The energy sector has flooded Canada's media with money, be it in ad dollars, speaking fees, charitable donations or "native content" partnerships. What this has bought, in effect, is a lack of critical mainstream discourse on oil and the environment. The National Observer has launched to counter this reality. Linda Solomon Wood is its founder, and she speaks to Jesse about her effort.
April 26, 2015
#7 Charlie Hebdo/Ghomeshi/Keystone
Jen Gerson of the National Post joins to talk about chickenshit editors and why Keystone XL is just like Kim Kardashian.
January 7, 2015
#52 Hark! Kate Beaton
Cartoonist Kate Beaton is an exemplary weirdo.
October 12, 2014
#22 CBCecrets: Mansbridge’s Oil Pay Makes the News
How the story happened.
March 3, 2014
Oil Sands Group Confirms Paying Peter Mansbridge
This photo of Peter Mansbridge holding forth from behind a CAPP (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) lectern popped up online last weekend....
February 26, 2014
By Jesse Brown
#21 Jonathan Kay Defends Rex Murphy
The pundit won't talk, but his National Post editor will.
February 24, 2014
#20 Rex Murphy is Paid by the Oil Sands and the CBC Won’t Disclose or Discuss it
The CBC's chief conservative commentator has a glaring conflict of interest, reports investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica.