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Justin Trudeau’s “great hair” – Toronto Sun’s independent thinkers dutifully recite Con talking points

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Justin Trudeau humiliated Sun Media by knocking the shit out of a Conservative Senator, broadcast live on Sun News Network in front of taunting and eventually stunned TV hosts and an even more stunned Conservative audience.

Justin is the son of the most hated Liberal and one of Canada’s most popular PM’s ever. . . . → Read More: Justin Trudeau’s “great hair” – Toronto Sun’s independent thinkers dutifully recite Con talking points

Toddler Sun News Network turns one. Still in diapers.

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Diana Mehta of the Canadian Press tries her best to polish a dirty diaper but in the end comes off somewhat like a nursemaid confronting a bawling infant. Fox News North is one year old and failing badly. It’s pulling in a paltry 0.1 per cent of viewers.

Although Mehta attempts to paint the network’s . . . → Read More: Toddler Sun News Network turns one. Still in diapers.

David Akin sent to the showers

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Another casualty of the Sun News family has been taken out of the line-up. Akin-fans can at least take some solace in that the former host of ‘Daily Brief’ will continue on the network as occasional guest.

Akin can also console himself in the fact that his reputation will be less sullied now . . . → Read More: David Akin sent to the showers

Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

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If you ever wanted to combine the worst of Conservatism – that frothy mixture of deceit, barely-veiled racism and amoral opportunism – look no further than the perfect marriage of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Fox News North.

Six federal bureaucrats were drafted to pose as new Canadians for a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony broadcast . . . → Read More: Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

Exclusive! Brian Lilley’s audition reel for Sun TV News.

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X-posted at Let Freedom Rain

Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

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Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . . → Read More: Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

My five minutes watching Sun News Network. Plus, what does it take to be an SNN host?

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Apparently, this.

C'mon Sun Newsfan, you know you want it

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 . . . → Read More: My five minutes watching Sun News Network. Plus, what does it take to be an SNN host?

How can opposition battle Harper’s War Against Information when there’s no battle plan?

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HillTimes:

There are an estimated 1,500 communications staffers working in ministers’ offices and departments, including 87 in the PMO and PCO.

(And don’t forget Sun Media, Postmedia, editorial board at Globe & Mail and 90 percent of the media.)

Soon after Mr. Harper won power, the Prime Minister’s staff started deciding . . . → Read More: How can opposition battle Harper’s War Against Information when there’s no battle plan?

On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits

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"I 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

Kevin O’Leary under fire for hatchet job on Chris Hedges. Sun Media rides to the rescue

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You won’t find the Sun tabloid chain – no stranger to hatchet jobs – siding with the ‘state broadcaster’ often. But when it comes to the Bill O’Reilly attack dog of the CBC, Sun can make an exception.

(I’m pretty sure Sun has also recently deified Don Cherry in light of the flack he’s . . . → Read More: Kevin O’Leary under fire for hatchet job on Chris Hedges. Sun Media rides to the rescue

And Now, Introducing the Witness for The Harpercon Prosecution, Fox News North!

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Boys ‘n’ girls, the Harpercons want to hold a parliamentary hearing regarding the future of the CBC, basically. And  guess who their star witnesses will be? Yup! You guessed it! Pierre-Karl Peladeau, Ezzy Levant, and of course, king McCarthyist of the CBC watch, Brian Lilley-white.  Oh yeah! Like they’re going to reliable, impartial . . . → Read More: And Now, Introducing the Witness for The Harpercon Prosecution, Fox News North!

BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: “Libaries (sic) cause cancer”

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Well, not the real Sun News Network. But 22 Minutes’ Geri Hall does a bang-on impression of a Krista Erickson Fox News North type host ‘quizzing’ Margaret Atwood. It goes something like this:

Host: “Don’t libaries (sic) cause cancer”?

Atwood: “Of course not”.

Host “Oh, I didn’t realize you were a medical doctor? . . . → Read More: BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: “Libaries (sic) cause cancer”

Sun News Network and the emasculation of the North American right wing

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I haven’t had that much exposure to Fox News North but from what I’ve seen there’s obviously something fishy happening at that network which is symptomatic of a bigger issue with the North American right-wing male of the species. Listening to Brian Lilley’s chipmunk voice or recoiling from Mark Bonokoski’s lispy spittle or . . . → Read More: Sun News Network and the emasculation of the North American right wing

Just a little reminder to Harper, Hudak, Fox News (North) fans, Blogging Tories and the Tea Party

Tweet Harper could have said this himself on the CBC last night. In fact I think he did. It fit right in with his fear mongering about ‘Islamicism’. (Funny, it almost rhymes with ‘narcissism’.)

H/T: @AnonymousIRC

Cross posted at Let Freedom Rain.

The Onion comes to Canada. Sun’s Mark Bonokoski on Jack Layton.

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I’m stealing this directly from Dan Gardner. It’s too perfect to leave on the Twitter floor.

This video defines ‘blowhard’ – Mark Bonokoski in a jealous rage over the attention given to Jack Layton on his passing. These guys just can’t stand a lefty taking up media space they feel they alone deserve to occupy. It’s driving. them. insane.

P.S. . . . → Read More: The Onion comes to Canada. Sun’s Mark Bonokoski on Jack Layton.

“Put him in the ground, for god’s sake”: Ezra Levant wears orange wig, drinks Orange Crush. Mocks Layton’s passing.

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Michael Coren to Ezra Levant: “Now we’ve become targets, victims, even potential martyrs”.

I thought the right couldn’t dive any lower but Ezra Levant and Michael Coren did just that on Fox News North. What can I say? Not even Fox News would ever go this low.

 

 

You still think Christie Blatchford’s . . . → Read More: “Put him in the ground, for god’s sake”: Ezra Levant wears orange wig, drinks Orange Crush. Mocks Layton’s passing.

Another blow for Sun News Network. Loses preferred access to more than three million Canadian TV screens.

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While QMI outlets like to brag about how Fox News North (AKA Sun News Network) is ‘smoking‘ its news rivals, things aren’t looking so rosy for the right wing propaganda channel. This October, the network will lose its over the air free access; it will only be seen by those subscribers whose cable company . . . → Read More: Another blow for Sun News Network. Loses preferred access to more than three million Canadian TV screens.

Michael Coren: “It’s not about race. It’s about culture”. Bullshit.

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Dawg posted a video yesterday I wish I had never seen. No, not a clip from the latest slasher flick. Worse. Michael Coren, using the meme begun by disgraced ‘historian’ David Starkey that it’s ‘not racism, it’s culture’, went on a riot of his own on Fox News North with Brian Lilley gleefully cheering him on. His . . . → Read More: Michael Coren: “It’s not about race. It’s about culture”. Bullshit.

Who knew Sun TV News was such a welfare queen?

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Fox News North shows off its assets

Dan Gardner calls this an “indecently enjoyable read”. I wholeheartedly agree. Too bad there is not more reporting like this about Peladeau and Fox News North (it really is).

The summation (emphasis mine):

Oh, and remember the news about Conservative Transportation Minister Denis Lebel being a Bloc Québécois member? . . . → Read More: Who knew Sun TV News was such a welfare queen?

Fox News North In Trouble–Again!

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First, Remember this?

If you don’t care to view all of it, it was basically Krista Erikson in her best Harper blue dress berating Montreal dancer and long time cultural icon, Margie Gillis on her Fox News North show.  How she would flail her arms, basically mocking dancers, twist Ms. Gillis’ words . . . → Read More: Fox News North In Trouble–Again!