February 18, 2016

It's not over: Find out who wants to censor us NOW

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

Rachel Notley’s botched attempt to bully us failed. But I’ll tell you who else is already lining up to censor us.

The NDP have hired a former journalist, Heather Boyd, to "consult and give us recommendations on what the government’s media policies should be."

Apparently Boyd's been asked to report back in two to three weeks. And she’s being paid $9,500 for that.

Who said times were tough in Alberta? That’s supermodel money!

But what if Heather Boyd actually earns her $9,500 dollars for two weeks work by proposing the creation of a committee of media types -- like, say, some of the unionized reporters at the CBC -- who would now decide who gets to call themselves journalists?

It would be like the College of Physicians and Surgeons; there would be entry fees, dues, maybe even exams...

Do you think that sounds crazy?

Well, WATCH and find out exactly who is floating this idea -- on the left AND the right...


NEXT: Paige MacPherson from Canadian Taxpayers Federation explains Rachel Notley's latest bad spending decisions and plans to "diversify" the economy.

THEN: Simon Kent joins me to talk about on newest censorship bullies in Europe.

FINALLY: Your letters to me!

Remember, I give out my contact information at the end of every show, and you can always leave your feedback in the comments, below.

 

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commented 2016-02-22 12:02:51 -0500
Never met a liberal that didn’t lie. I’ve never met an academic who didn’t think he/she wasn’t better than the average Canadian. I have met corrupt lying liberals and academics. I’ve met many academics and Liberal who could string a cognitive sentence let alone complete a task without having someone else do it for them. Real scientists don’t stand in front of microphones blabbing about their accomplishments. The real ones are too busy working. Muzzling scientist was a BS story from our under worked over paid bureaucratic wing of government unions. Let’s put the blaim of a badly run governments at the feet of our government unions where the work isn’t getting done and partisan politics trumps any policy.
There isn’t a job in Ottawa that couldn’t be outsources or shouldn’t in my opinion. Too much government union = too much partisan activity = nothing done on time or on budget. Time to outsource Ottawa.
Harper was right to silence the partisan arm of our bureaucracy. Too much BS comes from government unions tied to left wing politics and corrupted politicians. One only needs to look at the aboriginal file to see a bureaucracy that eats more money than it gives to our first nations. This file is filled with despotic bureaucrats and academics filling their pockets with six figure salaries and bonuses all while accomplishing nothing other than more bureaucracy to feed their friends before first nations. Time has long past to eliminate the Indian act and begin helping our brother and sisters of first nations. Canadians are being forced to pay taxes for Justin’s fake refugee PR program when it would be better spent on providing homes, education and clean water for our first nations. Not 1 $ spent at home to date yet we have thousands without homes or clean drinking water. Not one house or water plant has been built under the Trudeau reign. But we sure have a number of Muslim temples being built on our dime for a religion who will not integrate into society or contribute to our social infrastructure for some time to come if ever.
commented 2016-02-20 12:07:05 -0500
The total capitulation by this woman in respect to banning The Rebel goes to the proof she is not now or ever will be ready for Prime Time Politics. When she finishes destroying Alberta and the economy , hopefully she will not follow up this tragedy by moving to Ottawa. NDP times are tough times.
commented 2016-02-20 00:05:42 -0500
Facebook, Twitter are doing the work of agenda driven western governments. In order to retain the middle eastern market share, Facebook and Twitter are censoring westerners. Its easier and more cost effective for them to ‘re-train’ the western market, than it is to re-train the Muslim market to accept western free speech. They can afford to sacrifice a lot of us in order to satisfy the Muslim market.

Patti Gardner, good idea.
commented 2016-02-19 18:37:39 -0500
Re censorship, stop complaining about bullying from censors like Facebook and Twitter while promoting them with “share this on” links!!

I understand that Facebook et. al. are still the going thing, but that’s mainly because people haven’t found an alternative – yet. Maybe in the meantime, you could add a “share this on” link to an alternative service like MeWe. As Facebook becomes more hostile (both from Zuckerberg and his Islamo-leftist cohorts here in Canada) a lot of your fans like me are moving to MeWe, and sharing your content there. How about helping those who are looking to get away from social media censorship? Look at some of the social media alternatives and publish an article about them. Create pages on some of the alternative social networks.
commented 2016-02-19 17:45:38 -0500
I will not adhere to or give credibility to a media that is chosen by a board – that is like making a union to decide what information and news the public would be allowed to hear!

