Uh oh. Somebody call a plumber, or a mortician. It looks as if Sun TV News, also known as Fox News North or Harper TV, won't be able to make us pay to keep it on life support.
Sun News Network has been denied a guaranteed spot on basic cable TV packages in a CRTC ruling released today.
But the CRTC suggested Thursday it isn't happy with the status quo and proposed "a new approach" regarding the distribution of Canadian national news services.
Which has Kory Teneycke, Harper's old flak, clinging to hope that his stinky fish might survive...
In an interview with CBC News, Kory Teneycke, the vice-president of Sun News Network, said the network was "obviously disappointed" with the ruling but remained "optimistic" about the CRTC's decision to review the current framework.
And has Paul Wells calling it a very lovely defeat.
So the CRTC won’t give Sun News the mandatory carriage that the network has called essential to its survival, but the regulator is clearly sensitive to Sun News’s threats to close up shop if its situation doesn’t change. And the regulator thinks that would be a bad thing — both on its own terms, because Sun News plays “a valuable role,” and because of the signal it might send potential future entrants into the Canadian news field.
Which will no doubt please his partner.
Also: since I’m writing about Sun News, I should disclose to readers that my partner, Lisa Samson, is a registered lobbyist for Quebecor, the station’s corporate parent.
But doesn't impress me. Because what I think every Canadian should be asking is why is the CRTC in such a hurry to shake-up the TV dial? Are they being pressured by the PMO?
When everyone knows that those who wanted to find Harper TV knew where to find it. But there just weren't enough of them.
And the reason not enough people watched their ghastly programming was because it's not a news channel.
It's a right-wing MONSTROSITY...
It's cheap, it's vulgar, it's biased, and bigoted.
It's a mouthpiece of the Con regime.
It's a FREAK SHOW...
It should be put on a pay-channel like a porn channel, so decent people don't stumble upon it by mistake.
And be horrified by creepy characters like Michael Coren.
Or stunned by its sheer mediocrity.
And above all so the Con base who want to watch that garbage, can PAY for it. Because I'm NOT.
Like other Canadians held hostage by this corrupt criminal regime, I'm already paying for the ghastly Porky Action Plan ads, and I'm not paying TWICE.
But the good news is it doesn't really matter what the CRTC does. Nothing can save Sun TV News. It's just that BAD.
Kory Teneycke thought he had a brilliant idea. It wasn't. It's a bust. Not even Cons want to watch it, it's so boring. The ratings ended up in the toilet.
And Kory ended up in the ditch...
And so now we wait to see how long it will be before Fish Boy gets the hook.
And Fox News North dies a slow and painful death.
More than months I bet. But less than years.
Although I'm not ruling out that it might be able reinvent itself eh?
As a cooking channel.
Or a religious one...
Or that they might be able to last a few more
If they sell more of their eighties looking ads like this one....
But one way or the other. Hallelujah !!!!
Jesus !!! Jesus !!!
Like the Con regime itself.
That freak show is almost over....
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