November 1, 2014

Why Many Canadians Sided With Jian

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We analyzed a random selection of 100 of the 20,000 unique responses to Ghomeshi's Facebook posting, as well as the 30 unique responses to Jesse Brown's first Twitter posting of his co-authored Star article. What follows is a first-step reasonable qualitative analysis of what was said as this story broke -- and the trends are clear.

Lights Drops Ghomeshi As Manager

Lights Jian Ghomeshi
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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Don't Want It, But 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Going To Trial

Robin Thicke Pharrell

Ghomeshi's Old Band Speaks Out

Moxy Fruvous
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25 Creepy Bands To Haunt Your Halloween Dreams

Rob Ball via Getty Images

These Music Celeb Halloween Costumes Are Rocking Our World

Music Celeb Costumes

Woman Alleges Ex-CBC Host Choked, Beat Her With A Belt

Jian Ghomeshi
HPMG Canada

Ex-Colleague: I Made Harassment Complaint To 'Q' Producer In 2010

Jian Ghomeshi
Rick Madonik via Getty Images

Ghomeshi Says Therapist Told Him To Buy 'Big Ears Teddy'

Jian Ghomeshi
George Pimentel via Getty Images

Bear Earned Acknowledgment In Jian's Book '1982'

SonReal Is Setting The Tone In A Post-Macklemore Hip-Hop Scene


Daniel Radcliffe Rapping Is Proof That Magic Really Does Exist


T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune Is Beautiful


Taylor Swift Talks To Students About Books And Music

Taylor Swift
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Myth-Busting The 27 Club

Brit Awards 2013

But Rock Stars Still Die Younger Than You

WATCH: Weird Mockumentary Profiles Dude Who Backs Up Cars

Mac Demarco

The NAC Orchestra's UK Tour Remembers WWI, Winnie The Pooh

Cna Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Fred Cattroll

OK Go Releases Yet Another Mind-Blowing Video

Ok Go

Alanis Sparks Controversy After Calling In Sick For Ottawa Fundraiser

Alanis Morisette

Johnny Cash's Son Arrested For Stripping At Newfoundland Airport

John Carter Cash

Reportedly Stripped Down To His Underwear

Temple Of The Dog Reunites For 'Hunger Strike'

Eddie Vedder
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Halloween Concert Crasher Gets Stuck In Vent

Man Stuck Pne Vent
CTV Vancouver Twitter

"I Love You Jian. You're My Super Hero"

Jian Ghomeshi Lights
George Pimentel via Getty Images

All It Takes Is A Post-It From Shawn Mendes To Change The World

Shawn Mendes

The Problem With The Ice Bucket Challenge, Per Marianas Trench

We Day Mariana
AOL Canada

Bif Naked On Welfare Food Challenge: 'This Is A Disaster'

Bif Naked
Her Royal Majesty's Records

Musician Slams 'Poor Bashing'

Stars' Torquil Campbell Blames Harper For Ottawa Attack, Sparks Outrage

Rick Kern via Getty Images

What Everyone Is Saying About Taylor Swift's '1989'

Taylor Swift Performs
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Kenny G Angers China With Hong Kong Protest Selfie

Kenny G Hong Kong

Then Angers Protesters By Denying He Supports Them

Singing Nun Covers Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' (Yes, Really)

Cristina Scuccia Nun The Voice Italy

SXSW Announces First Round of Acts For 2015 Music Fest

Sxsw Emilys Army
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Kardinal Offishall's Secret To Changing The World Starts With You

Kardinal Offishall We Day 2014 Toronto
George Pimentel via Getty Images

Oh Susanna Battles Back From Breast Cancer With Chemo-Delayed Album

Oh Susanna

Alecia Moore's New Project Was Like A 'Relaxing Vacation' From P!nk

You And Me
Eliot Lee Hazel

Singer Charice Reveals The Painful Aftermath Of Her Father's Murder -- And Why She Now Feels Free

Charice Oprah Where Are They Now

Macy Gray On Her Drug Use And Reaction To Fame: 'I Was A Massive A**hole'

Macy Gray On Where Are They Now

WATCH: Taylor Swift Puts 'Sexist' Critics On Blast

Taylor Swift
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Sleater-Kinney Is Back With A Brand New Album

Anthony Pidgeon via Getty Images

Bieber 'Scolded' For Behaviour At Vatican During $30,000 Private Tour

Bieber Vatican

Official Commits Suicide In Wake Of Korean Concert Tragedy

South Korea Ambulance

Bono Has A Very Good Reason For Wearing Those Glasses

Bono Glasses
Getty Images

Iggy Finally Gets An Apology From Snoop Dogg

Iggy Azalea
Gary Miller via Getty Images

16 Dead After Fans Plunge Down Ventilation Shaft At K-Pop Concert

South Korea Concert
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Bif Naked Surviving On $3 A Day For Food To Protest Welfare Rates

Bif Naked
Her Royal Majesty's Records

Mick Fleetwood Says Fleetwood Mac Tour is Only The Beginning

Mick Fleetwood
Relevant Communications

Madonna Channels Miley, But Back Before She Was Born #TBT

Madonna Miley

Music Stars, They're Just Like Us -- Except Their Insane Homes

Drake House

Bob Geldof Blames Himself For Daughter's Heroin Overdose

Bob Geldof Peaches
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Charice Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Charice On The Red Carpet For Glee

One Of The World's Biggest Music Fests Banned Selling Headdresses

Glastonbury Native Headdress
Getty Images

Neil Young Blasts Obama Over Fracking, Suggests Impeachment

Neil Young

Erykah Badu Made $3.60 Singing In Times Square

Erykah Badu

► What's Joe Jonas' Advice To Change The World?

