Is FOx news really banned in Canada??

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  1. Super Mario

    Super Mario Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I will need to move to Canada!

    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.

    They would have to change the law to let FOX news be broadcast. Sounds like a good law. Hey Congress – here is a law you can pass!

    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.

    We do need better news. Too bad it is legal to lie in the USA.

    Harper’s attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television are 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’ notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsin’s protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided.

    http://www.skepticmoney.com/fox-news-banned-from-canada-law-forbids-lying-on-broadcast-news/
     
  2. Schmoopy

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    MSNBC is banned
     
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    Fox News isn't straight up banned in Canada, they have just been denied a license to broadcast. This means that Fox News can still be offered by private cable companies, but it can't broadcast itself over public airwaves.
     
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    I think i know the fake story, Robin.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    that's the only way it's broadcast here anyways
     
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    Mario should go stick a Chick-Fil-A chicken tender up his chute tomorrow for lunch.
     
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    My understanding is that private cable companies here won't take the chance with them, because of the misinformation and the laws in place. So, while they are not "banned", per se, good luck convincing a private cable company to broadcast your false information, and risk their own license.

    :dontknow:
     
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    Really? How come I see it on my cable TV listing? :wtf:
     
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    False information and misinformation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol::jj::funny::bounce:
     
  11. Super Mario

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    If something tasted good there I would still eat there. but srs why the fuck is a food place care about who people marry???
     
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    You should be banned from using computers.
     
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    We don't have FOX News but we do have Sun news Network. It's Fox News but without the hot anchors doing the news.

    We had it free for 1-2 months and sometimes i'd see some people talk against bilingualism and everything.... Ironic that the owner of the station is French-Canadian. :c
     
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    thats why I made the post!!!!
     
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    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    Canadian news comes in a bag.
     
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    If we had a law like that here Fox News would be broke!

    Somebody tell Obama we'll vote for him if he passes that law before the elections!
     
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    what the hell did I do? :sad:
     
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    The ignorance in this thread. :facepalm:
     
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    I'm not getting sucked into this! I'm going to bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :tadah::hw:
     
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    Fox news comes in a doggie bag