October 29, 2015

POLL RESULTS: Canadians say media, their unions "were in the tank for the Liberals"

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

I’ve been around journalists long enough to know there is a media party.

I first noticed while working at Montreal city hall and I’ve seen the same at other city halls, provincial legislatures and Parliament Hill for more than a decade.

But this past election was shocking to watch. While the NDP and Conservatives were vetted, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals ran a campaign where they didn’t talk very much about policies and weren't questioned on inconsistencies.

CTV’s Richard Madden asked Trudeau over days for his position on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Trudeau didn’t really answer, never said much about his position but just said he'd consult others. He never stated his own view.

Imagine if Stephen Harper or Mulcair had done that day after day? There would have been stories about how they dodged questions and every mainstream media outlet would have hounded them, but not Trudeau.

On stripping terrorists of their citizenship, Trudeau jumped on it saying it was wrong and should never be allowed in Canada. Afer the Munk Debate, I asked him why it was okay for Liberal governments, including his father's, to strip Nazi war criminals of citizenship but not okay to strip citizenship from those convicted of terrorism or taking up arms. Trudeau said there was a big difference. That was a load of crap.

Trudeau got away with saying that lying on your application was worse than taking up arms against Canada or being convicted of terrorism. He also made it sound like people would lose their citizenship based on where their parents were born rather than their own actions. The media didn’t call him on this or point out his inconsistencies.

I know the media is biased in favour of the Liberals, you know it, and now our poll results show we're not alone.

The national poll we commissioned, used an online panel presenting two statements to 1,507 Canadians, asking whether they agreed or disagreed. The poll was conducted October 26th and 27th and results are considered accurate within 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The first statement was – “The television news media showed significant bias towards the Liberals during the federal election."

49 percent of Canadians agreed with that statement – 51 percent disagreed.

Agreement ranged from a low of 42 percent in BC, 53 percent in Alberta, 55 percent in the prairies, 49 percent in Ontario and Quebec and 46 percent in Atlantic Canada. Even in Atlantic Canada where Liberals took every seat, almost half those asked thought there was a Liberal media bias during the campaign.

Whether you're a Conservative supporter or an NDP supporter shouldn't matter. Even Liberal supporters should be concerned about this.

Columnists and commentators like myself, are expected to give our opinions and even show our bias but news reporters are supposed to be objective and neutral. They weren't in this last election and half of Canadians agree.

This is why trust in the media is falling and the insertion of media unions into active political organizations is another reason.

In the past journalists unions, unlike most others, would not voice themselves in elections.

In the last Ontario election the main journalist union for print reporters at Sun Media papers, The Star and Globe all came out and endorsed Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals.

This federal election, Unifor was a registered third party actively campaigning against Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. They weren’t campaigning for something to do with workplace rules, they simply wanted the Conservatives out. The union representing CBC journalists was also active as a third party campaigning for more money for CBC and Trudeau and the Liberals pledged the most.

So we put a second statement to Canadians asking if they agreed or disagreed:

“The reporters’ unions, the Canadian Media Guild and Unifor, campaigning against the Conservatives during the election is proof the media is biased.”

A full 55 percent of Canadians agreed with that statement.

The low was 50 percent in BC and Atlantic Canada, 53 percent in Ontario, 56 percent in Quebec, 61 percent in Alberta and 67 percent in the prairies.

I get campaigning for issues and advocacy journalism because that's what I do - but the media party in Canada has to decide what they want to do. Are they going to be advocacy journalists (I think most already are) or are they going to keep claiming to be neutral?

Today The Toronto Star published a piece together with the far left Tides Foundation, pushing Tim Flannery’s climate change agenda. Tides, an American based super foundation that funnels money from U.S. billionaires to anti-oil and anti-industry groups in Canada, is the Star’s new publishing partner on an ongoing political and scientific story. Will you be able to believe a word from them now?

More reason why faith in the mainstream media is failing and why more and more of you are turning to The Rebel.

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commented 2015-10-30 22:21:52 -0400
If people were educated, all of the liberal democrats’ political platforms would be recognized as the illegal crimes they are! THERE WOULD BE NO “DEMOCRAT,” “LIBERAL” OR “NDPPARTIES ALLOWEDEVER!

