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Alberta Politics: Scary news for Halloween: Never mind Harper Derangement Syndrome; Notley Derangement Syndrome is a real thing!

PHOTOS: Deficit rode a pale horse … as seen by some Albertans in the skies over Edmonton. Below: Rachel Notley, and Pierre and Justin Trudeau, who are all thought by sufferers of various forms of conservative delusional personality disorder to have economic superpowers. Below them: Two guys who for some reason love being photographed with . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Scary news for Halloween: Never mind Harper Derangement Syndrome; Notley Derangement Syndrome is a real thing!

Alberta Politics: ‘Event logisticians’? Give us a break! They’re bouncers! What’s that tell you about the Tories?

PHOTOS: Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets a group of foreign event logistics consultants while travelling abroad (Government of Canada photo). Below: Pierre Trudeau does suppressed fury the right way; Mr. Harper does it with considerably less appeal. Clearly, the continuing uproar about Stephen Harper’s “event logistics team members” tells us something fundamental about the increasingly . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: ‘Event logisticians’? Give us a break! They’re bouncers! What’s that tell you about the Tories?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: A Short Note On A Long Election

This has risks for all parties.  The risks for the 2nd and 3rd parties are obvious.  They might run out of dough.  But it also has a downside for the CPC.  More is not always better when it comes to bombarding the airwaves with attack ads.  Once you’ve reached the saturation point you’re just wasting . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: A Short Note On A Long Election

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The CPoC War Room, or: Did Kory Teneycke Strike Again?

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.

– Scott Santens argues that a basic income represents the best way to ensure that the gains from technological advancement are shared by everybody. And Thom Hartmann makes the case for a guaranteed income based on its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, while Mark Sarner sees it mostly as a . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: The Incredibly Dangerous Delusions of the Corrupt Con Regime

I must admit that when I first read that Kory Teneycke was defending the Con's latest disgusting attack ad, by claiming: "We’re better than news, because we’re truthful." After a moment of shock and disbelief, I practically fell out of my chair laughing.Even though as I later pointed out, him and his Cons should . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Incredibly Dangerous Delusions of the Corrupt Con Regime

Progressive Proselytizing: "We’re better than news, we’re truthful"

So says Kory Teneycke, the former VP of the new defunct Sun News Network and now Director of Communications for the PMO. 

The irony here is simply too much. He is at least half right. Sun News Network was premised on just about anything but the truth. It was highly partisan and served precisely to . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: "We’re better than news, we’re truthful"

Progressive Proselytizing: "We’re better than news, we’re truthful"

So says Kory Teneycke, the former VP of the new defunct Sun News Network and now Director of Communications for the PMO. The irony here is simply too much. He is at least half right. Sun News Network was premised on just about anything but the tru… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: "We’re better than news, we’re truthful"

Montreal Simon: Watch Kory Teneycke Try to Explain Why the Cons Shouldn’t Be Arrested

As you may know the Cons have just released a new attack ad, which uses ISIS' images and music to attack Justin Trudeau.And should, according to the provisions of their own Bill C-51, cause the Cons to be arrested.But now you must really watch the Harperite stooge Kory Teneycke try to defend the Con . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Watch Kory Teneycke Try to Explain Why the Cons Shouldn’t Be Arrested

BigCityLib Strikes Back: You’re Not Helping, Kory Teneycke

From Global, earlier today: He’s got to be someone’s useless cousin, right?  “Please, sir, if he can’t get a job with the party he’ll either end up in jail or in real estate.”  Right?  Here’s the full Kory file on BCLSB, for kicks.  And my favorite bit from it.

. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: You’re Not Helping, Kory Teneycke

Montreal Simon: Chicken Harper and the Great Con Debate Scam

Well now it’s official. The Con fluffer Kory Teneycke and his chicken leader Stephen Harper really don’t want any serious political leader’s debates.They want to hold their own mini-debates, and prevent as many Canadians as possible from watching them.

So they won’t take part in any organized by the country’s major broadcasters. The Conservatives have rebuffed . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Chicken Harper and the Great Con Debate Scam

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Death Of Sun News Addendum: Management Severance Pay Demands Sank Deals, Pt II?

Mr. Asper is said to have thought SunTV operated “very expensively for what it was” and was unwilling to take on the employment contracts and severance costs of its staff, most notably the executives…

This is the second story that has claimed that excessive executive severance packages were behind the ultimate failure of SNN to . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Death Of Sun News Addendum: Management Severance Pay Demands Sank Deals, Pt II?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Fox News North Deal Stalls As Teneycke Balks?

From Canadaland:

Multiple sources tell CANADALAND that Sun News Network (SNN), the Quebecor-owned cable news channel that launched in 2011, is on the verge of closing.

