Fox News has said no to an expansion in Canada. It seems they can’t get the Canadian government (despite Harper’s request) to change a law that requires news broadcasters to tell the truth. Given how they’ve behaved in the U.S. (see here for example), it’s not surprising. We should keep this in mind when watching here. Mark Thoma reports:
The environment North of the U.S. is much less hospitable to some types of Fox-like creatures:
…Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada’s right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.
Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast….any false or misleading news.” The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada…