Rob Ford, Doug Ford To Get Sun News Show

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It looks like Sun News, the right-wing news and opinion channel, is giving Rob and Doug Ford their own news show. (Canadian Press photo)
It looks like Sun News, the right-wing news and opinion channel, is giving Rob and Doug Ford their own news show. (Canadian Press photo)

This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone.

Sun News, the right-wing news and opinion channel, is giving Rob and Doug Ford their own news show.

Sun Media made the announcement Thursday.

"The brothers have agreed to terms with Sun News to pick up where they left off with their much-listened-to show The City on Newstalk 1010. That show ended its run last week and a lot of people missed it last Sunday," Sun reporter Joe Warmington reported.

The Fords' show, to be called Ford Nation, will air Mondays at 8 p.m. on the cable channel.

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Controversial and inflammatory commentators are the lifeblood of Sun News, which gives voice to such opinionators as Ezra Levant and Michael Coren.

But that hasn’t been enough to keep the two-year-old news network afloat — it’s losing money at a rate of more than $15 million per year, and recently had its bid to be a mandatory part of cable and satellite TV rejected.

The Fords could potentially change Sun News' fortunes. The Fords’ show on NewsTalk 1010 “was a great revenue generator for the station,” radio analyst David Bray told the Toronto Star.

And with their recent publicity, the Fords could draw an even larger crowd eager to see more of the spectacle.

Bray said he had been told by a “source” at NewsTalk 1010 that it was Mayor Ford’s decision to end the show on “legal advice” he was given.

“It was in no way a moral decision,” he said.

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