Shortcuts Archive - CANADALAND

Short Cuts

Be Like The Lamb That Jumps For The Knife

Rogers Media's questionable new approach to publishing (hint: there's just less of it), Scaachi Koul's journey into the heart of Rebel darkness, and Jesse's failed fortune cookie writing gig.

More

A He Said That She Said Story

Why is no one in Canada reporting on that Justin Trudeau groping allegation? How does The Globe & Mail go from publishing one of the most important pieces of journalism about sexual assault in recent years to publishing an alleged sexual assailant's version of events? And what can we learn from the New York Magazine profile of everyone's favourite hipster Ponzi scheme, VICE?

More

Doug Life

We have reached peak batshit in the Ontario election. Ford suing Ford, octogenarians in "physical altercations" with seventh-graders while illegally campaigning at schools, loopy NDP candidates – and that's just this week.  And no one, NO ONE, can believe that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to dissolve NAFTA. 

More

The Devil Wears Pravda

Never mind a Tesla in every Mars driveway, Elon Musk is going to save journalism, one truth at a time. The Toronto Sun has found Hitler's body – or his ghost, anyway. The NDP have it. And a far-right group muscled its way into VICE's Montréal office.

More

Daft Munk

Keeping the "debate" out of the Munk Debates, getting the best Canadian coverage from American press, and serving Anthony Bourdain the unpalatable best of Canadian media. 

More

Stephen Harper Would Like Some Attention

AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently). 

More

Doug Ford’s Magical World Of Make-Believe

An update on our investigation into possible bias at Ford Nation Live, a look at the ivory tower's imperative to let absolutely anyone speak their mind, and Erin Weir's expulsion from the NDP caucus.

More

Jokes About Politicians That Don’t Hurt Anyone’s Feelings

The Canadian version of the White House Correspondents Dinner will never offend you (because you've never heard of it), new developments in the Steven Paikin allegations, and CBC’s exclusive investigation into a year-old VICE investigation.

More

All Eyes On Us

Why were some people so determined to label the Toronto van attack as Islamist? How is it that U.S. media are capable of breaking key points of developing Canadian stories before their domestic counterparts? And how do you sift through online signal noise to report accurately in the midst of a high-profile event?

More

The Indoctrination Of Alexandre Bissonnette

A look at the media diet of Alexandre Bissonnette, charged with the January, 2017 terror attack at a Quebec City mosque that killed six and wounded nineteen, plus Facebook continues its Canadian outreach program.

More