Because the law in Canada forbids lying. It's such a shame on how they cowar behind the 1st amendment to spew their false bullshit. Skeptic Money » Blog Archive » Fox News Banned From Canada – Law Forbids Lying On Broadcast News. - You make sense but does your money? Maybe I will need to move to Canada! Americas middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canadas right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. They would have to change the law to let FOX news be broadcast. Sounds like a good law. Hey Congress here is a law you can pass! Canadas Radio Act requires that a licenser may not broadcast any false or misleading news. The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the Fairness Doctrine in 1987. We do need better news. Too bad it is legal to lie in the USA. Harpers attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television are a stark admission that right-wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. Since corporate profit-taking is not an attractive vessel for populism, a political party or broadcast network that makes itself the tool of corporate and financial elites must lie to make its agenda popular with the public. In the Unites States, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of billionaires and corporate robber barons, have become the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves. Fox News notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsins protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided. ---------------------------------------------------- Fox News Has a First Amendment Right to Lie - Updated < Library Grape fox news has a constitutional right to lie, after being taken to court on it.