Play now!Episode 2: Conslicked of Interest concerns a recent scandal from Canada. When people who report the news also make money from the people who are often discussed in the news, shouldn't the reporters admit as much and disclose this possible conflict of interest? A growing number of people in Canadian media think so, especially after Jesse Brown of the Canadaland podcast broke the story. This, of course, raises another interesting question . . . which I'll save for listeners.
The Canadaland episodes in question: Rex Murphy is Paid by the Oil Sands and the CBC Won’t Disclose or Discuss it, followed by Jonathan Kay Defends Rex Murphy, followed by the triumphant Mansbridge's Oil Pay Makes the News. I excerpt a bit from each for the show.
I read from this article regarding the danger automobiles pose to children.
Middle Music: Wurliztraction, "The Manitoba Sprat Cat".
Closing tunage: Omyiga, "Skip the Happy Ending".
I apologize for the late release of this episode of Attack Ads!, due to a technical issue. Technically, yesterday I forgot to release it.