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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:03 AM
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The verdict on Sun News ('Fox News North'): 'Cheap, cheesy, terrible'
Source: The Globe and Mail

After all of that all the fuss, the hype and hysteria what has Sun News Network amounted to? Cheap, cheesy, terrible television. I encourage you to watch it. You can learn a great deal about the utter banality of well-meant but bonehead TV.

... Over the week the impressions mounted. Impressions of a shockingly amateurish channel with a giant media corporation, Quebecor, behind it. I noted that Sun News made a self-regarding fuss about some journalists mocking the dress style of the lady hosts and anchors. The word skank was bandied but then retracted, apparently. Well, now. Theres nothing lewd or lascivious about the frocks, skirts and tops being worn. Its just that several of the women on air look like they dressed in the dark. Sun News has achieved a remarkable feat. It has made the comely and talented Krista Erickson, a noted spiffy dresser, look like a shoo-in for an appearance on What Not to Wear.

... The other night (Theo Caldwell) was busy discussing the surge in NDP support indicated by opinion polls. His guest was the renowned independent thinker, Conservative Senator Linda Frum. She said of the poll results for the NDP, the Bloc and the Liberals in Quebec, Theyre going to conspire together and become one party and one coalition government, regardless of whether one party is up or down. The idea that one single party is soon to ensue from a merged NDP, Liberal and Bloc Qubcois parties is patently ridiculous. Caldwells comeback was, Im glad you came right out with that.

This was the single entertaining aspect of hours of watching the channel. Not because of the political intent of the statements, but because they were laugh-out-loud wacky. Look, never mind the political bent of Sun News. Its just fantastically inept broadcasting. And as such it does a serious disservice to the conservative cause in Canada. There is no news on the Sun News Channel. None. Its just one fabulously self-regarding pundit after another jawing on with blatant disregard for the needs of viewers who expect to be informed in a professional manner, even occasionally entertained. The Fox News Channel manages to be gripping, lively TV every day, even as it irritates, embellishes and sometimes broadcasts blatant untruths.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/joh...
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:23 AM
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1. If you sometimes wonder why things move to corporate right.
Regardless of what party is in power.

Theyre going to conspire together and become one party and one coalition government, regardless of whether one party is up or down.

That is a goal of many people, and if things do not correct, when people that advocate for society are in power, then it can be assumed part of that is in place in USA also.
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