CANADALAND

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