August 08, 2015

Naked hypocrisy: If Trudeau topless photo is "no big deal," why does Media Party blur it?

Rebel Staff
 

There's a new twist on that now-notorious photo of Justin Trudeau posing with a topless young woman at a Pride parade.

First Trudeau's defenders insisted that the photo was "obviously" Photoshopped.

After we hired a police forensic analyst to confirm that the picture was real, the Liberal Party admitted that, yes, their leader Justin Trudeau -- a married, middle aged man who wants to be the next Prime Minister -- willingly let himself be photographed in public with a half-naked woman about half his age.

So Trudeau's supporters had to quickly change the direction of their spin.

The Media Party started insisting that the photo was "no big deal," that it was a great example of female empowerment and "SlutWalk feminism."

Except when the Toronto Star and other outlets printing the picture, they blurred it.

I wonder why...

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commented 2015-08-10 22:39:52 -0400
I like you Joan . We may not agree politically on much, but even as a conservative – you still challenge Ezra and The Rebel when you think they are wrong. You call them out on bullshit where as most of the other conservatives here are mindless sheep that simply believe whatever Lord Ezra has to say. I am glad you can think for yourself and that you are able to be critical of The Rebel.

We need more like you.
commented 2015-08-10 22:00:09 -0400
Well, I appreciate hearing the views of just about everyone. It can hurt, though, when it gets personal. I can certainly attest to that. Although my views are Conservative, they have frequently been reviled as too Liberal for this site. So from a purely personal perspective, I like hearing views less to the hard right than mine because they tend to draw flack away from me. I do NOT want to drive such views away from here, not only because they draw flack away from me but because I truly like a good debate and I enjoy friendly banter with the so-called enemy with whom, I find, if we persevere with the debate, I soner or later agree with on at least something. And when we find that something, it can form the basis for understanding and respecting difference.

I should probably just keep my mouth shut, but I like both Rick and Jimmy.
commented 2015-08-10 21:00:35 -0400
Rick,

You seem to live a very sheltered life if you consider my comments to be “vile”. Do you use social media or going on internet forums – because what you deem to be “vile” from me is completely tame compared to what you will find people saying on social media and internet forums on a daily basis.
commented 2015-08-10 19:16:39 -0400
Joan said: “I think he is just being perverse because he enjoys bantering with “the enemy”. Right, Rick?” Joan, thanks for the question. Not so much bantering with the enemy as exposing the entrenched bias he likes to accuse others of! Being informed is also being prepared! Even his last post to me shows his absolute inability to function in a civil manner! It is important for others participating on this site to see first hand how childish and vile this individual can be.
commented 2015-08-10 18:08:38 -0400
Jimmy – oh I think Rick knows the difference between consensual contact and assault. I think he is just being perverse because he enjoys bantering with “the enemy”. Right, Rick?
commented 2015-08-10 16:13:42 -0400
This kind of reminds me of when Alanis Morisette stripped down to a sort of nude appearing bodysuit at the Juno awards to protest censorship in the US, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3603179.stm . Public nudity is supported and applauded on one hand but when it comes down to actually doing it there is definitely a line that those same supporters won’t cross. It’s more than hypocritical it’s schizophrenic actually.
commented 2015-08-10 15:21:55 -0400
Joan,

It’s unfortunate that we have to spell these things out for people.
commented 2015-08-10 15:16:57 -0400
Rick – I realize you are mostly trying to aggravate Jimmy, but you know me; I must point out the obvious, that Trudeau has security that likely vetted the woman’s amorous jump, that not only was it no doubt consensual but also scripted, bought and paid for. No threat ever gets close enough to Trudeau to allow an assault, make no mistake of that.
commented 2015-08-10 15:16:23 -0400
Rick,

How they turned out is the whole fucking point. It’s two completely different situations. Now if a woman tried to kiss a man reporter while he was trying to do his job on live TV, then you would have a point. What Justin had was a PR moment.

Thanks for letting me know you cried to mommy. Pussy.
commented 2015-08-10 15:11:44 -0400
Jason – you sound downright jealous of slim, young, physically attractive (to whom?) women.

It is legal to go topless but there is no law that requires media to display those images. The media that has blurred the woman’s breasts did so to protect their market because they know how many folks gender equity and freedom still deeply offend. They don’t want to lose the business of those who pay to read stories about behaviours they believe, wrongly, should be criminal.
commented 2015-08-10 14:58:20 -0400
Glenn, do you really think Trudeau has no security? I bet the jump was rehearsed.
commented 2015-08-10 14:50:40 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva said: “Rick, Well one was a happy and joyous moment between two people and the other was a jackass interfering with a reporter and assaulting her as she was trying to do her job on live TV – thus the reason why this is now a police matter. Are you really that stupid?” So, Jimmy supports discrimination based on gender. The very definition of assault applies in both cases as both were not anticipated regardless of how they turned out. B.T.W. Ihave flagged your statement for lack of civility.
commented 2015-08-10 12:32:16 -0400
I can’t believe how stupid some people here are. There is no double standard here – they are two completely different scenarios. They have NOTHING in common.
commented 2015-08-10 11:58:15 -0400
It’s basically a double standard when it comes right down to it. Even with all the equality advances the feminists have made, women still get all the lavish treatment of our “justice” system, and men get dry-docked. It’s especially true if the woman is young, slim, and physically attractive. Equality in this respect is nothing short of a farce.

