CANADALAND

What is CANADALAND doing wrong? What are we getting right? Where should we be headed? Listen in and find out: we recorded our annual staff meeting/staff mixer. 

Direct download: Ep.114_-_CANADALAND_staff_meeting.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Marineland denies the allegations made in this podcast by Phil Demers, their former animal trainer. They have launched pending legal action against The Toronto Star, Phil Demers and others. 

Marineland has declined to appear on this program. They have told CANADALAND that if we air an episode repeating Phil Demers' allegations, "you and your news site and podcast network will be sued to judgment."

They referred us to court documents and reports which, they say, prove Demers' claims to be false. We have included their list of documents below, along with links to many of the documents and reports they cite. 

We have researched and reviewed these materials carefully, we have consulted with our lawyer, and we are proceeding with today's show.

Direct download: Ep.113_-_Everyone_Loves_Marineland.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

The employees of Vice Canada are starting a union drive. Toronto Star closes down online commenting. An Ottawa children's choir sings a welcoming Arabic song that draws mistaken assumptions on social and mainstream media. Ishmael Daro, Buzzfeed's Social News Editor, co-hosts.

 

Ishmael's Twitter: @iD4RO

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_51_-_Vice_Unite_Star_Comments_Choir_Hoax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

It's taken 40 years for the media to pay attention to the crisis of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Karyn Pugliese, APTN's Director of News and Current Affairs, talks about what has finally changed and why it's taken so long.

Direct download: Ep.112_-__Newsworthy_Victims_MMIW_and_the_Media.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

National Post's Jen Gerson on the ethics of reporting from the San Bernardino shooters' apartment, Bill 59, and Simon Houpt's critique of Shad.


Comedian Sugar Sammy might be the most famous Canadian you haven't heard of. He plays to sell-out crowds in Paris, India, South Africa, and night after night in Montreal. He has sold hundreds of thousands of tickets. Yet he has yet to break through in english Canada or in the States. Jesse asks him why, and waxes nostalgic for the time he and Sammy were at the same university. 

Direct download: Ep.111_-_What_is_Sugar_Sammy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

The National Post's Ashley Csanady on the Prime Minister's childcare, the CBC closing comments on all stories about First Nations, the teenager at the center of a media firestorm and three puff-pieces in three papers about three powerful people.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_49_-_Nannies_Indigenous_Comments_Collateral_Teen.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Is VICE a cult? Is it a sweatshop? Does their partnership with ROGERS influence their content? VICE Canada's head of content Patrick McGuire and executive vice president of TV Michael Kronish sit down for a tense chat with Jesse.

Direct download: Ep.110_-_Vice.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Rosemary Barton states incorrect facts about Trudeau's refugee plan. Parliament Hill journos attempt to get into the ring with Cabinet Ministers but the Ministers are on another floor. CANADALAND gets NFLD's ATIP reform "spectacularly wrong." The National Post passes judgement on Furlong's accusers without actually speaking to the accusers. CANADALAND publishes their affidavits. Buzzfeed's Paul McLeod discusses.

Paul McLeod's Twitter: @PDMcLeod

Paul McLeod's Buzzfeed piece, "Someone Gave The Media A Bunch Of False Info About Canada’s Syrian Refugee Plan"

Power & Politics - Full Episode Nov 23rd 2015

Rosemary Barton's CBC News piece, "Canada's Syrian refugee plan limited to women, children and families"

Justin Ling's Vice piece, "Inside the First Standoff Between Media and the Trudeau Government"

Some Reactions to the standoff on Twitter

Jacob Boon's CANADALAND piece about Newfoundland ATIP reform

James McLeod's CANADALAND follow-up piece

Cam Cole's National Post piece, "John Furlong on his long, dark battle against false abuse accusations" 

John Furlong's event description for a speaking engagement for the Vancouver Board of Trade


If you would like to assist with fact-checking for Canadaland, please email editor@canadalandshow.com


Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_48_-_Liberal_Leaks_Newfoundland_Goofs_Furlongs_Comeback.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

Who keeps the media in check? The newly-formed National Newsmedia Council, according to John Fraser and Don McCurdy. Can a bunch of journalists and public members wrangle the entire Canadian journalism industry?

