Uninformed Discussion and Subpar Guests
I commend the idea of this podcast covering news stories Canada-wide, but it just does such a bad job of it. The discussion never seems well-informed. Ex, in the most recent episode on antisemitism, hateful and inciting language is explicitly considered a problem of Canadians listening to FOREIGN populists and far-right political parties, without any mention of how our domestic far-right landscape (eg. the Rebel, Gavin mcinness’ proud boys, etc) punch way above their weight in these international movements, and the only time they’re given in the episode is as a threat to the poor conservative politician who gets too cozy to them. The framing of that discussion in particular requires a ridiculous lack of rigour and self-awareness.Besides that, the guests are hit and miss. Treating the editor-in-chief of the Toronto Sun as though it is in any way reputable in 2018 is at best irresponsible, but at worst a sign of a media atmosphere that is more willing to associate with a consistently incorrect agenda-driven tabloid than to rise above and deliver news and commentary.
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