Regulators Reject Proposal That Would Bring Fox-Style News to Canada

  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    Regulators Reject Proposal That Would Bring Fox-Style News to Canada

    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 Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada 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."

    Why can't we get a law like this in the US?

    I just wrote my Senators to ask them to look into creating such a law. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 02, 2011 8:00 AM GMT
    This quote from the article is notable:

    Harper's attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television is a stark admission that right wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. Since corporate profit-taking is not an attractive vessel for populism, a political party or broadcast network that makes itself the tool of corporate and financial elites must lie to make its agenda popular with the public. In the Unites States, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of billionaires and corporate robber barons have become the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves. Fox News's notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsin's protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided.
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    Mar 02, 2011 10:29 AM GMT
    Gay rights
    Gun control laws that actually Keep people from being killed
    Healthcare that works
    and now this ?

    The Western hemisphere so have a proviso ......

    This is how you do it ............... AND NOT icon_confused.gif