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Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Just discovered your column and Canada Free Press today. We've been watching Fox News for several weeks and are delighted that it is finally available in Canada. We live on Vancouver Island and have only seen Fox previously when on vacation in the States. We hope that conservative Canadians will finally get a voice as word quickly spreads across the country. We have been frustrated for too long with the leftist media in this country that touts the Liberal party line.
Keep up the good work!

Chris Chapple
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
You think Fox is balanced?
Just because they say fair and balanced 670 times a day doesn't make it so.İ

Mark Gelbart
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
oh come on.
Fox is terrible.
I am a conservative, but I don't think you can call fox anything other than infotainment. I would much prefer that conservative news in Canada, based itself in the truth rather than the "spin"
I dread the day that Canadian Free Press decides to run some Canadian equivalent of Bill O'reilly, ummm, William Rex McReilly. I like the site, but I think this article, has put a taint on my opinion of thing I read here now.

Alistair James Morton
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Hello, I just want to add my name as someone who wants to see FOX NEWS in Canada.İ

Erminia Tarantino
Montreal, Quebec
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
As an ex-journalist from a time when being a journalist really meant something, rather than the biased opinionated garbage that passes for journalism today, I have to wonder where Canada Free Press İis coming from? İ
İHaving said that, I see hope in the advent of the blogger phenomenon and find that most bloggers represent a return to the time when journalists actually made an honest attempt to keep their personal biases from influencing the facts of a story and reported as fairly as a human being can on BOTH sides of the issue.
İThen I came across your site and felt a surge of disappointment that the single issue creeps who inhabit the mainstream press are now slithering into the world of the bloggers. İYour rant against the CBC presentation on Fox News could easily have held some merit until you start defending the likes of Marsden and Coulter as legitimate sources and people ravaged by the İleft wing savagery of the CBC.
İMy God, how shallow and extreme right wing you must be! İI have observed Coulter on İAmerican networks where she was perfectly at home and have been shocked at what a hard-edged, uncompromising, divisive, take-no-prisoners individual she is. İShe deserves no more mercy or compassion than she gives and that is just about zero.
İIt does not take the CBC or any other network to expose her "qualities"; İshe does a very fine job of that all by herself, thank you, and is damn well proud of it. İYou really destroy any credibility that you may be trying to establish by even mentioning the name İMarsden. İHow in the world any news organization whether it be CBC, Fox, CBS or a blogger can give this woman any recognitiion whatsoever is completely beyond the comprehension of any intelligent person. İ
Just look at her background. İJust listen to her. İJust look at the FACTS (not the spin) and compare them with what she says; the White House has NOT admitted there were no weapons of mass destruction? İExcuse me. Knock. Knock. İOh, right. İCBC edited that segment in such a manner as to make it appear that she is as stupid as she in fact is. İ
İLook at the tape again, folks. İPretty hard to do. İShe did it all herself. İPerhaps I'm too harsh and Ms. Marsden is only guilty of relying on Fox news for her information as are so many other ignorant North Americans. İPersonally, I'll stick to the bloggers to get the truth, but it certainly won't be from Canada Free Press....whoever you are.

G. Persson.
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Ms Judy McLeod and her right-wing thinkers readers only have one place, the internet. Because no respectable newspaper (except, maybe The Sun, where she works and is a trashy tragic newspaper) would ever publish this kind of profanity to the canadian culture.
I know many canadians, including myself, that will not travel to the states until another administration will serve the U.S..
The majority of canadians don't want to hear Fox news. It's not even accurate. Mr. O'Reilly states that there is only one newstcast in Canada, the CBC, that Fox will liberate 17 millions canadians with his news, when it is offered to 200 000 people in the Rogers cable network and that you need to subscribe to get it, you call that journalism? I don't think so.
This is not free, this is MORON. If you are free of speech, I am free too to say good luck in trying to find a voice other than this website.
Patrick Pedneault,
Toronto, Ontario
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I just wanted to let Bell Expressvu customers who want Fox News to e-mail Star Choice they are installing a new dish and replacing my bell receivers no charge,Good-bye Expressvu hello Fox News.