Recorded live at Ryerson University in October 2015.

Direct download: Ep.109_-_News_Police.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

What was it like in a Paris newsroom when the attacks happened? Did the media really ignore the Beirut bombing? Plus the photoshopped "terrorist" and the backlash here in Canada. Omar Mouallem joins, and France 24's Charles Pellegrin talks to CANADALAND's Jane Lytvynenko.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_47_-_Empathy_Gap_Paris_Errors_Domestic_Backlash.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Joey Coleman was often the only reporter at Hamilton Ontario City Hall: a one-man digital newsroom, funded by his audience. His constant presence irritated a city councillor, who lost his temper and got physical. Joey didn't fight back, but he was the one punished: through a series of retaliations he was pushed out of the building and his news coverage became impossible. He joins Jesse to tell his story. 
 
Joey Coleman's Twitter: @JoeyColeman
 
Show Notes:
 
In the early evening of Feb 26th 2014, Coleman and Ferguson exchange Tweets
 
Video of the in-council incident occurring that same day
 
On Feb 27th 2014, Andrew Dreschel, city columnist for the Hamilton Spectator, Tweets a description of the incident. He later writes this opinion piece on Mar 7th 2014.
 
One year later, on Feb 25 2015, the Basse Report is added as a "walk-on" and passed (the Council votes at 3:17). They accept findings of eavesdropping.
 
Integrity Commissioner's report on the incident
 
On Feb 26 2015, Ferguson complains report didn't fully clear him and Basse calls the media to back Ferguson up
 
On Feb 27th 2015, Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin Tweets his criticisms of the report
 
On Feb 27th 2015, Basse speaks with Spectator columnist Andrew Dreschel, saying he has a gut "feeling" about Coleman

Detailed photos of the Ombudsman's marked up report - Page One, Page Two, Page Three, Page Four, Page Five
 
On Mar 2nd 2015, Clr. Merulla promises a motion to correct the shortcomings of Basse Report

On Mar 3 2015, the Spectator calls on the Council to not Sanction Ferguson and not reconsider the Basse Report
 
On Mar 3rd 2015, the Spectator writes an editorial, "The Spectator's View: What changed on flawed integrity report?"
 
On Mar 4 2015, Ferguson apologizes to Council. Council now stands by Basse Report and Ferguson declares himself "vindicated"
 
On Mar 6 2015, Ferguson says he feels like "a punching bag"

On Mar 12th 2015, Hamilton Community News (Torstar weekly) write an editorial, "Wagging the dog at Hamilton City Hall."
From the editorial: "For some politicians distracting the public with what is actually a minor dust up between an aggressive media person and a haggard politician serves the purpose of hiding the escalating problems of this council. "
 
Video of Brad Clark speaking about the incident from The Push, a documentary by Cody Lanktree. 
 
On Aug 22nd, 2015, the Spectator writes an editorial, "Time for the 'The Shove' to fade into memory,"
 
The beautiful velvet rope that a City Clerk placed to restrict access to the Council Chamber. Deputy Clerk Janet Pilon informed Coleman that this was to prevent further "eavesdropping" as per the Basse Report.
 
The City's Website Policy
The passage violated by Coleman: Unless prior written permission is obtained from the City, the Content's owner and the City's licensors, You may not reproduce, publish, copy, link to, frame, tag, embed, merge, modify, recompile, license, distribute, sell, store in an electronic retrieval system, download (except by the browser of a single user) or transmit, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means whatsoever, be they physical, electronic or otherwise, the Portal and/or the Content.
 
