Kory: “Our aim is to not be boring. We’ll leave that to the CBC”

Quebecor Chief Executive Pierre Karl Peladeau

Kory Teneycke, former chief spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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9 comments:

  1. Allanjoined April 10, 2009
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Dear Allan,

    On March 30, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then communications director Kory Teneycke sat down for a secretive New York meeting with Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News Channel, which is owned by Murdoch’s News Corp.

    Now it appears Quebecor Media Inc. is set to launch a right-wing TV station modeled after Fox News and led by Teneycke.

    As the CBC notes, “By hiring Teneycke, Quebecor is following the path of Fox News Channel, whose founding president Roger Ailes is a former communications adviser to Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr.”

    Having a news network driven by ideology is not a good sign for those of us in favour of reasonable public discourse, an informed public or quality journalism.

    Securing fair access to the high quality, independent journalism provided by Al Jazeera English now takes on a new sense of urgency.

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  2. Posted June 17, 2010 at 1:31 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Or anywhere I’d imagine.

  3. Allan
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Very few people here who have any interest left in joe clark.

  4. Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    (Shorter Joe Clark: I’m brighter than most people and I’ll never forgive them for it.)

    • Anonymous
      Posted June 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Here’s the thing about Joe Clark: he’s not nearly as smart as he thinks he is. What he does is take a little bit of knowledge, and a lot of misunderstood assumptions, and spin them into a larger narrative and bludgeons you with it, so it appears that he knows what he’s talking about.

      But when he comes up against a real expert he always falls short. He simply does not have the expertise to excel in his field(s).

      There’s a reason that he doesn’t have a job, and being cranky is only one part of it. Most of the industries he’s involved in can accept strong personalities and eccentricities quite well. But when real experts look at his work and listen to what he says, they quickly discover that he’s an advanced amateur (at best) masquerading as a master.

      How do I know? He applied for a work at my company, we have all this on record.

  5. Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Have you noticed that our Mr. Clark is also strangely listing to the right? He keeps making these hateful comments about how we’re selling the country to the Moooooslims. I mean hateful even for him.

  6. anon
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Rex Murphy should hurry over there, his act at CBC is growing stale and he’s become a right wing apologist.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Is george covering his ass by going to Fan590?

  8. Anonymous
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    There is something poetic about a francophone from Quebecor saying, IN ENGLISH, “that’s not good for Canadian democracy, that’s not good for Canada itself”. Wow!


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