November 29, 2017
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#144 I’ll Kill Your Newspapers If You Kill Mine
It's a terrible week for local news, VICELAND is probably over and the Financial Post fans the flames of climate change skepticism.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Kevin Sexton
Producer

A lot of Canadians lost their community news this week, after two news giants traded 41 newspapers and shut nearly all of them down. Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey says he didn’t know Torstar was planning to kill the newspapers he was giving them. Torstar says pretty much nothing at all.

Rogers reportedly won’t pay for VICE’s fanciful foray into cable TV any longer.

The Financial Post will publish your incoherent rant about climate change if you happen to be an ex-Cabinet minister.

BuzzFeed social news curator Elamin Abdelmahmoud co-hosts.

Elamin’s Twitter: @elamin88

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