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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New episode every Monday.

Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New episode every Monday.
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Media criticism. Self-abuse. If someone else were doing this, I wouldn't have to. New episode every Monday.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 270 - The Most Expensive Thing Canada's Ever Bought

3/22/2019
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When Ottawa Citizen reporter David Pugliese called the government to follow up on a tip, he heard back from the PR arm of Irving Shipbuilding. And then the president of that company called, and threatened to sue him. Turns out the tip didn't lead to a story, but that phone call did. Pugliese joins Jesse to talk about why.

Duration:00:22:49

SHORTCUTS #205 - Scheer and Loathing

3/21/2019
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Andrew Scheer’s first statement about the terrorist attack by a white supremacist in New Zealand failed to mention a few things... like Muslims and white supremacy. Also, the federal budget was announced and so were the details of that controversial media bailout. CORRECTION: In this episode, the shooter at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando is referred to among a list of angry white men. He is not white.

Duration:00:35:37

Ep. 269 - Ruthless Or Toothless? The News Biz Complaints Department

3/18/2019
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Who do you turn to when the news messes up? It turns out there's a council for that. Pat Perkel and John Fraser from the National NewsMedia Council talk about the powers and limits of their organization. They can tell a news org to print a correction, but can they stop a columnist from being racist? And what happens when a media outlet won't be deterred by shame?

Duration:00:57:20

SHORT CUTS #204 - Pressure-Cooked Octopus

3/13/2019
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While we're all busy talking about the propriety of the SNC-Lavalin affair, it bears revisiting the company's sordid past. Also, how is the media culpable for whitewashing reconciliation? And Pizzagate comes to Canada. Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

Duration:00:47:02

Ep. 268 - Strombo

3/10/2019
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Canada's most ubiquitous TV host talks about his many, many gigs, from MuchMusic VJ to CNN interviewer -- and why he's turned to YouTube for the latest one.

Duration:00:56:14

Short Cuts #203 - Philpottcalypse Now

3/7/2019
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Gerry Butts breaks his silence on SNC-Lavalin. And the thing that Andrew Scheer can get away with, but Jagmeet Singh cannot. Paul Wells co-hosts.

Duration:00:38:25

Ep. 267 - Propaganda, Fascism And Murder: An Alternative History Of The Globe And Mail

3/3/2019
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This week marks 175 years of The Globe and Mail. You can read all about its accomplishments elsewhere. Writer Jamie Bradburn takes us through the paper's darker moments.

Duration:00:25:52

SHORT CUTS #202 - Jody Wilson-Raybould Ain't Nuthin To Mess With

2/28/2019
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The former Minister of Justice testified before the House of Commons justice committee this week and it was like nothing we've seen in recent memory. And what did Howie Mandel do to make so many Canadian comedians so upset? Sandra Battaglini co-hosts.

Duration:00:33:41

Ep. 266 - A Guide To The Podcast Industry

2/24/2019
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In the past year or so, the podcast industry has seen an explosion --or bubble, depending on who you ask-- with companies like Entertainment One, Corus, and Rogers making big plays in the market. Ben Cannon of Constant Listener and Marc Weisblott of 1236.ca join Jesse to take stock of the landscape. Who are the big players? What are they trying to do? And are their podcasts any good?

Duration:00:52:40

SHORT CUTS #201 - Short Butts

2/20/2019
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Reports of a massive protest convoy driving across the country have been greatly exaggerated ... except for the whole racism part. And a probing examination of all the Butts stuff in Ottawa. Nora Loreto co-hosts.

Duration:00:46:44

Ep. 265 - Decoding A Political Scandal

2/17/2019
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There's a lot to learn from what politicians and journalists can and can't tell us, their lowly constituents and readers. We read between the lines of the news coverage of the SNC-Lavalin scandal with BuzzFeed News' Paul McLeod. Then, Macleans columnist Anne Kingston helps translate politicians' passive-aggressive, condescending, or coded messages, passed to us through resignation letters, speeches, and even Twitter likes.

Duration:00:43:20

SHORT CUTS #200 - My Bloody Lavalin

2/13/2019
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How did the Canadian press cover the biggest scandal yet to hit the Trudeau government? Will the SNC-Lavalin affair blow over? With this level of potential corruption, will anyone care or remember at election time? Ali Taghva co-hosts.

Duration:00:37:38

Ep. 264 - Quebec's Fake News Problem

2/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:12

SHORT CUTS #199 - The Sun Never Sets On The Netflix Empire

2/6/2019
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Is Netflix threatening Canadian culture through neo-imperialism? Never mind the copyright infringement, was the Conservative Party's Heritage Minute any good? And did the new Indigenous Languages Act accomplish anything? Jesse Wente guest hosts and Garvia Bailey co-hosts.

Duration:00:42:18

Ep. 263 - The Loudmouth Senator

2/4/2019
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Paula Simons did something that makes a lot of journalists cringe. She went into politics. The former Edmonton Journal columnist is now an independent senator. She speaks about crossing over, using social media to pull back the curtain on Canadian politics... and about the Senate's secret snack machine.

Duration:00:35:11

SHORT CUTS #198 - The Criminals We Deserve

1/30/2019
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What's with our ongoing fascination with serial killers? What do we lose when Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to his charges? What does all this say about Canadian society? Plus, Jesse reveals the details of a top-secret media bailout meeting. Fatima Syed co-hosts.

Duration:00:47:41

Ep. 262 - Meet Canada's Pro-Oil, Anti-Immigrant Yellow Vest Movement

1/27/2019
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What do warnings of globalism, support for pipelines and calls to execute Trudeau have in common? They're all part of the rhetoric of Yellow Vests Canada. CANADALAND producer David Crosbie investigates how a French working class protest against a fuel tax has inspired a right wing, populist movement holding rallies across Canada. Read his full report on our website, canadalandshow.com

Duration:00:32:29

SHORT CUTS #197 - Smells Like MAGA Teen Spirit

1/23/2019
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Did a viral video actually show all the ugliness, racism, division, and indecency of the current moment, or did it show all the ugliness, racism, division, and indecency of the current moment? And look out! Big Government is coming for your Netflix. James Wilt co-hosts.

Duration:00:44:27

Ep.261 - Oh Great, Now China Hates Us

1/20/2019
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Canada's in a bad way with China. Has the media prepared us to deal with the growing superpower? With tensions rising, it may be more important than ever for Canadians to understand China. The Star Vancouver's deputy bureau chief Joanna Chiu takes us through various forces standing in the way -- a lack of understanding of Chinese media among English Canada, the misogynistic culture of the foreign press in Asia, and government control over Chinese social media, even in Canada. Plus, she...

Duration:00:42:22

SHORT CUTS #196 - Naughty Daughter

1/16/2019
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As the Trudeau government trumpets its track record on supporting women's rights abroad, newborn children continue to be separated from their parents right here in Canada. And how did Jagmeet Singh's most recent round of media appearances go? Erica Ifill co-hosts.

Duration:00:36:59