Well I'm glad to see that Ezra Levant has apologized for his hateful comments about the Roma.Although it did take him forever to put his lips together and spit out the words I'm sorry.And knowing him, I'm pretty sure he's even sorrier that he had to write this formal apology. Read more »
Say NO to mandatory Sun TV in Canada!:
Say NO to mandatory Sun TV!
Canada’s Sun News Network (aka the Scum “News” Network, aka Fox News North, aka the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation) has applied to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for mandatory carriage on cable and satellite TV.
That means if you are a cable or satellite TV subscriber in Canada, you will be forced to pay for that fake news channel even if you don’t want it. The politically biased Sun TV (owned by Quebecor) has applied for this favoured status because they aren’t getting enough
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You have seen them on their grubby channel assaulting the decency of Canadians.Attacking the weak and the vulnerable, like a pack of filthy cowards.Smearing native people, Muslims, the Roma, even those who would defend bullied children in our schools.Now they're begging for money, trying to force the CRTC to make us pay for their ugly, evil programming. And look who is answering their desperate call. Read more »
Ignorant scapegoating: a feel-good pastime for the thick-headed and big-mouthed
Anyone who doubts that racism and religious bigotry are alive and well in Canada in 2013 simply needs to read the online comments for articles about natives or Muslims, or listen to the callers (and sometimes the hosts and guests) on AM radio talk shows. The same applies to a certain Canadian opinion-based TV station that falsely calls itself a news network.
The popular scapegoats have varied in different times and locations, but in the past few years, Muslims – specifically Arab Muslims – have taken the brunt of the
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Desperately seeking content for its weekend broadcasts, Fox News North turns to SHAW TV rejects the Beasley brothers, who will travel the nation and kill stuff for no apparent reason. Which raises the question: if you slaughter a deer on Sun TV and nobody watches, is it really Venison?
To say that the extreme right is often hypocritical is tantamount to saying that when the sky is clear, it is blue. Nonetheless, I can’t help but feel more than my usual disdain when that hypocrisy is especially overt and egregious. This morning, w… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More Hypocrisy from the Far Right
Part 6 of underlooked Stephen Harper quotes. Part one, two, three, four and five here. Reform-Alliance takeover He [Stephen Harper] credits Manning for at least calling for a united alternative but notes the option is ‘seriously flawed’ because it is essentially a Reform to take over the Conservative Party.
Harper knows what’s up.
Criminals in the government “We’ve been skeptical about whether someone convicted of anything while sitting in the House should continue to sit, if anyone in our caucus was convicted of something, they would certainly be asked to resign.”
The ultimate irony.
Please note: no journalism degree needed or wanted.
YOU’RE CONSCRIPTED! JOIN THE SUN NEWS TEAM
Do you think differently? Have you dreamed about working in the media but couldn’t stomach the thought of the group think therapy sessions? If you’re on a relentless pursuit of the truth, we might have just the opportunity for you.
As we grow and expand Sun News Network, we need people like you to make it all happen. People who are independent thinkers, strong writers and communicators — black sheep who have a genuine passion for the real news.
No need to have a journalism
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As a contrast to my earlier post about the Star and critical thinking, take a look at this poll and readers’ comments about Omar Khadr from Sun readers.
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But Fox News North is still Fox News North. No more Liberals and never a Dipper. Watch the ratings slip again back to next to nothing.
OK. I didn’t see the fight. My cable co. doesn’t carry Sun News. But I watched the tweets. Won a Tweet TKO of my own over Monte Solberg. And marvelled at Justin Trudeau winning in enemy territory.
From what I can gather the broadcast was 40% climate change denial, 40% CBC dissing . . . → Read More: Trudeau TKO’s testosterone out of Sun News talking heads
Man, these modern conservatives are such wimps. I thought it was just the Sun News dandies. But these conservative politicians sure are such pantywaists!
What are they so afraid of? Palin, Bachmann, Ford, Burke, Harper. They’re all so afraid of being asked questions and having to actually answer them.
We all know why but still, you’d think these prima donnas would have the self respect to at
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The Canadian Federal government’s new counter-terrorism strategy has been ruffling feathers in the environmental community since it was released by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews on February 9.
The report says that the Federal government will be vigilant against domestic extremism “based on grievances – real or perceived – revolving around the promotion of various causes such as animal rights, white supremacy, environmentalism and anti-capitalism.”
