Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Absolute Best news Yet. FOX NEWS IS NOT COMING TO CANADA!

Stephen Harper is in mourning today. His dreams of a Fox News North have been crushed. And the person to deliver this heart warming news, is Robert Kennedy Jr. I am on cloud nine.
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.
This is definitely cause for celebration. And Kennedy didn't hold back.
Harper, often referred to as "George W. Bush's Mini Me," is known for having mounted a Bush like war on government scientists, data collectors, transparency, and enlightenment in general. He is a wizard of all the familiar tools of demagoguery; false patriotism, bigotry, fear, selfishness and belligerent religiosity.

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.
It's great that this is going to an American audience, because I don't think they understand that our government is more Tea Party than many of their Republicans.


  1. There are still plenty of Canadians who don't understand our government is more Tea Party than many Republicans, Emily. Unfortunately, some of those people are in my own family. Breaks my heart. Perhaps if Harper is brought down with a bang (a very loud bang) it will get the message through to them.
    GREAT news about Fox News North. I would have just hated having it in Canada. Bad enough having Fox in our Rogers TV package.

  2. We have to have more consequences for people who tell lies and untruths.Ignorance is no excuse.