The RSS feed shared by Coleman
Direct download: Ep.108_-_The_Reporter_Who_Fought_City_Hall.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

 

Buzzfeed Canada's social news editor Lauren Strapagiel discusses the fabled Canadian News Hall of Fame, Peter Mansbridge's exclusive access to Trudeau, and Bell's pleas to eradicate fairness and restore oligopoly.

Lauren Strapagiel's Twitter: @laurenstrapa


What does it really mean to be represented, in the media or in government? Can one kind of minority stand-in for another? What is shadeism? Does the media demand that minorities conform to whiteness in order to get in front of a camera? Is Canada finally, truly ready to deal with race? Septembre Anderson takes it all on. 

Septembre Anderson's Twitter: @SeptembreA

Direct download: Ep.107_-_The_Wrong_Kind_of_Black_Person.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

Ben Makuch, Vice's national security reporter, discusses Trudeau's cabinet swearing in, CBC's The National's gender parity panel, why the Mounties are out for Ben, and J. Kelly Nestruck's brush with New Zealand sports reporting.

CANADALAND's new weekly newsletter, NOT SORRY

Ben Makuch's Twitter - @bmakuch

Jane Lytvynenko's Twitter - @janelytv

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Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_45_-_Trudeaumania_Gender_Parity_Mounties_vs_Vice.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

The Walrus is in meltdown: stories of office bullying, exploitation and workplace chaos are leaking from "Canada's best magazine". Three of the people at the centre of the controversy speak.
Direct download: Ep.106_-_Abuse_and_Ethics_at_The_Walrus.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

Journalist Carly Lewis on rape lists, the Globe & Mail's decision to withhold the publication of a Liberal government scandal on election day, The Star's botched response to a botched car sex story, and the truth about Sammy Yatim.

Carly Lewis's Twitter: @Carly Lewis

 

Direct download: Short_Cuts_44_-_Shit_List_Public_Editors_Sammy_Yatim.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

Kady O'Malley might be the 1st Canadian journalist who gets paid, primarily, to report the news via Twitter. Ottawa Citizen calls her Canada’s first mobile-focused political journalist. Jesse and Kady discuss social media journalism and the relationship between journalists and politicians.

 

Direct download: Ep.105_-_Kady_OMalley.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

In this dissection of election media coverage, Macleans's Laura Payton peers in while Jesse holds the knife.

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_43_-_Which_News_Org_Won_the_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:14am EDT

Steve Paikin just might be the best TV host in the country. But who needs TV hosts anymore?

Direct download: Ep.104_-_Steve_Paikin.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Mark Bourrie talks dirty campaign moves, Jeffrey Simpson's 10,000 word Globe and Mail piece, and the credibility of polls.

Dirty election tricks:

  • NDP allege that Liberals are claiming NDP candidate Nycole Turmel is terminally ill
  • Conservatives are printing ads in  press claiming that Liberals love needles & brothels (they're also saying it at debates)
  • NDP are fudging the number of seats they need to win

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_42_-_End_Game_Dirty_Tricks.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:32am EDT

University of Ottawa's Michael Geist breaks down the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a proposed trade agreement that Stephen Harper has been toiling over in secret for the last five years - an agreement that will have huge impacts on Canada's internet freedom and copyright issues. 

Michael Geist's Twitter: @mgeist

Full text of the TPP leak

Direct download: Ep.103_-_TPP_Spying_Blocking_and_the_Internet.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

It's been a gross week in Canadian politics. CANADALAND editor Jane Lytvynenko discusses citizenship revocation, the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline, the ongoing Niqab controversy (the everlasting gobstopper of #exln42), and whether the media has the power to shape the election. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_41_-_Ugliest_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Laura Robinson has lost her libel suit against John Furlong. The ruling, which could limit the media's willingness to report on abuse allegations, is based on erroneous information. Lawyer William McDowell discusses the possible impact. 

