Stephen Harper in his cool green Canadian Forces flight jacket. With him, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, during last June’s flooding, both looking as if they wish they had cool military togs too. Below: Don Cherry in a tailored camo suit and Julian Fantino with a chest full of medals and a nice military blazer. All shots grabbed from the Internet.
A reader writes in response to my commentary on the politicization by so-called conservatives of Remembrance Day: “What combat unit did Don Cherry, Stephen Harper, Julian Fantino and the other chicken hawks ever serve in? (Read more…)
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. Below: Sun TV VP Kory Teneycke, commentator Ezra Levant.
Canadians troubled by the loony right Sun News Network’s tireless campaign for “mandatory carriage” on cable TV and the forced subsidies from consumers that would have gone with it are entitled to feel some satisfaction at this week’s (Read more…)
The Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Below, Ezra Levant in an orange wig with a can of Orange Crush mocks Jack Layton’s funeral. RIP or give it a rest?
Oh my – quelle horreur! – naughty Britons still appalled by the depredations visited upon their country by Margaret Thatcher’s government have shocked and appalled the world by pushing “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!” to the top of the charts.
In case you missed it, the former British prime minister, who was in office from 1979 to 1990, died on Monday at 87. But (Read more…) took until yesterday for the song from the Wizard of Oz – an apt metaphor itself for the operational side of neocon governments everywhere – to mischievously reach No. 1 on the British Broadcasting Corp.’s weekly music chart.
The right-wing media in Britain and, quite naturally, here . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Wicked Witch war of words: ‘Has Thatcher bashing crossed a line?’ Well, er… no!
The captain of the the MV Zuiderdam tells Michael Coren, right, to fetch him a cup of Starbucks. Sun News Network tour group hosts may not appear exactly as illustrated. But you’ve got to admit it’s a pretty good likeness! Below: a sample of unethical oil.
Call me Ishmael!
Would you pay $8,679, or even $2,952, to be trapped for nine days aboard a boat, even a very large boat, with Ezra Levant, Michael Coren, Brian Lilley and a host of other sorry reruns from the Sun News Network commentariat, not to mention the communications vice-president of the Canadian Association
. . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ahoy there, matey! Talk about maritime disasters! Trapped on a CAPP-sized banana boat with Ezra Levant!
Sun News Network commentator back in the day complaining about how media outlets want the government to solve everything. This goes for Sun News Network and its financial problems too, it turns out. Below: Anti-choice Sun News commentator Michael Coren.
As part of its full-court press to get the CRTC to approve a better spot for it on the dial and give it access to direct subsidies from Canadian cable TV users, Sun News Network is begging anti-choice groups and their supporters to write the national broadcast regulator to support the far-right vanity broadcaster’s application.
“Sun News is the strongest
. . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun News Network pleads with anti-choice group to back its quest for ‘right to life’ subsidy
…or are they just trying to screw Michael Coren? This is the second bit of embarrassing Michael Coren footage to have appeared within the last couple of days.
The first can be found here (although, truth be told, the audio looks to have been fiddled with–and there’s an edit at the 7 second mark–but the gestures are all real).
Perhaps not coincidentally, Sun News is making a 2nd attempt at getting mandatory carriage. The decision on this, I hear from company insiders from the management layer, could come down at any time. And, I am told, the station is done like dinner if
. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Is A Sun News Network Insider Trying To Screw The Sun News Network?
Apparently, the twitter account @ChiefSpence does not belong to Chief Spence; Ezra spent a whole day trashing the wrong person. They’re not too happy about it either. Meanwhile; fellow Sun TV personality Michael Coren…unchained. I sense another CBSC complaint in the making.
Last month, two shooting incidents landed Toronto in the national news because of the links to gangs (including this in which two people, including a child, were murdered). These two incidents were preceded another gang related shooting which resulted in the death of one man.
In their coverage of these incidents, the msm have been rhetorically asking what can be done to solve the problem of gang violence. Municipal, provincial, and federal politicians have also been very publicly wrestling with the problem, including at least one who suggests that it might be an immigration problem.
But there are those
. . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Why White Supremacists Should Be A Concern To Everyone
Last night, after watching my wife toy with a hapless life insurance salesman for several hours, I found myself too tired to check my email. So this morning I find that who but Sun TV has left a message asking me if I’d guest on Coren’s show today and talk about the state of the White Supremacist movement in Canada (riffing on the Wisconsin killings, obviously)? That interview will air at eight tonight; I’ll post the youtube clip when it becomes available.
It went well enough. Coren slightly left-footed me towards the end when he asked me straight out
. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Moving Along With Sun TV
Personally, I think we all give far too much attention to that parody-of-news-organization known as Sun TV. From the puerile rants of Ezra Levant to the sanctimonious pronouncements of religious hypocrites like Michael Coren, Sun TV is an egregious insult to anyone with a modicum of critical-thinking skills.
