The CBC’s chief conservative commentator has a glaring conflict of interest, reports investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica.
One of Rex Murphy’s paid speeches for Big Oil (YouTube video)
Rex Murphy, the oilsands and the cone of silence (Andrew Mitrovica’s iPolitics column)
A Question of Conflict? (Jennifer McGuire’s response on CBC’s Editor’s Blog)
Rex Murphy and Big Oil: friends with benefits? (PressProgress piece)
Investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica has worked for the CBC’s fifth estate, CTV’s W5, CTV National News, Saturday Night magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail. He is currently a journalism instructor and a columnist with iPolitics.ca
Rex Murphy, Jennifer McGuire, Peter Mansbridge, Chuck Thompson
How much money have Oil Sands companies paid to Rex Murphy? When did the CBC and The National Post learn of this? Why won’t Rex Murphy answer questions about this? Why won’t the The National disclose his relationship, when they’ve disclosed lesser conflicts of interest in the past? What’s going on at The National anyhow? How could they possibly think this is okay, or that nobody would notice?