Direct download: Ep.102_-_John_Furlongs_Privilege.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Robert Jago of Some Random Political Blog and Simren Sandhu of The True North Times tackle the Munk Debate and Jon Kay's profile of Justin Trudeau. 

8:15 - The Munk Debate video feed

15:05 - Hubert Lacroix's response to Harper's assertation that the CBC's problems are a result of its low ratings rather than budget cuts.

16:44 - Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "The Justin Trudeau I Can't Forget"

19:40 - Ezra Levant's take on Kay's piece & Kay's response.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_40_-_Munk_Debates_Trudeaus_Hard_Knock_Life.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

In this candid conversation from Egypt, Fahmy discusses the Canadian government’s mishandling of his case in more detail than he has previously offered.

Direct download: BONUS_CONTENT_-_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

How will we know how bad things have gotten when most of the records have been erased? Anne Kingston discusses how Canada has thrown its data in the dumpster and become an international cautionary tale.

Direct download: Ep.101_-_Anne_Kingston.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

Freelance writer John Semley and food podcaster Jessica Walker discuss Mohamed Fahmy's long-awaited release from Egyptian prison, Chief of Defense Staff General Jon Vance's recent announcement of strategic DND leaks to journalists, and the Polaris Prize Gala.

Twitter: @johnsemley3000

Twitter: @foodstuffslife

Further reading:

Mohamed Fahmy's release:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mohamed-fahmy-pardoned-egypt-1.3239822

Weaponization of Public Affairs:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/chief-of-the-defence-staff-gen-jon-vance-and-the-weaponization-of-public-affairs

Viet Cong

CANADALAND piece by Johnnie Regalado on the Polaris jury - http://canadalandshow.com/article/i-was-polaris-juror-and-it-sucked
http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/8203not_yours_to_play_with_why_viet_congs_name_offends-hooded_fangs_april_aliermo_on_community_racism_appropriation_of_neighbours_culture
http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/09/17/will-viet-cong-change-their-name-at-the-polaris-prize/
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/viet_congs_old_band_name_continues_to_stir_controversy_at_polaris_gala
http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/09/22/viet-cong-polaris-prize-2015/
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/dear-viet-cong
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-psutka/viet-cong-dumb-art_b_8177698.html

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_39_-_Fahmy_Weaponization_of_Public_Affairs_Polaris.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Prize-winning author, Twitter enthusiast, and censored columnist Margaret Atwood schools Jesse on technology, dictators, and CanLit. 

7:06 - Margaret Atwood's censored National Post column - http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/hair-is-in-the-election-season-air-but-is-it-crucial-to-your-vote

18:44 - Fighting for libraries - http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/07/26/doug_ford_blasts_margaret_atwood_over_libraries_says_i_dont_even_know_her.html

18:48 - Speaking out against the muzzling of scientists - http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/05/margaret-atwood-speaks-out-for-scientists.html

24:27 - Atwood's Globe piece, "Can Canadian Oil Green Clean Itself?" - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/can-canadian-oil-green-clean-itself/article26230640/

40:24 - The robot pen - www.syngrafii.com

49:01 - Jeremy Bentham- http://www.friesian.com/bentham.htm

Direct download: Ep.100_-_Margaret_Atwood.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Two guest co-hosts tackle a dozen topics. Freelancer Paul Watson and Buzzfeed Canada's Paul McLeod discuss Star Touch, the budget surplus, the refugee crisis, Cons buying Facebook Likes, and Paul Watson's much-anticipated Erebus piece.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_38_-_Paul_Watson_Election_Hot_Mess.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

Support CANADALAND here: http://patreon.com/CANADALAND

Direct download: Ep.99_-_Christie_Blatchford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

This week on Conservative Follies (with special guest Adrienne Batra of The Sun): An incumbent MP crashes out of the bushes to make a citizen's arrest, a candidate urinates in someone else's mug, and yet another candidate realizes that crank calling Pfizer is hard to come back from. Elsewhere, Peter Mansbridge wears an unseasonably warm polar fleece while interviewing three men about stuff we've heard before. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_37_-_Candidates_Gone_Wild_Mansbridge_Sits_In_A_Field_.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Time to check in with CANADALAND's supporters. How are we doing? What are we getting right & wrong?

