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Fox News' Lies Keep Them Out of Canada
Reader Supporting News ^ | 03/01/2011 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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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TOPICS: Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; foxnews; kennedy; liberals; lies; rfkjr
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Who are these liberals kidding...
1 posted on 03/03/2011 8:17:23 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Even Mao once called for a thousand schools of thought to contend.


2 posted on 03/03/2011 8:19:00 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Beave Meister

list the lies liberals:

?

didn’t think so


3 posted on 03/03/2011 8:19:31 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: Beave Meister

Obviously Canada is scared shitless of Fox News.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 8:21:13 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: All

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....


5 posted on 03/03/2011 8:21:20 AM PST by Scarlett156 (FoxNews, Canada)
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To: Beave Meister

Fox News is broadcasted in Canada...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_Channel

“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. “


6 posted on 03/03/2011 8:22:23 AM PST by Michel12
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To: Beave Meister

And I take comfort from the fact that, for the first time in decades, there are no Kennedy family members in Congress.


7 posted on 03/03/2011 8:22:27 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Beave Meister

Another brain dead Kennedy clapping for Marxism.


8 posted on 03/03/2011 8:22:35 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Why are public employee unions attacking taxpayers?)
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To: Beave Meister
The gov’t defines what's a lie and what isn't, so what could possibly go wrong? /s
9 posted on 03/03/2011 8:22:57 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Beave Meister

eyep...shovel ready


10 posted on 03/03/2011 8:23:04 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Beave Meister

Only those truthful people at CNNBCBSMSNBCPBSNPR are allowed

Fox should sue them for a gajillion dollars and ask for specific examples of “lies”.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 8:23:10 AM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Beave Meister
Fascinating. The Washington State Supreme Court has held that it is not illegal for politicians to lie, either in their public statement to voters or in written materials used during campaigns.

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!

12 posted on 03/03/2011 8:23:16 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Beave Meister

My guess is, cnn and msnbc are both carried in Canada.

RFKjr is such a pathetic little pos. LOL


13 posted on 03/03/2011 8:23:18 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Beave Meister

“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.


14 posted on 03/03/2011 8:23:57 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Ev Reeman

“Obviously Canada is scared shitless of Fox News.”

As is the increasingly-frequently hysterical Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 8:24:33 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Beave Meister

Imagine a Kennedy opining on the practice of lying.


16 posted on 03/03/2011 8:24:41 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Beave Meister
a law that forbids lying on broadcast news

Do Canadians ever think it's odd that clips of politicians speaking have never been broadcast in their country?

17 posted on 03/03/2011 8:25:27 AM PST by Brain Mold
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To: Beave Meister

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.


18 posted on 03/03/2011 8:25:31 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Beave Meister

Like CBC doesn’t lie often?

CNN?


19 posted on 03/03/2011 8:25:48 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Beave Meister
If FOX NEWS is telling so many lies, why aren't the poor victims taking advantage of our slander and libel laws and inundating them with lawsuits?

Could it be that a lawsuit would bring about "discovery" wherein the "lies" might be provent truthful?

People who fight this hard against FOX NEWS have something they don't want aired, or lies they don't want exposed.

Otherwise, it seems to me, Canada and the obamabots would all be piling on with lawsuits.

After all, the lefts only hope of winning is to shutdown all the conservative outlets...otherwise, the truth prevails.
20 posted on 03/03/2011 8:25:48 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Beave Meister

lib fascists rule in canuckstan

no free speech,nor right to bear arms


21 posted on 03/03/2011 8:26:29 AM PST by wiseone (india)
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To: Beave Meister

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?


22 posted on 03/03/2011 8:28:14 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Beave Meister
If liars ban the truth and call the honest liars,the only truth the public will hear is the lies the liars call the truth.
23 posted on 03/03/2011 8:28:23 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: Beave Meister

Of course!

Leftist Propaganda must remain Universal and uninterrupted!


