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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?

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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.

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Not Paid To Be Classy

Media coverage of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, a statement from the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression sets off alarms, and a fond farewell to Rick Mercer.

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Never Underestimate Hatred For Toronto

The Toronto Star goes national, the CBC finally has a female president, and Canada's left mourns the loss of one of its most stalwart intellectuals

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Oh, So I’m The Idiot

Hot takes! If the CBC runs a picture of you without your consent, do they owe you a column? And why was one Canadian taxpayer-subsidized show available on Netflix everywhere around the world — except in Canada? Courtney Shea co-hosts.

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You Can Beat Me With a Hose

Is all of your Facebook data up for sale? What do the Cambridge Analytica revelations mean for Canada? When does journalism cross the line into criminal harassment? And if there hasn’t been any major violence in 20 years, why are we all of a sudden freaking out about Khalistan so much?

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The Conspiracy Provisions

Another populist businessman turned politician defeats a more-qualified female candidate. Will the Competition Bureau actually do anything other than raid some offices? And does the CBC hate Sikhs? Kieran Delamont co-hosts. Correction: in the original version of this podcast, Jesse incorrectly referred to the Gerald Stanley trial as “the Boushie trial”, which is especially embarrassing … Continued

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The Haunted Dungeon Of Q

Has Tom Power gotten an easy ride? Facebook finds a new way to manipulate the news. And with so many awful people on Twitter, how are they choosing who to ban?

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Rogue Indian Elements

Why did CBC News let Justin Trudeau use them like a cheap tool? Why did Patrick Brown quit (this time)? And what’s up with the newspaper bailout plan? Stephen Maher co-hosts.

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Patrick Brown Totally Has Sisters

Did CTV actually f**k up its Patrick Brown exposé? Can we reverse engineer his crisis communications PR strategy? When can we talk about anything else?

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