Patrons, put your input here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/3314346

Email input to jesse@CANADALANDSHOW.com

Direct download: Ep.98_-_Performance_Review.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

The media treated Maher Arar like shit. So why hasn't anyone apologized? Ottawa crank and iPolitics writer Andrew Mitrovica discusses this, plus John Baird's empty promises of Mohamed Fahmy's imminent release, and The Globe and Mail's groundbreaking upside down Mercedes Benz advertorials.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_36_-_Maher_Arar_Mohamed_Fahmy_Flipped_Advertorials.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Hart Pomerantz was Lorne Michaels's original partner, back when Michaels was still known as Lorne Lipowitz. Their top-rated CBC variety show, The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, was a precursor for Saturday Night Live before it was pulled from the airwaves after two short seasons.

Direct download: Ep.97_-_Hart_Pomerantz.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

Author and journalist Mark Bourrie makes a triumphant return to make heads or tails of the public's Duffy trial apathy, alarmist Black Monday coverage, and Stephen Harper's traveling roadshow. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_35_-_Duffy_Fatigue_Black_Monday.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

The Ashley Madison hack was shitty and evil. But is reporting on it shitty and evil? Fortune Magazine's Mathew Ingram discusses where to draw the line.

Direct download: Ep.96_-_The_Ashley_Madison_Affair.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Jesse speaks with The National Post's Adrian Humphreys on working with Anonymous. Then, Jesse interviews Anonymous about their recent leaks on CSIS foreign stations, James McIntyre, and more.

Direct download: Ep.95_-_Interview_with_Anonymous.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:26am EDT

Vice's Hilary Beaumont on Nigel Wright's Duffy trial testimonial and the media's coverage of Chris Hyndman's passing.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_34_-_Election_Distractions_Chris_Hyndman.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film & TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted.

Direct download: Ep.94_-_Scott_Thompson.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Anthropologist and author Gabriella Coleman on Operation Anon Down and what it's like studying Anonymous from the inside.

Direct download: Ep.93_-_Operation_Anonymous_Down.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

InfoNews Kelowna's managing editor Marshall Jones on Stephen Harper's pointless photo op and Ezra Levant's feud with Catherine Porter.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_33_-_Man_in_blue_suit_Ezra_wants_attention.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Veteran journalist Vivian Smith on institutional sexism, metaphorical pink and blue aisles, why some women choose to leave the profession, and how to fix it.

Direct download: Ep.92_-_Women_and_Newspapers.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Paul Watson discusses his resignation from the Toronto Star, his upcoming article that the Star refused to publish, and his career spent reporting from hot zones. 

Direct download: Ep.91_-_Paul_Watson.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Macleans Magazine's Paul Wells on #CPCJesus and recent federal attack ads.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_32_-_CPCJESUS_ATTACK_ADS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

VICE's parliamentary reporter Justin Ling is mad as hell at the PMO, and he's not gonna take it anymore.

Direct download: Ep.90_-_Stephen_Harper_Will_Participate_in_a_Photo_Opportunity.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

Scaachi Koul lambasts Jesse for errors made in reporting on sexism at The Globe and Mail. 

Direct download: Ep.31_-_So_about_that_Women_Editors_thing..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Crime writer James Dubro discusses the symbiotic relationship between criminals and the press, and the four decades he's spent covering the mob in Canada. 

Direct download: Ep.89_-_James_Dubro_True_Crime_Writer.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

The Guardian's John Barber on Cape Breton's Mother Canada statue, the RCMP Musical Ride, and Kory Teneycke's accidental proclaimation.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_30_-_Vulgar_Canada_Were_Better_Than_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Journalist and founder of the Halifax Examiner Tim Bousquet talks about corruption, investigative journalism, and conflicts of interest in Halifax media.

