Media Beat: March 13, 2019

By David Farrell

Tucker Carlson: We will never bow to the leftist mob's attempts to silence us, no matter what

The inflammatory Fox News host used his Monday evening show to counter audio footage of controversial past comments he'd made by declaring, "we will never bow to the mob."

The bloated baiter may seem out of order north of the border, but in the US, audiences continue to tune in. Fox News’ three primetime shows, hosted by Carlson, Sean Hannity and Ingraham, are among the most-watched programs in cable news. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” has averaged 525,000 people in the demographic favoured most by advertisers, people between 25 and 54 and nearly 2.94 million overall viewers year to date as of March 7, according to data from Nielsen. Those figures trump the same programs that air at 8 p.m. on CNN and MSNBC, according to Nielsen.


The hidden key to the SNC-Lavalin scandal

SNC-Lavalin, a Canadian corporate giant with an established history of corruption, is charged with bribing the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's brutal regime over many years, in exchange for lucrative contracts.

This case is the most serious and important prosecution of corporate corruption in modern Canadian history, and we're arguing about jobs and whether Jody Wilson-Raybould is hard to get along with.

It is not only appropriate, but essential that this matter goes to trial in an open and public hearing so that Canadians can see how the world's bloodiest tyrants are cossetted, indulged, and enabled.

Perhaps the most depressing spectacle of the entire affair is watching Justin Trudeau, a man who clearly aspires to greatness, debase himself and this nation, by begging, pushing, imploring Canada's attorney general to let this company off the hook.

Then effectively firing her when she wouldn't comply, and allowing her credibility to be undermined.

Just what kind of story does he think SNC-Lavalin's caught up in, Anne of Green Gables? – Sandy Garrosino, National Observer

Andrew Krystal calls out media coverage of the SNC-Lavalin scandal

Foreign corporations routinely pay off officials to win contracts in the Middle East, the NDP is a party with nowhere to go, and Andrew Scheer is a bombastic ‘liar’. This from the marketing maven and award-winning broadcast journalist’s Krystal Nation SiriusXM news shows that always packs a punch and regularly interviews key players in the headlines, and authors with cred and something controversial to say.  Take a listen to his most recent show below.


Acadia gets regulatory approval on CIGO-FM purchase

The CRTC has approved Acadia Broadcasting’s purchase of CIGO-FM Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia from MacEachern Broadcasting for $1,363,700. The purchase cost includes $81,822 in tangible benefits. Acadia Broadcasting filed its application in January. – Shruti Shekar, Mobile Syrup

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