Every bit of their group-rights slander IS slander (fraud)! So when they insist on making new ‘laws’ to take from one group to give to another, they infringe on the responsibility of the judiciary to vet accusations, hold fact trials, and redistribute wealth to actual victims, not convenient hypothetical “victims of demography!”

Ditto for the department of propaganda (or ministry of indoctrination)! Actually, the enemedia is owned by corporazi globalists who are by definition selling sedition to all sovereign national countries and governments. They should be tried for sedition!

Same goes for the government (citizen’s) tax-paid university profs who teach sedition – at the very least their funding should be cut off, and when corporations continue to fund them, they should lose their charters of incorporation, and should all be jailed, too!

Apart from idolatrous victimology being fraudulent slander, it’s also perpetual extortion.

They slanderously pretend to presume that, if one group has used basic human property and free association rights to build up infrastructure and pass it along to their own offspring (aka “white privilege”) then they “must have stolen it from people they oppressed” so they now owe it to the liberals on behalf of their putative victims! As usual with extortionist gangsters (aka communists) they want to illegally force an equality of unearned outcome over a basic equality of opportunity.
commented 2015-10-30 21:40:27 -0400
The idea of a class action lawsuit against the unions for dumping money onto the campaign is an awesome idea.

Ezra is a lawyer. Maybe he can head this one.
commented 2015-10-30 15:47:36 -0400
No doubt about it, but I wonder what was different this time over 2011?
commented 2015-10-30 14:54:47 -0400
I came across a web site www.waterwarcrimes.com/prime-minister-pierre-trudeau which had some interesting items in it about Justy’s papa, it included a picture of Pierre dressed as a Nazi on a motorcycle during WWII. I understand he used to ride through the Jewish communities harassing them.
commented 2015-10-30 14:40:36 -0400
Judy,

The Rebel won’t let you actually see the poll – just take their word for it. It’s all legit and reputable.
commented 2015-10-30 14:25:55 -0400
Terry, you said it best “When we’re a party that is negative, or is seen as the angry party, we lose.”
James Moore, Minister of Industry.
Congratulations to the Rebel for fueling the loss. :)
It’s easier to vote for the party of sunshine and lollipops and rainbows and unicorns than anything substantive(you might want to look that word up based on your recent comments)
commented 2015-10-30 12:50:16 -0400
Rudden . . . you and Turdo are on the same “Intellect” level . . . at the shallow end of the pool ! ! !
Who has the most to lose in the next four years . . . Private Sector Unions . . . not doing well today, especially in Alberta.
In the “Justin” Economy they will do a lot worse . . .
In the USA trust in Media is a little over 30% . . . I suspect Canada is not far behind.
Hopefully we will see more Bankruptcies in the Print and broadcast realm as these folks no longer strive for accuracy, truth or accountability.
commented 2015-10-30 11:25:18 -0400
Where can I see the actual poll?
commented 2015-10-30 11:19:24 -0400
Brian excellent work I just wish more people would understand this. The Death of Democracy in Canada! The PCs should start a class action suit against the media, unions and all those foreign funders. That may be the only way to get the public’s attention.
commented 2015-10-30 11:16:29 -0400
There is an undeniable media bias and yet the liberals think it doesn’t exist or are supportive of it. I wouldn’t care except for the CRTC and the taxpayer funded CBC.
commented 2015-10-30 10:49:21 -0400
Geez Rudden you are an anoying little creep troll. More nonsense from an idiot!
commented 2015-10-30 10:40:44 -0400
""When we’re a party that is negative, or is seen as the angry party, we lose."
James Moore, Minister of Industry.
Congratulations to the Rebel for fueling the loss. :)
commented 2015-10-30 10:38:48 -0400
“The media approach to this election was identical to that of the US media in the past 2 Federal campaigns”

