCH News sent their very best to cover this case, Al Sweeney. I’ve long been a fan of his no nonsense approach, but for the 6pm news today, he submitted a report that is by far the funniest and most damning I have seen to date.

Mr. Sweeney made a complete ass out of Crown Attorney (McGuinty employee) Milan Rupic by asking him two very reasonable and fundamental questions that his script would not let him answer.

Mr. Sweeney; Why not let a judge decide whether this charge should be heard?

Rupic: My comments were made in the court room…

Mr. Sweeney; What about the accusations that there’s political interference here, that you’re getting directions from the government?

Rupic; My comments were uh were made uh in the courtroom.

It’s one thing to quote the story but you really must see it for yourself to appreciate it. Rupic has absolutely nothing. He was clearly working from a script in the court room, (evidenced by the fact that he was bent over reading it) and it didn’t allow him to answer these very important questions.

I’ve seen this video at least 12 times tonight and can’t stop marvelling at how beautifully and brilliantly Mr. Sweeney exposed for the audience the absurdity of the staying of these charges. On behalf of myself, CANACE, and the viewing audience, Thank you Al Sweeney.

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