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SHORTCUTS – Andrew Scheer Does Not Want His Name In Headlines With The Rebel

The Conservative Leader doesn't like being asked about his ties to The Rebel. Plus, coverage of Gord Downie's death and freed hostage Joshua Boyle.

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SHORT CUTS – Sour Gas, Racist Soap

A sour note on a huge investigation into sour gas, coverage of the Liberals' tax plan and the sneaky way CBC journalists can criticize the CBC.

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SHORTCUTS – Will You Denounce Terry Milewski’s Moustache?

Coverage of the Edmonton terror attack, the CBC's bizarre interview with Jagmeet Singh and media reaction to the new CanCon plan.

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SHORTCUTS – It’s Important To Kick These People When They’re Down

Some unsolicited advice for This American Life. And the Globe and Mail launches a project to teach kids about media manipulation... through media manipulation.

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SHORTCUTS – The Wab Kinew Situation

Indigenous writer and activist turned politician Wab Kinew scored a historic victory last weekend by decisively winning the leadership of the Manitoba NDP. Only days before the election, however, allegations of domestic assault surfaced. A former partner of Kinew filed charges in 2003. Those charges were stayed in 2004. How has the media handled this … Continued

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SHORTCUTS – We Support You, Hostile Idiot!

Jagmeet Singh gracefully responded to a racist idiot, which proves he can lead a major political party we guess. Also, racism is totally not a problem anymore, according to the most widely-read columnists in the country.

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SHORT CUTS – Enough About Antifa, Let’s Fight Fascists

Post columnists pen truly offensive shit; another media outlet lays off workers; Donald Trump has us all scrambling. Another day, another 81¢ (rounded for inflation). The team of our Commons podcast weighs in.

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SHORT CUTS – Mommy, Where Do Issues Come From?

Americans are debating the removal of monuments to problematic historical figures, so I guess we are too. Old folks don’t want to hear sad stories about feelings on their CBC. Young folks do, apparently. And the Globe And Mail is slimming for winter. BuzzFeed Social Media Editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud joins us.

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SHORT CUTS – Rebel Meltdown

Ezra Levant attempts to distance his far right website The Rebel from the alt-right, claiming he's just learned that the movement is for racists. And a long strike at Nova Scotia's largest newspaper ends, as some seriously shitty journalistic practices by replacement workers come to light.

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SHORT CUTS – Arctic DNA

Joseph Boyden has emerged from his winter burrow like a collared lemming (it’s an arctic mammal — look it up!) to plug his forthcoming book weigh in again on questions of his Indigenous ancestry. Despite his insistence that his connection to — and friendship with — Indigenous communities should automatically confer some sort of Indigenous … Continued

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