There's an online petition to sign. The text reads:
To CRTC Chair von Finckenstein and PM Harper:
As concerned Canadians who deeply oppose American-style hate media on our airwaves, we applaud the CRTC's refusal to allow a new "Fox News North" channel to be funded from our cable fees. We urge Mr. von Finckenstein to stay in his job and continue to stand up for Canada's democratic traditions, and call on Prime Minister Harper to immediately stop all pressure on the CRTC on this matter.
There are almost 30,000 signatures now. When the total hits 100,000, the organizers will run a full-page ad in a major newspaper.
Please sign and circulate to your friends and associates.
And in a beauty little nutshell (snerk), here's a preview of what Faux News North will be like.
The Blogging Tories are spinning the petition as -- you guessed it -- media censorship.
Blogger posts two tweets, one from Margaret Atwood and one from a Liberal candidate, then says:
Turns out there is an on-line petition circulating (see here) to stop Sun TV and these two wingbats are actually publicly endorsing this attempt at media censorship.
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Can’t wait to hear how the Canadian loonie left that worship Margaret Atwood will try to defend her coming out against freedom of the press.
And here's another ijit spouting the same crap.
When it's a ReformaTory cabinet minister spewing porky pies like this, I hope to hell it's because they toeing the ideological line not because they are actually that braindead. But with Blogging Tories, one wonders.