Phil Evans
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I amİa Canadian now back in Windsor after many years in the US.İ Not finding Fox News available in Canada was very disappointing, especially being surrounded by liberals.
Thankfully, I am nowİviewing it on Cogeco cable and upon checking the other providers in this area, I find it is also on Star Choice but conspicuously absent from Bell satellite.These providers are offering a free preview for a couple of months.
But--- the problem I find is that they will be packaging it in bundles at an extra cost and in Cogeco's case it is bundled with a bunch of other crummy choices that have nothing to do with news at all !
So in effect it looks like the censorship ofİ other than İliberal views is ongoing , considering that my basic plus subscription includes CBC, NBC,CBS,ABC, PBS, CNBC and 2 CNN's, etc.
To be "fair and balanced" it should at least be included with all the liberal slanted providers in the same tier

D Eagen
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I was appalled by your article "Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau" of January 27, 2005. As a "journalist" in the business I would expect that you would understand how Fox news manipulates the facts to present their special interests and degrade the news "industry" with hype and fear tactics.
Don't take me as a pro CBC'r. I don't give them much credit either. I prefer independant news sources, which brought my attention to you publication in the first place. After this disgusting display of slobering all over a big boy in hopes that he'll throw you a bone, I will make sure I keep 10 paces away of your over bannered site.
Now, if you are this far delusioned I know that this letter will not budge you from your current position, but I will give you some things to think about.
Despite CBC's flaws it is a valuable asset. For many Canadians would be out of touch all together if it were not for our state owned media.
Will Baker
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
If you really want to promote Fox as an alternative to the CBC in Canada you could find a better advocate than Marsden. I'm afraid most of us in British Columbia have decided to take whatever she has to say with several grains of salt. You might want to check her bona fides with the Fraser Institute before you decide to quote her again.
Cheers
Rachel Marsden
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I think Judi McLeod has been deluded from spending too much time in theİright wingİmedia, and she can no longer distinguish between balance and outright propaganda.
To say that Fox News is fair and balanced comes straight fromİOrwell's ministry of truth. CBC always gives more than one side of the story and there are no Bill O'Reillys spewing blatant lies and pro neo-con propaganda.
Because there are no business interests guiding the CBC, they can give the balance that is non-existant inİmostİprivately-owned media. Far from being left-leaning, the CBC is a true centrist news outlet.
Saying unfounded things like "CBC, which casts Palestinian terrorists as freedom fighters.." is just vicious and plainly untrue, does Judi consider that there are two points of view in that conflict? (It might be a good idea to cover both sides) Judi mustİbe having a chuckleİas she writes these barefaced lies, is she priming herself for getting a job with Rupert Murdoch?, or is Canada Free Press already owned by him?

