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    Ricardo Duchesne in His Own Words

    We’ve heard a lot from Prof. Duchesne’s critics, here are some of his own words, extracted from a Canadian Press interview published by CityNews. “I want to have my own voice,” he said in an interview. “I believe that’s what Canada is about, to allow debate and freedom of expression.” “I haven’t done anything wrong, really,” he said. “I’m not racist or supremacist.” Duchesne, who is originally from Puerto Rico, said he believes the controversy is being generated by his 2017 book Canada in Decay: Mass Immigration, Diversity, and the Ethnocide of Euro-Canadians. “I am a strong critic of immigration,” he said in an interview. “I believe that Canada and…

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    Unpacking A Television News Report

    Television news is a powerful medum for molding public opinion. Let’s look at a relatively unbiased news report on the Duchesne witch-hunt from Global News. Have a listen to the report as Global reporter Morganne Campbell tries to balance the accusations against Duchesne and his response to them. The problem he faces is that the accusation she uses is unattributed and undocumented. Here’s a quote: “He’s been accused of displaying white supremacist views after appearing on Faith Goldys podcast; she’s a known far-right white nationalist.” Accused? By whom? And the second part of the sentence is damning by association. She then interviews a Student Council representative who says about those…