crockatteer-thumb_0-1.png
crockatteer-thumb_0-1.png This article is more than 7 years old

Conservative MP thinks Sun TV a more “important death” than 3 journalists who actually died

Um, what? On Sunday, Calgary Conservative MP Joan Crockatt tweeted some listener feedback to CBC’s The Sunday Edition, expressing her opinion that this week’s demise of the Sun TV channel was “the most important death in journalism this week” — apparently even ranking above three prominent journalists who died during the last week: Crockatt was […]

Um, what?

On Sunday, Calgary Conservative MP Joan Crockatt tweeted some listener feedback to CBC’s The Sunday Edition, expressing her opinion that this week’s demise of the Sun TV channel was “the most important death in journalism this week” — apparently even ranking above three prominent journalists who died during the last week:

screen_shot_2015-02-15_at_12.45.39_pm.png

Crockatt was responding to host Michael Enright’s February 15 CBC Sunday Edition essay titled “reflections on a bad week for the craft of journalism”:

Enright’s essay reflects on “seven days of shock, of personal and professional loss,” particularly the deaths of CBS News’ 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon, the New York Times’ media critic David Carr and Toronto Star sports writer (and Major League Baseball’s first female beat writer) Alison Gordon.

Enright also mentions the ongoing controversy over NBC’s Brian Williams, Jon Stewart’s announcement that he’s leaving The Daily Show and the death of Sun TV. As Enright himself says in his essay:

“We are all privileged to be able to still do what we do as the competing media change, as newspapers implode, as  jobs disappear — 200 this week at the death of Sun News Network — and as the working rules of journalism become more opaque.”

Not to mention, CBC Radio’s As It Happens dedicated an entire segment on the shut down of Sun TV, featuring lengthy interviews with former Sun hosts David Akin and Ezra Levant.

Twitter users were quick to react to Crockatt’s comment:

Crockatt later responded:

Okay, then… thanks for the viewer feedback, Crockatt.

Our journalism is powered by readers like you.

We’re an award-winning non-profit news organization that covers topics like social and economic inequality, big business and labour, and right-wing extremism.

Help us build so we can bring to light stories that don’t get the attention they deserve from Canada’s big corporate media outlets.

 

Donate
PressProgress
PressProgress is an award-winning non-profit news organization focused on uncovering and unpacking the news through original investigative and explanatory journalism.

Most Shared

thumb-2023-02-03-capital-daily-journalists News

Ontario’s Health Minister: Surgeons Allowed to ‘Upsell’ Patients To Make More Money

Related Stories

News

A Media Start-Up Claimed It Was the Future of Local News in Canada. Now It’s Firing Journalists.

View the post
News

Dozens of International Students Are Dying in Canada. The Federal Government Isn’t Doing Anything.

View the post
News

City of Ottawa Failed to Disclose Freedom Convoy Emails, Emergencies Act Inquiry Says

View the post

Explainers

Human rights & inclusion

Amira Elghawaby

Here’s The Problem With Hoping Corporations Will Be Socially and Environmentally Responsible On Their Own

View the post
Politics & strategy

Jeremy Appel

The battle of the PACs in Calgary’s municipal election

View the post
Politics & strategy

Jeremy Appel

27 Different Candidates are Vying to be Calgary’s Mayor. Here Are the Biggest Issues at Stake.

View the post
Newspapers always have a business section – why not a labour section? We’ve launched a free newsletter covering labour issues in Canada.
Get Canadian Labour News You Won't Find in Corporate Newspapers.
We’ve launched a free newsletter covering labour issues in Canada.
Get Canadian Labour News You Won't Find in Corporate Newspapers