Wednesday Link-Off: The News Behind the News

jessica-chastain-amy-adams-goldenglobes15-01Just when I thought that all we’d be talking about the Golden Globes, the folks at Canadaland broke another major Canadian media story at the CBC. This is the sort of thing that I wanted to do with my life. Instead, I work a white-collar job and my life has no direction. Sorry, I’m watching Parks & Rec while I’m writing and that came up in this week’s episode.

Anyway, it’s time for the links. For something special, let’s start off with a two-for-one deal. Here are Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams.

You can’t really say CBC without putting scandal beside it these days. Once again, it’s Canadaland with the story. In this case, the CBC is the bad guy as they allowed star Amanda Lang to run interference with a story about RBC using foreign workers. (Canadaland)

To make matters worse, Canadaland says that Lang was romantically involved with an RBC board member while trying to spike that story. (Canadaland)

The CBC came out on the offensive with a denial that the Canadaland story is true. (

So CBC reporter Kathy Tomlinson allowed Canadaland to put her name to the accusations about Lang and the CBC’s conflict of interest in this matter. (Canadaland)

In the first year of the new marijuana laws in Colorado, the state earned over $60 million in new tax revenue. (PolitiFact)

The youngest female executive in the NFL, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, tells us what she’s learned on the job. (Glamour)

Macho Man Randy Savage is going to be the first inductee into the 2015 class of the WWE Hall of Fame. Jim Ross looks back at Macho’s career and their short time together. (Fox Sports)

The St. Louis Rams have successfully convinced the city of St. Louis to build them a new stadium so they don’t move to LA. It’ll be a near billion-dollar money sink and it won’t be worth it. (Vox)

What to know where the cool kids hang out on social media? A teenager explains where other teenagers spend their time on social networks. (Medium)

The final season of Parks & Rec started last night. Considering the history of the show, we’re almost lucky that this little show got this far. Then we were lucky it got a final season since everyone on it is now a superstar. (Bloomberg)

A street sign in LA told people to read a fucking book. The person responsible is my hero. (LA Weekly)

My working plan is to pen a casual wrestling fan’s look at Wrestle Kingdom 9 but that probably won’t be until next week. In the meantime, this match was the first five-star match of 2015 and prepare to bask in the awesomeness of the King of Strong Style Shinsuke Nakamura.


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