Jeffy thinks the media has a rightward slant. he thinks the mop and pail is actually a right wing paper. Huh??? He also is wishing very hard that SunTV News won't be able to penetrate the market much. jeffy , I have news for you we will get SunTv news and it will change the tepid face of Canadian news programming. It will hopefully obliterate the cbc and ctv. Your paper and its affiliated networks are extremely left wing and anti Tory. You really need to get your head out of the sand. SunTV News is coming prepare lefties, the battle has only just begun. Jeffy you and your grit overlords better find a new mode of attack. This column is pretty pathetic.
Facts, however, never got in the way of ideological conviction. So to those on the hard right, the media are, and have always been, liberal, socialist and otherwise in cahoots with the squishy establishment that runs Canada.
Seized with this conviction and, of course, determined to make money, the financiers and organizers of Sun TV, so-called Fox News North, promise a new cable station by Jan. 1 to bring a “populist” view to the people, “populist” being a euphemism for angry, pithy, loud conservatism.
They want to take their existing broadcast licence for the pathetically weak Sun TV and turn it into a “mandatory offer” licence, so the cable companies would be obliged to place Sun TV in one of the packages they offer subscribers.
People in high dudgeon about its arrival should calm down. Sun TV won’t be watched by many people, if the audiences for the other all-news channels are any guide. Most of those who watch will be committed right-wingers looking, like most consumers of news and information, to have previously held opinions reaffirmed.