Big Shiny Takes

Spin Doctors (ft. Nora Loreto)

December 19, 2021 Big Shiny Takes
Big Shiny Takes
Spin Doctors (ft. Nora Loreto)
Show Notes

Nora Loreto makes her triumphant return to BST and she's got a new book! As the title suggests, Spin Doctors: How  Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic deals with how the media created a sea of confusion that obscured the major fault lines of the pandemic.

To illustrate Nora's case, we brought an absolutely reprehensible column from Matt Gurney at the website Ontario's public broadcaster, TVO. He wants you to know that he cares about COVID deaths, he really does, but at the end of the day people die of all sorts of causes, and that's a-OK.

We then read a Rupa Subramanya piece about how vaccine hoarding is cool and good, but that'll be in our bonus feed.  For just $3 a month, you can access that episode and our entire back catalogue of Bonus Shiny Takes!

Plugs and Recs

Buy Nora's book

The academic report Nora co-authored on excess deaths

V.S. Wells: Independent Canadian Media Directory

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Jeremy: The Powerful Oil and Gas Executives Opposing Canada's Climate Commitments

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