February 17, 2014
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#20 Rex Murphy is Paid by the Oil Sands and the CBC Won’t Disclose or Discuss it
The CBC's chief conservative commentator has a glaring conflict of interest, reports investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica.

Synopsis

The CBC’s chief conservative commentator has a glaring conflict of interest, reports investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica.

Links

One of Rex Murphy’s paid speeches for Big Oil (YouTube video)

Rex Murphy, the oilsands and the cone of silence (Andrew Mitrovica’s iPolitics column)

A Question of Conflict?  (Jennifer McGuire’s response on CBC’s Editor’s Blog)

Rex Murphy and Big Oil: friends with benefits? (PressProgress piece)

Guest

Investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica has worked for the CBC’s fifth estate, CTV’s W5, CTV National News, Saturday Night magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail. He is currently a journalism instructor and a columnist with iPolitics.ca

People mentioned 

Rex Murphy, Jennifer McGuire, Peter Mansbridge, Chuck Thompson

Topics discussed

How much money have Oil Sands companies paid to Rex Murphy? When did the CBC and The National Post learn of this? Why won’t Rex Murphy answer questions about this? Why won’t the The National disclose his relationship, when they’ve disclosed lesser conflicts of interest in the past? What’s going on at The National anyhow? How could they possibly think this is okay, or that nobody would notice?

 

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