Admittedly, Blake Bromely and Syed Hussan are right to complain that the media coverage has been swamped with the report’s single mention of environmentalism, largely overshadowing concerns around the document’s actual
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I was scouring Memorandum last night and I see Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller is posting about her convo with Ezra Levant on Sun News (she calls it ‘Sun TV’). The subject is a topic I blogged about earlier: a Pennsylvania judge dismissed charges against a man for assaulting another because the victim, an atheist, . . . → Read More: Perfect combo: Pamela Geller and Ezra Levant on Zombie Muhammad. Sharia!
I was scouring Memorandum just now and I see Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller is posting about her convo with Ezra Levant on Sun News (she calls it ‘Sun TV’). The subject is a topic I blogged about earlier: a Pennsylvania judge dismissed charges against a man for assaulting another because the victim, an atheist, was mocking Islam at a Halloween parade. (Note that there was also an atheist
Pictured: Ditchburn (left) and Levant (right) Who knew Canadian Media Twitter Wars could be fun? Who knew that was even a thing?!
Well it is. And it’s spectacular! Let me set the scene. Jennifer Ditchburn, who works for the Canadian Press, writes a story about government bureaucrats posing as new Canadians for an Oath of Citizenship ceremony. There are some compelling questions that remain
“I apologize to the ‘state broadcaster’ for the bullshit we have hoisted on you.”
I know, I know. I’m just the feeding the beast which in turn feeds on publicity. It doesn’t have to be good publicity for Sun, that’s not the point.
The question is: how can one apologize to oneself? And where the fuck is Kenney? Coward.
My god, it’s only 11:30 PST and already the wingnut bullshit meter is off
Sun News Oath of Citizenship Ceremony There’s nothing quite as inspiring and patriotic as watching Canadian bureaucrats fake the Oath of Citizenship for a Sun News photo op and propaganda news segment. It was Jason Kenney’s staff that “directed departmental officials to add a last-minute citizenship ceremony at the network to their list of scheduled events”. Between the Conservative political
Professionally angry midget Kathy Shaidle attempts to explain who’s who in the hinterland of Canadian “conservatism” to Sun News host Brian Lilley:
Heh. By my estimation, Shaidle just slagged off about 90% of the “Bloggin’ Tories” in one form or another as not being REAL conservatives; at least that is, according to her quirky and peculiarly incoherent definition of the species.
So, suck on that all you “tedious” tax-averse conservative men that are overly tolerant of diversity; you “culturally retarded” SoCons that don’t own TVs; and wacky libertarians that are effectively enabling the hordes of drug-addled “parasites” corroding society…
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Jacqui’s television credits include co- hosting “Argos Access” with Michael “Pinball” Clemons, hosting “Dancing at the Palais” on Women’s Television Network, host/reporter on Sportsnet Ontario, co-hosting a late night talk show on Toronto One and until recently she anchored the daily Current Affairs show “Canoe Live” on Sun TV before being promoted to her current position
As a Halloween treat, Ezra Levant attempts to be funny by masquerading as an obnoxious “Barge Delahunty” intruding on a Rob Ford look-alike (who knew?) in a series of increasingly awkward encounters. I have to admit that this parody had … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Take Off, Eh?
"Oh say dear Kate, you may want to have that growth on your head checked out."
Ah Conservatives, so in love with our country. Not! Preferring to honour war and celebrate a couple of brainless twits from some other country, rather than honour Canada’s national news and entertainment network with 75 years . . . → Read More: On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits . . . → Read More: On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits
“Oh say dear Kate, you may want to have that growth on your head checked out.”Ah Conservatives, so in love with our country. Not! Preferring to honour war and celebrate a couple of brainless twits from some other country, rather than honour Canada’s na… . . . → Read More: On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits
Sometimes the Globe manages to print some good stuff. Such is the case with Gerald Caplan and his darkly humorous column today on the Conservatives’ drive to own not just a portion of the media but all of it.Public money, after all, brings all the… . . . → Read More: Gerald Caplan: welcome to Fox TV Canada
John Doyle has been doing a yeoman’s job of mocking Fox News North. Today’s gem is rife with true comedy, for which Doyle has a talent unlike his Sun News counterparts’ unintentional comedic style:Why, recently, Conservative MPs on the House of Co… . . . → Read More: John Doyle: Sun News is Conservative Comedy Central