Mon, 9 May 2016
Canada is making military vehicles for Saudi Arabia, despite the country's flagrant history of human rights violations. So why are the Liberals pretending this deal was inherited from the Conservatives?
Steven Chase's Twitter: @StevenChase
Steven Chase's April 20th Globe & Mail piece, "The Saudi arms deal: What we’ve learned so far, and what could happen next"
Steven Chase's 2014 Globe & Mail piece, "Ottawa touts sale of military vehicles to Saudi Arabia"
Direct download: Ep.133_-_First_Scandal_of_the_Trudeau_Government.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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
Mon, 2 May 2016
For the past year, Desmond Cole has been the media's go-to guy whenever a story about black Canadians would come up. Now, he discusses what's to come after hosting COMMONS.
Direct download: Ep.132_-_Andrew_Loku_Desmond_Cole_and_Black_Lives_Matter.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:13am EDT
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.
Sun, 24 April 2016
In Newfoundland and Labrador, massive numbers of workers are getting laid off. Taxes are skyrocketing. The oil industry is collapsing. Meanwhile, journalist James McLeod has independently published a Sunshine List that exposes just how cosy the province really is.
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
Mon, 18 April 2016
What happens when three lawyers try to argue with Jesse Brown?
Former trial lawyer Sandy Garossino, criminal defence counsel Michael Spratt, and federal prosecutor Emilie Taman talk about how the media should really report about the courts.
Wed, 13 April 2016
The CBC messed up the Panama Papers.
The Liberals turn out to be behind the Saudi arms deal and Global Affairs goes on damage control.
The Chronicle Herald, with its staff on strike, publishes a shoddy story about menacing child refugees.
The media looks at the Attawapiskat suicide crisis.
BuzzFeed Canada's social news editor Ishmael Daro co-hosts.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_66_How_The_CBC_Bungled_the_Panama_Papers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT
Sun, 10 April 2016
Freelance journalist Matt Braga joins Jesse to talk about spy stuff - the Panama Papers, CSIS, C-51, and Ben Makuch's ongoing battle with the RCMP.
Wed, 6 April 2016
Guest host Scaachi Koul is joined by Islamic Monthly's Davide Mastracci.
The Financial Post thinks the release of the Panama Papers is overblown, but has advice if your offshore tax haven is outed.
The Walrus's Jonathan Kay makes the case that the Left is the enemy of the poor.
And Davide recounts how a piece he wrote led to Toronto Star's Heather Mallick calling herself "practically transgender" when it comes of race.
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_65_A_Financial_Column_for_Supervillains.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT