Hilarious: This Guy Is Leading Sensitivity Workshops?

Written by Brad Phillips @MrMediaTraining on October 18, 2013 – 6:02 AM

A reader sent me a link to a recent CBC Radio interview with Officer Murray Swift, a Canadian border guard tasked with conducting sensitivity training for his fellow officers.

Officer Swift’s interview with Peter Oldring of “This Is That” was jaw-dropping. In rather stunning fashion, Swift bullied the host throughout the entire interview, leading to a final answer that literally left me with my mouth agape.

I couldn’t wait to write about this media disaster, which surely would have landed on my top ten media disasters list for the year. But after exploring a bit further, I learned that “This Is That”—which I wasn’t familiar with—is a satirical program. (Thank goodness I did my due diligence!)

That normally would have killed this blog post. But the interview is just too great not to post here. So enjoy today’s post from the lighter side, even if “Officer Swift” is merely the product of a clever host’s imagination.

You can listen to the clip here

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Comments (2)

  1. By Bob LeDrew:

    Whew! Thought I was going to have to explain to you that “This is That” isn’t a news show! They do some great stuff, and I think they manage to fool more than a few listeners.

  2. By Brad Phillips:

    Thanks, Bob!

    Thankfully, I looked at their “about” page before publishing the post. Very few other news organizations and bloggers picked up the clip, which was unusual and made me investigate further. Had I not done that, I might have become one of my own media disasters!

    Have a great weekend,

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