October 07, 2015

Kenney's "perfectly unaccented English" comment enrages SJWs, Media Party (while they mock Harper's French)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Yesterday, the Social Justice Warriors were out for blood. Their target was Jason Kenney.

What horrible thing did Kenney do?

He complimented a young Iraqi immigrant on his quick mastery of the English language. That monster!

The online backlash against Kenney was as swift as it was ridiculous. 

Worse still, Global News made it a national story.

Fake outrage isn’t newsworthy. But if the media can use it to attack a conservative, they’ll never hesitate to cover it.



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commented 2015-10-10 10:44:57 -0400
My French is terrible but Harp’s has improved tremendously over the last 10 years. I have some Quebecoise friends and they understand and get his message. I say A for effort.
commented 2015-10-09 00:31:43 -0400
I remember when Jean Chretien would speak the “henglish” language like a brain damaged retard and the media would ignore it for decades. Oh, but he was not a Conservative. That makes all the difference.
commented 2015-10-08 14:00:17 -0400
Timmy,

Funny, but my mother died years ago from breast cancer.
commented 2015-10-08 13:55:38 -0400
Peter,

The Rebel isn’t news – so let’s get that out of the way and Sheila is just spewing her hyperbolic opinion here.

That is the whole point of a slow news day for networks. You talk about shit that isn’t really newsworthy, but kills time.
commented 2015-10-08 10:05:23 -0400
Timmy, quit snitching on your brother lmao
commented 2015-10-08 09:45:52 -0400
Jimmie, Mom says you need to come up from the basement and take out the garbage!! Mom, Jimmy is trolling again..
commented 2015-10-08 09:25:57 -0400
Mr. Kenney was probably baiting the leftist MSM. It’s easy to expose their lunacy; just drop a word like unaccented and watch the lefties froth. Played like puppets, hilarious.
commented 2015-10-08 00:11:14 -0400
Rank hypocrisy is the name of the game for the MSM, day in and day out. They have no conscience, only ideology.
commented 2015-10-08 00:08:44 -0400
Jimmy, I think that maybe Kenney was congratulating a young man and his family for actually assimilating into their new country. Rather than living in a cultural ghetto that many immigrants are trapped in, this young man is an example of what could and should be for new Canadians. The real “douchebags” are people who would grant people who are not yet “Canadians” to impose their will on a Canadian governments wish to not allow them to wear a body bag or Halloween mask during their citizenship ceremony. Do you understand " not yet Canadian"? The Canadian charter of rights and freedoms does not apply as they are not yet Canadian citizens. If you don’t want to learn the language or uncover your face, go back to whatever hellhole you came from. We don’t want you here.
commented 2015-10-07 23:44:55 -0400
Sheila, I love your hyperbole — “…if ebola had a baby with bubonic plague…” But that pretty much sums up the diatribe against Kenny. Simply hyperbole.

In my line of work, I meet many people per day, multiplied by days and weeks and months. Rarely the same people twice. I’ve met people from Nigeria and Kenya, Iran and Iraq, China and Philippines, eastern Europe, south America, southern and central Africa. (Met one cutie who’s recently immigrated from Israel, but I wouldn’t want to piss her off, as she’s not too long out of the IDF…). All that to say that I’ve heard many languages, and many attempts at English… or, should I more accurately say, Canadian. (We have our own ways of speaking.) Some people have lesser accents than others, and it’s often easier to tell who has NOT been born here versus who has (children of immigrants). I’ve met people whose Canadian is virtually native (born here more than 2 generations), but they themselves were not born here (nearly accentless, “flawless”).

(And then we get Atlantic Canada, where some regions of Newfoundland and Cape Breton rival northern Scotland for incoherence… but that’s another story.)

Where someone else comes from interests me, because it’s an introduction to another country, another culture that I most likely will never visit. In many cases, where the accent is thicker, I compliment the people on their command of what’s obviously not their native tongue. In some cases, where I’m guessing 2nd generation Canadian and it turns out to be immigrant, I compliment the people on their LACK of accent.

So what’s the issue with Kenny? Why don’t people — the media, for example — jump all over my case for complimenting them on a second language? I’m doing the same thing he is, and doing it nearly every day…

(Oh, and as far as “accentless” goes, Hollywood has decided that “no accent” takes place in northwestern Washington State, and much of western Canada (minus the ‘eh’). So it’s possible to speak in “accentless” English… Canadian… whatever. But I DO get the point that to someone else’s ears, I have an accent.)
commented 2015-10-07 23:27:57 -0400
Did anyone ask how the young kid felt? Seems both sides might lighting fires where there is nothing to burn. People from afar are speculating about how the kid felt, and now he may feel that he should be insulted… or not. Maybe he will suffer from a brief episode Munchausen syndrome as so many people are telling how should feel.
Left and Right are both guilty of poor judgement by blowing this way out of proportion to leverage opinions. Shame on all of us.
commented 2015-10-07 23:27:57 -0400
Did anyone ask how the young kid felt? Seems both sides might lighting fires where there is nothing to burn. People from afar are speculating about how the kid felt, and now he may feel that he should be insulted… or not. Maybe he will suffer from a brief episode Munchausen syndrome as so many people are telling how should feel.
Left and Right are both guilty of poor judgement by blowing this way out of proportion to leverage opinions. Shame on all of us.
commented 2015-10-07 22:38:54 -0400
So it’s okay for the Global to run a “non story” because it is a “slow news day”, but it is not okay for theRebel to run the story?

