April 18, 2016

Marking a bittersweet anniversary: Five years ago, Sun News Network launched

Brian LilleyArchive

Today I’m marking a bitter-sweet anniversary. It was five years ago that Sun News Network went on the air. We promised to be different, and we were. 

We were the little network that could.

We broke all the rules in our quest to cover politics differently and one of the best things that came of that was we gave a voice to the voiceless.

By speaking with remarkable people who were making a difference but who weren’t well known, we gave a voice to those who didn’t hold status quo views on just about every subject.

I wouldn’t change a thing about my years there and now with the media landscape changing, we’re continuing to do things differently here.

And with your help, we’ll continue to shake up the establishment here at Rebel Media.

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commented 2016-04-19 22:24:15 -0400
You guys, the sun was limited because of the c r t c !!!
The REBEL , born of the sun can roam any place it wants for now until the world ruling body forms in a few years
commented 2016-04-19 09:43:50 -0400
commented 2016-04-19 04:08:08 -0400
No Brian, thank you and the Rebel.
commented 2016-04-19 01:45:26 -0400
A fiscal conservative TV station will be reborn once the Liberals have ruined the economy. It will be strictly fiscally minded; no pushing religion like Sun News. The new viewers will be fiscal Liberals, fiscal atheists, and fiscal non-practicing Christians. There are probably 2 million viewers in those 3 groups. Most groups don’t mind religious people but they hate them saying “I go to Church 4 times a week, so you have to do the same.” No Thanks.
commented 2016-04-19 01:23:26 -0400
Too bad the sun didn’t just go and move their channel on to you tube.
commented 2016-04-19 01:23:24 -0400
Yvette, you say “SunNews was a pathetic joke…” Could you not at least give them credit for trying?
commented 2016-04-19 01:18:29 -0400
Michael Mann the only pathetic joke is you and the lying CBC. Of course you like lies, you cannot handle the truth since you are a child.
commented 2016-04-19 01:06:09 -0400
Michael Mann: SunNews was a pathetic joke……I think you’ve got CBC mixed up with SunNews.
commented 2016-04-19 01:03:26 -0400
Sun News Network was a courageous exercise by some committed people. In Canada that particular type of content simply could not find a large enough audience to make it worthwhile. Even The Rebel, which uses plenty of the dumbed-down rightest language has a hard time finding enough kooks to make it viable financially as an internet outlet.

SNN did indeed “give a voice to those who didn’t hold status quo views on just about every subject.” Canada is poorer without it.
commented 2016-04-19 00:57:58 -0400
So happy we have The Rebel to report the truth but I still miss SunNews. If the playing field had been fair you might still be on air.
I wish The Rebel would tell us how many followers you have & how many premium members you have signed up.
Thanks to all of you for the other side of the story that the CBC & CTV are afraid to report. With just about everything liberal in Canada now, we need The Rebel more than ever. Keep hammering & pounding.
commented 2016-04-19 00:26:52 -0400
Sun News was a pathetic joke. Even Theo Caldwell had to admit that.
commented 2016-04-18 19:18:51 -0400
I still have the Sun News logo embedded in the bottom right hand corner of my TV. I stream my PC to the TV and can see it right now, like a reminder of the new beginnings and the birth of the Rebel.
commented 2016-04-18 19:07:24 -0400
“We all know the only reason that Trudy won, was due to interference by the UN, in collusion with the unions, where are all money was laundered for their attack on PM Harper.”

That’s not my take on it, DEBORAH. turdo la doo won because (a) a sufficient chunk of the population is as shallow and dumb as he is, and (b) Harper’s ill-considered appointment of Duffy to the Senate came back to bite him in the arse.
commented 2016-04-18 19:04:12 -0400
Yes I miss SUN but the Rebel is doing a great job!
commented 2016-04-18 18:50:44 -0400
The conservatives won 99-seats, which is very good. We all know the only reason that Trudy won, was due to interference by the UN, in collusion with the unions, where are all money was laundered for their attack on PM Harper. Elections Canada were directly involved in this rogue election, and they know it.
commented 2016-04-18 18:42:57 -0400
Well, the people of Canada are getting what they deserve – not many are even slightly interested in truth any more – and the rest do not know it when they hear it – because cbc is the God and ctv is right there with them.
commented 2016-04-18 18:36:17 -0400
Here’s one from zerohedge: Why the media lies so much


The CBC gets a mention – LMFAO – CBC’s claim to fame worldwide, “a bunch of fucking liars”.

Nice job CBC – sell this piece of dump organization now!!!!
commented 2016-04-18 18:35:49 -0400
The trolls will avail themselves to harshly criticize, however I always liked that SNN did not go ga ga over Trudope’s socks or some other trivial adoration…….!
commented 2016-04-18 18:32:42 -0400
After the last federal election Canada doesn’t deserve an alternate media source to point out the foolishness of that choice. They deserve the MSM fecal tsunami and the government they were told to choose – and they deserve to get it and hard, every day, with no Crisco, Cisco
commented 2016-04-18 18:20:05 -0400
unfortunately the liberals and the so-called Mainstream Media are not interested in reporting the truth. They prefer to report the news with rose colored glasses on
commented 2016-04-18 17:55:58 -0400
I remember it well , I took the day off work and went in to town ( OLDS Alberta) got the dish , zipped home and set up —a week before count down , and a few days later --majority conservative government voted in

Hind sight——consider sun news first stage of the REBEL
commented 2016-04-18 17:43:57 -0400
Owned by Quebecor, Sun News Network was doomed to fail just before the federal election.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebecor_Media, ex CEO Peladeau

Peladeau is now leader of the PQ (la separistas), but before becoming bigger scum, he tanked Sun News Network to ensure the media party had a monopoly on federal election coverage.

And as a result, Canada chose a snowboarding camp counselor to replace PM Harper, an economist.

Yes, the media party know that Canadians are gullible and stupid, but after Bernie Trudeau financially rapes the shit out of Canada over the next few years, Canadians will know better.

Even Ontario had a turn at Boob Rae and Alberta a turn at Adolf Notley. Canadians are slow to learn, but they eventually figure it out.