Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast….any false or misleading news.” The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada’s FREE TV programming. (You have to purchase a cable package to access it.)
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Who First Claimed that FOX News Was Banned in Canada
Because of a Law Against Lying During Newscasts?
(Oh, say it ain’t so already!)
As such, we encourage you to redirect all angry comments hither: http://sayitaintsoalready.com/2011/03/02/fox-shut-out-of-canada-because-of-a-law-against-lying-during-newscasts/
For clarification and the real story, see http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?350938-FOX-News-BANNED-In-Canada-%28mod-note-not-entirely-true%29
We also want to stress that FOX News does indeed lie pathologically, is a false friend to conservatives, is certainly no friend to liberty. Their loyalties are rather with the Khazars who, for that matter, run all mainstream news and information outlets including our schools. http://antinewworldorderparty.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/judge-napolitano-fired-after-this-broadcast-of-freedom-watch/
As the first article linked purports and the second thread debunks…
News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, was hoping to open a propaganda branch in Canada — called “Sun News TV” (or “Fox North”). It was hoping its crony in Ottawa, winger Prime Minister Stephen Harper, would be successful in overturning a law prohibiting lying on broadcast news. (Imagine that. There is a law in Canada prohibiting lying during newscasts. How civilized.) But, thank goodness there is still some sanity in the world; they were wrong:
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 the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian 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.” The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987.
Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism that have pretty much disappeared on the US airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish the anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him fearing that their tradition of honest non-partisan news would be replaced by the toxic, overtly partisan, biased and dishonest news coverage familiar to American citizens who listen to Fox News and talk radio. Harper’s proposal was timed to facilitate the launch of a new right-wing network, “Sun TV News” which Canadians call “Fox News North.”
Something like this would never happen in the US because the people in Washington work for the corporations, not for the good of the country but, again, it’s nice to know sanity still exists somewhere in the world.
Now we wait to see if “Sun News TV” agrees not to lie, something I think it’s incapable of. Telling the truth isn’t part of its consciousness or its business model.
To all who have helped us correct this story, thank you for your comments. As civilian investigators, we count on our readers to “keep it real,” not believe everything they read, think and research for themselves and, when needed, help us correct our stories! Thanks again.