November 14, 2016

Facing off with UN censor Nick Nuttall at the Marrakech climate conference

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Remember Nick Nuttall? He was the UN censor who tried to keep me and the Rebel team from getting press accreditation to report on the climate change conference in Marrakech. 

Nuttall said we had the wrong opinions about global warming.

Well, we pushed back. We raised a fuss — more than 10,000 Canadians signed a petition demanding that the UN let us in. Even Canada’s environment minister grudgingly asked them to stop being so much like Iran, and start being a bit more like Canada.

Well I’m thrilled to say that today, they agreed to let our whole Rebel team into the conference. 

We spent a hundred hours fighting against that censor — including spending approximately $5,000 on lawyers.

If you can help us cover the cost of that, please click here, where you can also see all the letters our lawyers filed, all of which were ignored by Nuttall.

We’re finally in the conference, doing reporting that no other journalists would do — including sitting down with Nuttall face to face and trying to find out why the Rebel was really almost barred from the event.

On camera, Nick Nuttall tried to sound so reasonable.

But for more than a month he has been ignoring our letters and smearing us on CBC radio. He only did the right thing after all of his other attempts to blacklist us were exhausted.

PS: You can WATCH my first report here. 

We'll be reporting from Marrakech all week, taking you behind the UN curtain.

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commented 2016-11-15 10:55:30 -0500
What a bunch of verbal diarrhea. After listening to this clown I feel like I need a shower. He says the UN has no obligation but they also have no real authority which he conveniently fails to mention. They are not elected or accountable and should not have any power at all. My ancestors fought and some died to give you and me a democratic voice and the UN is not democratically elected. Rather, they are internally appointed. They make communism seem almost palatable.
commented 2016-11-15 10:34:58 -0500
Don’t mess with The Rebel. And definitely don’t mess with Sheila. What a pro!
commented 2016-11-15 10:07:49 -0500
The best part of this will be to see just what our hundreds of attendees will be doing to earn the money they are pissing away. What value will they bring home, did they even ask any questions ?? Look forward to some REAL HONEST REPORTING ON THIS SUBJECT.
commented 2016-11-15 09:45:40 -0500
Congratulations to Sheila and the Rebel organization for not taking the initial exclusion lying down. Nice to see you interview the author of all the trouble however he should have been hooked up to a lie detector…
commented 2016-11-15 00:54:04 -0500
How much of the AGW scam conference did you miss that you could have covered as a reporter Sheila, if not for the totalitarian censorship and bullying you were subjected to by this international NGO, and is it possible to recover that information from the all Canadians being payed by the taxpayer to be there?
Nick Nuttall – Sheesh, what a stiff. Do you have to take a special journalism course to learn how to be polite and civilized to mooks like that when you’re interviewing them and like not punch their lights out…or something?
commented 2016-11-15 00:40:46 -0500
Nuttal needs to be sent to ISIL for processing.
commented 2016-11-14 23:01:37 -0500
Tobias, wouldn’t it be great if they use the recording of Trump uttering the words “your fired” when they do it…
commented 2016-11-14 22:57:34 -0500
He’s nervous about the lord and the former chair of IPCC bringing the aholes to The Hague under criminal charges of profiting from the hoaxe. Next up Gore and Suzuki, then Trudeau and Notley
commented 2016-11-14 22:47:12 -0500
I can think of a better place for that microphone but i guess you need to use it again.
commented 2016-11-14 22:34:24 -0500
Watched the whole thing . Frankly what a piece of work this guy is. Only the fact he was threatened by lawyers they had to allow the Rebel in otherwise they would have looked even worse. His smearing lord Moncton, people that left messages on his accounts, etc didn’t help his case, his phony, forced " I have a better education than you" British accent and laughter, his down his nose comments clearly showed that in the future he will be even a bigger as.hole than he already is. Again Thank God Trump is going to pull the rug out from under all these free loaders. I hope he loses his job!
commented 2016-11-14 22:23:29 -0500
I am only 1 min 36 secs into the video Nuttal ( appropriate name) is already lying about the Rebel. Do I need to watch the rest of the “Englishman” and listen to the phony excuses? ( I will but it pains me to have to listen to his excuses and I am so glad Trump won! I hope he buries these phonies.
commented 2016-11-14 21:48:34 -0500
Sheila, you look like a million bucks, and you handled yourself like the professional you clearly are. You did the Rebel (and Alberta) proud. Well done.
commented 2016-11-14 21:12:42 -0500
“Nice to see you all here.” And yet, his expression said otherwise.
commented 2016-11-14 20:28:10 -0500
I had to laugh when Nick said masquerading as journalist.
It reminded me of the CBC that we are all paying for,
commented 2016-11-14 20:13:44 -0500
She was making him squirm because she was fishing for an apology. He danced like hell to avoid giving it. I got the feeling he thought he’d just throw some European charm at the poor country girl and she’d just swoon like they all did before. Oops.
commented 2016-11-14 20:05:13 -0500
The one who laughs last laughs best. Lord Monckton probably shamed him at some point and he decided he couldn’t stand that again
commented 2016-11-14 20:02:12 -0500
What a bull shitter, send him to Syria the Dum ass.
commented 2016-11-14 19:36:52 -0500
Christopher Walter Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley is a British public speaker and anti-Climate Change if anyone isn’t aware who he is. Well done, Rebel in dealing with this nutter, Nuttall.
commented 2016-11-14 19:32:20 -0500
Get Lord Moncton on the show! I almost choked when he used Moncton as an example of a ‘bad’ right-winger. This fella has a tough time hiding is bigoted politics. Congrats on getting through the red-tape. pun intended.
commented 2016-11-14 19:27:53 -0500
Good job Rebel nice to see him squirm
commented 2016-11-14 19:20:33 -0500
I was chuckling over his Lord Moncton comment as well. I guess Nuttal hasn’t gone through all of the Rebel’s climate change reporting.
commented 2016-11-14 19:18:21 -0500
We all know Nuttal wouldn’t have conceded without all the push back by the Rebel. Damn good work Sheila.
I hate to say this after he conceded, and its no praise of his character, but Nuttal isn’t as stupid as he looks.
Bill Elder, exactly. They thought they could get away with it.
commented 2016-11-14 19:14:33 -0500
I had to laugh when he was tripping all over his dik trying to down play Lord Monkton, having to sneak into a climate because he was banned for doubting IPCC models – something that since then he has been proven correct.
commented 2016-11-14 19:12:15 -0500
Good show, Sheila! Nuttall was sure a treasure trove of lame excuses.
commented 2016-11-14 19:05:21 -0500
Awesome. The UN seems to have a type… this Nick Nuttall seems to be to climate change, what Chris Gunness is to UNRWA… bet he had an epic melt-down when Trump was elected similar to Gunness’ infamous melt-down on al-jazeera a few years bacl
commented 2016-11-14 19:05:13 -0500
when they say; “it’s complex” when you ask them why they tried to screw you, it really means is; “we thought we could get away with it”.
commented 2016-11-14 19:04:58 -0500
Congratulations Sheila!
We are proud of your determination, your professionalism and your representation of Canadians.
commented 2016-11-14 18:56:56 -0500
Nice going Sheila and crew. Another Victory.
commented 2016-11-14 18:42:21 -0500
Amazing and congratulations! I dont know when he mentioned that he suddenly got quite an increase on twitter if he got a little scared or impressed. The Rebel is certainly not your ``local newspaper``. It`s national and becoming even more international. I know you have followers in Europe too. It is very important what you have accomplished there and we are forever grateful!
commented 2016-11-14 18:34:41 -0500
Me thinks you have a preceding reputation