All Belly-Aching, All The Time
Ottawa (Slings and Arrows) – It’s being touted as Fox News North, however the faux American right-wing all news channel would appear to be leaning a little to the left at the moment.
Quebecor Vice President Tory Makemesick, er, um, Kory Teneycke and his boss, Quebecor President and CEO Pierre “I’ve Got More Money Than I Know What To Do With” Karl Peladeau announced their plans for the new network Tuesday, in Toronto, referring to it as “hard news, straight talk”.
Their first hire was David Akin of Canwest and a former CBC Power and Politics panelist. Among their subsequent hires were former CBC reporter “bad girl” Krista Erikson. CBC’s Parliamentary Bureau Assignment Editor Tobias Fisher has deigned to hang his hat in the new Sun News Parliamentary Bureau. And when you think of it K.T. was a highly paid Power and Politics panelist on CBC after his term as Stephen Harper’s mouthpiece.
So what gives? K.T. himself has been quoted as saying his outfit will be based on the Fox News channel south of the border, which takes a completely right-wing approach, whipping up the far right in America.
Are we to understand Canada’s far right journalists have all worked for the CBC; the very network K.T says is full of left-wing nut jobs, is boring and he’s out to defeat?
I’m looking forward to a right-wing news network full of boring left-wing reporters.
Founding Sun newspaper editor Peter Worthington must be rolling over in his grave. Oh, wait. He’s not dead yet.