In this dissection of election media coverage, Macleans’s Laura Payton peers in while Jesse holds the knife.
Mark Bourrie talks dirty campaign moves, Jeffrey Simpson’s 10,000 word Globe and Mail piece, and the credibility of polls.
It’s been a gross week in Canadian politics. CANADALAND editor Jane Lytvynenko discusses citizenship revocation, the “barbaric cultural practices” hotline, the ongoing Niqab controversy (the everlasting gobstopper of #exln42), and whether the media has the power to shape the election.
This week on Conservative Follies (with special guest Adrienne Batra of The Sun): An incumbent MP crashes out of the bushes to make a citizen’s arrest, a candidate urinates in someone else’s mug, and yet another candidate realizes that crank calling Pfizer is hard to come back from. Elsewhere, Peter Mansbridge wears an unseasonably warm polar fleece while interviewing three men about stuff we’ve heard before.
Thomas Mulcair shocked politicos recently by sharpening the NDP’s stance on a tender political issue, telling a Quebec-based news magazine in clear, unambiguous terms that he opposes the Energy East pipeline.
Except he didn’t.
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