Yet here I am, adding to the cacophonous denunciations of this propaganda wing of the Harper Conservatives. Oh well, I will blame my lapse on the oppressively humid weather outside (now 41 degrees with the humidex). That, and this blistering article from Rabble.ca exposing the organization for what it is. Recommend
You know I’ve seen the original clip (below). Michael Coren says the Jews control Hollywood and use it as a platform to trash Christians. Then he walks it back and suggests Jews don’t control Hollywood, but are so influential there that they can use its resources to make movies that trash Christians. Its really that plain.
So it is passing strange strange that B’nai Brith’s Frank Dimant should have so vigorously defended Coren. Or rather, it isn’t given who Dimant typically pals around with, but still it does him no credit that he should give Coren a pass on
. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Shmuley Boteach Carves B’nai Brith Canada A New One
I didn’t see it, because its on Sun TV and, lets face it, NOBODY was watching. But U.S author Shmuley Boteach (his real name) claims Michael Coren told him that the Jews control Hollywood and essentially use it as a base from which to undermine Christianity. Amazing, if true, how specimens of the modern Right can be so pro-Israel on the one hand and traffic in all the old stereotypes on the other.
Michael speculates as to who the aggressors in The Liberal War On Xmas might actually be–those shadowy folk who are always trying have it cancelled, or trying to replace “Merry Xmas! with “Happy Holiday!”, or trying to have the whole thing renamed ”STFU Day”, or who go to the mall and tell all the kids in line that its not really Santa, and he probably drinks.
Well, Michael Coren, I am those
Sun TV’s Michael Coren lambastes the “Occupy” protesters for being “spoiled children of privilege” that are needy, self-indulgent whiners and so on… I have to admit to experiencing a considerable amount of cognitive dissonance being largely in agreement with his … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Coren on the “Occupy” Protesters
I haven’t had that much exposure to Fox News North but from what I’ve seen there’s obviously something fishy happening at that network which is symptomatic of a bigger issue with the North American right-wing male of the species. Listening to Brian Lilley’s chipmunk voice or recoiling from Mark Bonokoski’s lispy spittle or . . . → Read More: Sun News Network and the emasculation of the North American right wing . . . → Read More: Sun News Network and the emasculation of the North American right wing
Thanks, Ezra, for making right wing politics even more unappealing! Saw some coverage from the blogs Buckdog and Let Freedom Rain of the vile spectacle of a certain Ezra Levant on a Fox North show with Michael Coren. As you can see from the screen ca… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Ezra Levant Is The Right’s Gift To The Left
Oh boy. This going to be embarrassing eh? Remember how in my last post I said people should ignore how Lezra Levant, in an interview with Michael Coren, mocked the way Canadians were reacting to Jack Layton’s death?Well I changed my mind…Because… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Lezra Levant and the Orange Drag Show
I just had to feature this quote from another post because it so perfectly encapsulates everything that is sad, funny and totally mockable about the right’s reaction to Jack Layton’s passing. With the over-the-top indignation over the Layton coverage, … . . . → Read More: Michael Coren to Ezra Levant: "Now we’ve become targets, victims, even potential martyrs".
I thought the right couldn’t dive any lower but Ezra Levant and Michael Coren did just that on Fox News North. What can I say? Not even Fox News would ever go this low.
You still think Christie Blatchford’s opening salvo across the bow was a kindness? To all those journalists who . . . → Read More: “Put him in ground, for god’s sake”: Ezra Levant wears orange wig, drinks Orange Crush. Mocks Layton’s passing. . . . → Read More: “Put him in ground, for god’s sake”: Ezra Levant wears orange wig, drinks Orange Crush. Mocks Layton’s passing.
I thought the right couldn’t dive any lower but Ezra Levant and Michael Coren did just that on Fox News North. What can I say? Not even Fox News would ever go this low.You still think Christie Blatchford’s opening salvo across the bow was a kindne… . . . → Read More: "National Necrophilia Week": Ezra Levant wears orange wig, drinks Orange Crush. Mocks Layton’s passing.
Racist code words and lies, Menzies is an excellent example of “objective journalism.” I was sent an article this morning from August 5, written by a freelance journalist named David Menzies, detailing his “shocking” experience of not only being assa… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: David Menzies Shows How Fast Racist Lies Travel The World
I am reproducing the correspondence I just received from the CRTC regarding my complaint against Sun Tv regarding Michael Coren’s recent racist comments. As you will see from the note, for the complaint to proceed, I need the specific details about th… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Can You Help Me With My Complaint Against Sun News Network and Michael Coren?
…that much was clear long before his rancid race-baiting rant about the Tottenham riots, projectile-vomited at anyone who happened to be dozing, bored to tears, in front of a TV tuned to Brian Lilley’s show on Sun News last week. Stand back! Incoming! Hoho. Black-berries, Black-thuggies. Cute. Many found Coren’s stinky little diatribe offensive in [...] . . . → Read More: Coren is a moron