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"
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"
Didn’t think so. Me neither.
I do wonder how much notice management gave the staff of their decision to pull the pin. According to HuffPo, Sun staffers were officially notified on Friday after the network had shut down. That must have triggered a stampede of job seekers.
Parent company Quebecor Media had been in talks . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: C’Mon, Be Honest. Are You Jonesin’ for a ‘Sun News’ Fix?
Sun News is dead. A speciality channel which specialized in sound and fury, it passed quietly into the night. The whole project was ill conceived from the beginning. Christopher Waddell writes:
Initially, the Sun TV strategy seemed almost foolproof. Take a failing over-the-air channel in Toronto that relied on . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: The Death Of Sun News
Well as you can imagine it wasn't easy saying goodbye to the balmy breezes of the Caribbean.After my amazing sailing adventure where I once again showed the sea that I am its MASTER !!!And then returning to the grim reality of Harperland and this arctic nightmare.
But I have to admit I . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Return to Harperland and the Wonderful Death of Sun TV News
A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news:
Sun “News” Network, aka Fox News North, aka the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation, aka Harper TV, aka Scum Spews is finally shutting down due to a shortage of viewers. I just hope Harper doesn’t bail them out with our taxpayer dollars as part of his Conservative Action . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news: Sun…
He is without a doubt the most disgusting person on Canadian TV. An ugly bigoted bully if ever there was one.And he couldn't have had a worse year in 2014.But I see Ezra Levant can't handle the inconvenient truth. Or is finally losing his mind.Because not only does he think 2014 was his best . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Absurd and Obscene Salute to Himself
Ezra Levant is without a shadow of a doubt the most disgusting person on Canadian television.A greasy, grubby oil pimp, a far-right demagogue, a bully and a bigot.But even by his low standards, this is absolutely outrageous.Read more »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Latest Disgraceful Bigot Eruption
Well it wasn't much of an apology. The Sun News network has apologized to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and declared that an “offensive” rant against his parents’ morality — which included a description of Pierre Trudeau as a “slut” — should have never made it to air.Ezra Levant wasn't man enough to deliver it . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Disgraceful Sham Apology of Sun News and Ezra Levant
Yes, according to Robert Fife:
Brian Mulroney called Liberals to say Sun Media will apologize tomorrow for offensive rant by @ezralevant vs @JustinTrudeau. #cdnpoli— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) September 28, 2014
You know, the CTV reporter who first exposed the Senategate scandal.And if it's true it couldn't be more delicious.Or more humiliating for Levant.Read . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Did Brian Mulroney Order the Humiliation of Ezra Levant?
I must admit when I first saw what Ezra Levant had said about Justin Trudeau's parents, I wondered whether Justin would challenge him to a duel.So he could do to him what he did to Patrick Brazeau…
Because Levant was there that night covering the fight live for Sun News with his reptilian . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Justin Trudeau is Right to Boycott Sun News
When I wrote a brief post the other day on Ezra Levant’s disgusting and puerile tirade against the Trudeaus the other day, I had no intention of revisiting the issue, but two columns calling into question the decision by Justin Trudeau to boycott the organization leads me to further comment.
Writing in The Globe, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On Trudeau’s Sun ‘News’ Boycott
Five minutes was my limit for this video.
And apparently Justin Trudeau has reached him limit with Sun News. His decision to boycott the network, I’m sure, will send the foaming right wing into a howling frenzy. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Do People Really Watch This Crap?
Well it wasn't a total surprise, but it was still a stunning sight. Pauline Marois and her new star candidate Pierre-Karl Péladeau Pierre-Karl Péladeau, controlling shareholder of the Quebecor media empire, on Sunday announced he will run for the Parti Québécois, saying his top motivation is to make Quebec independent. “My joining the Parti . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pierre-Karl Péladeau and the Sun News Separatists
That did not last long.
“The Globe and Mail is reporting that Ford Nation was a huge ratings success, pulling in about 155,000 viewers—that counts as a success for Sun News, which reaches only 40 per cent of Canadian homes—but is being binned anyhow because of “the Fords’ relative inexperience with the medium.” Apparently, yesterday’s . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Sun News cancels Rob Ford and Doug Ford program after one broadcast
When Sun News hires the infamous Ford brothers to do a TV show, decent people cringe, but they shouldn’t be surprised. Aping Fox News, as Sun Media are inclined to do, it is simply pandering to the lowest common denominator, and the Fords are masters at pleasing that crowd.
An argument can be made that . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Sun News and sewer journalism
Another case of “she who smelled it, dealt it?”
So shouts Fox News North. Or, Faith Goldy to be exact. Goldy spoke about the incident on The Source, saying, “”I’m just minding my own business, when all of sudden something putrid emerges in the air. So I gaze from my phone and there before . . . → Read More: Let Freedom Rain II: Protester farted in my face: Sun News reporter Faith Goldy
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
Hooray! Sun News Network (SNN), aka Scum “News” lost their hypocritical bid to force all Canadian cable TV viewers to pay for their shitty channel regardless of whether we want to watch it.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) correctly declined to award special treatment to the undeserving TV station . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Hooray! Sun News Network (SNN), aka Scum “News" lost…
At least, this news is tantamount to divine intervention in my books!!! Fox News North does NOT have to be offered on basic cable… a victory for those Canadians everywhere with IQs higher than the length of Pierre Polievre’s nose, in centimetres. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
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 »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant and the Apology Song
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.
. . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Say NO to mandatory Sun TV in Canada!
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 . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Unspeakable Horror of Sun News