Before that, he'd served as CTV's Washington bureau chief, its China bureau chief and had hosted the news magazine show W5. He'd also been a fixture of CTV's federal election coverage since Pierre Trudeau beat Joe Clark in 1974.
I'm sure Akin is reacting to the fact that they didn't give him a black-berry for so long.
PS. Yeah its a cheap gotcha. But today's a travelling day. The serious smiting will start again tomorrow, or Monday at the latest.
H/T John Smith.