Well as you can imagine it wasn't easy saying goodbye to the balmy breezes of the Caribbean.
After my amazing sailing adventure where I once again showed the sea that I am its MASTER !!!
And then returning to the grim reality of Harperland and this arctic nightmare.
But I have to admit I almost wish I could have returned sooner, so I could have watched The Sun News Network
Or in its case the big blue hole.
Because as you can also imagine, I would have enjoyed that magic moment a lot eh?
So it distresses me to see that some in the MSM, and others who should know better, are lamenting its departure. Wringing their hands over the jobs lost, or calling it a loss to journalism.
Or in the case of David Akin, the once decent reporter who sold his soul to that depraved right-wing network, blaming it all on the CRTC.
The first journalist hired by Sun News Network says its demise had more to do with regulatory hurdles and shrinking resources than with the size of Canada's appetite for a conservative-minded TV channel.
Akin, a veteran Ottawa reporter, said the turning point came in 2013 when the federal broadcast regulator refused the network's request for mandatory carriage, which would have included the channel in basic cable and satellite packages across Canada.
"Had we got that our way, we'd still be around," Akin said in an interview.
When in fact, as Christopher Waddell points out, the whole network was nothing but a shabby scam.
Sun TV was really only ever about one thing: gaming the system. Had the scheme worked, it would have made some people a lot of money even if nobody watched the channel at all.
A plan to make all of Canada's cable subscriber's pay for a channel hardly anybody watched.
Audiences were minuscule; subscriber revenue couldn’t even cover the cost of running a network in a one-bedroom apartment.
And the reason it failed was because it couldn't attract enough viewers.
The few viewers it did attract were not of the...um...right kind...
Its grotesque tacky tea bagger programming was the worst pseudo-journalistic horror show this country has ever witnessed.
Some blame our content. Some blame CRTC. Me, I know the truth... pic.twitter.com/JBIBB6ipJe
— Honest Ezra (@HonestEzra) February 14, 2015
A never ending torrent of bullying and bigotry.
Its bigotry is well known and well documented. It was a network that promoted racism—against Arabs, against Romani people, against First Nations — under the veil of "opinion," a disgraceful abuse of the latitude that is afforded to news commentary and columnizing.
And everyone who worked for that disgusting un-Canadian network deserved to be FIRED.
It doesn't matter how many people lost their jobs or how many young and talented journalists Sun News Network took a chance on. Everyone who accepted a cheque from the network was complicit in spewing its hatred.
For they are the only real losers, along with Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime who used Sun Hate Network for their own filthy purposes...
Their handful of moron viewers.
And of course Pierre Karl Peladeau, who let's not forget created that filthy network for the main purpose of destroying the CBC.
And also failed miserably.
So let's just give thanks that the Sun News Network has finally gone down the toilet. So we won't have to put up this warning anymore...
Let's celebrate that Ezra Levant will now have to find other ways to pay his legal bills.
Which won't be easy...
And of course let's all remember that grubby little network's demise in the manner it deserves...
You know it's not easy coming back to Harperland in the deathly grip of a deranged dictator AND an arctic winter.
After being able to get away from it all in a place like this one...
Not when it was sixty degrees warmer than it is here eh?
But I have to say that obit was a GREAT welcome home present.
The Sun News Network is dead.
The Cons are next.
Long live DECENCY...
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