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« on: June 14, 2010, 04:34:42 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 04:51:58 PM »
If I may repeat myself: I just can't get used to the idea that our entire world should be run by twerps.

The story about Greg Weston needs close watching. Even before we get to politics, just from a craft and experience pov, it is so offensive that a puny wee man like little Kory should stroll into an organization and begin to decide the fates of workers who have earned their way in the world.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 06:54:08 PM »
Ezra issued a non-denial denial. Like anyone would want to put Seinfeld's Newman onscreen. Gah.

I bet Michael Coren is interested. I bet a lot of people are. I wouldn't risk it. It's not going to go anywhere.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 07:13:29 PM »
O yes, Ezra was briefly quoted on local CBC radio about needing more balanced reporting (choke, gasp!) and said he would watch with interest. But at least the radio announcers did point out he's a rightwing pundit and mentioned his Western Standard being defunct.
 
I believe Ezra is hoping for a job, since he avoided frothing at the mouth for a change.
 
But it's fun to speculate; over at Dawg's we were saying there would be an anti-science show called Quacks and Whackos [mine]; or Quacks and Crocks [forgot to buy tinfoil] or as balbulican suggested:
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Given their fossilized worldview - kooks in quartz?

http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/2010/06/curried-science.html
 
And there must be Conservapedia Corner:
 
http://enormousthrivingplants.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Conservapedia
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 08:03:38 PM »
Here is a new looking blog, worth checking out more, which has some interesting things to say about Quebecor, etc.:
 
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...Essentially, the parent company Quebecor Inc. ‘s corporate media holdings company,Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) planted its own “news story” through its own QMI Agency news service about what is at heart a story about the Quebecor group’s own bid to gain access to the cable news market...

http://looncanada.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/canadas-answer-to-fox-news-is-off-to-a-bumpy-start/
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 11:17:42 PM »
More, by way of Impolitical,
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On March 30, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sat down for lunch in New York with Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes.


The meeting was not on any public itinerary released by the Prime Minister's Office and only came to light when The Canadian Press searched media consultant Ari Fleischer's mandatory disclosures with the U.S. Justice Department.

Ailes is the longtime Republican communications guru who is the president of Fox News Channel, which is owned by Murdoch's News Corp.

Harper's soon-to-be-ex-communications director Kory Teneycke was also present.

Four months later, Teneycke had left the PMO - barely a year into his job as Harper's chief spokesman - only to pick up a contract with Quebecor to explore a project that Ottawa insiders almost immediately described as a fledgling "Fox News North."
from here.

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 02:03:08 PM »
Goat & Snail on official announcement, etc.  Sun TV News Channel "Canada's Home for Hard News and Straight Talk."
 
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...According to the company, the channel will deliver “hard news” in the daytime, with opinion and analysis shows in the evening...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/quebecor-to-reformat-sun-tv/article1604757/
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 03:20:19 PM »
Couldn't they call it "Phoque News"?
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010, 03:32:17 PM »
We used to have a mug with LE PHOQUE GRIS  printed on it over a nice outline drawing of a seal's face. Loved that mug -- wonder where it is now ...

"Phoque News" is an idea -- nice Canadian twist.

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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 04:15:31 PM »
Holy KornKob Batman! Sun TV DID offer Mercer a job
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 06:56:14 PM »
You had to say KornKob. Now I'm hungry again. Corn, corn, do I have some corn ...  :popcorn

I think Mercer's mainly being nice there. I mean, he has to do business too, and he has to keep himself on good enough terms with everyone to keep getting access. But I think his politics are pretty clear.

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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2010, 05:33:43 PM »
John Doyle thinks it'll be fun:
 
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...The “blond, attractive and dating a politician” Erickson (as my Ottawa colleague Jane Taber put it recently) would be a perfect fit. Right-wingers are as predictable in their news-babe preferences as they are in their conspiracy theories about the CBC. The only brunette you’re likely to find on the proposed channel, a right-wing act of broadcast onanism, is Ezra Levant. That would be Ezra “Bill O’Reilly of the North” Levant...

"...a rightwing act of broadcast onanism..." :rofl:
 
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/john-doyle/fox-news-north-and-you-thought-the-fake-lake-was-barking-mad/article1610820/
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2010, 09:35:08 PM »
According to BigCityLib in several posts, Greg Weston is gone, Danielle Smith's husband David Moretta has been hired, and Eric Margolis is gone from the Sun but not from the intertubes.
 
http://torontosunfamily.blogspot.com/2010/07/margolis-out.html
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2010, 09:38:39 PM »
Margolis is gone. So is Canada. Conbots don't read the intertoobz.
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