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?
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