As one evaluates New York-based Avaaz.org's campaign against Sun TV -- which it dubs "FOX North" -- one has to truly marvel at the depth of the incompetence George Soros' money has been funding.
What began on the side of the vapidly self-righteous has degenerated into the utterly comical.
An email from Avaaz to its alleged 75,000 supporters -- alleged because it's entirely unknown how many signatories are legitimately Canadian citizens, as opposed to self-styled globalist leftists -- veers dangerously into the realm of the comical, as Avaaz repeats its breathless hate speech accusations, complains about alleged criminal interference in their petition, and alleged smears printed in SUN newspapers.
Those closely following the story know that the matter is actually rather different -- whomever signed up numerous Canadian journalists actually did so to reveal the extremely poor controls Avaaz has in place to prevent such occurances.
That doesn't stop Avaaz from waxing indignantly however, to utterly comical effect:
Particularly amusing is the evident glee with which Avaaz seems to regard the prospect of siccing law enforcement on whomever revealed the deep methodological deficiencies in their petition. It's an especially petty response to their embarrassment in the eyes of the media.
To date -- as evidenced by a recent CBC segment featuring Teneycke facing off against Avaaz's Ricken Patel -- the basic tenor of the debate has each side accusing the other of similar falsehoods.
(Then again, that Ricken Patel appears via satellite from New York City doesn't help Avaaz's attempts to quell concerns about American interference in a Canadian media application.)
Errors such as a suggestion that Suncor, not Sun Media, are behind the application doesn't help Avaaz's cause either.
In other words, Avaaz's campaign against the SUN TV media campaign has, to date, been the work of a self-humiliation machine. The merits of Sun TV's applications are, quite naturally, up for debate.
The blatant ineptitude of the international astroturfers at Avaaz is another matter entirely.
At this point, one would daresay that George Soros should be reevaluating who he's giving his money to.