That Time Vice Paid A “Hacker” $5,000 For A Fake Rob Ford Story
It was one of their biggest Canadian scoops. They didn't know they were being conned.
April 9, 2020
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Wag the Doug
Introducing COMMONS: DYNASTIES
Our colleagues at COMMONS have a new season of their podcast called DYNASTIES, all about the powerful families that run Canada. Today, we're sharing their episode about the rise of the Fords.
October 24, 2019
DYNASTIES #3 – The Fords
They call themselves the Canadian Kennedys. And they’re one of the most famous political dynasties to ever exist in this country. But the rise of the Ford family has been marred by violence and self-destruction at almost every turn. The story of the Fords is tragic — for them, for everyone who falls into their orbit, and for the people of Toronto.
October 15, 2019
Sun Hires Conservative Operative With No Journalism Experience As New Editor-in-Chief
Former Rob Ford chief of staff Mark Towhey will be replacing James Wallace, who left to become deputy chief of staff for Doug Ford
March 29, 2019
By Jonathan Goldsbie
#204 Daniel Dale
The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale has become one of the most-watched journalists in Washington in part by simply enumerating Donald Trump's lies.
October 23, 2017
#82 Greasy Jungle
Author and journalist Stephen Marche joins Jesse to talk about the Tragically Hip's final tour and the Rob Ford crack video.
August 25, 2016
#63 Why I Miss Rob Ford
Stephen Marche co-hosts on coverage of Rob Ford in life and death, CBC funding and CBC’s pledge to eliminate anonymous comments.
March 25, 2016
David Soknacki is the opposite of Rob Ford: he's skinny, sober and thoughtful. But is the political press too sensationalized for a candidate with substance to get noticed?
August 31, 2014
#41 (A Fate Worse Than) Death Of The Newspaper
Veteran journalist John Barber has written a fire-breathing, bridge-burning polemic on the state of Canada's newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, where he spent most of his career. He explains why he had to say it.
July 20, 2014
#28 What Only the Press Knows about Rob Ford
Robyn Doolittle and Jonathan Goldsbie talk about unreported smells and Rob Ford's mastery of modern media.