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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 10:04 AM   #71
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With a maximum audience of 10,000 viewers nationwide, it couldn't go on much longer.
Sadly you're right Macfury. I liked the fact they didn't run all the news through a politically correct progressive filter like all the other sources. I hoped they'd gain some traction but apparently not. The lefties will be happy they're ideologies will not be questioned or challenged in the news media anymore.
Trudeau must be elated! Soft ball questions from here on in.
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 10:21 AM   #72
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With a maximum audience of 10,000 viewers nationwide, it couldn't go on much longer.
Most of the people who were their target audience didn't watch the channel on TV. They just watched the clips of specific topics online. That doesn't pay the bills for a national network. I was certainly guilty of this. Once or twice a week, I'd check out a few of Ezra or Brian Lilley's clips. Always with an ad-blocker on too.

It is too bad that the counter-balance to the overt left wing bias is gone though. Sun was really the only TV news source that even bothered to fact check in any meaningful way.
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 10:35 AM   #73
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It is too bad that the counter-balance to the overt left wing bias is gone though. Sun was really the only TV news source that even bothered to fact check in any meaningful way.
I literally -and I mean this *literally* - LOL'd and sprayed coffee all over my office iMac monitor. Thanks, and damn you! Hope it didn't drip into the keyboard....
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 01:00 PM   #74
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TORONTO - Recently laid off Sun News Network commentators have strangely reversed their negative views towards the country’s employment insurance system.

“I know over the past few years I’ve said EI is a tax grab for lazy slimeballs who refuse to get real jobs,” said the Brian Lilley, who lost his only source of income. “My former program has also either stated or implied that those on EI are drug users who will exploit taxpayers for as long as possible.”

“But that’s not what I meant. What I really meant is that Employment Insurance is a vital program that helps hard working Canadians when they need it the most.”

Other provocative, right-wing commentators were quick to criticize EI as ‘slow, ungenerous and downright humiliating.’ Ezra Levant, who was waiting in line at a Service Canada office, could be overheard scorning one of Canada’s “most underfunded, inadequate social programs.”

“I have to keep a record of all of the employers I contacted?” said a surprised Levant to the public servant who was explaining to him how EI actually works. “Two week waiting period? I only get two-thirds of my income? I have a family to feed! This is such bullshit!”

Michael Coren, former host of the now cancelled show ‘The Arena’ failed to obtain enough working hours in order to qualify.

“I needed 700 hours to qualify in this region; I only have 695!” explained a disappointed Coren who promised that he’d never vote Conservative again.

According to sources, the commentators were having difficulty finding new work in Alberta’s oil sands.


(The Beaverton)

PS: My backspace key on the iMac is now stuck on... makes writing a bit of a challenge :-\
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 01:09 PM   #75
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That's some awfully lame satire.
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We'll see if they possess the same sense of ha-ha when CBC is privatized & decimated...
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The problem with the so-called satire is that Levant and company aren't begging for a nip at the government teat.

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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #78
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The problem with the so-called satire is that Levant and company aren't begging for a nip at the government teat.
Exactly. Which is the only way CBC is currently extant. The satire misses at several levels...
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 04:22 PM   #79
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Quite frankly, I went there because it IS the truth. Read it again. Not my viewpoint, but an observation of how a majority of people world wide are reacting to any Muslim these days, righty or wrongly.

I listen to this and have been for months now wherever I go. Coffee shops, restaurants, neighbourhood pubs, grocery store lines. The viewpoint and in some cases outright hatred is loud and clear, all sparked by ISIS. Add to that dozens of anti Muslim emails that fill my inbox from people from all walks of life. You must live a sheltered life if you don't hear it because it is real and frightening]
I think that was a little uncalled for, as you know it is not the case.

Also, really?! I live in a city probably at least 10x the size of where you live. So who exactly is "living a sheltered life". I could go on but won't.

It seems I pissed you off by stating the larger truth. It was not my intention.

I don't know where you get your information from aside from "Coffee shops, restaurants, neighborhood pubs, grocery store lines". But, I dare say the people you meet there do not represent:

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IMO that is an overblown statement and one that you do not/could not have any real data on which to base that claim.

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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 04:41 PM   #80
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With a maximum audience of 10,000 viewers nationwide, it couldn't go on much longer.
Yep it is a business, it thrives or it dies.
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