Direct download: Ep.88_-_Dirty_Halifax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

Freelance writer John Semley on the Toronto Star's Charleston headline and Laura Robinson's ongoing defamation suit against John Furlong.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_29_-_Terrorism_Is_Over_The_Crazy_Bitch_Defense.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

Musician Paul Lawton discusses FACTOR, the Canadian music industry, and why the current system is broken.

Direct download: Ep.87_-_CANADIAN_MUSIC_is_horribly_broken_WEEK.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:18am EDT

Freelance writer Denise Balkissoon on Laura Robinson's defamation suit against John Furlong and the CBC's flip-flopping headline following Glenn Greenwald's takedown of a Sunday Times report. 

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_28_-_Robinson_Sues_Furlong_CBC_Alters_Headline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

South China Morning Post's Vancouver correspondent Ian Young speaks with Jesse about wealth migration, racism, and immigration schemes. 

Direct download: Ep.86_-_Hongcouver.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

VICE reporter Hilary Beaumont on the Evan Solomon flame-out and the RCMP's secret, sealed court document that may contain allegations of RCMP wrongdoing and personal information about Stephen Harper's family. 

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_27_-_Evan_Solomon_RCMP_Secret_Document.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Last week a Conservative strategist fooled the media into thinking there was a popular, grassroots movement to boycott Tim Hortons on behalf of the oil industry. There was not. BuzzFeed Canada's politics editor Paul McLeod revealed the scheme, and talks to Jesse about how reporters get played by people in politics all the time. 

Direct download: Ep.85_-_The_Tim_Hortons_22boycott22_fiasco.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

Freelance journalist Adrian MacNair on the horny press, the RCMP's release of 18 missing seconds of the Michael Zehaf-Bibeau video, and the whitewashing of CBC's Omar Khadr documentary.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_26_-_Horny_Press_Zehaf_Bibeau_Video_Khadr_Doc.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Josh Dolgin is one of Canada's most idiosyncratic talents. He is a rapper, a producer, an accordian player, a magician, a cartoonist, a puppeteer, and a cook book author. He is also Jesse's former creative partner, and this conversation should probably have taken place in private, if at all. 

Direct download: Ep.84_-_my_Socalled_friend.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Jesse on White Pine Pictures's cancelled documentary about Kathleen Wynne, and La Presse journalist Isabelle Hachey on foreign correspondent François Bugingo.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_25_-_Wynne_Documentary_Bugingo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

Jay Baruchel on the Canadian film & TV racket and how to smash it. Taped before a live audience at the Bloor HotDocs Theatre in Toronto.

Direct download: Ep.83_-_Jay__Jesse_Solve_Canada.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

Evidence For Democracy's Executive Director Dr. Katie Gibbs on the muzzling of federal government scientists and Stephen Harper's withdrawal from the consortium's federal leaders debate.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_24_-_Muzzled_Scientists_Harper_Pulls_Out.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Aboriginal people make up over 4% of Canada's population, but less than .5% of Canadian news stories have anything to do with them. What little we do hear from the media about indigenous people is often negative. APTN is the first, and perhaps the only aboriginal TV network in the world. Jesse visits their Winnipeg HQ and speaks to Karyn Pugliese, APTN's Director of News and Current Affairs.

Direct download: Ep.82_-_Aboriginal_Peoples_Television_Network.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

Leah McLaren was telling the world about her private life before we all started doing it. She talks to Jesse about haters, journalism and acts of provocation.

Direct download: EP.81_-_Leah_McLaren.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

The National Post's Jen Gerson on the victory of the NDP, the victory of Bill C-51, and the failure (says she!) of Jesse's logic. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_23_-_AlbertaC-51The_Brown_Fallacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

It's possible that Chantal Hébert's journalism once held Canada together. She joins Jesse for a discussion about what's appropriate in political news coverage, and what (if anything) needs to change. 