No That is not credible News is News regardless of where it comes from and I as a human being with human rights don’t need any board making decisions of where I can hear news from on the Media – that system will become like the old CCCP Russian Media State news was when the Iron curtain still existed – not worthy of believing!
I will decide whether my news source of whoever is telling it is the truth thank you! I don’t need some union of writers from an institution with their own rules deciding or thinking for me and affecting my life – thank you!
commented 2016-02-19 17:30:36 -0500
John Harp, I am not sure what other posts, of your, that the Rebel people removed but if they were actually doing so then they would have removed your screed below and none of us would have wasted our time reading it.
Back to the CBC with you. Do not pass ‘go’ and do not collect any tax dollars.
commented 2016-02-19 17:10:22 -0500
John Harp has drunk the koolaide.

Working with the NDP is sort of like working with Islamists. Everything is good as long as you conform.

It really pisses me off that boy Trudeau gets away with saying he inherited a deficit. Its a damn lie, but people like you John Harp, suck it right up. The new rule for winning is to just repeat the stinking lie so many times that the sheeple start to believe its true.

Please John Harp, try to re post some of the thoughts that were not allowed here. I dare you. I don’t remember ever seeing you post before.

Re: ‘creating anger’, You’re right, we’re angry, past angry actually, but relying on one news source for information would be stupid and lazy. So blaming the Rebel for peoples abhorrence of this government is as ridiculous as your comment about the NDP showing a ‘willingness to work with everyone and all industries’. Gullible codswallop!
commented 2016-02-19 17:06:08 -0500
So John harp,your saying the ndp are just helping us sheep over the fence.
Others might see other things going on here
commented 2016-02-19 16:42:37 -0500
Then go somewhere else and whine John harp. Stop wasting our time and space.
commented 2016-02-19 16:17:18 -0500
Can the rebel try and work with work with the NDP rather than wasting their time, OUR time. The NDP have shown a willingness to work with everyone and all industries, unlike the rebel. I have had posts removed from this site that did not cross any kind of line. My post have been removed from wildrose sites and Harper would not even let you post on his. The hypocrisy of the rebel is shameful. All you are accomplishing is to divide the people and creating anger rather than solutions for our province. The PC’s ran the worlds third largest oil reverses for 44 years and left us billions in debt…..tell me how that makes any sense at all? Defending it is insane. Stop spreading anger, stop hindering our species. Left and right is a lie we can do without.
commented 2016-02-19 15:41:18 -0500
Ezra has said they were going to take legal action or sue if the NDP didn’t back down..
(but not for financial compensation) —I disagree… “HARM” was done by the NDP on behalf of Albertan, and Canadian citizens.. (Not just TheRebel.media..) On behalf of the people please follow through with any, and all LEGAL options available, and get the NDP on record, and set a precedent. And if a financial compensation path is available Albertan’s will support it. Any transfer of Tax Payer Provincial Funds that the NDP is currently in control of transferred to the TheRebel.media would be a “good use” of Tax Dollars.

PLEASE Sue for Financial Compensation! We will support you!
commented 2016-02-19 14:50:43 -0500
I noticed that “anyone” can join the Canadian Association of Journalists.
commented 2016-02-19 14:20:32 -0500
Nats thong —u w me up with mirth
commented 2016-02-19 14:10:31 -0500
This theme song came to mind while listening to the show…
“…Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
Though they’re disapprovin’
Keep them dogies movin’
Rawhide
Don’t try to understand ‘em
Just rope, throw, and brand ’em
Soon we’ll be living high and wide…”

Here’s a link to John Milton’s speech/pamphlet AREOPAGITICA (1644):
https://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/areopagitica/text.shtml
commented 2016-02-19 13:56:52 -0500
Not too sure why Simon & Ezra are so excited about an extreme leftist media outlet “standing up” to the German government because they aren’t left … enough? That’s not courageous – that’s just staking a claim at the top of the leftist incestuous cesspool that is German Media at the moment. Let me know when an anti-migrant or at least and UNbiased news source makes the same stand. I’m not holding my breath.
Kind of a non-story IMHO.
commented 2016-02-19 13:38:01 -0500
I personally would like to get a wristwatch just like that. Maybe one with Stalin on it? Oh, and you can whine and complain all you want, but as this article indicates, NOTLEY CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!! Hahaha…. http://www.gigcity.ca/2016/02/18/rockin-rachel-our-most-rock-n-roll-premier/?platform=hootsuite

I’m sure some of would like to put your two cents worth on that piece, especially when she recent saw a performer at a punk club, who ran for the BC premiership on a platform of offering cocaine and whores.
commented 2016-02-19 12:58:05 -0500
I still can’t get over the Che Guevara wristwatch she wears. A murdering thug with gigantic mental issues is a hero of hers?
commented 2016-02-19 11:00:46 -0500
Rachel Notley is just the latest clueless social activist who managed to get elected in the wake of public anger and confusion. Like her comrade Bob – I – almost – destroyed Ontario Rae, Notely is simply unqualified for her present position.
Canadians continue to sleep as the dollars fly down the toilet but change is coming.

