Al-Jazeera English Coming to Canada !!
Barry Artiste Op/Ed/Satire
Al-Jazeera, much like CNN almost two decades ago covering the US-Iraq war will broadcast news, normally not available on mainstream stations will be coming to Canada if a Producer gets his way.
CNN and Al-Jazeera, both Gutsy News Organizations went where Other News Organizations feared to go in War Zones. CNN started the embedding Reporters among the Troops in War Zones, a process we have all come to see. CNN started it all, copying Al-Jazeera as CNN's became its milder equivalent for the Middle Eastern World of News brought to Western Homes.
What would the Canadian Government's TV Police "CRTC" think of all this?
Well one can be certain CBC and other Canadian News Media will not be too fond of another slice of the "News Media Pie" being "Eaten" by this "News Interloper of Beheadings and Grit" avoided by mainstream News.
I bet the CRTC will want Al-Jazeera to clean up it's News, and provide some Canadian Content as well, though Al-Jazeera may want to modify such "Wholesome Folksy Crotch Grabbingly MultiCultural Diversity Drivel Shows such as:
- "Little Mosque on the Prairie" Now with 100% more Praying!
- Rita McNeil's "All you can Eat, you Capitalist Pig" Christmas Specials!
- Full Contact Major League Curling, with swords instead of brooms.
- "Where are them 70 Virgins Hiding" sort of like a 3's Company remake!
- "Burqa, Burqa, Dirka, Dirka, Where's My Burqa" sort of like "Sex in the City", except NO Sex, and a Bombed out City.
- "Welcome Back Khadr"
- Non Queer Eye for the Muslim Guy!
- Taliban on Homes "How to Make a Human Shield" A Do It Yourself Tips for the Terrorist in Training!
- EID's and Crafts- A takeoff on the Taliban Shopping Network.
Course some new non Canadian International shows may make it in Canada, such as:
- Paris is Burning, "Car Fire Riot Olympic Championships"
- "War !! What is it Good For?" Absolutely Everything!
Of course we may be entertained by such Kissy Face Culture Nature shows such as:
- "Israel and Iran" the Original Odd Couple!
Oh the Hilarity of it all, I can just picture, Odd Couple Neat Freak Momar, hides 4 pounds of C-4 inside his roommate Mort's Pillowcase!
While roommate Mort mixes Ham innards in Momar's Falafel.
Not to be outdone, special Guest Appearances by Lefty Jack Layton and BC Liberal (Anything for a vote) Premier Gordo Campbell competing for one upmanship of Political Correctness in who can outdo each other in "Multicultural Diversity Jeopardy"
Here is an excerpt how I see it!
Lefty Layton: "I'll take a Vowel for 6 Drachmas" the word is............
Right as Rain Gordo: " I would just like to say some of my best "Nodding Acquaintances" are non white"!
Lefty Layton: Hey??! No fair!!! That's what I was about to say!
In ending, this will be Must See TV!
Photo Inset: Tony Burman is the Canadian managing director of Al-Jazeera English.
Photograph by: Ward Perrin, Vancouver Sun
Al-Jazeera English could be broadcasting in Canada later this year
By Doug Ward, Vancouver Sun
February 10, 2009
The only international television network broadcasting graphic images of death and destruction during the recent Gaza hostilities was a network unavailable on all but a few North American TV screens: Al-Jazeera.
Israel’s decision to prohibit foreign journalists from entering the Gaza Strip left the field open to Al-Jazeera, and just might have given the Qatari-funded network’s English-language news service the credibility it needs to break into the 600-channel universe found in most Canadian and American homes.
This is the hope of Tony Burman, the Canadian managing director of Al-Jazeera English, who said Tuesday his network could be broadcasting in Canada later this year.