mainstream media

Nov 9, 2011

Creating the CBC in order to build a nation

Marc Raboy
Given it is under attack, the hoopla surrounding the 75th birthday of the CBC provides a good occasion to recall how and why Canada got a national public broadcaster.
Nov 4, 2011

Occupying the Lang and O'Leary Exchange

Armine Yalnizyan
Starting today I will be on a regular weekly biz panel for the Lang and O'Leary show. A cool opportunity to bring a progressive perspective into perhaps the most neoliberal Punch and Judy show.
Oct 15, 2011

CBC and Sun TV get hitched

Gerry Caplan
It is well known that Harper has long felt CBC TV was ready for a radical makeover. Eliminating its public subsidy was one alternative. But a series of coincidences led him to his new inspiration.
Oct 15, 2011

O'Leary breached CBC standards, ombudsman rules

Ben Parfitt
It took just a week following the airing of an "interview" on CBC's The Lang & O'Leary Exchange for the ombudsman to rule that the public broadcaster's journalistic standards had been breached.
Oct 4, 2011

The NDP and its enemies

A new federal NDP leader with an agenda for meaningful change to improve lives is going to face major opposition from the people who benefit disproportionately from the way Canada is run now.
Aug 20, 2011

Why do certain media demonize Muslims?

Gerry Caplan
Why do certain media choose to offer platforms to those who spread malicious lies and instill fear about Muslims? To fill space? To improve ratings? Or merely for the hell of it?
Aug 5, 2011

Playing 'gotcha' with the NDP

Gerry Caplan
It never stops and never will. The moment the NDP seems even close to power, the knives come out. Here's what the party faced in these past three months.


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