Joe Jonas We Day 2014 Video
Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Author And Lawyer Reva Seth Says She Was Assaulted By Jian Ghomeshi

Reva Seth Ghomeshi Facebook

Crisis Management Experts Drop Ghomeshi As A Client

Women Who've Accused Jian Ghomeshi (So Far)

Lucy Decoutere Speaks To CBC's 'The Current' About Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi Is Losing Facebook Followers Fast

Musicians Add Names To Petition In Support Of Ghomeshi's Accusers

Ghomeshi Still Guest On Amanda Palmer's 'The Art Of Asking' Book Tour

May: I Was 'Shaken Up' By Shootings When I Sent Ghomeshi Tweets

CBC Memo Addresses Bombshell Claim

Owen Pallett: 'Anonymity Does Not Mean These Women Do Not Exist'

CBC Wasted No Time Wiping Any Trace Of Jian Ghomeshi From Its HQ

Scandal-Plagued Jian Ghomeshi Was Becoming An International Star

Sexy Deadmau5 Costume Is Everything That's Wrong With Halloween

Sexy Deadmau5

Becoming A Mom Made Lights A Better Pop Star


How Ballet, The Navy And Beauty Pageants Turned Kiesza Into A Pop Star

Kiesza Adam Gasson
Adam Gasson via Getty Images

11 Wonderfully Weird Facts You Might Not Know About 'Weird Al'

Weird Al Yankovic
Casey Curry/Invision/AP

The Album Is Dead (But It's Been Bleeding Out Since 1991)

Red Hot Chili Peppers 1991
Steve Eichner via Getty Images

25 True Stories About Fleetwood Mac You (Probably) Didn't Know

Fleetwood Mac
NBC NewsWire via Getty Images

20 Reasons Why Dave Grohl Is The Coolest Dude In Music

David Grohl
Raymond Hall via Getty Images

Revenge Of The Music Nerds

Getty / YouTube

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello Wrote A Fergson Protest Song

Tom Morello
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WATCH: An Intimate Look At This Transgender Punk Rocker's Life

Laura Jane Grace
Frazer Harrison via Getty Images

Tanya Tagaq: Being An Aboriginal Woman Is Like Being Scared At A Horror Movie. All The Time

Tanya Tagaq
Six Shooter

Caribou's Dan Snaith On EDM: 'It's Just Not Relevant To Me'

Dan Snaith
Merge/Thomas Neukum

15 Must-Listen Songs For Fall

Fall Music
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WATCH: Cover Songs Are The New Originals

Yuliya Semakova via Getty Images

Drake's Had More Hits Than The Beatles

Gilbert Carrasquillo via Getty Images

Bry Webb On Fatherhood, Feist And Fronting The Constantines (Again)

Bry Webb

Chromeo On Why They've Succeeded And U2 Failed

Scott Roth/Invision/AP

'You Can't Fool People In Terms Of Quality Of The Music'

CanCon Music Icons, Then And Now (Part 1)


'80s Rock Stars, Then And Now

Motley Crue 1984
Larry Marano via Getty Images

Most Ridiculous Music Merch Ever

Kiss Kasket

21 Most Epic Sad Songs Of All-Time

Johnny Cash
Boris Spremo via Getty Images

11 Artists You Need To Know For The Rest Of 2014

Artists You Need To Know
Jonathan Benavente and John O' Connor

Here Are The Fall's Biggest Album Releases

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Myth-Busting Music's Greatest Urban Legends

Rod Stewart
Scott Roth/Invision/AP

From Sudanese Child Soldier To Rapper To Reese Witherspoon Co-Star

Emmanuel Jal
George Pimentel via Getty Images

Before They Were Famous, These Music Stars Had Really Crappy Jobs


Singers Who Got Bigger And Better Without Their Old Bands


Most Ridiculous Musician Arrests Ever


20 Celebs Who Shouldn't Sing

Bruce Willis Tyra Banks Kim Kardashian
Getty Images, Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick

C'mon Get Happy! Pharrell Made These 25 Other Songs You Love, Too!


Canadian Couple Photograph The Greatest Anti-Rock Stars In History

Viliam Hrubovcak and Jolie Fejer

Behold! History's Most Epic Concert Moments

Music Concert
FRED TANNEAU via Getty Images

15 Coolest Kid Musicians And DJs To Make You Rue Your Wasted Youth

Dj Fulano
Jerritt Clark Photography

11 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About The Beatles

The Beatles
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27 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014's Second Half

Adele Grammys

50 Worst! Canadian Songs! Ever!


70s Musicians Then And Now

70s Musicians

Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

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(So Far)

25 Best 'Weird Al' Songs Ever

Weird Al Like A Surgeon
Rock 'n Roll Records

21 Most Offensive Music Videos Ever (NSFW, Obvs)

Like A Prayer

Remembering MuchMusic's VJs: Then And Now


Wait, They Dated?!? Music's Oddest Couples

Corgan Simpsom

Bad Albums That Good Artists Should Never Have Made

Pink Floyd
Wikimedia Commons

Best Indie Albums Of 2014 (So Far)

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Yebo Music

It's A Family Affair: Top 20 Multigenerational Family Bands

Lukas Nelson
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

In Defence Of The Songs You Hate

Worst Songs

100 Greatest Canadian Songs Ever!

Canadian Flag Guitar

12 Bands We Want To See Reunite Already

The White Stripes Jack Meg
Scott Gries via Getty Images

25 Movie Songs So Bad You'll Wish Films Were Still Silent

Ninja Rap

WATCH: 17 Most Cringe-Worthy Concert Moments In Music History

80s Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

WATCH: Music Videos From Beyond The Grave

25 Best Movie Songs Ever (23 Of Which Aren't 'Happy' Or 'Let It Go')