Huffpo Canada has some information about the big sale that I haven’t heard elsewhere. In particular, what happens to the Sun News Network, which was not part of the deal.
The news network will be able to keep its name under a licensing agreement with Postmedia, which is buying 175 English-language Sun Media newspapers for . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Network In Final Death Throes
RT @RobertFife: Brian Mulroney called Liberals to say Sun Media will apologize tomorrow for offensive rant by @ezralevant vs @JustinTrudeau— National Newswatch (@natnewswatch) September 28, 2014
If you’re thinking WTF Brian Mulroney? New Chair of Quebecor “@chevymo: Brian Mulroney? Why him? @cfhorgan @RobertFife @ezralevant @JustinTrudeau“— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) September 28, 2014
And an update: Even . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun News Prepares To Grovel
David “The Menzoid” Menzies show has been “on summer hiatus” the last couple of months. Now his pic is off their “full schedule page” and his twitter feed just redirects to his Facebook site. They can’t be thinking of putting him in Adler’s spot, can they? Or did Kory not have the decency to . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Guess Who’s Gone From Sun TV HomePage?
From Canadian Business:
Operating income in TVA’s television sector fell to $17 million due to a loss at the new TVA Sports service, partially offset by higher operating income at other French-language specialty services and a smaller loss at the Sun News channel.
From their news release, I gather they found a couple of saps . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Nuze Flash: Fox News North Luzes Less!
…replaced by more Krista Erickson, as was rumored earlier this month. Confirmed here, though it sounds like he might still be writing for the chain.
David Akin is apparently out At Sun TV. Instead we’ll be getting three hours of:
…which, frankly, is still not enough to make me watch. Good luck to David Akin, who is one of the marginally not awful ones. FWIW I figure Menzies is next off the island. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun TV Swaps Akin For Extra Krista
Lilley and Coren get away with their “”Black Thugs” Caused English Riots” rant. From the press release:
The CBSC’s National Specialty Services Panel examined the complaints under various provisions of the CAB Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code. The majority of the Panel concluded that the discussion dealt with political and social issues and . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun TV Wriggles Away From Of CBSC
David Moretta, husband of Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith, has stepped down from his position as a senior executive at Sun TV because there was…wait for it…a risk that reporters working in the Sun newsrooms would self-censor, knowing that a key executive [was] married to the Wildrose leader. An explanation that would be far more . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Sun TV Pot Pourri
From a CBSC (Canadian Broadcast Standards Council) complaint I hadn’t even heard about:
The CBSC has traditionally recognized that hosts of public affairs programs are entitled to hold and express their opinions on the topics discussed during those programs, even when those opinions are controversial, unpopular or provocative. 1 While Clause 7 of the CAB . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant And The "Actual Facts"
3 Days Ago! And nobody has even noticed! Don’t know how many can get to Mark Bourrie’s Facebook page. But you should try and friend the guy. He’s a media insider. He knows all sorts of deep shit. A cap of his Facebook post is here: . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Fox News North Dumped By Parliamentary Cable TV System