October 30, 2015

Dear Media Party: Put down Trudeau pom-poms and report on a real story -- Islamic radicalism in Canada

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

A mere week or so after the federal election, the gloating over the Trudeau win continues, but it isn't the Liberals doing the gloating. 

No, it's the ecstatic Trudeau fans in the Media Party who can't seem to contain themselves as they continue to rejoice at the end of the "divisive" Harper era while cheering the beginning of the "Hope and Change" Trudeau era.

But how much of their dreaming of hope and change is based on fact? And how much fact must they be willing to ignore in order to keep the faith?

The most consequential aspect of this is undoubtedly the blinders they're willing to put on when it comes to the threat of radical Islam, as I explain in my commentary.

After all, if a newspaper editor will crucify a Prime Minister for stating the facts when it comes to radical Islam, I think we know what we're in for during the next few years of reportage while Trudeaumania reigns.

 

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commented 2015-10-30 22:55:03 -0400
Craig Oliver shit himself on national television.
commented 2015-10-30 20:01:11 -0400
No wonder Canada’s left-wing Pravada, the Communist Broadcasting Corporation, can’t contain themselves. They will soon receive their reward of $150 million, and probably then some, as promised by Trudeau.
commented 2015-10-30 19:37:28 -0400
The Socialist Media will be among the first to be exterminated under an Islamist regime. Fools! For those that voted for the Liberals, welcome to Sharia Law. It is just around the corner!
commented 2015-10-30 17:46:02 -0400
Smoke them if you’ve got them Jimmy, or when you get them under our new PM. Hope you like paying more for everything.
commented 2015-10-30 17:37:08 -0400
The liberal party today does not resemble a democratic party. No, it’s more like a form of socialism or communism. Like how liberals got voted in with the help of big unions, the media (also union members) and probably most of the muslims ( I wonder how many of their votes were even valid). And when Trudeau states no members in his party are allowed to be against abortion. Therefore people who are pro life are not going to be heard by this government. This cuts off a large number of people in Canada. I fear for the security of Canada when Trudeau opens up the flood gates to unchecked welfare ME terrorists. Canadians rights will fall to the way side in favor of islam. When this happens Trudeau needs to be impeached immediately for treason.
commented 2015-10-30 16:46:19 -0400
Deborah,

If Trudeau is like Obama – that’s good news to me. He has been a fantastic President in many regards despite what Fox News and the like would have you believe.

Facts and statistics don’t lie and if would like them – just ask.

Obama will absolutely get his due respect when he is out of office and more Americans realize just how great he really was. Especially if Trump or Ben Carson become President – which of course won’t happen, but it would just reinforce how great Obama was much quicker if one of them did become President.
commented 2015-10-30 16:38:09 -0400
Jimmy – your boy couldn’t fail to win with all of the foreign interference from the UN, and assisted by the leftwing media, who are the biggest fairy tale spinners on earth. Your boy couldn’t even win fairly, so they propped up their puppet, and placed him the throne, and are not pretending that he actually won. Now we have a mini B.O. on our hands, and embarrassment to the men and women in our country.
commented 2015-10-30 16:32:48 -0400
Peter,

We shall see come the next election. If Trudeau is re-elected – what will your excuse be then? Canadians like being happy too much?
commented 2015-10-30 16:29:24 -0400
Hey fuck head Jimmie and the other lefty trolls, where were you pukes on all the other postings. Oh yea! no where once it is true. FUCK OFF YOU TROLLS
commented 2015-10-30 16:16:04 -0400
We can call Nazism a murderous ideology, so why not Mohammedism?
commented 2015-10-30 16:03:01 -0400
Trust Jimmy to pull up all the “hate Ezra” and “hate Sun News” articles, and then be stupid enough to call it news.
commented 2015-10-30 15:59:35 -0400
Jimmy said, “10 years is a very long time to absolutely detest someone like Harper”

And 4 years of Justin “puff puff” Trudeau will seem longer that 10 years of Harper, especially when he will be screwing up Canada’s economy and global reputation.
commented 2015-10-30 15:56:44 -0400
How about the story that Ezra hates Muslims – which was transferred from Sun News to The Rebel.

http://canadalandshow.com/article/everyone-sun-news-deserved-be-fired

As the world wrestled this week with the role Islamophobia played in the slaying of three innocent North Carolina students, Sun News Network’s The Source aired the latest in host Ezra Levant’s cartoonishly hateful series “The Arab Underground.”

Thankfully, it will be the last in the series because, as of this morning, the most trusted name in bigotry is gone. Sun News Network has shut down.

Its bigotry is well known and well documented. It was a network that promoted racism—against Arabs, against Romani people, against First Nations — under the veil of “opinion,” a disgraceful abuse of the latitude that is afforded to news commentary and columnizing.

Many Canadians commenting on Sun’s demise on social media celebrated the loss.

But Canadian journalists, including CANADALAND’s Jesse Brown, were overwhelmingly given to deference and back-patting, and to mourning the loss of 200 “industry” jobs.

@cbctom Whatever you thought of Sun News, even if you never thought of them, they are media brethren losing jobs. And that is sad for our craft.

@robyndoolittle I enjoyed a lot about Sun News. This is very sad. Thinking of all the journos there.

@kady Anyway, goodnight, twitter. Thinking of you, Sun News colleagues, and yes, should the opportunity arise, there will be hugs.

@danmaceachern Fewer media outlets isn’t something to celebrate. And lots of good people will lose their jobs at Sun News Network.

@justincigio Sun News gave many young reporters a chance and helped launch new careers during its short life. Something to remember.

Here’s something else to remember: these young reporters launched their careers by contributing to a hate-machine that perpetuated prejudice, especially against Muslims, in a nation that’s already highly suceptible to anti-Muslim sentiment.