Good observation, Bill Elder. Moving forward I expect JT and his puppet-masters will take another page from the Obama playbook: expect a blame-Harper approach to any problem that arises over the next four years. Like in the U.S., the mainstream press will do little to challenge. Hell, the progs in the US are still blaming Bush for shit hitting the fan squarely during Barry’s watch, and the man’s been out of office for nearly seven years.
commented 2015-10-30 09:44:29 -0400
The media approach to this election was identical to that of the US media in the past 2 Federal campaigns, and there is a real reason – but you’ll have to take that up with Jennifer O’Malley Dillon and Jeremy Bird who were on loan from the Obama Dem campaign
commented 2015-10-30 09:22:00 -0400
Ron and Linda – absolutely correct about the trolls. I seldom bother to read what they post and I never engage them. It would be an interesting experiment for everyone to stop engaging them for a few days and see what happens. Since they are offering opinions I have never flagged any of them, except the Brinkmans. I flagged them every time I saw them pimping their own youtube site. I notice they don’t seem to post anymore. Either got a job, or the Rebel got tired of being used by them too.
commented 2015-10-30 08:09:27 -0400
HYACINTH, interesting observation, “So is his/the Liberal party’s Canada what his father envisioned and strove to make a reality”. The die was cast 50-60 years ago.
commented 2015-10-30 07:59:37 -0400
LINDA QUEREL, I asked myself, why are the trolls parked here, day by day? I wouldn’t consider wasting my time sitting at the CBC, etc, posting comments. As you say, “The Liberal trolls are everywhere, their mission is to get rid of any other party but Liberals going forward. They have launched a massive ‘hate’ campaign, many are even paid trolls.” They are no more sensible then the leftist governments, media and unions they represent and defend so vigorously. Their whole objective being here is to cause disruption, mock and take people down useless rabbit holes. And unfortunately they are able to achieve their aims because people, instead of ignoring them, continue to feed them by engaging them in useless, unproductive conversation!
commented 2015-10-30 07:42:42 -0400
Keith Barnes commented
“So, Trudeu was kissing terrorist butt for the vote, He would have our country filled with psychopaths in his quest for power. What a disgusting specimen of humanity.
A lot of people are going to regret putting that little cross, next to Liberal, in the near future. It will not take long for his Puppet Masters to show their real colors, via Justin, of course.”

Like father - …Trudeau repudiated that inheritance. His spending spree did not include the military. He cut air and naval capabilities, pulled troops home from Europe, and embarked on morale-destroying reorganizations of the military services. In 1968, Canada was a serious second-tier non-nuclear military power, like Sweden or Israel. By 1984, Canada had lost its war-fighting capability: a loss made vivid when Canada had to opt out of ground combat operations in the first Gulf War of 1990-91. Pierre Trudeau opted not to serve in World War II, although of age and in good health. He traveled to Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union to participate in regime-sponsored propaganda activities. He wrote in praise of Mao’s murderous regime in China. Trudeau lavishly admired Fidel Castro, Julius Nyere, and other Third World dictators. The Soviet dissident Andrei Amalrik scathingly recalled Trudeau’s 1971 prime ministerial visit: Trudeau visited the Siberian city of Norilsk and lamented that Canada had never succeeded in building so large a city so far north – unaware, or unconcerned, that Norilsk had been built by slave labor. As prime minister, Trudeau to the extent he could tried to reorient Canada away from the great democratic alliance. It’s telling I think that Trudeau came to the edge of endorsing the communist coup against Solidarity in Poland in December 1981. Hours after the coup, Pierre Trudeau said: “If martial law is a way to avoid civil war and Soviet intervention, then I cannot say it is all bad.” He added “Hopefully the military regime will be able to keep Solidarity from excessive demands.”

Like son –
“Canada ran away,” read an Arabic-language Twitter post. Another, by Sally Jones, the widow of ISIL fighter Junaid Hussain, read: “Canadian fighter jets to withdraw from fighting ISIS – yeah because they know whats good for them.” “This is particularly true in light of Trudeau’s commitment to continue Canadian efforts in training Kurdish militias. But the initial jihadi online reaction to his election and to his promised policies reflects feelings of elation and a sense of triumph at a perceived defeat of Canada and the anti-ISIS coalition.”
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/canada-ran-away-triumphalist-online-jihadists-celebrating-trudeaus-promise-to-withdraw-jets

