December 17, 2017
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#212 Meet The New Partisan Press
PressProgress looks like the news, but it's funded by a leftist think tank. Who are they and what are they trying to do?
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Kevin Sexton
Producer

PressProgress calls itself “Canada’s most shared source for progressive news and information.” They get real scoops, using the traditional tools of journalism, like access to information requests, fact-checking and seeking comment from politicians.

But they’re not a traditional news source. They’re backed by the Broadbent Institute, a progressive think tank founded by a former leader of the NDP. So how does that affect their coverage and what should we do with that information?

PressProgress editor Luke LeBrun and producer/staff writer Luke Savage join us.

*Correction: An earlier version of this episode stated that Stephen Harper said the root cause of terrorism is terrorists. It was in fact Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. We regret the error.

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