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CTV Says A Tip That Patrick Brown Apologized For Sexual Misconduct In Ottawa Launched Their Investigation
Through his lawyer, Brown's denies there was ever a "settlement via Parliament"
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#222 How To Slander Friends And Libel People
Patrick Brown announced last month that he would be suing CTV, after they published a report of his alleged sexual misconduct — but whether or not Brown actually goes through with the lawsuit is yet to be seen. Being threatened with a defamation lawsuit is arguably a rite of passage for journalists. The fear of libel hangs over every newsroom, so this is a risky business — but maybe it’s not as risky as we like to act like it is. Media litigation lawyers Justin Safayeni and Adam Wygodny speak with Jesse about how often people sue for libel, the precedence of the 2009 Grant vs. Torstar ruling, and how ‘anti-SLAPP’ laws in Ontario are helping to protect journalists.
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#155 Patrick Brown Totally Has Sisters
Did CTV actually f**k up its Patrick Brown exposé? Can we reverse engineer his crisis communications PR strategy? When can we talk about anything else?
Untangling The Reporting On Patrick Brown
CANADALAND has learned new details about a third accuser whose allegations CTV chose not to report, more about the alleged victims’ relationships...
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#76 National Crisis: Strombo Needs Job
With serial TV host George Stroumboulopoulos leaving Hockey Night in Canada, Jesse and Ashley discuss Canadian media’s obsession with keeping established stars on air.
Political TV And Women: The Unsurprising Stats
The people who are asked to speak on panels on two daily national news programs are overwhelmingly male, a snapshot review of guests on CBC’s Power...
For Evan Solomon, Elizabeth May’s Speech was a Democratic Crisis
For some reason, Elizabeth May's drunken press gallery speech was treated as the most important story in the country. To Evan Solomon, our whole...
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#17 News by Bell/Topless Discourse
A Bell executive gets caught meddling with the news and the debate on Bill C-51 gets distracted by boobs. Conservative cartoonist J.J. McCullough co-hosts.