Skip to comments.Fox News' Lies Keep Them Out of Canada
Posted on 03/03/2011 8:17:16 AM PST by Beave Meister
As America's middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades - against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News - fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.
Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast ... any false or misleading news." The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism that have pretty much disappeared on the US airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish the anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him fearing that their tradition of honest non-partisan news would be replaced by the toxic, overtly partisan, biased and dishonest news coverage familiar to American citizens who listen to Fox News and talk radio. Harper's proposal was timed to facilitate the launch of a new right-wing network, "Sun TV News" which Canadians call "Fox News North."
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Even Mao once called for a thousand schools of thought to contend.
list the lies liberals:
didn’t think so
Obviously Canada is scared shitless of Fox News.
Yeah, a bunch of politicians branded them as liars, so all taxpaying citizens can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing their government is protecting them from being lied to!
.... uh, wait a second....
Fox News is broadcasted in Canada...
“Fox News Channel is currently offered by Access Communications, Bell TV, Cogeco, Eastlink, Manitoba Telecom Services, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct and Telus TV. “
And I take comfort from the fact that, for the first time in decades, there are no Kennedy family members in Congress.
Another brain dead Kennedy clapping for Marxism.
Only those truthful people at CNNBCBSMSNBCPBSNPR are allowed
Fox should sue them for a gajillion dollars and ask for specific examples of “lies”.
The justification was amusing, but it came down to that politicians cannot be expected to tell voters the truth.
So If a reporter from Canada, crossed the boarder at Blaine and entered Washington State to interview say Patty (mom in tennis shoes) Murray, and was told a string of lies (perfectly legal) the Canadian reporter could not report that on the Canadian news.
Wow, laws are so fascinating!
My guess is, cnn and msnbc are both carried in Canada.
RFKjr is such a pathetic little pos. LOL
“to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news”
So there’s no news broadcast in Canada?
The test pattern is the only thing I’ve ever seen broadcast that has NO lying in it.
“Obviously Canada is scared shitless of Fox News.”
As is the increasingly-frequently hysterical Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Imagine a Kennedy opining on the practice of lying.
Do Canadians ever think it's odd that clips of politicians speaking have never been broadcast in their country?
This from the coke-head scion of the traitorous Kennedy clan who wouldn’t know the truth of it jumped out his martini glass and bit him.
Like CBC doesn’t lie often?
lib fascists rule in canuckstan
no free speech,nor right to bear arms
What the hell kind of a free westernized country will ban a whole television network? And how do they get away with it? Couldn’t a canadian company just set up TV broadcast towers all along the border on the american side? Couldn’t a canadian company set up an internet service on the american side for the purpose of canadian subscriptions? Fox netflix for instance? AM radio? Shortwave radio? Satellite TV? Satellite radio?
Leftist Propaganda must remain Universal and uninterrupted!
Only those truthful people at CNNBCBSMSNBCPBSNPR are allowed
Er, Dan Rather?
There are certain words and phrases, when uttered by a liberal, that immediately tell me I’m dealing with a person who is not to be taken seriously. “Halliburton,” “Bush lied, kids died,” “big (insert name of productive indistry),” and “the corporations” immediately come to mind.
I think “Koch Brothers” is the new “Halliburton.”
My oh my, such Vitriol ! I detect a lot of anger, and hatred.
Umm I’ve been enjoying Fox News here in Canada for years, WTH planet is this short bus rider from? They got the license to broadcast here ages ago.
Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and China Central Television all broadcast in various parts of Canada through satellite feeds.
Al Jazeera is on cable in Ontario if I’m not mistaken. After it began broadcasting in Canada in May 2010, the network announced plans to open, in June 2010, a Canadian bureau office in Toronto.
Actually RFKjr is a Junky.
Isnt this the convicted heroin addict,
and abuser of women ?
well well, isn’t RFK Jr the prim passionate little fascist, just like Great Grandpa Joe except with dim Skakel brains
What lies? Why can’t they be specific..
As a FORMER CANUCK, this is the most laughable and absurd news I’ve come across in a week...
the CBC is the biggest liar in all of the world’s networks, fueled by their anti-Americanism and arrogance, and they stay?
There is no wonder why canadians when heading to the border secretly buy satellite dishes that include Fox News in their lineup.
Give him a bottle of Cutty and send him on his way.
If you dropped RFK, Jr. in a toilet, would he sink or float? Some turds sink, some float, just wondering which he is?
>>Obviously Canada is scared shitless of Fox News.<<
They are. I’m from BC originally, and the cable networks mind you, show 24/7 their “heritage” commercials.
One of those commercials show the Americans blatantly as the bad guys. What fuels Canadians is that we were brainwashed since school to hate Americans, and to ridicule them. To add the CBC in the mix...the CBC is so anti-American they make MSNBC look like the Sarah Palin Channel, I kid you not.
“G’day and welcome to Fox News Canada. I’m Bob McKenzie and this is my brother Doug.”
“How’s it goin’, eh?”
Like the American liberals these morons do not want their people to hear the truth so they say FOX lies..Well the ones who lie are the liberals that are allowed on FOX so there Canada..Most Canadians are intelligent people and know that these few are trying to keep the truth from them..
It’s also complete BS!
“They got the license to broadcast ages ago.”
Shortbus rider needs to spend time in Canada so he knows WTH he’s talking about.
Which Kennedy kid is this? One of the druggies or the one who was boinking the babysitter?
The self-regard of the left knows no bounds. Since they are incapable of viewing themselves with any sort of honesty or truthfulness, is it really much of a surprise that there understanding of everything else is just as flawed?
So the Candians have kicked ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN out of Canada?
I did not know that...
Some of Canada’s laws and RFK jr. are marxist
Really? Well, socialists like to keep their people like mushrooms. Keep them in the dark and feed them bull.
What a bunch of fearful weenies.
Fox is not even that conservative (”Conservative”: AKA as truthful and fair). Lukewarm and unreliable at best.
What would these liberal pussies do with a real conservative media presence? Free Republic TV sounds good to me.....