Thank you for leading the fight against this sad state of affairs Ezra.
commented 2016-02-19 11:00:44 -0500
Rachel Notley is just the latest clueless social activist who managed to get elected in the wake of public anger and confusion. Like her comrade Bob – I – almost – destroyed Ontario Rae, Notely is simply unqualified for her present position.
Canadians continue to sleep as the dollars fly down the toilet but change is coming.

Thank you for leading the fight against this sad state of affairs Ezra.
commented 2016-02-19 10:30:30 -0500
bottom line, the leftist laurentian elite in Canada have to get rid of The Rebel, they simply cannot allow the real truth of their actions/goals broadcast to the general public. NEVER FORGET these leftist elitists always attempt to ‘regulate their competition out of existence’ or, manufacture some crisis to force their censorship. The ndp cadre of wannabe totalitarians is part of this group of ‘insiders’ and notley gambled she could simply cast The Rebel aside without any repercussions. As Ezra explained the leftist elite will now go the route of regulation, knowing full well they can stack the deck in their favour.
We now live in a country whose government’s (federal/ provincial/municipal) are corrupt to their very core.

THERE IS NO REASONABLE EXPECTATION TO ADDRESS/REMOVE THE CORRUPTION WITHIN THE CURRENT SYSTEM AS IT IS TODAY IN CANADA.

The only reasonable way to proceed to protect and preserve individual freedom, democracy and truth is to simply refuse to participate in the corrupt system.
The only reasonable way to NOT participate in the corruption that is now governance in Canada is WESTERN SEPARATION.
commented 2016-02-19 10:14:04 -0500
Nathan…..not all people on the left, only leftist progressive fucktards that are so willfully blind, that they defend the actions of a provincial and federal government hell bent on destruction.
Your not censored here, get over yourself.
commented 2016-02-19 09:52:43 -0500
WHERE IN HELL IS OUR OFFICIAL OPPOSITION?
commented 2016-02-19 09:48:50 -0500
Yannie…the coward hiding behind a fake name…….where have you been you leftist progressive fucktard? Speaking of comic relief…..your here. Pot meet kettle!!
commented 2016-02-19 09:32:16 -0500
I checked all of the info in Sheilas book. I even posted and read Shannon Phillips co authored book. We should take some pages from that book and I think that we should use it against them.
commented 2016-02-19 09:27:32 -0500
J Dum……another leftist progressive fucktard rears its ugly head.
Welcome!
commented 2016-02-19 09:26:57 -0500
The commie dippers are going to try to chip away at the edges of free speech. TheRebel.media is the only news source standing up to the bullies. Some of the media party say they are but would be the first in line to salute comrade Nutty. The Rebel Rocks.
commented 2016-02-19 09:20:56 -0500
Sure, let the Rebels in. After reading Gunn-Reid’s rantathon disguised as a book, I could sure use some comic relief.
commented 2016-02-19 09:01:37 -0500
Freedom West – “How long before we have no freedom of the press in Canada?”

Who is stopping who from saying what?

Desmond Hubick – "MSM … need the ability to control the public "

How do they control the public? By using their freedom of the press to report the news as they see fit, just like anyone else does?

Drew Wakariuk – "No scientists were muzzled halfwit. "

If you don’t like the word “muzzle”, then what word would you use to describe it if scientists needed the permission of the PMO to speak publicly, and NEVER EVER GOT IT! EVER!

Jody Crozier – “conservatives don’t stoop as low as to call people a bunch of under educated, degenerate rednecks”

If you’re on this board often, you know it is a fact that conservatives here routinely call people all sorts of horrible things. I presume that this generally emanates from the uneducated rednecks.

james callaghan – Sorry that you don’t like the truth. Enjoy your echo chamber at The Rebel, where you guys can all meander off into extremism, pretending that all sensible people think like you.

Rebelation – “Notley has never denied anything Ezra has stated”

Because she’s smart. a) There is usually a GRAIN of truth. b) She doesn’t want to give him more attention by getting into it.

Morley Crothers – “It sounds like the NDP are afraid of the Truth Coming Out.”

Which truth?

connie gravelle – “are Canadians just too cowardly to stand up to this government and Trudeau”

Stand up to him for what? Doing precisely what he was elected to do? You lost the election. If more Conservatives can come back somewhere towards the middle from the vestiges of right wing extremism, perhaps there will be a half a hope that they will do better in the next election.

Sorry if that all bothers you. You probably don’t here that much here. There isn’t a lot of diversity of opinion in this place, just a lot of people agreeing on what evil scum any and every one on the left (or centre, or centre-right (which is also too left for you guys)) is.