Rex Murphy

The CBC Should Not Allow Rex Murphy's Two Personalities

Frank Koller | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Business
Frank Koller

In management's view, Rex (one and two) is in such complete control of his perceptions and biases that he can switch from one personality to the other while walking from a radio studio on the third floor of the Broadcast Centre in Toronto to a TV studio on the fifth or to his kitchen to write a column for the National Post. That is obviously impossible, although convenient wishful thinking for CBC executives stuck in a pickle of their own making.

CBC Needs to Look Inside and Look Ahead to Fix This Mess

Frank Koller | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Business
Frank Koller

I don't care what Rex Murphy talks about. This is about good journalism and the abuse of privilege. So here's the problem to be faced by CBC managers and programmers who seem so committed to keeping Rex Murphy in the CBC public's eye and ear.

Why Was Peter Mansbridge Permitted to Support the Mother Canada Project?

Frank Koller | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Frank Koller

"I decided that you can't cover a controversy by being in one." That's Peter Mansbridge's revelatory explanation as to why his name no longer appears -- after many months -- as an Honourary Patron of the controversial Never Forgotten war memorial proposed for Cape Breton Island. Apart from the fact that this is one of the basic tenets of journalism -- along with get your facts right, and don't misspell someone's name -- it avoids answering the really important question in this whole fiasco.

Rex Murphy: Canada Is Having A Mulcair Moment

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Politics

A major misstep on Bill C-51 is costing the Liberal party its alternative appeal — and at “the worst possible moment,” according to Rex Murphy.

Rex Murphy: Anti-Vaxxers Have 'The Intellectual Power Of A Dead Tree Stump'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Living

“Anti-vaccination is intensely selfish. Not vaccinating a child amounts to taking a free ride on the good practices of others.”

Rex Murphy: World Leaders Should Care As Much About Nigerian Massacre As Paris Attack

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"Why does the world pay more attention to 17 murders in France than to 2,000 murders in Africa?" That's the question Rex Murphy and many others are...

Has the CBC Violated the Broadcasting Act?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada TV
Barry Kiefl

We only learned post facto that CBC planned on achieving its objectives for TV by stripping more than a quarter of the funding from its radio services. How? Fortuitously, another law came into effect in 2008 that required CBC and other broadcasters to provide financial data to the CRTC on their major radio and TV operations.

WATCH: CBC's Rex Murphy's Epic Ghomeshi Takedown

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Music

Jian Ghomeshi may have been sold as the face of the "new" CBC, but Rex Murphy's stern, unforgiving visage has long been the face of the public broadca...

Rex Murphy's Speech On Ottawa Will Make Every Canadian Proud

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Rex Murphy managed to summarize a national tragedy in two minutes Wednesday, hours after a gunman went on a brazen attack in the nation’s capital, k...

Take it From Rex Murphy, Religious Morality Is Bad for Politics

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

This sort of bleating about how difficult the road is for the religious politician is stunning. We are witness to an era of dominance when North American politicians proudly and arrogantly proclaim their religious righteousness and Christian bravado. The worst of it is seen, almost daily, in the once proud Republican Party.

I Saw a Penis on Primetime UK Television. So What?

Trina Read | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

I wondered what would happen if Canada started showing full frontal nudity on prime time TV? Would it create a nation full of sex-starved creatures? People did not seem sex-starved in Britain. In fact, I would say in general the Europeans have a much healthier attitude towards nudity and sexuality.

CBC Changes Rules After Furor Over Mansbridge's Paid Speech For Oil Lobby

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Business

CBC has changed its rules regarding speaking engagements for its journalists following a controversy over appearances made by Peter Mansbridge and Rex...

Mansbridge Did Nothing Wrong, But Speaking Fees Suspect: Ombudsman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The CBC's ombudsman says anchor Peter Mansbridge did nothing wrong by accepting fees for speaking engagements but questions whether the publ...

CBC Should Banish Paid Speeches

Frank Koller | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada
Frank Koller

If the CBC should soon establish a new policy to clarify if and when its journalists can make speeches to -- and be paid by -- outside organizations, if it sticks to its word. Quite bluntly, taking money from any outside organization regardless of the content of any speech, demeans the idea of journalism at the CBC as an essential independent voice in a healthy democracy.

The CBC Won't Talk To CBC Radio

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Business

It seems that the CBC siblings aren't talking to each other. That is, at least when it comes to CBC TV's chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge and t...

Peter Mansbridge Was Paid By Oil And Gas Lobby For Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business

CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge was paid by a top oil and gas industry group to give a speech on energy, raising new questions about the broadcaster's con...

Is He Missing The Point?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Rex Murphy just doesn't get it. That's how iPolitics columnist Andrew Mitrovica sees the CBC pundit's self-defense amid a controversy over his supp...

Why Rex Murphy's Relationship With Oil Matters

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

There is a brewing controversy swirling around longtime CBC commentator Rex Murphy and his relationship with Canada's oil industry. The CBC expects Murphy's commentary to be "rooted in fact" and in turn the public has the same expectation. If it is the case that Murphy is being paid money by the same industry he publicly comments on, then this must be disclosed to the public.

CBC Is Reviewing Its Ethics Because, This Guy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Business

CBC is looking at requiring freelancers to disclose their speaking fees amid questions about Rex Murphy's speeches on the oilsands, The Vancouver Obse...

Rex Murphy Is Right About Atheists

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

Rex Murphy recently wrote an article about atheists requesting non-religious chaplains, specifically in the armed forces. He asked "Why should those who don't believe at all clamour for the same structures, assists and services of those who in fact do believe?" I am confounded by the desire for people who are atheists to ask for a non-religious chaplain. I've never heard such an oxymoron. A chaplain is one of the strongest symbols of the representation of God. Why would atheists want to second religious language? When I responded to a request for the chaplain, I knew I was bringing into that room the idea of God to that person-their idea, their concept of God, not mine.

Rex Murphy and the Myth of the Angry Atheist

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Roger Covin, Ph.D

A few days ago, the well known and respected commentator Rex Murphy presented a blistering critique of atheists, which seems to have been triggered by the recent debate over whether atheists soldiers should have access to their own chaplain. I believe it is worthwhile to highlight another glaring weakness of Mr. Murphy's article -- his misuse of the term anger.

How Rex Murphy Went from Critic to Crackpot

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada
Graham Templeton

Rex Murphy helped shape the way I think. He was a shining example of the type of strong rhetorician that this country rarely produces. Now, he openly deals in hateful diatribes cast down from the pages of the National Post. This means he has become what his critics have incorrectly accused him of being all along: a shallow, reactionary demagogue. And his latest piece will only prove them right.

WATCH: Rex Murphy Rips Into 'Duffster,' Mocks His Weight

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Rex Murphy used his monologue on CBC's "The National" Thursday night to mercilessly rip into Conservative Senator Mike Duffy. Murphy was not a fan ...

WATCH: Rex Murphy Eviscerates Rob Anders

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Rex Murphy slammed Tory MP Rob Anders on "The National" Thursday night for suggesting NDP leader Thomas Mulcair helped "hasten" Jack Layton's death. ...

Why we Should be Attacking Black -- Not Backing Him

Andrew Mitrovica | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada
Andrew Mitrovica

To sue or not to sue: Apparently, that's a question that often, it seems, preoccupies Conrad Black. In fact, he's filed a $1.25 million defamation suit against some of this nation's most respected editors and journalists a mere 45 days after his controversial return.