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Canadian’s Keep Ban on “False News” – MSNBC Loses Last Hope

Last week, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) killed a decade old inquiry into whether the long-time ban against false or misleading news should stand.

Despite a misleading (a.k.a. false?) publication on HuffPo, The original request to review the policy came from a parliamentary committee more than ten years ago, not the current Conservative Prime Minister.

Indeed, the broadcast regulator now says it never wanted the regulatory change in the first place and was only responding to orders from a parliamentary committee.[1]

I’m not Canadian so if they want to have government-approved drivel blown up their butts on a regular basis, more power to them! That’s what the Chinese and Iranians get to watch.

I prefer having the choice to ignore Chris Mathews, Rachel Maddow et al. And judging by MSNBC’s ratings, so do almost all Americans that don’t live in the mother’s house or live off the government.

MSNBC might have done very well in Canada, but we will never know – thanks to the CTRC.

Sources:
[1]False News Proposal Killed by CRTC –  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/02/25/crtc-false-news.html