Saturday, June 12, 2010
Harper TV: Scary or Hilarious?
The other night when I made fun of Kory Kornhole's plans for a Fox Network North or Harper TV, I never thought anyone would take that redneck network seriously. Because it's just a joke.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Conservative who works in market research in Toronto said right-wing talk shows – which are almost solely on local AM radio stations – tend to attract an older and downscale audience with far less disposable spending than advertisers prefer. “It’s not the demographic most national advertisers are going after and that’s why talk radio is in local markets.”
They don't have the market. They don't have the infrastructure.
Quebecor owns tiny Sun TV in Toronto and television properties in Quebec, but has little television infrastructure elsewhere across the country.
“The interesting question is, where would they get their material? Or would it be a channel solely devoted to people sitting around tables talking?” Waddell said. To do a real news channel is a big investment and lots of money.”
And even if the CRTC gives them the green light, which is doubtful.
“One of the problems they’re going to face is that there is actually an obligation in Canada — unlike the United States — to have some balance (in news reporting),” said Angus.“Having Kory anywhere near the project kind of blows that obligation out of the water.”
All they'll get is a speciality channel...you know like a porn channel.
And nobody but NOBODY is going to pay to watch Canada's Con klowns...
I mean REALLY.
Or watch whatever other cheap help they might recruit...
And what are they going to pay their guests...or bribe their viewers... with?
This gun nutters mug?
Watch us for FIVE minutes and you can have one too !!!!!
Oh boy.Now that we know that Korny Kornhole doesn't know anything about journalism...
Mr. Teneycke pulled no punches in defending his network, lashing out at Mr. Newman in return. He used his Twitter account on the Internet to label Mr. Newman “Canada’s answer to Helen Thomas.”
And that he STILL hasn't figured out that calling this half baked idea Fox News North will only make the Cons look more like Amerikans.
And you look at this picture...
And you think FISH.
Don't you think he should be running this kind of channel instead?
Fox News North. Harper TV. Oooh isn't that scary?