Friday, September 03, 2010

Fox News North : Kory's cat and dog show

Here's Korncob Kory Teneycke on CBC's Power and Politics today, stating that his baby, Quebecor's Fox News North, never asked the CRTC for a must-carry licence—the kind that would require cable and satellite providers to include the channel in their basic package:

"We are not nor have we ever asked for mandatory carriage of this station where Canadians would have to be obliged to pay. We're saying that we would like to have it offered but theoretically it could be carried by no one."

"In a private letter sent to Quebecor on July 5, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission rejected Quebecor’s request for a rare must-carry license. It would have guaranteed distribution by all cable and satellite firms – and the subscriber fees that come along with that distribution."
After the CRTC rejected the Fox News North must-carry application that Mr. Teneycke just told us they never applied for, Mr. Teneycke responded :

“We’re not particularly fazed by that letter"

and Serge Sasseville, Quebecor's VP of corporate affairs clarified :
"We'll get exactly what we're asking for at the end of the day.
We'll ask the CRTC exactly the same conditions we've been asking with a Category 1, and we're pretty confident we'll get it. You can ask for a must-offer even for other categories. It's only labelling. You can call a cat a dog but at the end of the day it's still a cat," he said.
Care for a redo on your cat and dog show performance tonight, Mr. Teneycke?

See also Pogge, Dammit Janet, Rusty Idols, and Kady for more on hate media and the suspicious sabotage of the Avaaz petition asking the CRTC not to buckle under pressure.


deBeauxOs said...

The photograph that accompanies your post is perfect in every way.

West End Bob said...

Your 24 Hour Redneck Cable Channel

Purrrrfffecccttt, Lady Alison . . . .

Beijing York said...

Korncob Kory is too yellow for us to see the egg on his face.

w/v= hee[haw]men

900ft Jesus said...

"You can call a cat a dog but at the end of the day it's still a cat"

That's really funny, considering the source and the insane right's efforts at making false labels stick.

Alison said...

Big J : And not just labels! The problem is that Fox News South actively engages in drssing cats up as dogs, reports them as dogs, and then calls it a liberal conspiracy when competing media continue to see them as cats. Good post on this from Pogge today.

And thanks for giving the Quebecor VP's quotes : "We'll get exactly what we're asking for at the end of the day" a boost at your place. With all the ink spilled about FNN, I don't get why Kady, Delacourt, Solomon, etc aren't on this end of it. Kory says they didn't ask for must-carry and they aren't calling him on it. It's like the original application doesn't exist and it was only two months ago!

BY : ;-) Kory does look peculiarly similar to his own agribiz Corncob creation, doesn't he?

Bob : Yeah. Am now recycling my own stuff, just like Fox!

Tah, dBO. As good a place as any to thank you for your very generous support of Creekside elsewhere as well. I see it but am often embarrassed to thank you at the time.

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