Penny "I don't know anything about donors" Ballem speaks with GlobalTV
Tonight was one of those GlobalTV News Hour programs that show why they're the highest rated local newscast in Canada. First of all, the show opened with exclusive video of a grizzly attack. I mean, it doesn't get much better than that. Or does it? Ted Field had a fun report on the problems BC Lions fans faced in the parking lot at the PNE on Sunday. Note to Lions fans, call the City if you're peeved about $30 parking. Just dial 3-1-1.
Then there was a crack piece of TV journalism by Marisa Thomas. She followed up on our story from early Monday on the blacked out FOI for Vancouver House. She asks City Manager Penny Ballem what a big long list of campaign donors were doing being fêted at a private party paid for by taxpayers during the Olympics. Worse yet, the City won't let us know who was on the guest list.
It was a golden TV moment watching Penny Ballem try to provide an answer to Marisa Thomas tonight on GlobalTV. It was just plain old fashioned good TV, like old Dick Van Dyke Show episodes, or SNL with Belushi as the Samurai.
Put this GlobalTV story in a vault to share with your grandkids someday. Better yet, watch it on YouTube and add it to your favourites!
- post by Mike