What a shame.
What a tragedy that Sun News is no more. The liberal press is smugly suggesting that there just weren’t enough conservatives out there in Canada to have supported the network. But no mention of the fact that Sun News was stymied by the CRTC at every step, relegated to non-news network status for it’s four year life, denied the same compulsory funding received by CBC and CTV News Channels. Sun News fought vigorously for a presence on many cable networks but was never available to hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of viewers in provinces such as Nova Scotia.
So the little network, struggling on a shoe string to compete against the $Billion/year subsidized CBC and the CTV conglomerate, could no longer sustain itself as a financial venture. It was brilliantly successful in repeatedly exposing stories untold by the mainstream media. But it was fighting for it’s survival against a left-wing establishment determined to deny it equal opportunity on Canada’s media channels.
Notwithstanding the above, I believe the Sun News Network was the one standard bearer for truth in Canadian Broadcasting. It courageously spoke truth against power. It will be sorely missed and Canadians will suffer the consequences as our timid, liberal media, consumed by political correctness and heavily subsidized by taxpayers will continue to drive the public agenda. God help this land if we have to depend on the navel-gazing editorial gurus at CBC to keep us informed.
No longer will we hear the voices that so eloquently identified the Islamic Fundamentalist threat years before the recent terror attacks on Canadian soil. No longer will be hear the truth about Indian leaders syphoning off millions while there people live in abject poverty. No longer will we be told of the underground funding of strident environmental groups by Middle East and U.S. billionaires. We can only hope that courageous journalists such as Michael Coren and Ezra Levant will again find a platform on which to shine the light on truth.