Whether a story is from the view of the left or the right it still has to have some ground rules.
A few are the story has to be new worthy and not a rerun of the same story that was already
told. The content of the story has to have some meat to it. The stories run by fringe stations
and Sun is one of them, they throw up flack and get people to respond to it, whether their is
content or not. That being said, if it has ratings its likely to be carried by a provider and in this
case Bell dropped it because it didn't have enough reach, or their news is somewhat suspect
for depth of content.
Bell doesn't do things because the left or right complains, they do things because there is a
buck in it and there is no value for their money here so they pulled the plug. Global for example
has value, its a right wing view of the world to be sure, but it has its facts set out before it goes
into the mix and so be it. CTV and CBC both have their facts in order and proceed to tell the
In the case of the SUN Network, they don't do that they behave like FOX News and more and
more people question their facts and figures and story line. What happened to Sun this past
week is a prime example, They led with a nothing story that had no legs and no where to go.
The facts were there, but there were no charges and there was no more meat to it therefore
it died. There was enough coverage but most stations made it clear here is a story from SUN
Media. It was like saying its out there and if you believe that outlet well fine. That means its
not much of a story, especially since it had been out there before. Most people don't know
how a media outlet determines the value of a story, or the procedures that are required to it
pass muster if it were. It not a case of we won't go with a pro right or pro left story it just has
to have facts and value SUN is thin when it comes to that