Neil Jeffery, London, ON
İDear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading CFP. I spend my Lunch hour everyday reading the articles. The conservative views are much appreciated in a country that has so much left wing bias. There is not a day that goes by thatİI am not pouring over the articles. I don't think I could ever be satisfied withİthe average news paper again. (i.e. Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator.)
You articles on Fox news are appreciated, Canada certainly needs a stronger conservative voice. I hope Fox news channel and CFP are the beginning to a growing trend.
İ Fox News channel is now available on Star Choice satellite, Bell satellite still refuses to carry it I don't why. I have called Bell numerous times and they tell me that the CRTC is still working out the details. Whatİnonsense!İİCRTC approved Fox news for Canadaİin Nov.
Keep up the good work.
İ Gary Hunt
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I read the article by Rachel Marsden regarding the bias in the CBC piece on Fox news and enjoyed Ms. Marsden's comments very much. I also read the Canada Free Press article "Canadians Want Fox Now!" and agree; we not only want to view Fox news, we desperately need an alternative conservative television news broadcast in this country to offset and provide balance to the daily drum- beat of liberal-left socialism from our major networks and print news media.
Thank you for your site, I try to follow it weekly, at least.
S. Debra Normand
London, ON.
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I just wanted to say how much this American loved your article on the arrival of Fox News in Canada. I can't tell you how nice it was to come across a Canadian news site that isn't dominated by liberal ideology. I will be bookmarking your website to get news on what's going on north of the border. Keep up the good work!
Sincerely,
Sean D.
Elkmont, AL
USA
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I think Judi McLeod has been deluded from spending too much time in theİright wingİmedia, and she can no longer distinguish between balance and outright propaganda.
To say that Fox News is fair and balanced comes straight fromİOrwell's ministry of truth. CBC always gives more than one side of the story and there are no Bill O'Reillys spewing blatant lies and pro neo-con propaganda.
Because there are no business interests guiding the CBC, they can give the balance that is non-existant inİmostİprivately-owned media. Far from being left-leaning, the CBC is a true centrist news outlet.
Saying unfounded things like "CBC, which casts Palestinian terrorists as freedom fighters.." is just vicious and plainly untrue, does Judi consider that there are two points of view in that conflict? (It might be a good idea to cover both sides) Judi mustİbe having a chuckleİas she writes these barefaced lies, is she priming herself for getting a job with Rupert Murdoch?, or is Canada Free Press already owned by him?
İ Neil Jeffery
London, ON
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I was appalled by your article "Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau" of January 27, 2005. As a "journalist" in the business I would expect that you would understand how Fox news manipulates the facts to present their special interests and degrade the news "industry" with hype and fear tactics.
Don't take me as a pro CBC'r. I don't give them much credit either. I prefer independant news sources, which brought my attention to you publication in the first place. After this disgusting display of slobering all over a big boy in hopes that he'll throw you a bone, I will make sure I keep 10 paces away of your over bannered site.
Now, if you are this far delusioned I know that this letter will not budge you from your current position, but I will give you some things to think about.
Will Baker
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I have not been able to locate Fox Cable News on my TV.İ I use Bell-Vu. Anything wrong?
Why must Paul Martin rush pass the homosexual marriage bill just to please the 1% homosex voters?İ Is it a spiritual war from anti-Christ?
Charles
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Thank you for your wonderful article regarding cbc and its fear mongering tactics about Fox News. I am so fed up with the cbc and its anti American bias... Another perspective is long overdue.
I have many friends who are delighted that Fox News is coming to Canada. In fact we can't wait to be able to view it.
I subscribe to Express vu and am disappointed that they are so slow in getting Fox News up and running on their satellite system. Its already available on the Starchoice system. If you can put any pressure on Express vu to make them speed up the process I would appreciate it. I've already complained to them personally.
Once again, thank you for your tremendous article.
Brian
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
"Neither CBC Television nor CBC Radio is allowed in the offices of Canada Free Press. There?s a year-round bevy of journalism students there. CBC never gives the other side of the story and that?s not the kind of journalism I want them to learn."
Now what could be more fair and balanced than this. You'll make another grand Bill O'Leilly, Ms McLoed, hiding from those you disagree with. More importantly, hide the new shock troops from the truth.
You can become kind of a Fox boot camp!
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Thanks for your article on Fox News coming to Canada. As an American with many friends, business associates and customers in Canada I always had the greatest respect for your country. Out of the blue came this vile venom against the USA and I was at first puzzled who these people were. Then I was a little hurt by the attacks but after hearing from my friends and business associates I was reassured that it wasn't coming from the average Canadian.
Don't be too upset with slanted media coverage it has happened here in the USA. For years Americans did not notice the slanted news coming from our MSM until cable hit the airwaves. Things sure have changed and I suspect it will for Canada with people such as yourself.
Good Luck and welcome back to the real world.
Kenneth Parady
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I'm sorry to have to write a message like this, but I found your article about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation extremely offensive.
How could you pass judgment on CBC while boasting that you never "allow" it in the Canada Free Press?
How could you deny your students any knowledge of Canada's national network? That is so reprehensible in a teacher.
There is no other network which puts the public interest -- the public's need to know -- ahead of profit and propaganda.
If there's a national emergency, who do we turn to? CBC. How well I remember when 8 seal hunters in Nunavut were thought to be lost at sea when the ice broke up under them. The nation watched and prayed together, for days. We were drawn together as a nation, and we brought comfort to one another. As so often happens. What private for-profit network would do that?
What terrible harm you do, with your vitriol against a treasured part of our Canadian unity.
I'd like you AND your students to know that I'm a loyal fan of CBC and I bless them every day for their quiet assumption of fairness and decency. It would be nice if you could say as much.
Mary Mackie
14 Halton Street
Toronto
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Fox is sly; Fox knows many things, as Isaiah Berlin (1953) wrote.
The groundhog, CeeBeeCee, knows one thing: steal tax dollars from Canadians and throw them away on their clients.
Down with CBC.
Keep up the good work.
Glenn Cuthbert
Ontario
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
What I find really funny is that you purport yourself to be a source of news, and that you take pride in people finding your site via Fox news. I wonder if any Canadians actually read the "news" on your site, or if its just Americans who think this is a real news site. I've met my fair share of the latter category. Whatever makes you happy though.
Dave Welwood
Peterborough, Ontario

Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Glad to read Fox News is coming to Canada. CFP is linked often from Lucianne.com. Glad to read there are sane Canadians. Keep up the good work.
Robert Burnett,
Las Vegas, nv.

Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
YES,YES,YES, I love your on-line newspaper. GREAT. Now Canada is going to have Fox Cable News. Things are looking up for our friends to the north. They are going to love Fox.
Keep up the great work on your newspaper.
Thank you,
Mary Shoemaker
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau:
i agree with ms mcleod's article that the cbc is hypocritical to accuse fox news of being unbalanced, given the cbc's obvious leftward bias. if the cbc were a privately owned station then it would be okay by me for it to express any views it likes, but how dare they take our tax dollars ($1 billion of them) to use the cbc as a propaganda vehicle to cheerlead left-wing causes.
If the CBC were to give proportionate time to other non left-wing voices, then I would not complain. Mature democracies should not be setting up media institutions with privileged statuses, yet this is what we have with the CBC. What justification is there to give the CBC $1 Billion dollars a year, but give CTV and Global nothing? The state should not be giving any money to any of the media. How can democratic theory justify this intimate relation between the state and the media as exemplified by the CBC? In a mature dem ocracy, the state and the media should be completely separate, and the state should treat all news mediums equally.

-Andrew McCreary,
Canada
Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
Could you supply me with programmes on radio and T.V which would in include Marsden, Goldberg,and Coulter. Or web pages that they have. I saw Rachel Marsden on Fox, never heard of her before. Did a web search and never learned any more than such a person existed and was the sister of, what ever her sisters name is I forget.Thank you.
Walter Gerber
Shakespeare Ont.

Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I was so happy and thrilled to read your article today on Fox News coming to Canada. My bp goes up each time I tune in to Don Newman to see how he will crucify the Conservative view today; or to Craig Oliver on Question Period with his band of LIberal cronies, patting Martin on the back all the way.
I had no idea that there was any place in Canada who gave journalistic students another view. This was the best news I heard today. Canada Free Press will not allow CBC Tv or Radio near CFP journalists. Can't wait for Fox News, because all I get to see now is Fox News Sunday for 1 hr.
Many thanks for your good work.
Audrey Grant

Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I just happened to run across your article on Fox News. I am now your newest fan. When I saw the incredible hatchet job CBC did on (was it Fifth Estate?) Fox I was apoplectic, especially in consideration of the fact that my tax dollars are paying for this supposed "journalism". You may be interested in Cinnamon Stillwell's piece on OpinionEditorials.com. "Fox News: Too Fair, Too Balanced". Here we have some truly constructive criticism of Fox News. I am so glad to have discovered your columns and Canada Free Press.
Sincerely,
Alan Ehnes

Dear Editor:
Re: Bringing on the Fox News Canadian Bureau
I wouldn't say someone who describes fox news as "balanced" is right wing, I would say they are off the deep end.