March 01, 2017

“The CBC is an abject failure”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

How many people really watch the CBC? We don't know. Most of the CBC’s operations are exempt from Access to Information. They never disclose how many people are watching.

Meanwhile, The Rebel had 24.9 million views last month. On a shoestring budget, too.

If they were a real company, the CBC be out of business within one payroll period.

They’re being propped up by Trudeau, with your money.

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commented 2017-03-08 11:05:09 -0500
CBC, with the exception of the liberals themselves, are one of the most corrupt, treasonous entities in Canada.
commented 2017-03-08 11:03:37 -0500
I see we have some mindless liberal trolls here on the Rebel, please educate them folks.
commented 2017-03-03 20:53:13 -0500
Join the “Privatize the CBC” community on Facebook — fb.com/privatizecbc
commented 2017-03-03 08:23:59 -0500
Andy Neimers,

Well first you should educate yourself about the country you are living in, because apparently it’s a shocking revelation to conservatives here that you are living in a liberal country. This ain’t Texas.
commented 2017-03-03 01:57:43 -0500
And you, Jack Coverdale, are no doubt the guru who knows best what is Canada and Canadians?… Speak, Oh Mighty One!, so that we all may learn and see the errors of our ways!…
commented 2017-03-02 22:35:20 -0500
Hyacinth.

Thank you for confirming that you utterly clueless about Canada and Canadians.
commented 2017-03-02 21:49:46 -0500
“The vast majority of Canadians identify as liberal.”

Again – There you have it in a nutshell. Supreme arrogance displayed yet again by a socialist presuming to know what the majority would or would not like and apparently think, feel, and believe. Arrogance supreme.
commented 2017-03-02 20:43:06 -0500
Hyacinth,

The vast majority of Canadians identify as liberal. We are primarily a liberal country. We made gay marriage legal 10 years before the US and there are still Americans that want it overturned. I realize you are conservative, but none of this should be a revelation to you if you have a clue about Canada at all.

If Canadians wanted a Fox News North or Rebel TV, there would exist due to the demand. Entrepreneurs and investors don’t care about right or left – they care about green. The reality is that conservative media in Canada is not profitable.
commented 2017-03-02 18:31:42 -0500
Jack Coverdale commented
" …
The majority of Canada certainly wouldn’t want The Rebel to be Canada’s national news, which is why Fox News North/Sun News was hated the second it was announced and no one watched despite being in 5 million homes. "

There you have in a nutshell. Supreme arrogance displayed yet again by a socialist presuming to know what the majority would or would not like.
commented 2017-03-02 16:31:36 -0500
Grant Woodside,

Most people here believe that. There is ZERO objectivity and people are unable to be critical. They are just convinced that Ezra/The Rebel is the real news and truth – everyone else is lying. They are absolute sheep here and won’t challenge Ezra on anything.
commented 2017-03-02 16:04:04 -0500
Peter Netterville,
Sounds to me like you believe the Prophet Ezra can do no wrong.
Does that remind you of any other “prophets” ?
commented 2017-03-02 13:16:07 -0500
Peter Netterville,

Alexa confirms everything that I am saying.

The Rebel can’t secure advertising. That means that companies don’t view The Rebel as a wise investment to sell their products per the traffic here. That’s advertising 101.

I conceded that The Rebel do well on YouTube, but I have noticed that many conservative Americans have been watching the videos and doing response clips, so it’s up for debate as to where those views are coming from.

We both know that for The Rebel to truly be successful or a real threat to MSM – YouTube can’t be their only method of success. There are countless people that don’t spend their day watching YouTube videos and that go to the CBC site or Toronto Star site or Huffington Post site, etc. The Rebel is failing in this regard.
commented 2017-03-02 12:49:18 -0500
Jack claimed, “How is The Rebel successful exactly? No one knows about this place in the grand scheme of things.”

Your opinion contradicts the facts. But even more relevant is why should it matter to you? If I want to support a website that is not the mot popular, why should you care.

Why is it such an issue for you?

Jack said, “You really need to put things into proper perspective …”

And so do you. What I think of The Rebel is none of your business whatsoever.

Conversation over.
commented 2017-03-02 12:48:08 -0500
How ironic that Ezra uses Canadaland as a source and there are people who shit on Canadaland here.
commented 2017-03-02 12:44:19 -0500
Jack said, “I find it interesting and telling that you have no problem with what he does with the money you give him”

Why?
commented 2017-03-02 12:15:05 -0500
Peter,

I find it interesting and telling that you have no problem with what he does with the money you give him. Maybe he uses it for the cause you gave the money for or hookers and blow – it’s all good and his business.
commented 2017-03-02 12:13:27 -0500
Peter Netterville,

How is The Rebel successful exactly? No one knows about this place in the grand scheme of things. This website is in nosebleed section of Alexa and the only place The Rebel is doing well is on YouTube.