Something to think about: “As the CBC’s Terry Milewski asked Trudeau in a June interview on Power & Politics, when ISIS atrocities were making global headlines: “If you don’t want to bomb a group as ghastly as ISIS, when would you ever support real military action?” Trudeau called the question “nonsensical” adding: “The Liberal Party has always — and I have always — been supportive of Canada standing up for its values and taking action when necessary.””
So is his/the Liberal party’s Canada what his father envisioned and strove to make a reality? “He [Pierre Trudeau] cut air and naval capabilities, pulled troops home from Europe, and embarked on morale-destroying reorganizations of the military services. He traveled to Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union to participate in regime-sponsored propaganda activities. He wrote in praise of Mao’s murderous regime in China. Trudeau lavishly admired Fidel Castro, Julius Nyere, and other Third World dictators. As prime minister, Trudeau to the extent he could tried to reorient Canada away from the great democratic alliance.”
commented 2015-10-30 06:54:13 -0400
The Liberal trolls are everywhere, their mission is to get rid of any other party but Liberals going forward. They have launched a massive “hate” campaign, many are even paid trolls. The Liberals won by only 39% and if most people knew how that was accomplished they would be shocked. Harper won a majority government just 4 years ago, he was ahead in the polls when this last election campaign started and the big hate campaign was starting to catch fire. They are still at it even though the election is over, their message, most hated, worst PM ever, never vote anything but Liberal ever again, preferable a PM from Que once again. The Liberals were down to 35 seats, why? They were one scandal after another!! Now they are back! I didn’t agree with everything Harper did, The TPP should be stopped, it’s bad for Canada, very bad. Was Harper the worse PM, of course not. The only PM to ever do anything about senators who abused the system, the worse one was a Liberal, took his pension and ran. He tried to find out where the billions of $ that go to FN reserves goes, certainly not to the people. Under the Liberals one higher up went to jail, he and a few of the FN were sharing the money. The face covering has been banned in many countries, Que is against it, 80% of canadian people in a poll just before the election started said no one’s face should be covered during a citizenship swearing in. 80% agreed. Taking a dual passport from a terrorist, I guess so!! It allows them to travel, get trained and come back to do harm. We have over a 100 doing that, other countries have 1,000s. The Liberal compaigne was not the smiling Jr out front with sleeves rolled up, the campain was run all behind the scenes. They put fear in the immigrants by telling them their citizenship was in danger. They promised to bring back door to door mail even though their is no mail or very little, cost billions. All the boxes built and being installed have been stopped by that union, they were promised it. They went to the FN, with their help they all got registered fast and voted…they have now given the new government 30 days to answer their demands that they were promised…billions. The premier of ON, truly the worse gov we have ever had, 350 billion owed, paying millions in interest everyday, cancelled gas plants in last election to get votes, cost billions. This province is bankrupt, our credit rating down graded, paying higher interest. Now selling of Hydro, no discussion, an independent expert says bad move, the premier couldn’t give a fig what anyone says she is selling it. Fast money grab for her then people of ON will pay forever. She and the Fed Liberals worked tog on his campaign, brought in a lot of votes by whatever means and cost. As many people have expressed it is depressing to live in this province. With all the scandals going on they did what is against the law and whipped the computers clean. I was a Liberal supporter for many many years but I just couldn’t take any more of this. No matter who I supported I am not a person to hate, to set out to destroy someone, this hate campaign has been very carefully and willfully and purposefully created.
commented 2015-10-30 06:54:13 -0400
The Liberal trolls are everywhere, their mission is to get rid of any other party but Liberals going forward. They have launched a massive “hate” campaign, many are even paid trolls. The Liberals won by only 39% and if most people knew how that was accomplished they would be shocked. Harper won a majority government just 4 years ago, he was ahead in the polls when this last election campaign started and the big hate campaign was starting to catch fire. They are still at it even though the election is over, their message, most hated, worst PM ever, never vote anything but Liberal ever again, preferable a PM from Que once again. The Liberals were down to 35 seats, why? They were one scandal after another!! Now they are back! I didn’t agree with everything Harper did, The TPP should be stopped, it’s bad for Canada, very bad. Was Harper the worse PM, of course not. The only PM to ever do anything about senators who abused the system, the worse one was a Liberal, took his pension and ran. He tried to find out where the billions of $ that go to FN reserves goes, certainly not to the people. Under the Liberals one higher up went to jail, he and a few of the FN were sharing the money. The face covering has been banned in many countries, Que is against it, 80% of canadian people in a poll just before the election started said no one’s face should be covered during a citizenship swearing in. 80% agreed. Taking a dual passport from a terrorist, I guess so!! It allows them to travel, get trained and come back to do harm. We have over a 100 doing that, other countries have 1,000s. The Liberal compaigne was not the smiling Jr out front with sleeves rolled up, the campain was run all behind the scenes. They put fear in the immigrants by telling them their citizenship was in danger. They promised to bring back door to door mail even though their is no mail or very little, cost billions. All the boxes built and being installed have been stopped by that union, they were promised it. They went to the FN, with their help they all got registered fast and voted…they have now given the new government 30 days to answer their demands that they were promised…billions. The premier of ON, truly the worse gov we have ever had, 350 billion owed, paying millions in interest everyday, cancelled gas plants in last election to get votes, cost billions. This province is bankrupt, our credit rating down graded, paying higher interest. Now selling of Hydro, no discussion, an independent expert says bad move, the premier couldn’t give a fig what anyone says she is selling it. Fast money grab for her then people of ON will pay forever. She and the Fed Liberals worked tog on his campaign, brought in a lot of votes by whatever means and cost. As many people have expressed it is depressing to live in this province. With all the scandals going on they did what is against the law and whipped the computers clean. I was a Liberal supporter for many many years but I just couldn’t take any more of this. No matter who I supported I am not a person to hate, to set out to destroy someone, this hate campaign has been very carefully and willfully and purposefully created.
commented 2015-10-30 04:42:37 -0400
Funny. The media party has been a promoter of the Liberals for decades.

