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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 05:37 PM   #81
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Yep it is a business, it thrives or it dies.
While I appreciated the alternate take on the news, that channel looked like crap--a shoestring affair. The only time I looked at any of it was on YouTube after CubaMark or skippy had a fit over something.
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 06:11 PM   #82
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Why Sun News Never Had a Fighting Chance
Sun News’s fundamental problem wasn’t the cheap production values—that could have been fixed with more money, as viewership grew. The real issue was that Canada just doesn’t have enough “regular-white-guy resentment” to support a mass-viewership news channel catering to pissed off ordinary Joes.

Unlike the United States, Canada has no endlessly burning tire fire of outrage over illegal immigration, no perpetual abortion debate, no chief judge waging Ten Commandments–inspired war on gay marriage, no Ferguson, no Benghazi, no Tea Party–powered gun hysteria. The United States has a culture war. Canada has Question Period.

Since 2008, Fox’s ace in the hole has been Barack Obama. No matter how thin the news may be on a given day, Fox anchors always can wile away the hours reminding viewers of how awful America has become under Obama’s socialist, Islamo-appeasing presidency. In Canada, it’s precisely the opposite. Sun News started broadcasting on April 18, 2011, exactly two weeks before Stephen Harper earned his first majority mandate. The timing couldn’t have been worse. The whole raison d’être of an insurgent network like Sun is to kick the bums out. But Harper had already taken care of that. So what’s the point of watching?
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While I appreciated the alternate take on the news, that channel looked like crap--a shoestring affair. The only time I looked at any of it was on YouTube after CubaMark or skippy had a fit over something.
Imagine what CBC would look like without $1 billion a year in funding and mandatory carriage. Actually you can't, because they'd have been long gone too if they had to operate under the same conditions as Sun did.

The clips were their mainstay, for sure. Hard to properly monetize that and still cover the operating expenses of a TV network. Ezra was interviewed on Canada.com this afternoon, and he said his online views were more than 10 times what his broadcast views were. That's today's audience, regardless of politics. Jesse Brown is getting 10 times the audience with his podcast than he ever got on CBC.
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The Walrus would disappear from the face of the Earth if it didn't suck rich milk from the government teat. If Sun News didn't have enough ordinary Joes to support it, The Walrus doesn't have enough support from Joes of any kind to take two lumbering steps on its own steam.

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Why Sun News Never Had a Fighting Chance
Sun News’s fundamental problem wasn’t the cheap production values—that could have been fixed with more money, as viewership grew. The real issue was that Canada just doesn’t have enough “regular-white-guy resentment” to support a mass-viewership news channel catering to pissed off ordinary Joes.

Unlike the United States, Canada has no endlessly burning tire fire of outrage over illegal immigration, no perpetual abortion debate, no chief judge waging Ten Commandments–inspired war on gay marriage, no Ferguson, no Benghazi, no Tea Party–powered gun hysteria. The United States has a culture war. Canada has Question Period.

Since 2008, Fox’s ace in the hole has been Barack Obama. No matter how thin the news may be on a given day, Fox anchors always can wile away the hours reminding viewers of how awful America has become under Obama’s socialist, Islamo-appeasing presidency. In Canada, it’s precisely the opposite. Sun News started broadcasting on April 18, 2011, exactly two weeks before Stephen Harper earned his first majority mandate. The timing couldn’t have been worse. The whole raison d’être of an insurgent network like Sun is to kick the bums out. But Harper had already taken care of that. So what’s the point of watching?
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 06:49 PM   #85
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I hope Levant continues to go it alone.

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Imagine what CBC would look like without $1 billion a year in funding and mandatory carriage. Actually you can't, because they'd have been long gone too if they had to operate under the same conditions as Sun did.

The clips were their mainstay, for sure. Hard to properly monetize that and still cover the operating expenses of a TV network. Ezra was interviewed on Canada.com this afternoon, and he said his online views were more than 10 times what his broadcast views were. That's today's audience, regardless of politics. Jesse Brown is getting 10 times the audience with his podcast than he ever got on CBC.
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Old Feb 13th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #86
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I hope Levant continues to go it alone.
Me too. His voice is a very important one. He'd be perfect for his own podcast.
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Further questions on Williams' reporting.

Brian Williams May Have Lied About Meeting the Pope, Watching Berlin Wall Come Down

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oday, two more Brian Williams stories are being picked apart, and while neither of them have to do with the Iraq War, they do raise further questions about how far the NBC anchor is willing to stretch the truth: A CNN Money report indicates that Williams exaggerated a story about meeting Pope John Paul II as a college student in 1979, and, more flagrantly, being at the Berlin Wall when it fell.
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Old Feb 14th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #88
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From Ezra's website:

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The Sun has set. So we can curse the darkness, or light a candle.

I’m mourning. But I want to build.

If you want an independent, conservative media alternative in Canada, let me know. I’ll tell you more soon.

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Oh, Fox, you scamp!

Obama accidentally depicted as rape suspect on Fox 5 News



As TV news errors go it doesn't come much worse than labelling the President of the United States of America a rapist, but that's exactly what Fox 5 San Diego inadvertently managed to do during its 10 o'clock news on Friday night.

"The only suspect in a sex assault at SDSU will not be charged," Emmy-winning anchor Kathleen Bade told viewers, as a photo of a serious-looking Obama appeared beside her.

Worse, the image was strapped with a 'NO CHARGES' caption.


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Obama wasn't charged, so I think that clears it up.
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