Short Cuts - CANADALAND

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

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  • Jesse Brown

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#204 Pressure-Cooked Octopus

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.

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#202 Jody Wilson-Raybould Ain’t Nuthin To Fuck With

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?

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#201 Short Butts

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.

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#200 My Bloody Lavalin

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?

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#199 The Sun Never Sets On The Netflix Empire

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? 

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#198 The Criminals We Deserve

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.

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#197 Smells Like MAGA Teen Spirit

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.

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#196 Naughty Daughter

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?

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