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#130 Rebel Meltdown
Ezra Levant attempts to distance his far right website The Rebel from the alt-right, claiming he's just learned that the movement is for racists. And a long strike at Nova Scotia's largest newspaper ends, as some seriously shitty journalistic practices by replacement workers come to light.
August 16, 2017

A growing list of contributors and politicians are cutting ties with far right website The Rebel after their coverage of the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville. Meanwhile, “Rebel commander” Ezra Levant wants to distance himself from the alt-right, claiming he’s just learned it’s a racist movement.

Chronicle Herald workers are back in the newsroom after a year and a half on strike, working alongside those who crossed the picket line to fill the paper with some seriously shitty journalism.

Reporter Maggie Rahr co-hosts. Read her CANADALAND story on the end of the end of the Chronicle Herald strike here.

Here’s The Guardian article Maggie recommends, “In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored.

Maggie’s Twitter: @MaggieRahr

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