Michael Bate: Satirist and publisher of Frank magazine

Episode 38, May 25


The Ottawa edition of Frank, a satirical magazine launched in 1989, has been called a “gossip rag” or “scandal magazine,” but for the first few years after its launch
it was very popular with a large audience.

Michael and I discuss his long, and legal history with suspended Canadian senator Mike Duffy.
Duffy went from suing Bate to later acting as an informant.

We discuss the media coverage of the trial and the role of satire plays in society.

We also talk about National Lampoon editor Tony Hendra’s motto “nothing is sacred.

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Show Notes
Frank Magazine Ottawa Edition
Jennifer Ditchburn on Twitter
Christie Blatchford at The National Post
Glen McGregor, at The Ottawa Citizen