Couple of weird things.  One is this:

As recently as three weeks ago, sources say that SNN management told several employees that negotiations with Zoomer looked promising and that . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Fox News North Deal Stalls As Teneycke Balks?

Alberta Diary: Sun Media – not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant – is the problem

Ezra Levant, on the job with his Sun News microphone. Mr. Levant is not the problem. Sun Media is the problem. Below: Justin Trudeau, Bernie Farber, and Brian Mulroney.

Ezra Levant is a squalid nuisance, barely worth contemplating.

Sun Media is the problem.

On Monday, Sun Media apologized for Mr. Levant’s repellent and . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun Media – not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant – is the problem

Alberta Diary: Ford Nation dumped? Stay tuned for more program changes at Sun News Network

Toronto City Hall. Actual city halls in Canada’s largest city may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Rob Ford, Doug Ford, Kory Teneycke and Ezra Levant.

Does anyone seriously believe Sun News Network cancelled Ford Nation after its inaugural show on Monday because of Rob and Doug Ford’s “relative inexperience with the medium”?

. . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ford Nation dumped? Stay tuned for more program changes at Sun News Network

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kory Teneycke Talks Ford Nation Cancellation: The Secret Draft Statement

The verdict is in!  Ford Nation the show sucked monkeys!  Kory Teneycke has made an official public statement, but I have been given a secret recording, which I believe to be genuine, of what is purported to be  a dictation of the first draft of this statement.  As you can see, it is quite . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kory Teneycke Talks Ford Nation Cancellation: The Secret Draft Statement

Valerie Burns: Doldrums

My three faithful readers remind me that I don’t post here often enough for their liking. They are dear to me, and I love them all. Hi guys.

There are a few reasons I don’t post more. SInce I like lists, I’ll make one here to amuse and bemuse:

1. We are winning. . . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: Doldrums

Montreal Simon: Con Stories: Another PMO Operative Jumps Ship

They don't dare admit it of course, but there's one thing everyone who has worked in the PMO would say if they could be sure of being accepted into the Witness Protection Program: It's not easy working for Boss Harper.Read more »

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Con Stories: Another PMO Operative Jumps Ship

Alberta Diary: CRTC ruling notwithstanding, Sun News and its campaign for subsidies will continue

Sun News Network gets ready to take Phase II of its campaign for subsidies on the road. Actual action plans by the right-wing broadcaster in light of the CRTC’s denial Wednesday of free cash from consumers and a favourable location on the TV tuner may not turn out to be exactly as illustrated. . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: CRTC ruling notwithstanding, Sun News and its campaign for subsidies will continue

Montreal Simon: The Long Slow Death of Fox News North

Uh oh. Somebody call a plumber, or a mortician. It looks as if Sun TV News, also known as Fox News North or Harper TV, won't be able to make us pay to keep it on life support. Sun News Network has been denied a guaranteed spot on basic cable TV packages in a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Long Slow Death of Fox News North

Montreal Simon: How To Stop the Sun News Money Grab

Golly. Call me Nostradamus eh? Almost three years ago I wrote this about the outhouse gang at Sun News Network aka Fox News North:They don't have the money, or the infrastructure, or the talent, to compete for even a small part of that tiny news market. Or even to be taken seriously. This is . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How To Stop the Sun News Money Grab

Alberta Diary: With no market for hate and right-wing drivel, Sun News comes cap in hand for public subsidy

More gruel, sir? The face of Sun News Network that Sun News Network would like you to see as they beg for public subsidies. Below: The real face of Sun News Network.

Sun News Network, that fearless foe of state subsidies for the CBC, wants you, Dear Television Viewer, to directly subsidize it . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: With no market for hate and right-wing drivel, Sun News comes cap in hand for public subsidy

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

This Sun News Network truck has now moved on, obviously the result of your blogger’s bullying. Below: Ezra Levant assails the CSBC. Below that: Ezra Levant comments on the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton. Below that: Well, actually, it’s pretty hard to go any lower than that.

Radio and television network owners join . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

This Sun News Network truck has now moved on, obviously the result of your blogger’s bullying. Below: Ezra Levant assails the CSBC. Below that: Ezra Levant comments on the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton. Below that: Well, actually, it’s pretty hard to go any lower than that.

Radio and television network owners join . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Climate Change Deniers Get Caught With Their Carbons Down

Heartland Institute is an oil industry front group, devoted to dispelling the science of climate change.  The bulk of their funding comes from Exxon and the Koch brothers.  The same Koch brothers that Stephen Harper is using our tax dollars to build a pipeline for, so that they no longer have to pay decent Canadian wages.  . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Climate Change Deniers Get Caught With Their Carbons Down