Wed, 18 October 2017
The Conservative Party leader walked away from a scrum when pressed about his campaign manager working in far right media company The Rebel's office during his campaign.
We look at the language around Gord Downie's death.
And there are a lot of unanswered questions in the story of freed hostage Joshua Boyle.
Freelancer and former VICE reporter Justin Ling co-hosts.
Justin's Twitter: @justin_ling
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT
Wed, 11 October 2017
An "unprecedented national collaboration" between The National Observer, Global, The Toronto Star and more exposes the dangers of sour gas in Saskatchewan. But as OurSask.ca points out, they forgot to mention the CBC broke the story two years ago.
The Globe and Mail pillories the Liberals' tax plan.
CBC journalists find creative ways to criticize the CBC.
The National Post's Jen Gerson co-hosts.
Jen's Twitter: @jengerson
Thu, 5 October 2017
Co-host Omar Mouallem lives in the Edmonton neighbourhood where the terror attack took place over the weekend. He discusses what he saw in the news versus what he saw in real life.
On Jagmeet Singh's first interview with CBC's Power and Politics as the NDP's leader, Terry Milewski takes the opportunity to grill him about the Air India bomber.
The takes are in for the Government's #DigiCanCon plan, AKA The Netflix Deal, to revamp the Canadian content industry.
Omar's Twitter: @omar_aok
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am EDT
Sun, 1 October 2017
When we found out the Trudeau Government was selling armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, despite their terrible human rights record, there was little public debate. When a professor launched a bid to stop the deal, the Federal Court rejected it, saying there was no proof that the vehicles were being used against Saudi citizens.
Then this summer, videos surfaced that appeared to show that Ontario-made combat vehicles were in fact being deployed against Saudi civilians. That news barely made a splash.
The Globe and Mail's Steven Chase has been following this story closely - and is one of few reporters who have been covering it at all. You can read all of his reporting at the Globe and Mail.
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT
Wed, 27 September 2017
This American Life ponders the question:Is Gavin McInnes actually racist? We help them find the answer.
The Globe and Mail launches a project to teach kids about media manipulation... through media manipulation.
Freelancer David Berry co-hosts.
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT
Sun, 24 September 2017
Michael Enright got Jesse his first job in radio. He was also CANADALAND’s first ever guest, drinking bourbon and talking sh*t about the Canadian media. For our 200th show, he’s back to talk about how the media has changed since that day... and how Air Canada ended up publicly denouncing him on Twitter.
Michael hosts a show on CBC Radio called The Sunday Edition. Jesse used to work there.
Sun, 17 September 2017
For one week every year, the Canadian press transforms into movie industry experts. Our newspapers run glossy red carpet photos of Hollywood stars and stories about which movies penned distribution deals with who. But is any of this actually good for Toronto or Canada's film industry?
Norm Wilner has been covering the Toronto International Film Festival for 30 years. As a film critic at NOW Magazine, he's seen it grow into the monster it's become.
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT
Mon, 11 September 2017
Who thought we'd have a Nazi problem in 2017? Richard Warman did. Years before the current "Should I punch a Nazi" debate took off, he was taking neo-Nazis to court.
As a human rights lawyer, Richard Warman went on mission to take down neo-Nazis using our legal system. He filed more complaints for online hate speech than any other Canadian -- and was hugely successful.
But in the process, he got on the bad side of a lot of the media.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
Wed, 16 August 2017
A growing list of contributors and politicians are cutting ties with far right website The Rebel after their coverage of the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville. Meanwhile, "Rebel commander" Ezra Levant wants to distance himself from the alt-right, claiming he's just learned it's a racist movement.
Chronicle Herald workers are back in the newsroom after a year and a half on strike, working alongside those who crossed the picket line to fill the paper with some seriously sh*tty journalism.
Reporter Maggie Rahr co-hosts.
Maggie's Twitter: @MaggieRahr
Sun, 16 July 2017
When the vitriol started to fly over Omar Khadr's $10.5 million settlement and apology from the government, Michelle Shephard got frustrated with just how much people were getting the basic facts wrong.
As national security reporter for the Toronto Star, author of the book Guantanamo's Child and co-director of the documentary of the same name, she's been the top reporter on Khadr's story for the past 15 years.
She speaks to guest host Omar Mouallem about how Khadr's public image has evolved over the years and what the media and the public continues to get wrong about the story.