A controversial comment about Burqas in a Toronto Star column crossed the editorial line. And business drama at this Toronto paper. Jonathan Goldsbie hosts with co-host Sarah Hagi.
October 13, 2022
#313 White Terror And The Media
Muslim-Canadians call out the media for harming their community. And the controversy around CBC cancelling Kim's Convenience goes international. Freelance journalist and The Backbench's host Fatima Syed co-hosts.
June 10, 2021
How Postmedia Has Pushed Islamophobic Attitudes Across Ontario
"Canadians fear the arrival of Islamic radicals bringing anti-West values," read one column in The London Free Press
June 9, 2021
By Danielle Paradis
Global News Radio Investigating Mike Stafford For Offensive Tweets
Stafford tweeted Monday that he expected to be fired
July 24, 2019
By Sean Craig
Quebec Media Contribute To A Climate Of Hate And Intolerance
Corporate giant Quebecor should be held to account for the content that its outlets regularly peddle
March 6, 2019
By Amira Elghawaby
#264 Quebec’s Fake News Problem
In English media, there are whole organizations and departments devoted to debunking fake news. But in Quebec, a lot of the work falls to one guy: Jeff Yates. He talks to guest host Brigitte Noël about the unique challenges of combatting fake news in French and why he thinks it's time to destigmatize sharing bogus stories.
February 10, 2019
The Toronto Sun’s Islamophobia Problem Is Even Worse Than You Might Think
No longer does one have to trawl the darker corners of Reddit for anti-Muslim conspiracy theories
August 3, 2018
By Steven Zhou
How The Toronto Sun Serves To Advance A Bigoted Narrative
With its reporting staff gutted in recent years, the paper now relies on a handful of columnists to cover much of the news.
August 1, 2018
By Abdullah Shihipar
You Don’t Have To Talk About Muslims When You Talk About Mass Killings
In the aftermath of the Toronto van attack, some mainstream media commentary has overlapped with themes propagated by far-right platforms
April 27, 2018
By Steven Zhou
#216 As If It Never Even Happened
One year ago today, a 27-year-old white man, named Alexandre Bissonnette, walked into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and opened fire on over 40 worshippers.
Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry, and Abdelkrim Hassane were murdered. Five others were badly injured, including Aymen Derbali.
A year later, what — if anything — has changed? Many, like activist Syed Hussan, feel it has slipped from our collective conscious.
Hussan recently went to the scene of the massacre in Quebec City, and wrote about it, in an effort to combat our country’s “collective forgetting.”
We attempt to make sense of a senseless act — and look at how the media played a role before, during, and after the massacre.
Hussan and The Imposter‘s Aliya Pabani are urging Canadians to remember and share where they were on January 29, 2017. You can learn more about their #RememberJan29 project here.