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#732 Stop Arresting Journalists

The struggle against Coastal Gaslink was bigger news this week because journalists got arrested. And even CBC can't seem to avoid the wrath of covering WE Charity. Canadaland contributing editor Danielle Paradis co-hosts. 
November 25, 2021

#730 Rain, Rain, Marie Henein

As British Columbia assesses the damage from the downpour, what is the media's role when disaster strikes? And Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer is back in the news over a controversy but is Jesse too close to the story to critique it?
November 18, 2021

#728 Can Desmond Cole Be Cancelled?

A veteran Black columnist at The Star calls out Desmond Cole's activism out of nowhere. And CBC officially closes the comment section on Facebook. Writer Ish Aderonmu co-hosts.
November 11, 2021

#726 The Right To Be Awful

The 'saying-stuff business' gets some clarity from different courts regarding what one can and cannot express online; the results may surprise you. And former prime minister Jean Chrétien gets the media to let him off the hook for his involvement with residential schools for a brief moment. 
November 4, 2021

#724 Transploitation

Anti-trans narratives found its way into three different media organizations this past week. And everybody appears to hate Rogers - even the Rogers.
October 28, 2021

#722 Vax Test Dummies

Asking how much fuel in drinking water is safe is just not the right question. And mannequins in the ICU beds of a CBC story sparks a fact check from Reuters.
October 21, 2021

#720 Fine Dining Struggles

The woes of fancy restaurants across Canada have been percolating - Who are we supposed to relate to? And the saga of the New York Times hit podcast comes to a close. Writer and restaurant-owner Jen Agg co-hosts. 
October 14, 2021

#718 Truth And Recreation Day

Jesse was not on board with #CdnMediaFailed when it came to the story on Trudeau in Tofino. And attacks on journalists might be more of a Canadian problem than we care to admit.
October 7, 2021
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