National Post Journalists in Revolt Over Rex Murphy Column Denying Racism - 2020-06-13
The publication of a column by Rex Murphy that denied the existence of systemic racism in Canada was a "fuck up," according to the National Post's opinion editor, who made the remark in an internal town hall.
VICE News has obtained an audio recording of the town hall, which took place June 10, as well as an email exchange between journalists at the newspaper and editor-in-chief Rob Roberts about the opinion piece, titled "Canada is not a racist country, despite what Liberals may say."
The email, sent to Roberts June 4, described Murphy's column as "lazy, ignorant," and dehumanizing to Black and Indigenous peoples. It was signed by around 30 journalists, more than half of the Post's newsroom.