The media party is why Pierre Trudeau is considered famous. Pierre Trudeau was a neophyte and the media party were told what to do about it.

Pierre Trudeau was hand picked by the Demarais and Dussault families of Montreal and with the media party paid off and in hand, they used the Liberal party and Trudeau for decades of gains.

And where were voters??? Uniformed and in the dark and sold on Trudeau as he was pumped and not as he was – a country destroying neophyte.
commented 2015-10-30 01:04:18 -0400
Jimmy said, "Peter, I think what I said is pretty clear. "

Well remember, Jimmy your majesty sir, I am just a lowly redneck Alberta conservative, IQ maybe 15 or 16, so I need you to explain to me what you mean by “…as opposed to just taking your word for it.” and “and just put whatever numbers they want.”

Please do tell me clearly and in small words so I can understand.

Thanks ever so much.
commented 2015-10-30 00:31:36 -0400
Fair enough James. Brian, can you provide this info ? Really, I would like to know your answers to those questions. And don’t give trivial one liners. The union involvement in this election was pretty influential, actually very much so. It really is time to see where the union money is being spent. Not a whole lot different than making reserve management disclosing their salaries and expenses.Not a member of a union, but what are dues being spent on is a valid question. Having a union that represents most of the reporters that cover the politics in this country being registered as an anti harper lobby, just doesn’t fit. Out of country millionaires funding anti whatever groups in our country, that doesn’t fit either. But for some strange reason, you seem to argue for all of this, because harper was at the helm. With JT… gonna get worse. So sad. So bad.
commented 2015-10-29 23:57:28 -0400
Peter,

I think what I said is pretty clear.

Remember when you wanted to see a breakdown on a poll about the CBC – which I provided for you?
commented 2015-10-29 23:56:36 -0400
Anybody see the GOP debate on CNBC? The republican candidates attacked the leftie moderators and made them look like morons. Even the crowd booed the moderators. You can see that they want Bush cause they just asked him soft ball questions like who’s on your fantasy football team, while Trump was asked if he was a comic book villain who would he be. It’s getting a lot of negative press, like " this was one of the darkest days for journalists " . The lame stream media took a big hit last night in the US. They lost a lot of trust from their viewers and it will only get worse.
commented 2015-10-29 23:35:16 -0400
Jimmy said, “…as opposed to just taking your word for it.” and “and just put whatever numbers they want.”

So what are you suggesting by these statements, Jimmiekins?
commented 2015-10-29 23:29:55 -0400
Chris,

So why do OTHER polls provide a detailed breakdown. It’s typically a PDF file that is linked.

Anyone can do what they have done and just put whatever numbers they want. I ask because their past polls have been very vague and questionable.
commented 2015-10-29 23:29:41 -0400
However, Brian, if the recognition of media bias was that high, 49%, seems to me then that there is a disconnect on how people voted. Unless those who recognize the media bias were nonetheless honestly happy with it? Most lefties would deny its existence. ANDREW STEPHENSON, The Rebel is not “media”?
commented 2015-10-29 23:27:40 -0400
Mainstream media party of Canada. Do they even have to go to university for that?
commented 2015-10-29 23:09:48 -0400
“Glad we have the rebel. It seems there is no other honest media out there to give us the truth. "
The Rebel is an opinion page.