Posted by: Maureen Flynn-Burhoe | July 4, 2011

media, oil, objectivity

Draft

Simpson, Jeffrey. 2010-07-14. “Relax, folks, we won’t be channelling Fox News North.” Globe and Mail. Jeffrey claimed that Kory Teneycke’s proposed SunTV would be angry, pithy and loud conservatism not populist as Teneycke claimed.

Taber, Jane. 2010-09-01. “Margaret Atwood takes on ‘Fox News North’.” Globe and Mail. “Atwood to sign a petition demanding that Quebecor’s SunTV news channel proposed by Sun Media be stopped by the Canadian government.” Quebecor is owned by media tycoon Pierre Péladeau.

Who’s Who

Pierre Karl Péladeau owns Quebecor which owns Sun Media. IN 2009 Quebecor hired Kory Teneycke, PM Stephen Harper’s former director of communications, as its vice-president of development. Quebecor owns Sun Media and its desired new channel, to be called SunTV, has been dubbed “Tory TV” and “Fox News North” by its critics (Taber 2010-09-01). Both Teneycke and Péladeau argue against excessive government. Péladeau argued against more basic cable channels. Péladeau owns both Vidéotron TVA. Péladeau promotes competition.

Sacre Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec By Taras Grescoe

Quebecor hired Kory Teneycke, Mr. Harper’s former director of communications, as its vice-president of development. Quebecor owns Sun Media and its desired new channel, to be called SunTV, has been dubbed “Tory TV” and “Fox News North” by its critics (Taber 2010-09-01). “The idea of a broadcast offering that drew on the Sun Media paper and web machine isn’t entirely new, and when Mr. Teneycke pitched Quebecor chief Pierre Péladeau on the idea, he said, the tycoon was intrigued enough to give him a contract in 2009 to build the business case (more).

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