Saturday, February 19, 2011

We Won! We Won! Fox News North Can't Lie. They Will But it Won't Be Legal

The AVAAZ petition to stop the Harper governments's move to make it legal for the media to make stuff up, in preparation of their Fox News North, got almost 100,000 signatures.

And again the voice of the people was heard. Yeah us.

Von Finckenstein says commission will withdraw 'false and misleading news' amendment
CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein says the commission tried to stall the amendment to its prohibition on false and misleading news for 10 years, but eventually gave into pressure from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations when it proposed its amendments in January. But now that the regulations committee has agreed to no longer pursue the issue, the chair says the CRTC will drop it.

“We never wanted to touch this thing. We put it forward because we were ordered to do it. We did what we thought would be a workable compromise,” von Finckenstein said in brief interview Friday at the Prime Time conference in Ottawa, organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. “I was perfectly happy with what it was before, and I’m sure at the next commission meeting, we will withdraw this attempt at rewriting.” On Thursday the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, a committee of the House and Senate, agreed to withdraw advice to the CRTC to water down a regulation prohibiting the broadcast of false and misleading news.
We fought against Kory Teneycke and he was forced to resign. Maybe Rupert Murdoch will rethink bringing this filth here. It's pretty clear that Canadians won't support it.


  1. Harper’s boy Kory secretly rehired back at Slime TV; they hope you won’t notice

    The former Harper spin doctor who helped advance the Conservative brand is back at the helm of the right-leaning Sun TV News startup as it gets ready to sell its contrarian voice in the Canadian broadcasting market.

    Kory Teneycke is expected to resume working at the 24-hour news channel next week, The Globe and Mail has learned.

    The odd turn of events comes 3 1/2 months after Mr. Teneycke made a high-profile and abrupt exit from the Quebecor project, telling a news conference last September that increasingly bitter public acrimony over his role had made him a liability to the TV venture. At the time, it was petitioning federal regulators for a broadcasting licence.

  2. Hurray for the good guys, Em! I'm SO glad we managed to do it.
    -- K

  3. PS - I love "they will, but it won't be legal" - ain't THAT the truth?