Direct download: Ep.80_-_Chantal_Hbert.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Paul Jay runs the Real News Network from Baltimore, but he used to produce CounterSpin for CBC TV. He speaks with Jesse about riots and the media. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_22_-_Baltimore.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

The energy sector has flooded Canada's media with money, be it in ad dollars, speaking fees, charitable donations or "native content" partnerships. What this has bought, in effect, is a lack of critical mainstream discourse on oil and the environment. The National Observer has launched to counter this reality. Linda Solomon Wood is its founder, and she speaks to Jesse about her effort. 

Direct download: Ep.79_-_Our_oily_media.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

Comedian/economist/"candidate" Scott Vrooman on the federal budget and CBC TV's "get 'er done" programming strategy. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_21_-_Senate_ElectionsBudget_BoredomRadioOnTheTV_.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Journalist Mark Bourrie has vowed to sue CANADALAND for an article about his dealings with Senator Mike Duffy. Instead, Mark and Jesse talk it out. 

Direct download: Ep.78_-_Duffy_Fallout.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Jen Gerson of the National Post on the improbable defeat of the Conservatives in Alberta and the strategy behind anti sex-ed protests in Ontario.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_20_-_Alberta_UpsetSex-Ed_Optics.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

Veteran investigative reporter Bruce Livesey was fired by Global News after they spiked his report on the billionaire Koch Brothers and their influence in Canada. 


Desmond Cole and Andray Domise, the hosts of CANADALAND's upcoming weekly Politics podcast, talk about the Montreal student strike and VICE's daily newscast

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_19_-_New_HostsMontreal_ProtestsDaily_VICE.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

CANADALAND has obtained two eyewitness accounts, never heard by the public before, of the death of Darcy Allan Sheppard. They are followed by an interview with Sheppard's father, Allan Sheppard.

Direct download: Ep.76_-_22Michael_Bryant_killed_my_son22.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Paul Wells on Canada's "expanded" mission against ISIS, the coming trial of Mike Duffy, and the media's shameful treatment of journalist Laura Robinson and her dozens of First Nations sources.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_18_SyriaDuffyFurlong.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Adrienne Batra and Alex Pierson were SUN News TV hosts until the network suddenly went dark last month. Now, they join Jesse to come clean about what it was like to work at the most hated TV station in Canada. 

Direct download: Ep.75_-_What_it_was_like_at_SUN_News_TV.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

A Bell executive gets caught meddling with the news and the debate on Bill C-51 gets distracted by boobs. Conservative cartoonist J.J. McCullough co-hosts. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_17_News_by_BellTopless_Discourse.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

The new host of CBC's Q talks about what he'll change post-Ghomeshi, and what he won't.  

Direct download: Ep.74_-_Shad.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

Novelist and Orphan Black writer Lynn Coady on the new CanCon rules and on the Conservative's barrage of extreme, divisive, distracting sound bites.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_16_CRTC_vs_TVis_C-51_a_Feint.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

The government funds video games with millions in public money. Albert Lai is CEO of Big Viking Games, a company whose payroll is subsidized by as much as 50% by the provincial and federal government. He talks to Jesse about whether this is how we build a tech industry or just the next CanCon scheme.

Direct download: Ep.73_-_Video_Game_Welfare.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

Colby Cosh talks about the Zehaf Bibeau video, Trudeau's "vision" statement and CBC's coverage of CBC's report on CBC's scandal.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_15_Terrorists_SelfieTrudeaus_SpeechLangs_Whitewash.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

And why is it so white? Editor Jon Kay answers. 

