Wed, 22 June 2016
The National Post’s Ashley Csanady co-hosts.
With serial TV host George Stroumboulopoulos leaving Hockey Night in Canada, Jesse and Ashley discuss Canadian media’s obsession with keeping established stars on air. After the cancellation of her show DNTO, Sook-Yin Lee will be hosting a CBC summer series. And Evan Solomon is moving back to TV after being fired from CBC's Power and Politics around this time last year.
Plus, how objective should--and can--the CBC be?
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_76_National_Crisis_Strombo_Needs_Job.mp3
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Wed, 15 June 2016
Response to the mass shooting in Orlando, John Ivison's terrible column and a split at the National Magazine Awards.
Erica Lenti, deputy editor of Torontoist, co-hosts.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_75_I_Need_to_Talk_Shit_About_John_Ivison.mp3
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Wed, 8 June 2016
Hodan Nalayeh, founder of IntegrationTV, co-hosts.
A reporter at the Toronto Star has died by suicide, which caused the paper's union to call for an official, third-party investigation. Jesse and Hodan discuss how the Star and other media handled Raveena Aulakh's death.
VICE’s documentary This Is Dixon investigates whether gangs are a myth in a Toronto community. But Hodan and other members of the Somali community say they’re just perpetuating stereotypes.
The Chinese Foreign Minister berated a Canadian reporter for asking about human rights in China.
Wed, 1 June 2016
The Toronto Star joins in the long media tradition of terrifying parents.
Reporters keep getting this one thing wrong in weed coverage.
The Conservatives kick back for the press to see, while a big question arises from the Liberal convention.
Chris Selley, columnist for the National Post, co-hosts.
Wed, 25 May 2016
Was #elbowgate overblown by the press or is it their duty to focus so much on this unusual incident whether or not people want to hear it?
Do we have to take Kevin O'Leary seriously now that he's considering running for leadership of the Conservative Party?
What a big opera conspiracy theory reveals about arts coverage in Canada.
Author and pundit Paul Wells co-hosts.
Wed, 18 May 2016
RCMP officers spied on journalists without authorization.
Postmedia’s CEO Paul Godfrey wants the government to prop up newspapers.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said something surprising in an interview and people went bananas.
Plus, we introduce a new segment called (maybe) “Duly Noted.” If you have a better name, please tell us.
Freelance journalist Omar Mouallem co-hosts.
Wed, 11 May 2016
The damage to Fort McMurray was devastating, but much of the city remains standing. National and international media outlets, including us, exaggerated and got stuff wrong.
Vincent McDermott and Cullen Bird from Fort McMurray Today were turned to for reliable local news. They talk about the national and international coverage of the wildfire, the role of social media in getting information out and balancing the needs of locals with the curiosity of the rest of the world.
Wed, 4 May 2016
Fort McMurray has been devastated by fire. Jesse and BuzzFeed Canada's Paul McLeod look at the conversation that's followed.
VICE was given exlusive access to Justin Trudeau on his visit to Shoal Lake 40. Other media, including Aboriginal People's Television Network, were barred.
Paul's Twitter: @pdmcleod
Wed, 27 April 2016
Margaret Wente is still employed by the Globe and Mail, despite being a serial plagiarist.
The attention on Senator Mike Duffy’s trial distracted from the fact that we still don’t have a good idea of what happened. We're in a similar situation with Jian Ghomeshi, whose accusers continue to step forward.
The National Post’s Jen Gerson co-hosts.
Wed, 20 April 2016
Co-host Lezlie Lowe quit her columnist job at the Chronicle Herald because of the paper's shoddy reporting alleging refugee violence in a schoolyard.
Trudeau goes viral with his quantum computing explanation.
With the Leap Manifesto, Canada's pundits have taken a sudden interest in giving advice to the NDP.
Lezlie's Twitter: @lezlielowe