Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Breaking: The Ford Nation is Dead !!!!
Well at least on Sun TV.
Less than 24 hours after its debut on Monday night, the conservative cable news channel axed Ford Nation, its highly touted TV talk show starring Rob and Doug Ford, despite record ratings for the network.
Which must have Rob reaching for a drink, and Doug seeing yet another media conspiracy designed to make them both look bad.
Or blaming the POLICE.
Asked about police surveillance, the Fords admitted they still believe they are being watched by Toronto Police. "They think I'm stupid," Mayor Ford said. "I knew these people were following me.
Coun. Ford said he still believed a surveillance car was parked outside Deco Labels -- the Ford family business -- on Saturday night. "We come out and bang, the same car sitting there every night," he said. "It's politics, Rob. They don't want these other guys, they want you. That's what it's about. The resources are going to try to catch you."
Or "The Resources."
But since it took the dynamic duo FOREVER to tape the show.
It apparently took five whole hours of human labour to record the one hour show, and then eight hours to edit into a viewable form. We're just guessing, but it may be attributable to Rob Ford’s inability to construct coherent sentences. And also time eaten up by the presumed team of interns who had to rush in to mop the flop sweat off the Fords with wadded pairs of water-resistant Dockers mobile khakis between takes.
Which must surely be a new record in the history of cheap television...
And since some advertisers apparently didn't like to be seen supporting the Ford Nation. Against their will, and much to their surprise.
At least one marketer distanced themselves from the show. On Tuesday afternoon, the official Canadian Tire feed tweeted: “We've learned that a manufacturer(s) using our logo ran an ad on Ford Nation last night. We did not place the ad or target the show.” Its logo had appeared on ads for Rockwell Tools.
I think Kory Teneycke is the one left looking REALLY bad eh?
“It’s by far the most successful thing, from an audience perspective, the network has ever done,” said Kory Teneycke, the vice president of Sun News. But the program would not be produced again.
Or left holding the fish...
I mean one moment he's calling it Canada's "ultimate reality show." And dreaming of using it to help his former master Lord Harper conquer Toronto.
Now, just one episode later, he's facing a broadcasting future as bleak as the Ford brothers...
Maybe they’re destined to roam the Canadian broadcast media landscape like Caine in Kung-Fu, ruining different radio and TV stations each week. Or maybe they can just buy bullhorns and yell into each others’ own assholes for an hour every week, which would give the same basic effect as their AM 1010 radio program and Sun News show, without bothering anyone else.
But don't worry.... Sun TV still has the set.
They don't throw anything away. They can't afford it eh?
And they still have Ezra Levant....
And since most of their fifty regular viewers are too old, or too drunk, or too dumb to change the channel.
Finding an even CHEAPER program to fill that slot .
Shouldn't be TOO hard...
God bless the Ford Nation.
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