24 posted on 03/03/2011 8:28:23 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Mr. K

Only those truthful people at CNNBCBSMSNBCPBSNPR are allowed

Er, Dan Rather?


25 posted on 03/03/2011 8:30:10 AM PST by Bitsy ( i)
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To: Beave Meister

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.”


26 posted on 03/03/2011 8:32:01 AM PST by RIRed
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To: Beave Meister

My oh my, such Vitriol ! I detect a lot of anger, and hatred.


27 posted on 03/03/2011 8:33:09 AM PST by Celerity
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To: Beave Meister
I keep waiting for even one example of Fox lying...
28 posted on 03/03/2011 8:33:16 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


29 posted on 03/03/2011 8:34:58 AM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


30 posted on 03/03/2011 8:36:34 AM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: Beave Meister
Great White North Pictures, Images and Photos
31 posted on 03/03/2011 8:38:28 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Dr. Thorne

Actually RFKjr is a Junky.


32 posted on 03/03/2011 8:38:30 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Beave Meister
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Isn’t this the convicted heroin addict,
criminal trespasser
and abuser of women ?

33 posted on 03/03/2011 8:39:39 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Beave Meister

well well, isn’t RFK Jr the prim passionate little fascist, just like Great Grandpa Joe except with dim Skakel brains


34 posted on 03/03/2011 8:40:36 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Beave Meister

What lies? Why can’t they be specific..


35 posted on 03/03/2011 8:41:24 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Beave Meister

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.


36 posted on 03/03/2011 8:42:05 AM PST by max americana
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To: Beave Meister
I don't know, I couldn't get past the first sentence. This guy is nuts.

Give him a bottle of Cutty and send him on his way.

37 posted on 03/03/2011 8:42:15 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: MileHi

Exactly.


38 posted on 03/03/2011 8:42:38 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Beave Meister

If you dropped RFK, Jr. in a toilet, would he sink or float? Some turds sink, some float, just wondering which he is?

.


39 posted on 03/03/2011 8:43:30 AM PST by flatfish
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To: Ev Reeman

>>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.


40 posted on 03/03/2011 8:44:51 AM PST by max americana
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To: Beave Meister
I'm trying to find a sentence in this article that isn't DRIPPING with the typical liberal cliche talking points.
These dill-weeds are SO predictable.
41 posted on 03/03/2011 8:45:49 AM PST by red-dawg (There is no such thing as "government money".)
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To: Beave Meister
I’m guessing Canadian-content regs keep them out of Canada. If Fox opened up a network that discussed Canadian politics, that’d probably be okay.

“Cooroocoocoocoocoocoocooooo...cooroocoocoocoocoocoocooooo...
“G’day and welcome to Fox News Canada. I’m Bob McKenzie and this is my brother Doug.”

“How’s it goin’, eh?”

“Beauty, eh?”

42 posted on 03/03/2011 8:46:23 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Beave Meister

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..


43 posted on 03/03/2011 8:46:48 AM PST by PLD
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To: red-dawg

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.


44 posted on 03/03/2011 8:48:38 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Beave Meister

Which Kennedy kid is this? One of the druggies or the one who was boinking the babysitter?


45 posted on 03/03/2011 8:51:50 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Beave Meister
...fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice...

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?

46 posted on 03/03/2011 8:54:47 AM PST by mojito
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To: Beave Meister

So the Candians have kicked ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN out of Canada?

I did not know that...

;-)


47 posted on 03/03/2011 9:05:04 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Beave Meister; Clive

Some of Canada’s laws and RFK jr. are marxist


48 posted on 03/03/2011 9:09:08 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Beave Meister

Really? Well, socialists like to keep their people like mushrooms. Keep them in the dark and feed them bull.


49 posted on 03/03/2011 9:09:55 AM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Beave Meister

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.....


50 posted on 03/03/2011 9:10:51 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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