March 3, 2014
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#22 CBCecrets: Mansbridge’s Oil Pay Makes the News
How the story happened.

How did Peter Mansbridge’s Oils Sands conflict-of-interest break through to mainstream news?

Links:

BCBlue’s original post on Mansbridge’s oil speech (link)

Peter Mansbridge’s statement on CBC’s Editor’s blog (link)

iPolitics on Mansbridge (1) (2)

and Huffington Post (1) (2)

and VICE (link)

and CANADA.com (link)

and Mallick at the Toronto Star (link)

CBC coverage:

As it Happens (link)

The Current (link)

Q (link)

People mentioned: 

Rex Murphy, Andrew Mitrovica, Peter Mansbridge, Jon Kay, Jennifer McGuire, Ishmael Daro, Sierra Rayne, Dean Skoreyko, Jeffrey Dvorkin, Margaret Wente

Topics discussed:

Who broke the news that Peter Mansbridge has been paid by the oil industry? How did the story break through from social media to online press to the mainstream media? Who has dared to cover it at the CBC? Why is this such a fucking big deal? Why won’t CBC News talk to CBC Radio? Should journalists stop doing paid speaking entirely?

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