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[url=https://nowtoronto.com/news/amanda-lang-and-barrick-gold/]Amanda Lang and Barrick Gold[/url]

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The CBC’s senior business correspondent Amanda Lang has been under fire lately for alleged conflicts of interest regarding her reporting. 

The allegations include that Lang took money for speaking engagements sponsored by companies on which she was reporting. And, more controversially, that Lang aggressively lobbied to bury a story by CBC colleague Kathy Tomlinson on the Royal Bank of Canada replacing dozens of its staff with cheaper temporary foreign workers back in 2013. Lang was at the time, and still is, in a relationship with RBC board member W. Geoffrey Beattie. 

The CBC's general manager and editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire wrote in an Editor's Blog on January 12 in response that the original story by Sean Craig of media watch website Canadalandshow.com "is misleading" and "based on several misrepresentations." McGuire says that as soon as the CBC found out about Lang's relationship with Beattie "her executive producer put in appropriate protocols." 

Tomlinson has since come forward to tell Canadalandshow.com in a January 13 interview that "This is not about Amanda Lang. It is about the long standing belief most journalists have that conflicts should be avoided at all costs or explicitly declared up front." 

But it isn't the first time that Lang has gone to bat for a corporate employer of a romantic partner.

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Amanda Lang has also been used as a case study by George Monbiot in today's Guardian. 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/20/broadcasters-mouthp...

I am almost coming to the conclusion that Amanda Lang is actually worse than Kevin O'Leary.

Politically minded people should not forget that Amanda is Liberal through and through, and from a very distinguished Liberal family.

This kind of sleaze has a Liberal waft to it. Maybe she can run in Beaches East-York!

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montrealer58 wrote:
I am almost coming to the conclusion that Amanda Lang is actually worse than Kevin O'Leary.

In some ways pundits like Amanda Lang and Andrew Coyne are worse than Kevin O'Leary, because they present neo-liberal economic ideas as common sense. Kevin O'Leary, on the other hand, is upfront about the fact that he openly advocates for the 1%.

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Politically minded people should not forget that Amanda is Liberal through and through, and from a very distinguished Liberal family.

This kind of sleaze has a Liberal waft to it. Maybe she can run in Beaches East-York!

Back during the Liberal leadership race I picked Amanda Lang as my ideal Liberal leader, because she would have lots of appeal among Lib-Con swing voters, but very little appeal among Lib-NDP swing voters.

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Amanda Overboard!

http://frankmag.ca/2015/07/remedial-media-amanda-overboard/

 

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  1. Norman Spector ‏@nspector4 5h5 hours ago

    Norman Spector retweeted Paul McLeod

    What will Solomon defenders say now?

    Norman Spector added,

    Paul McLeod @pdmcleodEvery Solomon defender I talked to pointed to Lang’s continued employment at CBC as evidence of unfairness. https://twitter.com/RealStirfryguy/status/623180580889333760 …3 retweets0 favoritesReply Retweet3 FavoriteMore