The early reviews on Sun News Network, Canada’s red-blooded conservative TV news channel: more Foxy than Fox News North.OK, so how can we Americans get this channel?
“… Sun TV really isn't about Hard News and Straight Talk. It's about Hot Chicks and Sexy Outfits,” declared red-faced columnist Tasha Kheiriddin in the right-leaning National Post newspaper. “For its women presenters, there seems to be a ban on sleeves. Not a jacket in sight. Only cocktail dresses, as clingy and low-cut as possible."
Not even Sun News Network host Ezra Levant flashing Prophet Muhammed cartoons on Canadian TV screens -- the same ones that touched off an Arab world protest in 2005 after they were published in Denmark -- moved the audience dial.I'm sure once hockey ends in June they'll get around to watching. After all, who can resist hot babes in low-cut cocktail dresses?
"Free speech is always under attack. I'm 100 per cent convinced this show will be attacked by the government too,” Levant, summoning his inner-Glenn Beck, declared on air.
Apparently, the federal Conservatives, currently running for re-election, ignored the ratings-seeking prank.
“Well, Nervous Nellies on the left can exhale,” Carleton University journalism professor Jeff Sallot wrote in the Ottawa Citizen “The Sun News Network, for the moment at least, is irrelevant to any political calculation. How can I tell? The Conservatives, who are running the most efficient campaign among the four national parties, are ignoring the little network."
Quebec media giant Quebecor Media, which launched Sun News Network this past Monday, has pitched the new news channel as an antidote to existing all-news channels at the CBC and CTV with a liberal bias, and tapping into a Canadian Tea Party base. But The Canadian Press newswire TV critic Bill Brioux noted Sun News Network may be failing to connect with Canadians because of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, not politics.
Sadly, their main webpage is bereft of these hotties in clingy outfits. But we're resourceful. Here we found one of their show hosts, Krista Erickson.
Yes, she looks good.
Then there Neelam Verma. We like her. According to her bio, she can say "I'm hot" in three languages.
If this review is any indication, it appears breaking the liberal monopoly on Canadian news won't go over too well. Perhaps Media Matters can open a Canadian bureau to keep tabs on them.
Update: Reader Robert helpfully sends along a link with more photos of Krista Erickson. Here she displays her Canadian pride.