A collection of 11 posts
Podcast # 194: Canada’s Unmarked-Graves Social Panic: How Did the Media Get This Blockbuster Story So Wrong?
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to National Post reporter (and popular Substack author [https://therealstory.substack.com/]) Terry Glavin about the blockbuster 2021 claim [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/world/canada/kamloops-mass-grave-residential-schools.html] that hundreds of murdered Indigenous children had been found in unmarked graves, the process
I Signed Up to Study Journalism. What They Taught Me Was Activism
Even by the hyper-progressive standards of the Canadian education sector, Ryerson University in Toronto has distinguished itself as being unusually energetic in its social justice messaging. Last spring, Indigenous activists destroyed [https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/egerton-ryerson-statue-caledonia-land-back-lane-1.6059513] the statue of the university’s namesake, Egerton Ryerson, on
Bitter Fruit: Marshall McLuhan and the Rise of Fake News
In Orson Welles’s classic movie Citizen Kane [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/], the eponymous hero publishes a statement of principles on the front page of his newspaper, “I’ll provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly. ... They're going