Well I see that
As soon as they can...um... get their shit together.
Officials had originally wanted to begin broadcasting on January 1, but equipment logistics and building delays have pushed back the clock to March.
And I also see that some progressive bloggers are going hip hip whatever.
But then so am I, if only for ONE simple reason. This is going to be the biggest BOMB or lead balloon Canadian television has ever seen.
I'm not going to dwell on the obvious. They don't have the money,or the infrastructure, or the talent, to compete for even a small part of that tiny news market. Or even to be taken seriously.
I'd rather concentrate on the even bigger problem...the unfortunate cultural misunderstanding. Because to understand what kind of a channel they are probably going to get, Sun TV News' supporters shouldn't bother looking south, they should just look at Quebec.
Because what they're going to get is a Made in Quebec production. With its petty vendettas...
As a British Columbian, Heritage Minister James Moore may not understand – as do those of the Québécois nation – that Pierre Karl Péladeau has a propensity to use his Quebecor media properties to advance his economic interests.
However, Mr. Péladeau, and the journalists he employs see themselves as David battling Goliath, and the war now includes Anglo journalists who’ve been drafted in support of Quebecor’s war against Radio-Canada.
And its unique brand of media politics.
Here’s something else that he may not understand: in that fight in French, though not in English, Mr. Péladeau’s papers don’t shy away from painting the Desmarais-owned papers, and the journalists they employ, as federalist dupes and virtual traitors to the Québécois nation.
Golly. Vive le Quebec Libre !!! Not a Faux News North, but an English version of Le Canal Nouvelles.
To make matters worse, Quebecor is notoriously cheap. They don't have enough resources to staff a proper news channel. They have so few staff they are planning to get their foreign news from CNN.
So they'll probably have to lean heavily on their TVA operation in Quebec, which means their redneck viewers out West will be seeing a lot of crime stories out of Montreal, delivered by reporters with strong French accents.
Tabarnac. How you say "J'taime Calgary" or "dey was mugged" in English?
And I can hardly wait for the moment when The Ezra Levant Spit and Shit Show is interrupted by a dramatic report about a snowmobile accident in Chibougamou. And the absurd levantine is forced to do a weather report to explain how it happened...
Because every penny counts. Allah knows Lezra needs the money. And when the advertisers see what they're getting, they are going to have to keep that pay pal sign up all the time.
Oh yeah. One more thing. When someone from Quebecor says this:
Lavoie did agree that the station will be “populist, blue-collar, irreverent and if one wants to go that way, right wing.”
The blue collar part? It just means lots of crime stories, lotto numbers, and chicks in bikinis...
Oh well. You know that old saying? Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get what you don't want.
The poor Cons are going to be soooooo disappointed. The silly suckers. That'll teach them not to understand French.
They thought they were getting Fox News North, and they're getting Quebec News West.
Ooh la la. Vive la difference !!!!! I mean Vive le Quebec libre !!!!!
Is Con another word for IDIOT?