You really need to put things into proper perspective – The Rebel isn’t remotely doing well enough or have the numbers to be any kind of threat to the MSM, especially when you consider that we live in a country where the majority identify as liberal.

The majority of Canada certainly wouldn’t want The Rebel to be Canada’s national news, which is why Fox News North/Sun News was hated the second it was announced and no one watched despite being in 5 million homes.

If The Rebel was so damn successful and looking to grow much further, media companies would invest in this shit and put it on TV.
commented 2017-03-02 12:06:09 -0500
Peter Netterville,

I was using D.D. Bagg’s comment as part of a hypothetical question. You would know that if you bothered to read the thread first.
commented 2017-03-02 11:54:21 -0500
“Would you have a problem is he pockets some of the donations that are supposed to go to other things?”

What Ezra does with the money that is donated to The Rebel is his business, not in any way yours.

I am uncertain why you seem to have something up your ass about Ezra. You are pro-occupied with him.

Jack, are you secretly in love with Ezra? Is that why you are obsessed with him?
commented 2017-03-02 11:51:03 -0500
Jack said, " … so he can ride in limousines and have a nice comfortable life …"

Prove it. Where do you get the information that Ezra is riding in limousines?

Jack, prove what you say or admit that you are a liar.
commented 2017-03-02 11:49:04 -0500
What bothers Jack and the socialist fools like him is that The Rebel is successful and is growing rapidly all on money willingly provided by its’ viewers while the CBC has to whine and cry to the government for its’ money.

The CBC would not be able to survive if its’ funding was removed.

Like Ezra said last night in his show to Jack Coverdale (paraphrased), “If the CBC is so popular as you say, Jack, then set me free! We are forced to subsidize the CBC because it cannot live on its’ own!”
commented 2017-03-02 11:36:03 -0500
Would anyone here have a problem if Ezra isn’t as shoe string budgeted as he states – he’s made a ton of money from past donations, so he can ride in limousines and have a nice comfortable life, but then begs for money when it’s the next Rebel crusade.

Would you have a problem is he pockets some of the donations that are supposed to go to other things?
commented 2017-03-02 11:25:39 -0500
How many communists work at the C.B.C.?(all of them).
commented 2017-03-02 10:20:42 -0500
Space Moose commented
“And does Ezra release the rebel’s revenue numbers?”
“I am quite aware that the rebel is not tax funded. Ezra mentions it non stop. But we are talking about ad revenue here, and Ezra has not released his figures”.

What part of a private venture versus a government funded venture don’t you understand Moose? Let us put it in very simple terms so you can understand.

CBC must report all money going into their business and all the money leaving their business because it receives over 1 billion in funding per year from the government.
CBC is owned by the government. The government gets all their money through taxing Canadians so therefore both CBC and the government are accountable to report all revenue and expenditures to Canadians. CBC funding is not voluntary but mandated by the government.

Ezra on the other hand owns a private venture. It is not government owned, it is not government funded, so it is nobody’s business what he takes in or spends with the exception of Revenue Canada (all Canadians are accountable to Revenue Canada). If he wishes to state his expenses and revenues that is entirely up to him. He has not sold shares of his venture so he has no stockholders to be accountable to. Membership, crowd funding, donations, and advertisement on the site are all voluntary.

Have you grasped the concept yet? No? Ok, let me put it this way – Hey Space Moose, how much money do you earn per week, how much is in your bank account, do you have any RRSPs or mutual funds, how much do you have in your wallet right now, how much do you spend for rent or mortgage, how much is your credit debt load, what is the interest accumulated on your debt load, how much do you spend on your weekly groceries, do you go out to the movies or dinner if so how much do you spend on a night out? Oh right, that is personal private information and is of no concern to anyone except Revenue Canada.
commented 2017-03-02 09:23:20 -0500
The CBC is nothing short of a treasonous propaganda machine for the liberals.
commented 2017-03-02 07:09:43 -0500
I agree that the CBC is an abject failure – and it should have been sold off under the government of the gutless wimp Stephen Harper – but it is wrong for Ezra to say we don’t know how many people watch the CBC.

As in the U.S. there are companies in Canada that measure TV viewership. How else can advertisers establish ad rates? If CBC ad revenue is down 69% this is based on viewer ratings.

http://en.numeris.ca/media-and-events/tv-weekly-top-30
commented 2017-03-02 06:05:40 -0500
I disagree that CBC is a failure Ezra. As the propaganda tool of the Trudeau Government, it is a smashing success.
commented 2017-03-02 03:32:12 -0500
I am quite aware that the rebel is not tax funded. Ezra mentions it non stop. But we are talking about ad revenue here, and Ezra has not released his figures.
commented 2017-03-02 03:02:55 -0500
Thanks Drew… I was just going to post the same obvious difference… Moose In Space is obviously “a bit out there” and trying too hard without first plugging in his logic circuits ?…