Canadian journalists slam CBC's 'shameful' coverage of violent 'alt-right fight club' - 2017-07-06
CBC News admits they "made mistakes" after the controversial leader of a group, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an "alt-right fight club" linked to riots and violent rallies, was given a platform on the public broadcaster to defend historical violence against Indigenous people and promote a website aimed at recruiting new members to his group.
The incident is also raising questions about whether or not traditional journalism in Canada knows how to handle the disruptive tactics of "alt-right" trolls – and whether or not Ottawa's press gallery is dangerously out-of-touch with the concerns of marginalized groups targeted by hate groups.
On Wednesday, CBC's Power & Politics waded into the ongoing controversy surrounding five men who belong to a controversial "alt-right" group, who call themselves the "Proud Boys," who disrupted an Indigenous ceremony in Halifax on Canada Day by interviewing the group's founder – Rebel Media host Gavin McInnes. by hate groups.