Judging by the set up, the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe looked ready for a televised interview with former Canwest CEO Leonard Asper.
But as Free Press reporter Geoff Kirbyson began asking the local celebrity about the demise of his father’s decades-old media company, it became clear that this was no regular studio interview.
Two men in the back chatted loudly, shooting the breeze over a cup of coffee.
This is, after all, a news cafe.
When Kirbyson asked Asper if his father might be disappointed in how he handled the company, another patron said loudly: “what a stupid question.”
This is what makes the News Cafe such a different, wonderful beast.