These days you have to read the Toronto Sun Family Blog to hear the good stuff about Fox News North. The latest: since Kory Teneycke's departure their newspaper chain is undergoing a political correction. TSFB quotes the editorial staff at the London Free Press:
The Sun Media chain of newspapers made a conscious decision in the last months to be clearer of editorial voice and, knowing its market for compact newspapers - let’s just call them tabloids - veered more right on the political spectrum in its opinion columns and editorials or points-of-view, as we call them.
But it has since realized that what’s good for the tabloids in big cities such as Toronto and Calgary and Edmonton, might not be as good for the 20 or so community broadsheet newspapers it owns in Ontario cities such as London and Kingston and St. Catharines, as well as smaller centres such as Sarnia, Chatham-Kent and Woodstock.
If that coffee group keeps an eye on things for the next weeks, I think it will note a certain nudge back to a more centrist view of things that includes voices from more of a range of political views.
So, Sun Media clearly wants to scrub some of Teneycke's influence from its editorial and opinion pages. This is also evident in the rehiring of Peter Zimonjic.
The Free Press editors' blog notes further that writer Rory Leishman is no longer with the paper. More information is said to coming on that story, but we can safely assume it was over the dust-up re this column on "Islamist Extremism", which the LFP refused to publish on Sept. 11th.