Episode 173: Elected Office and the Super Rich, RT's Propaganda Gambit, Banning "Bossy" and more
Peladeau, Money and the PQ
"For the most part, in democracies, when billionaires or multi-millionaires get into power they're kind of neutralized and they have to deal with the politics of the situation."
-Terence Corcoran, editor of the Financial Post
"The super-rich, this class of incredibly wealthy super-elite that's emerged particularly in the last decade ... It has enormous economic power, and economic (power) translates into political power."
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The Ban Bossy Debate
"If it was a different hashtag people wouldn't pick up on it. They wouldn't disagree ... it really gets people talking, and gets people realizing what that word has done."
"You have to have thick skin in this world ... I'm grown up enough to know now, and I was grown up enough to know then, that there are going to be people that call me names ... and I need to develop resources to deal with being called those names."
-Micheline Maynard, journalist from Ann Arbor
Successful Search Theory Ignored?
"I don't see evidence that they're using a structured Bayesian approach to this at all."
RT Turns on the Propaganda
"Since the Russian troops entered Crimea, (RT) has switched massively and has become a straight-forward, transparent propaganda weapon in the hands of the Kremlin to make sure that there is a TV station out there that is broadcasting the Kremlin's view on what is happening in Crimea."
-Oliver Bullough journalist and author of The Last Man in Russia: The Struggle to Save a Dying Nation
Kenya, Satire and NGOs
"It doesn't exactly mirror (Kenyan NGOs), it exaggerates ... We do recognize that not all aid is bad because in any industry you have good and bad. But good does not make good comedy, bad does."
-Hussein Kurji, creator of Kenya's first mockumentary series The Samaritans