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Aar_Canada 01-26-2012 10:03 PM

Sun News Network
 
Has anyone been watching Sun News Network? I watch it pretty much everyday because I find it so fascinating - in the same way a lot of Americans find Fox News fascinating. SNN seems to be obsessed with a few key issues - the CBC (referred to sarcastically as THE STATE BROADCASTER), the oil sands and the related Keystone XL Pipeline (and how that ties in with Greenpeace), the banning of burqas in Canada and how the left, in general, are a great threat to our society. I consider myself slightly left of centre and while I think the extreme left and the extreme right continually compete for the Crown of Lunacy, nothing's as blatant as what Sun News does on a daily basis. The CBC of the right it is not. Ezra Levant is a clown of epic proportions. Michael Coren, who I respected while disagreeing with a lot of what he stood for, has become a raving, two note lunatic. The two broads they have on during the afternoon - former CBC-er Krista Erickson (hottie!) and Jacqui Delaney - while both being touted as "tough as nails" are actually as dumb as doorknobs. It's terrible, terrible stuff. Apparently, the ratings are terrible and, regardless of what the "personalities" of SNN would have you believe, no one really cares about what they're saying. They barely register a blip of mention in what they term the "lamestream media". I don't think it's going anywhere though, thanks to the deep pockets of its parent company.


Bill Haverchuck 01-26-2012 11:06 PM

Dude, I remember you posting that clip in the Random Youtube thread. I remember because I find that old, artsy dance chick oddly attractive. She reminds me of Meryl Streep.

Seriously. Who would fuck the old chick? Am I crazy, or is she kinda hot for and old broad? :reporter:

Bill Haverchuck 01-26-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Aar_Canada (Post 605569)
Has anyone been watching Sun News Network?

A few times.


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I watch it pretty much everyday because I find it so fascinating - in the same way a lot of Americans find Fox News fascinating.
I get what you're saying.

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Ezra Levant is a clown of epic proportions.
Agreed.

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Michael Coren, who I respected while disagreeing with a lot of what he stood for, has become a raving, two note lunatic.
I'm glad you've come around. Coren is a tool. He had William Lane Craig on his show once, and they were going on about how Dawkins and Sam Harris are not "bright". Meanwhile, Craig is a tuuuuuuuuuurible philosopher. His arguments are so pathetic, kids, albeit smart ones, can make him look like a clown. Watching their conversation was just painful.

Also, he had on Lord Moncton once to discuss Global Warming. You might have forgotten, but you actually posted a clip of that discussion in the global warming thread. Anyway, Moncton has been exposed as total fraud and completely incompetent. In my opinion, Coren is a fucking terrible journalist, assuming he considers himself that. He never asks these douche bags tough questions. And his audience, which usually is already inclined to agree with anythign he has to say, just eats it up. Fucking annoying, populist crap.


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Krista Erickson (hottie!)
Agreed. She used to be the anchor on the 6 o'clock news for CBC Winnipeg, before she moved to ottawa to become a political correspondent. In addition to being dumb, she is also, allegedly, quite unprofessional while away from the workplace. I won't post the alleged rumours of what she did out in the open,, since they're just that...rumours... but if you're interested I'll elaborate via PM.

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Apparently, the ratings are terrible and, regardless of what the "personalities" of SNN would have you believe, no one really cares about what they're saying. They barely register a blip of mention in what they term the "lamestream media". I don't think it's going anywhere though, thanks to the deep pockets of its parent company.
Which may say something positive about the collective mentality of Canadians. Or it could be somethng else.

Aar_Canada 01-26-2012 11:57 PM

I've been watching Coren since '97 when his show was more Agenda-like and he was more Steve Paiken-like. Towards the end of his tenure at CTS, he became more radical and a more obsessive about certain issues, i.e. abortion, religion. I never agreed with a lot of what he said, but he never made it an issue beyond, "That's my opinion" and "Let's hear yours and debate", which was always fine with me and his guests were always diverse. When he hit the airwaves at Sun, he'd lost any credibility he'd had left. His columns were always another matter of course and I rarely was able to get past the first couple paragraphs.

And yes, PM's about Krista are always welcome. She seems like a piece of work.

LX 01-27-2012 08:27 AM

I remember Coren debating Irshad Manji on TVO. He had a shred of respectability then.


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