In the frenzied publicity dance that is the run-up to the launch of Sun TV

one more step:

Kory Teneycke, a former spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper who sparked controversy with his attempt to create a new television news channel, has announced he’s resigning immediately from Quebecor Media.

In a statement to reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday, Teneycke said his past political involvement has made him a “central figure” in accusations of political interference and “nefarious plots with foreign media organizations.”

“As the saying goes, perception can be reality,” Teneycke said. He cited a petition signed by more than 80,000 people calling on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to stop what they labelled “Fox News North.”

“While most of these criticisms are not based in fact, it becomes increasingly clear my involvement only serves to inflame,” he said.

What next for the young Kory?  Will he re-surface as some kind of arm’s-length media consultant working with the nascent wingnut station under the sinister cover of darkness?

Stay tuned…

UPDATE: Whoa whoa whoa, easy there Proggies, don’t spin a bearing.

Anyone who believes that Teneycke’s departure is Sun’s last gasp — and there appear to be several in that rarefied little club — is in for a profound shock.   Today Teneycke’s replacement, Luc Lavoie, pounded the table and bellowed that it’s “full steam ahead” for Sun, announcing that their latest hire is conservative radio talker Charles Adler.  Teneycke may be looking for work now, but aside from that nothing’s changed but the weather.

8 Responses to “In the frenzied publicity dance that is the run-up to the launch of Sun TV”


  1. 1 deBeauxOs Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:10 am

    “As the saying goes, perception can be reality,” Teneycke said.

    Hello? Isn’t that the governing principle of the PMO?

  2. 2 JJ Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:51 am

    LOL. Well, he was the PM’s spokesman, I’m sure he’s well-versed in the Principles of Harpocracy.

  3. 3 ck Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:51 am

    widdle Kory is still scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Quebec chapter of the tea-bagger hit parade inaugural cocktail shindig in Quebec City October 23 to discuss the “left” media of Quebec and how they want the “oui/non” politics scrubbed away–permanently & of course, many other goodies’ to tea-bagga-size la belle province,

    Beyond that, I’m not sure, but I speculated some on my post today.

  4. 4 JJ Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:57 am

    There’s a tea party in Quebec? 😯 I’ll have to hit the googles…

  5. 5 ck Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Yeah, Quebec Freedom Network-Reseau Liberte Quebec 6 founders are a few French language bloggers, Joanne Marcotte, whom RadCan’s Simon Durivage dubbed the Sarah Palin of Quebec, Former ADQ est & staffer under ol’ Stock Day in the Days of Canadian Alliance, Eric Duhaime, Andre Pratte of La Presse and of course, blogging SupposiTory, Dr. jabba the roy Eappen. Fun party people, I’m sure.

    http://sistersagesmusings.ca/2010/09/02/quebecois-poches-de-the-kory-klan-attempts-to-indoctrinate-quebec-politics-dominate-its-media/

  6. 6 Bruce Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8:08 am

    That is the governing principle of the PMO.

    It’s funny, I was having a beer with Rick from Queer Thoughts last night and we were talking about how small-town Canadian politics can be. There’s no place for someone like Kory to hide.

    Then again, we were also talking about how there’s no really good political insiders in Ottawa on the left like they have in the US. There’s no well connected gossips, that or we’re not sleeping with the right civil servants.

  7. 7 JJ Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    ck – Hmm, most interesting, thanks for the link.

    So this group is all about “liberty and individual responsibility”, eh? They might have a tough row to hoe: I’m not sure if there are enough Quebeckers even interested in liberty and individual responsibility to make a good go of it. Maybe if they tweak their Constitution with a Notwithstanding Clause to allow for big government, police stating and social engineering when necessary.

  8. 8 JJ Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Bruce – At the risk of invoking the term “rickroll”, Rick’s been on a real roll lately with his blogging. He’s doing well!

    we were also talking about how there’s no really good political insiders in Ottawa on the left like they have in the US

    Yeah, Washington is such a hotbed of incest, that’s why their politics is ALWAYS interesting… no “slow news days” down there. Ottawa has a long way to go before it catches up. But Steve is doing his best to bring it along!


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