Michael Bate: Satirist and publisher of Frank magazine

The Ottawa edition of Frank, a satirical magazine launched in 1989, has been called a “gossip rag” or “scandal magazine.” Regardless it remains very popular with a loyal audience.

In this episode, satirist and Frank magazine publisher, Michael Bate and I discuss Mike Duffy’s long, and legal history with Frank Magazine.

Duffy went from suing Bate to later acting as an informant.

We discuss the media coverage of the Mike Duffy 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