And no, it's not just because of Jian Ghomeshi's voice. It's the fact that he and his team are willing to admit when they did something wrong and give voice to their critics.

The Atlantic sums up nicely what happened this past week on Q. They decided to have a debate segment on the term "rape culture". Instead of what usually happens on Q - which is really great guests having good discussions moderated by one of the best interviewers around - it was a mess. The person they choose to argue against using the term "rape culture" was a bat-shit insane rape apologist named Heather MacDonald from some conservative think tank. I personally had to turn off the radio because I couldn't stand to listen to it anymore. Turns out that I wasn't the only one who was pissed, it seems listeners wrote in in droves about how offensive the whole thing was.

What makes Q so great? They devoted an entire segment the next day to listener responses and read out some choice reactions - many of which were critical. Here is a program that owned it's mistake and at the end of the segment, Jian promised that they would revisit the debate in a better way in the near future and wouldn't stop talking about sexual assault.

Perhaps Jezebel should take a hint from Jian Ghomeshi's on how to respond to topics that pisses off it's readership? The difference is that Q respects the people who consume it's media and their response and criticisms to it's segment. Jezebel on the other hand...

If you don't want to listen to 40 minutes of radio podcast, the Atlantic has a good summary in the first half of this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive…

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