Deep discourse or partisan pablum? Political pundits weigh in on the art of the panel
By Neil MossJul. 4, 2018
While some say political panel shows offer little to the Canadian viewer outside of talking points, others say they offer a chance to burst out of the echo chamber.
Weeknight political shows, like CBC’s Power and Politics, feature panellists including journalists and partisans, such as, from left, Maclean's writer Jason Markusoff, Liberal strategist Amanda Alvaro, former NDP pundit Ian Capstick, and Conservative commentator Tim Powers. CBC screen capture
Ian Capstick had to get out of the game. When the well-known NDP TV pundit announced on Facebook that he was leaving the world of punditry for his own personal health, he also criticized the world of political punditry in Ottawa.
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