08 April '10
CBC News is so open-minded about getting "the other side of the story" that their brains fell out.
The story begins in Ottawa, where Nick Bergamini is vice-president of the Carleton University Students' Association and a well-known campus supporter of Israel. Bergamini and his Israeli roommate, Mark Klibanov, were attacked off campus by a group of people, one of whom swung a machete at Bergamini.
The Ottawa Citizen leaves no doubt about the motive:
"The first thing they said before punching my friend is that we were Zionists," Klibanov said. "This situation surprised me, but the intentions of these people did not.
"If you are from the right wing or are a supporter of Israel, it gets around pretty quickly because Carleton is one of the worst campuses for having a division between Palestinian and Jewish students. It is a really polarized campus between left and right, Jewish and Arab students."
The attack made headlines across Canada, and Bergamini has been interviewed by countless news services.
But the fourth year journalism student told talk show host Michael Coren that the CBC asked him for help getting "the other side of the story."
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