Direct download: Ep.72_-_Why_is_The_Walrus_so_boring.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

Scaachi Koul returns to discuss the panic over a hole in the ground in the woods, the trouble with opinion polls on policy issues, and the possibly phony debate around teaching kids what their junk is called. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_14_Mystery_TunnelOpinion_PollsSex_Ed.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

The Irving Family of New Brunswick own more land than anyone in the world except for royalty and the Pope. How do they use their media monopoly to further their interests? What happens to those who try to compete with them? Author Jacques Poitras, media activist Tracy Glynn, web videographer Charles Theriault and Green Party MLA David Coon discuss the Irvings, recorded live at St.Thomas University. 

Direct download: Ep._71_-_The_Last_Newspaper_Barons_Live_from_New_Brunswick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Andray Domise on the Halifax murder plot, Zunera Ishaq's badassery and why Harper can't find a better enemy than Radio Canada lefties. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_13_White_TerroristsLegal_NiqabDesperate_Harper.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

The Toronto Star's HPV fail reveals a wider problem: the journalists who inform us about science are increasingly scientifically illiterate. Vox.com Health reporter Julia Belluz talks about why bad science journalism is perhaps the most dangerous kind of bad journalism. 

Direct download: Ep.70_-_Journalism_vs_Science.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Joe Clark returns to defend Heather Mallick, decry Terence Corcoran and shatter Ottawa's glass closet


Before he quit his job, Foreign Minister John Baird said Journalist Mohamed Fahmy's release was "imminent". Now Fahmy is set to be retried in Egypt after over a year in prison. John Baird engineered the release of Dr.Tarek Loubani after 50 days detained in the same jail. Bethany Horne asks Loubani about it, and asks the Fahmy family what comes next. 

Direct download: Ep.69_-_Canada_is_failing_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT

Why is the media so incurious about John Baird's sudden resignation? Why is Baird being so vigorously lionized? Torontoist staff writer Desmond Cole talks with Jesse about this, and about what we're not allowed to discuss as we submit to new anti-terror laws. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_11_John_Bairdanti-terror.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

Snowden documents reveal that CSE has been surveilling global filesharing: Canada included. Christopher Parsons analyzed the leaks for the CBC, and he joins Jesse to explain what "Project LEVITATION" means. 

Direct download: Ep.68_-_Your_government_is_spying_on_your_downloads.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT

Scaachi Koul of Hazlitt talks about tolerated abusers and intolerable headlines. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_10_Dean_BlundellWinnipegs_Racist.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

As few as 5000 people watch Ezra Levant's SUN News TV show, yet Levant himself is a major presence in the Canadian media. Why is that? Jesse asks Ezra to explain his own prominence. 

 

Direct download: Ep.67_-_Ezra_Levant.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

Simon Houpt, Senior Media Writer for The Globe and Mail, accepts Jesse's challenge to defend his profile of Jesse on CANADALAND. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_9_two_annoying_jerks.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:35am EDT

News Canada (NC) looks like a wire service, but distributes stories produced by the federal government. Tom Korski revealed the relationship on Blacklock's Reporter, the independent news site he edits. 

Direct download: Ep.66_-_the_governments_secret_newswire.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

Sean Craig explains why his Amanda Lang expose is actually about how good CBC's journalism is, and Jeet Heer describes an unspeakable cartoon of Jesse's dad. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_8_Amanda_LangCharlieHebdo.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:12am EDT

A CANADALAND live taping from The Hamilton Public Library on the state of news coverage in medium to small markets. Panelists include crowdfunded local journalist Joey Coleman, media researcher Sonya MacDonald and CHCH's Donna Skelly. 

Direct download: Ep.65_-_Live_from_Hamilton_its_the_collapse_of_local_news.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

Jen Gerson of the National Post joins to talk about chickenshit editors and why Keystone XL is just like Kim Kardashian

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_7_CharlieHebdoGhomeshiKeystone.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

Andrew Coyne joins Jesse for a wide-ranging conversation before he begins his new job as editor of the National Post's Opinion and Editorial pages. 

Direct download: Ep.64_-_Andrew_Coyne.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

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