I was thinking that besides the political ramifications of what Heritage Minister James Moore said to Sun News reporter Kris Sims:
As Sims was busy trying to listen in on a scrum with interim Liberal leader Bob Rae in the foyer of the House of Commons, Moore, a minister of the Crown, approached her and asked about the Sunshine girls. He equated a private company publishing pictures of women in bikinis to tax money paying for full-on sex to be posted online by the government-owned broadcaster.
Moore later told Sims that she was being used as a pawn by Quebecor CEO
Pierre Karl Peladeau to attack CBC so that the company could gain a larger share of the French-language TV audience in Quebec.
Once that happens, Moore said, Sun News Network will be shut down: “You know that’s going to happen right?” (see here)
what is the potential damage Moore has done to their overall business?
1) Sun News will now have employees questioning whether they will have their jobs so moral may suffer as well as some might now look around for another job
2) Advertisers would be much less willing to commit to long term marketing projects or could decide not to advertise at all
3) Sun News’ parent company Quebecor is a publicly traded company and you can bet that stock promoters and brokers would certainly notice a minister in charge of regulating this industry calling Sun News a ‘front’
How PM Stephen Harper will be able to keep Moore in this portfolio after his unbelievable personal attack of Sims and overall harm caused to Sun News would be inexcusable.
Also: Check out Blue Like You to see who has endorsed Moore