Yea, sure. Okay. Whatever.
commented 2015-10-07 22:11:17 -0400
Kelvin,

Slow news day?
commented 2015-10-07 21:51:04 -0400
Yep, Globull National has kind of morphed into a competing CBCPravda. I’ve stopped watching it as it makes me as angry as watching CBC news. Sheesh! Thank God for Ezra and the NP.
commented 2015-10-07 21:44:38 -0400
Jimmy you did mention that this was a typical non story for the rebel. But why did global make it a national story? Even you have to admit that it makes global national look pretty stupid for running don’t you?
commented 2015-10-07 21:21:26 -0400
I guess Sheila doesn’t understand that his tweet suggests that that any Canadian who has an accent when they speak English, is somehow a lesser Canadian.

What Kenney failed to realize is this kind of attitude unfairly stigmatizes some “foreign” accents while simultaneously failing to acknowledge that “unaccented English” doesn’t exist.
commented 2015-10-07 21:08:12 -0400
Charles,

I am not looking to score points with you or debate with you. Generally speaking – Kenney IS a douchbag and an embarrassment. Even many conservatives think that. I was simply pointing that out in case people here forgot.
commented 2015-10-07 20:25:31 -0400
Damn, the fiend!! The xenophobic, racist monster!! Complimenting someone on their mastery of the English language which for 99% of us means, losing an unwanted accent. How dare he!!
commented 2015-10-07 19:47:23 -0400
Jimmy posted to Keith:

“You also seem to think that The Rebel is some sort of popularity contest. Even if it was the case that only ONE person liked what I had to say or valued my contribution here, that would be good enough for me.”

Jimmy’s original comment was:

Jimmy Da Silva commented:
What horrible thing did Kenney do? You mean besides being an absolute douchebag and embarrassment?

I’m trying to figure what the one person would be that thinks this is a brilliant debating point? I don’t even think Doug Brinkman would, and he is closest to Jimmy in philosophy.

But then I am just a grey-haired old fart who has voted around the spectrum the last 45 years, and don’t get low information twitter-twit opinions.
commented 2015-10-07 19:32:22 -0400
Keith,

The fact that you bring up Stalin as some sort of comparison, certainly doesn’t do you any favors in the intelligence department.

You also seem to think that The Rebel is some sort of popularity contest. Even if it was the case that only ONE person liked what I had to say or valued my contribution here, that would be good enough for me.

The reality is the majority of Rebels have a problem with ANY kind of opposing opinion. They want The Rebel to be a bubble for conservatives only.
commented 2015-10-07 19:09:55 -0400
Jimmy,
Stalin had opposing opinions also. I am sure that the majority of Rebels would welcome opposing INTELLIGENT opinions. Act accordingly.
commented 2015-10-07 19:04:19 -0400
Valuable contributor. LOL. Someone’s head is going to blow up today. More like the Rebel Jester

Many of you are aware of the Conservative candidate that got let go today for making Homophobic comments. How could the left wing MSM resist.
A NDP candidate(also of Sikh descent) that is running for Brampton Ontario riding. Made the identical homophobic comments in 2005. And he is still running

How many Canadians are going to be aware of this? Where is responsible journalism. This is the problem with the media leaning left. Even our Jester admits to the CBC leaning left. Heck if Harper can get elected again with all this media against him. He should go down in history as the greatest Prime Minister ever.
commented 2015-10-07 19:02:55 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva commented:
Roger,
What you don’t seem to get is that – what you consider to be a troll, other posters here consider them to be a valuable contributor and they can handle opposing opinions unlike yourself.

The post Roger was referring to is:

Jimmy Da Silva commented:
What horrible thing did Kenney do? You mean besides being an absolute douchebag and embarrassment?

That is Jim-Bob’s valuable contribution to debate.

So…quick poll…Jimmy good? or Roger good?

My vote is Roger. What is yours?
commented 2015-10-07 19:00:30 -0400
Yeah Roger, Jimmy Da Silva is welcome here because we all love to have some laughs in our life. His attempt to always criticize Ezra and Brian are just that. Funny childish taunts. Welcome little Jimmy! We love ya! Because we just can’t be as hateful as the left. Maybe if they cheated and won an election then maybe we’d be more understanding though.
commented 2015-10-07 18:33:38 -0400
Roger,

What you don’t seem to get is that – what you consider to be a troll, other posters here consider them to be a valuable contributor and they can handle opposing opinions unlike yourself. You don’t get to decide who stays and who goes.
commented 2015-10-07 18:14:08 -0400
DA Silva,
Your post merits a reply, as follows;
commented 2015-10-07 18:00:09 -0400
A site that champion’s freedom of speech should not be limiting access to those people, such as Jimmy that have little to contribute. Regarding Jimmy, when you use bar room language as in your post all you do is lower your standing with others that are able to get points across without personal attacks.

Back tot he issue at hand. Is complimenting a young boy on his progress in learning a second language (and perhaps one of the more difficult languages around) a bad thing to do? I would say that in the context of this situation it was well meaning and should have been taken as it was intended. Maybe a Liberal on this message board can explain how this would have been a bad thing as well if it had been someone such as Irwin Cottler that had made the statement.
commented 2015-10-07 17:26:51 -0400
I guess I’ll keep saying this til someone at The Rebel takes notice – we need real commenting software to deal with the trolls – whatever this system uses is so basic it allows trolls can have a field day – with no way for other commenters to penalize with down votes, neg scores, etc. There is no quoting which also kills discussion. Come one, Rebe help us get rid of the trolls.