Trashy's World: Sun TV News is dead?

Will Ezra have to go back to being a cashier at a dep in Laval? Film at 11. (1) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: No, It’s Not "Short Sighted"

I’ve seen stories popping up recently where Justin Trudeau is being criticized for refusing to engage with Sun Media.   The issue is that Sun Media has allowed people like Levant to run amok.  Of course, they’re going to play the taunting card.  What Levant’s tirade demonstrated was that Sun Media is acting as a ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Emotionally Loaded

Okay, Paul Bernardo is a sociopath.  This should not come as a big surprise to anyone who followed the investigation and trial that eventually put him in prison. That he has managed to convince a woman that he is a “good man” comes as little or no surprise.  Sociopaths are often experts at manipulating and ...

Blevkog: I’m coining a new word

Well, a new hyphenated word, really. base-whisperer This refers to someone who knows how to communicate to his or her political base, and forms all of their communication and political maneuvering around the whims of said base, no matter how wrong or uninformed that communication or politics happens to be. Harper is of course a ...

The Ranting Canadian: Say NO to mandatory Sun TV in Canada!

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 ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Criminal Hate Speech Complaint To Be Filed Against Ezra, Sun News?

When Deboaned noted in my comments section  that  police were “taking an interest” in Levant’s anti-Roma screed, I didn’t think much of it.  But now I am informed by usually reliable off-line sources that, indeed,  the CBSC/CRTC complaints are essentially filed and the police have been approached.  I don’t know if, typically, the  fact of an ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sun TV – A Blight On Critical Thinking

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 ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sun TV’s Alex Pierson On Tabloid Journalism

Given the station’s sleaziness, Sun TV’s Alex Pierson, in high dudgeon over the Twitter ‘attacks’ on poor Vic Toews, has an especially rich comment about ‘tabloid journalism’ at about the 3:15 minute mark on this video. Recommend this Post

Impolitical: Exposing the fakery matters

On the news of the fake citizenship reaffirmation ceremony hosted at Sun News at the urging of Jason Kenney’s office, Chris Selley of the National Post concluded this about the episode last week: “But that’s just the usual stuff and nonsense. I don’t see how any of it makes a difference to anyone outside the ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Lost Boys of Neverland Have Been Discovered

In March of 2001, Rahim Jaffer, an Alliance MP, got into a bit of trouble when a hoax he had helped to perpetrate, blew up in his face. Jaffer then owned a string of coffee shops in Edmonton, one of them set to open on the very day that he was supposed to do a ...

Impolitical: The fake citizenship ceremony

“The minister is using his office like casting central…,” said Denis Coderre. While he’s at it, could Kenney cast a better individual in the role of minister, please? Original report. Of course this was worth reporting and the vigorous reaction by Sun News shows how seriously they’re taking it. And they should, their credibility has ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: New Item on Menu – The McFox Sandwich

My neighbour told us of an experience he had with the local McDonalds.  He was sitting in one having breakfast and found himself offended by a debate playing out on the television, that included racial slurs. So he went up to the counter and asked if they could change the channel but was told “no”.  ...

the woodshed: It isn’t your imagination, they really are talking to themselves

The SUN-TV news network was never intended to cover the news, it was intended to make the news. Some might even say make up the news, but what I mean is that the gang of clown-shoed commentators put together by right-wing Quebecor chieftain Pierre Karl Peladeau and former PMO flack Kory Teneycke are paid to ...

the woodshed: Canada’s little ray of SUNshine

Canada’s ethical snake-oil salesman and Glenn Beck wannabe Ezra Levant continues to keep it classy.  As far as I can tell, Ezra’s objection isn’t that Chiquita Banana keep paying right-wing death squads to murder labour activists in South America, but that they are denying that they are boycotting tarsand products as a PR dodge. How ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: No Rice For Ezra: Uncle Ben’s Pulls Advertising From Sun TV!

Dear Mr. Murphy, Based on feedback from consumers such as yourself, UNCLE BEN’S will not be advertising on Sun TV in 2012. We thank you for taking the time to contact us with your concerns and for your loyalty towards the UNCLE BEN’S brand. If you wish to post a statement to your blog, please ...

Take a Valium, Tom Flanagan. Harper is not even remotely liberal.

But to a wild-eyed Conservative Albertan whose stock-in-trade is crazy statements for attention, Harper’s baby steps to turning Canada into a right-wing state show he’s not a full-on Conservative. Flanagan doesn’t mention that Harper has been doing his ‘moderate’ PM thing in incremental phases, to lure Canadians into a false sense of ‘liberal’ security. Armed ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The Annals of Politics in St. Albert: Hold Page 1! Big city newspaper mocks local Conservative MP!

Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgaber wonders why Rick Mercer got the job, or something. Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Brent Rathgeber as he really appears; Globe founder George Brown. St. ALBERT, Alberta There’s an old saying in politics that goes, “it doesn’t matter what they say about you, as long as ...

Study: people who watch Fox News less informed than if they had not watched the network

Remember when Politifact knocked back Jon Stewart for claiming Fox News viewers were “the most consistently misinformed media viewers”? As Steve Benen points out, Stewart was right. As it turns out, this new report coincides with another study published in the International Journal of Press/Politics that found Fox News viewers are far more misinformed about climate change than those ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Coren on the “Occupy” Protesters

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 withering assessment of the protesters involved in the Canadian version of this movement.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: O’Reilly on Sun News

Charles Adler slobbers over Fox News star Bill O’Reilly in hopes of casting some reflected attention on his obscure Sun TV program. I wonder if O’Reilly’s latest book will suffer the same fate as his last tome when copies of it were donated to a forward base of the U.S. military in Afghanistan?

Politics and its Discontents: Can You Help Me With My Complaint Against Sun News Network and Michael Coren?

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 the program in question, i.e., the time and date of the offending broadcast. Thanks ...

Politics and its Discontents: Michael Coren Violates CRTC Rules On Sun TV With Racist Remark

I was just reading a comment on Dr. Dawg’s Blog that makes reference to a recent appearance by Michael Coren on Brian Lilley’s show, Byline. In an interview about the London riots, Coren makes a racist comment that violates both Canadian Broadcast Standsard and CRTC regulations when he says the riots are ‘not about Blackberries ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Sorry Ezra. He’s Not Just a Man in a Suit

While Ezra Levant and Sun Media “protest too much”, the links between the Harper government, the English Defense League and the international patriot movement, which includes the Tea Party Express, continue to mount. In the following Sun TV segment, Levant once again goes after the “anti-Israel, pro-terrorist” CBC. This time for suggesting that the Jewish ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Sun TV, Ezra Levant and Why the Danish Cartoons Matter

Ezra Levant, long time neocon insider and self-proclaimed stockaholic (one of 3 Stockwell Day fans), is among the bombastic characters on Fox News North (Sun TV). He used to run a small magazine (now out of business), where he published the infamous Danish cartoons, knowing, or at least hoping, that they would cause a stir. ...

A. Picazo: Sun News Network: Because Facts Have A Well Known Liberal Bias

“Folks, this is gonna be a thing.” ~ Sun TV host Theo Caldwell Sun News Network, a channel brought to by its own sense of self importance, is the epitome of pseudo-journalism comprised of (self professed) semi-literate on-air personalities with the combined intellectual curiosity of failed Vice Presidential candidate and former half-term Governor of Alaska, Sarah ...