Monday, January 24, 2011

What Fox News North and Media Lies Have in Store for Canada

In light of the fact that the eleven Harper appointees on the CRTC want to make media lying legal, because poor Santa Claus is having issues, we might want to look at what the media being allowed to just make stuff up really means.

The nut bar Glen Beck went into such a tirade against a seventy-eight-year-old social activist, that she is now receiving death threats.

Rush Limbaugh, another right-wing nutjob, whose last intelligent words were that he was heading to rehab ... again, claims that the best way to stop violence is to forbid liberals from buying guns.

Most liberals don't own guns, and we want gun control because we know you do.

And that my friends is what will pass for intelligent debate on our new Fox News North, coming soon to a redneck reunion near you.

But apparently Stephen Harper doesn't believe that Fox News North has a chance in Canada unless they are allowed to lie.

According to Stephen Scharper in the Star:
Earlier this month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), without fanfare, posted on its website a potential game-changer in the world of broadcast journalism. The CRTC is seeking to relax restrictions concerning the broadcasting of specious information on radio and television. Currently, the law stipulates that broadcasters “shall not broadcast any false or misleading news.”

Sounds reasonable enough — and straightforward — as it should, since it concerns the integrity of news reporting. But not apparently to the CRTC. It is proposing to soften the regulation, banning “any news that the licensee knows is false or misleading and that endangers or is likely to endanger the lives, health or safety of the public.” In short, with the new wording, broadcasters could air false or misleading news with impunity, provided that it does not endanger the lives, health or safety of the public.
We need to raise holy hell about this. If Stephen Harper can't have his own television station without the ability to make stuff up, then he doesn't need his own television station.

And who gets to decide what is harmful to our citizens? The poison of Fox News has affected the mental health of a nation.

Write to CRTC and let them know that this is unacceptable. If we want media lies, we'll read the National Post.


  1. calling Glen Beck and Rush Limbaigh nut bars is an understatement they are the reason the US is so unpopular on the world stage...we don't want nor do we need more American right wing dogma in Canada

  2. This makes me feel I've lived too long, Emily. I was looking forward to seeing the little ones in my family, and my husband's family, grow up in Canada, but I'm not sure I want to watch them grow up in a country where lying is not only condoned, but encouraged by an actual Prime Minister.

  3. Anne Coulter, Bill O'Rielly, Ezra Le Rant, David Frum... blahblahblahblah