It doesn’t matter how many people lost their jobs or how many young and talented journalists Sun News Network took a chance on. Everyone who accepted a cheque from the network was complicit in spewing its hatred.

I’m sure it was a young and talented reporter who cobbled together this special report, “Islam’s war on the world,” which suggested that a religion of 1.6 billion people had declared battle on the planet’s other 5.4 billion.

I’m sure a gifted video and sound editor thought to punctuate “The Arab Underground” bumper with the sound and graphics of an unsheathing sword.

And, surely, it took the best and brightest J-school graduates to trawl for violent disputes with which to portray Muslims as a sideshow, even if a story they came back with didn’t appear to involve any Muslims at all.

I’m not Muslim. But I grew up in a Muslim household and probably still look like one to most. In my own newspaper column, I can’t criticize an anti-terror bill without commenters demanding I disclose my heritage. When I wrote about Omar Khadr, one blogger called me and the Mouallem “family” (his quotations, not mine) “part of that murderous cult.”

That Murderous Cult. That’s right.

And yet these are the kinds of views that Sun News and its employees gave a platform to. They did so under the guise of a serious broadcast news network and not under the usernames of some batshit website commenters where they belong.

If the now unemployed Sun News Network staff, or the congenial media professionals offering their condolences to those who lost their jobs, were brown or Muslim they’d understand just how harmful it is to casually sensationalize stories about Islam in a country where half the population has unfavourable views of the religion (and rising).

Unfortunately, because this is the overwhelmingly white Canadian media, they don’t. Nearly all of those who mourned the job losses as a result of Sun’s closing don’t have to live as targets of the bigotry the network espoused. And that’s what makes this a worthy issue: Canadian journalists are quick to side with their “brethren” who they see as having been harmed, but the homogeneity of the industry makes them unwilling to acknowledge the legitimate harms their “brethren” caused to vulnerable groups.

Let’s be clear about one thing: stories about misogyny, anti-semitism and terrorism in the Muslim community should absolutely be covered. In fact, I was alarmed to see the friendly imam who married my wife and I (my parents insistence— it’s a long story) on The Source yesterday, calling for a rise of the caliphate and 100 floggings of adulterers and adulteresses (I’m assuming it’s not about us).

Extremism in every community should be covered, but with reason and sensitivity towards the people who play no part in it. And without the bigoted paranoia that was the hallmark of Sun TV.

Yes, Sun News Network gave many young journalists their first jobs (full disclosure: my first reporting gig was at its former Quebecor kid sister 24 Hours). But it taught these budding journalists that it’s OK to slant news in order to drive your political and social views, and to do so in a way that harms the already vulnerable. It’s not.

It taught them that it’s OK to brush 1.6 billion people with the same alleged beliefs. It’s not.

I hope Sun TV’s former employees aren’t out of work for long, but I’m glad that this morning they woke up jobless. It’s a victory for journalism.

Precarious as the news industry is right now, not all media jobs are worth fighting for.
commented 2015-10-30 15:53:13 -0400
Or about rape gangs in Europe. Or the fact Austrian women are so scared they are buying hand guns. That is the future of Toronto is the 25,000 come in.
commented 2015-10-30 15:46:30 -0400
The MSM are slso ever so excited that trust fund boy trudeau is turning the official residence of the PM of Canda into a pleasure palace for champagne socialists.
And think of all those cocktail parties for the well heeled social engineers and their cronies.(the MSM)
Mother Maggie will be a great help in the hostess department. She has dined with the Castros and the Rolling Stones.
Perhaps Justin will have a special room set aside for his Islamist friends where they can pray while advising him.
commented 2015-10-30 14:57:50 -0400
10 years is a very long time to absolutely detest someone like Harper. It will probably take a few months for the celebration of his political end to finally stop.
commented 2015-10-30 14:51:40 -0400
Steve Mcqueen,
lol, Did you know that one of the Muslim countries has banned the breeding of Pigeons. The reason given for this, was that Muslims would find it offensive to look up and see their genitals, as they flew overhead.
commented 2015-10-30 14:45:06 -0400
It is absolutely sickening to watch TV NEWS channels still vibrating with absolute joy and excitement that their Pretty-boy is now the Prime Miscreant of Canada! It seems to be one constant orgasm from males and females alike! It is bad enough under normal circumstances for a sane individual to try to glean what reality is from their normal so-called news casts – actually partisan and extremely biased rants, especially form the Left-wing Pravada – The Communist Broadcasting Corporation – but it has become totally revolting with their adulation for the Prime Miscreant of Canada and his Anti-Christ stances!
commented 2015-10-30 14:32:26 -0400
Pierre’s old paddle boy, Craig Oliver, the CTV talking head who in a disgusting manner was practically sharing Margaret Trudeau’s orgasm on election night, was questioned this morning by Marcia McMillan to compare Justin’s policy towards Israel with that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s. His gushing and sickening response was a cringe-worthy feeble and shallow attempt to belittle Prime Minister Harper’s strong stand on placing right over wrong whilst pathetically endeavouring to place Justin on a pedestal that we might worship him at the alter of symbolism over substance. If only it was just pom-poms David, I could hardly keep my breakfast down.
commented 2015-10-30 13:51:12 -0400
Media Party = Socialists = Liberals = Islamic Terrorist Partners. Nothing new here.

But it’s fun to have a venue to kick the media party in the head over and over again.

Thank goodness for The Rebel Media!!!

Q: Why did the pigeon fly over the CBC upside down??

A: It wasn’t worth shitting on!!!
commented 2015-10-30 13:49:46 -0400
The idiot MSM will keep their blinders on, until it becomes their turn to have their throats cut. Mean while Justin will continue to visit his, hate preaching Mosque, in Quebec.