CBC “regrets” taking Harper out of context

After airing a story that sparked a number of complaints, the CBC offered an apology at the end of a National broadcast for quoting Stephen Harper out of context. The report by Christina Lawand, which aired August 4, 2006, featured a sound bite from a press conference that suggested Harper wasn’t concerned with public reactions to foreign policy. A YouTube video uploaded by the Conservative Party’s Stephen Taylor contrasts the CBC story with Harper’s remarks in full context. After the apology aired, a Canada Free Press opinion piece criticized the CBC, saying that “expressing regrets is not the same as apologizing for a mistake.”