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Demand high quality honest news coverage

05/11/2012

Fox News is banned in Canada because, unlike the US and many other countries including Australia, it’s illegal to lie on broadcast news.

Generally speaking, these provisions prohibit licensees of radio and television programming undertakings and broadcasting distribution undertakings from broadcasting programs that contain false or misleading news. ~Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-308

The provisions that have kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada have made Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of those provisions, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including quality foreign affairs and investigative journalism—unlike the rest of the world. Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism.

This is an amazing law. I don’t know if it’s illegal to lie on radio or television in Australia or not. I suspect that it’s not. But lie they do and do so all the time. Blatant lies. All news is tainted, it’s designed for us to give away our power, stability and mental health.

In Australia Fox News Channel (FNC) is broadcast on Foxtel, Austar and Optus television. The unsavoury political and corporate ideologies can only dominate national debate through propaganda to make its agenda popular with the public. In Australia, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of corporate robber barons are the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves.

Demand provisions that prohibit licensees of radio and television programming undertakings and broadcasting distribution undertakings from broadcasting programmes that contain false or misleading news. That would be amazing!

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