In the news: Canadian Idol’s Toronto woes

From Macleans:

  • Nothing more than an Idol threat?
    The executive producer of Canadian Idol, John Brunton, has come up with a novel way of promoting his show: attack the fans for their poor judgment. Earlier this month, Brunton put out a press release — the network, CTV, dubbed it a “Canadian Idol Alert” — in which he fumed that “anti-Toronto bias” among viewers is causing many of the best contestants to be sent home early.