As far as this story goes, it’s just a prime example of hypocrisy. Those media outlets all claim to champion the cause of a woman’s right to show her breasts, but censoring them just makes their case hypocritical. If it’s NOT illegal for a bare breast to be shown publicly, why censor it? If it was the lower parts, go ahead and censor, for it IS illegal to show the penis and vagina in public. If even our lefties can’t see this, then they are more ignorant than I give them credit for.
commented 2015-08-10 08:44:39 -0400
Jimmy, If Justin had the girl charged with assault ;

(a) would the charge stick or would she get the pussy pass?

and

(b) what would laying such a charge do in terms of Justin’s fan base?

and

© in light of what it would do to his image and fan base …not to mention the fact that the law is not going to demand a DNA sample or put SEXO decals on her fenders…..did Justin actually have the option of calling it assault?
commented 2015-08-09 21:59:32 -0400
Keith – Controversy and debate are good for the therebel.media bottom line because it supports advertising revenue.

I note that these sex stories get the most traffic and keep being posted, reposted and done to death because they generate controversy and via controversy, sales.

Cheers, all!!
commented 2015-08-09 20:16:48 -0400
Keith,

Why do opposing views scare you?
commented 2015-08-09 19:18:46 -0400
I see that J D Saliva has dominated this page. If every one would just ignore this Leftwingnut, he will eventually get fed up and go some place else, to masturbate or something. Or perhaps he will go to the local Mosque and offer his body to the Imam. He, himself, dose not annoy me, it is the fact that every one gets into a fight with him, forgetting what the original topic was about. This is what he gets paid for. He seems to be earning his money.
commented 2015-08-09 19:15:32 -0400
Rick,

Well one was a happy and joyous moment between two people and the other was a jackass interfering with a reporter and assaulting her as she was trying to do her job on live TV – thus the reason why this is now a police matter.

Are you really that stupid?
commented 2015-08-09 18:55:09 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva said: " Rick, I am not suggesting anything. Both of these situations are not even remotely comparable." Both involve opposite genders. Both involve physical contact. What is not comparable?
commented 2015-08-09 18:47:03 -0400
Rick,

Well if a conservative like Joan is willing to say that about other conservatives here as opposed to a liberal saying it – then she is probably right. But of course there are always exceptions.
commented 2015-08-09 18:44:48 -0400
Rick,

I am not suggesting anything. Both of these situations are not even remotely comparable.
commented 2015-08-09 18:44:40 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva said: "Rick, You may also want to take into consideration that Joan has in the past stated that The Rebel attracts extreme conservatives – the kooky kind and that many members here are racist, homophobic, bigoted, anti-women, etc. " Tarring everyone with the same brush?
commented 2015-08-09 18:40:15 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva said: " Glenn, The police are looking that guy who kissed the reporter – because it’s deemed as an assault." Well, so is jumping on someone clinging with arms and legs if the recipient is willing to press charges. Unless you are suggesting this is not a gender equality issue? Bad behavior acceptable for one gender and not the other?
commented 2015-08-09 18:34:39 -0400
Rick,

You may also want to take into consideration that Joan has in the past stated that The Rebel attracts extreme conservatives – the kooky kind and that many members here are racist, homophobic, bigoted, anti-women, etc.
commented 2015-08-09 18:17:37 -0400
Joan Abernethy said:
“Jimmy – I wonder if your information about Conservatives opposing gay marriage and Pride might be outdated? ”http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/warriors-for-gay-rights-the-conservatives-have-become-unlikely-lgbt-supporters">http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/warriors-for-gay-rights-the-conservatives-have-become-unlikely-lgbt-supporters" Thanks Joan for informing our close minded, hugely biased resident lefty. Whether it actally sinks in or not is another matter!
commented 2015-08-09 17:47:48 -0400
Jimmy – I thought so.
commented 2015-08-09 17:41:12 -0400
Joan,

Age has nothing to do with it. Bernie Sanders is old, but I like much of what he has to say.
commented 2015-08-09 17:27:18 -0400
Jimmy – So when Harper retires, if James Moore replaces him, will you vote Conservative? He is four years younger than Trudeau and a cabinet member. John Baird, whom many think will run for the leadership, is 46 and gay. Jason Kenney is 47. Is it age that matters to you or something else?