Today, the mayor of Quebec City officially announced that construction of an NHL-calibre arena would begin in September, funded as a public-private partnership with Sun Media/Quebecor owner Pierre-Karl Peladeau. Which begs the question… Will Sun TV get the English-language broadcast rights?
Not to mention that I wouldn’t wanna hear Ezra Levant on the play-by-play. Remember Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football? Ugh.
Well, it seems that my pre-election prediction came true, and we’ve ended up with a Liberal minority government–albeit by only one seat. Twas a small slice of drama in an election that had a very low voter turnout, with the Libs bouncing between the 54-seat threshold required for a majority and the not-quite-there 53-seat mark for most of the evening, seemingly coming up short at the end. Much like in Manitoba, the popular vote was extremely close, but the governing party held on by winning the big cities–a whopping 49 per cent of the vote in Toronto, I just heard. Did I call it, or what?
I was watching the election coverage on Sun TV, which just showed tomorrow’s front page, with a flaming headline “Welcome to Hell.” That said, I felt that the network was reasonably Fair and Balanced, with most pundits predicting a Liberal win at the beginning of the program. There were a couple laughable, cringe-worthy moments, when one talking head called David Miller a socialist and the “worst mayor ever,” and another panelist used the tried-and-true “Some people say” tactic to suggest McGuinty is the worst-ever premier. But man, Christina Blizzard aside, I gotta say that far-right network has some attractive females on it. Maybe I’ll start watching it on mute, like a Katy Perry video, or something. That said, with the sound on, their coverage wasn’t all that exciting. If they had done this as a call-in show, it would’ve been much more entertaining.
I gotta say, I’ve only been here since ’05, so Premier Dad is the only Ontario premier I’ve known. I can’t say I’m thrilled with the prospect of another four years of him–but then again, he might not last that long if he doesn’t score that 54th seat. It seems his victory speech is being delayed right now cuz they can’t get the video screens at his campaign HQ working. Not a good omen, if you ask me…
The Toronto Sun comments section is an endless source of amusement for me. It’s been said that Sun readers have a Grade 4 education, on average, and it’s often displayed in the comments they leave. If the O’Reilly Factor was a call-in show, it would surely resemble the Sun’s comment board. And they’re hardly ever moderated, either! If only Sun TV was this entertaining—mind you, this kind of politically incorrect drivel would never make it past the CRTC, would it?
UPDATE 4:30 pm: It seems the Sun’s silliness isn’t limited to its readership, either. Check out the lead on this story about the Ontario Liberals:
“TORONTO – It’s the question on everyone’s lips:
Where is Moammar Gadhafi and does he have Dalton McGuinty’s election platform with him?”
Oh snap! Tell me you did not just go there, Jonathan Jenkins and Antonella Artuso!