December 02, 2015

UNREAL: CBC bans comments on Aboriginal stories

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

So the CBC has announced that, effective immediately, they refuse to allow any viewer comments on any stories involving Aboriginal issues. 

I have no doubt that there are racist comments posted on the CBC’s websites. We try to clean up the worst stuff on our comment threads on The Rebel, too. But the CBC isn’t just banning obscene comments:

"Some comments are clearly hateful and vitriolic, some are simply ignorant.”

So you have to pass some sort of official test as judged by the CBC, before you can comment on the website you help pay for?

Oh, by the way, this obviously applies to Aboriginal commenters too. The CBC will quote millionaire chiefs but no comments allowed by grassroots Indians.

The CBC claims "we draw the line on hate speech and personal attacks.” But what do they call Mary Walsh's "Stasi Steve" routine, to cite just one example?

No, the CBC doesn’t want dissent.


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commented 2015-12-04 13:33:51 -0500
Sam absolutely right. Canada is responsible. All the natives need to do is get more our their own educated enough to represent their own in the courts. And usually end up getting a win in the courts.That’s what scared Harpy so bad. Educated Indians. Hopefully Trudeau ’s approach will be different instead of waiting to lose in the courts like the old useless P.M did.
commented 2015-12-03 19:43:30 -0500
We live in an age where the aboriginals are untouchable. If they do something bad, it is because they have endured racism, residential schools, or some other torture that I am not personally responsible for. So when you try to hold the aboriginals responsible for something, you automatically get called a racist. Aboriginals know this, which is why many of them use their skin colour as it brings them immunity. Take the Idle No More chief. Now she is an expert at using her skin colour, to make it look like the government was screwing over the aboriginals, while at the same time, the chief was corrupt as all hell.
commented 2015-12-03 19:21:52 -0500
Also Deborah… what? That doesn’t even make sense. The UN, is funneling money to unions to oust Harper?
Good quality readers you have here Ezra LOL.
commented 2015-12-03 19:19:51 -0500
Ezra, if you are trying to clean up the comments on the Rebel, that’s hilarious.
The comments on here are pure vitriol and nasty half the time.

I understand why CBC chose to put the pause button on the comments. It wasn’t about stifling debate. It was that for some reason, people love to attack indigenous. Are there consequences to not allowing comments on these articles? Of course. People have the right to free speech. People do not have the right to hate speech. Due to the overwhelming amount of hate speech and drowning out of regular speech, CBC shut the comments down. Disagree all you want. You can even submit an official complaint.

I wouldn’t think it’s UNREAL. I think it’s a terrible consequence of terrible people (a large chunk of them probably Rebel readers judging by what I see here).
Cue the “LIEBERAL”, “leftist commie”, and the like, gradually increasing in vitriol until all semblance of humanity has disappeared.
commented 2015-12-03 03:56:29 -0500
All the people that want to comment on aboriginals can now come to the rebel. We all here support Ezra when he did that report on the Idle no more reserve finances.

I propose that one day we all go for a skate on that rink on the reserve. With luck, we are not escorted out by the police like that global reporter.

I would also like to say that Louis Riel was a nut job who should never be pardoned for treason. Now I could never get away with writing such a thing like that on the CBC.
commented 2015-12-03 00:49:06 -0500
Don Cloud, you’re an absolute genius!! Probably the smartest person who ever Lived!!!!! Everything you say is absolutely brilliant!!! SO PROFOUND!!!! Can I have your autograph?
commented 2015-12-03 00:46:44 -0500
Yes, the comments section of the Rebel attracts a lot of readers and keeps them coming back. That is essential if the Rebel is going to make money selling space to advertisers.
In fact the more outlandish the comments the more return visitors.
commented 2015-12-02 22:49:31 -0500
Quote: TheRebel is privately funded and can validly restrict comments 9 THE TRUTH) as they see fit because they only answer to their supporters ( a.k.a. election losing righttards). That’s alright tho. The Rebel gives them some place to vent for the next four years and the leader’s spin on all thing’s will keep his pensioners supporting them. Well played Rebel, well played.
commented 2015-12-02 17:26:29 -0500
Michael Mann said, " If The Rebel is going to call out the CBC – they can’t be hypocrites for doing the same thing."

The CBC is publicly funded and as such has a extra responsibility to the public they serve … who pay their salary. This is something that CBC lovers cannot seem to get through their thick skulls.

TheRebel is privately funded and can validly restrict comments as they see fit because they only answer to their supporters. This is yet another thing that the leftie trolls that post here on theRebel can’t seem to get through their thick skulls.
commented 2015-12-02 17:11:18 -0500
Dr. Genius said, “It was the CBC’s coverage of Theresa Spence that originally caused me to seek out a source for the other half of the news.”

Whaddya know, the CBC does have a function … to encourage people with intelligence to seek out the other side of the story.
commented 2015-12-02 17:06:23 -0500
Dirty Harry – I think it is much more sinister than that . The UN has been funding the attack against PM Harper for close to 10-years. They funneled money through the unions to attack Harper, and now they are in permanently in bed with evil.
commented 2015-12-02 16:53:50 -0500
The CBC hates hate speech unless it’s pre-election and they gotta get out the incumbent Conservative PM. They’ll allow that hate speech until the cows come home. The Liberals bribed them to get them elected by making the current idiot look like an angel and Harper like the worst PM ever. Well it backfired. They got the worst PM ever but they don’t care because they are only interested in their feather-bedded jobs and government handouts. The CBC is Hypocrisy 101. Funny thing is thought that they are either too stupid to recognize it or too arrogant to acknowledge it.
commented 2015-12-02 15:43:22 -0500
I sent this info to Ezra a couple years ago. A lawyer from Sudbury, Ontario wrote 50 essays on his take on aboriginal history and issues which was really eye-opening for me. Follow this link to the essays: It’s a long read but worth it for those who are interested in facts and not myths about Canada’s aboriginals as thoughtfully set out by Best, a proponent of abolishing the Indian Act.
commented 2015-12-02 15:41:22 -0500
Speaking of First Nations issues, on Sept 1 CBC reported that only 33% of about 600 bands had filed financial statements. I expect that the rest were waiting for Mr Trudeau to win the election so that they didn’t need to bother (he vowed to scrap the First Nations Transparency Act in August). Not that all or even most of the chiefs are ripping off their people, as we can see in their salary details on the government website. However, if he actually cancels this, they will be able to rip their people off if they choose to. I had an aboriginal woman tell me once, “Before, it was the government that screwed us; now it’s our own people.”
commented 2015-12-02 15:41:19 -0500

CBC isn’t obligated to have a comments section and they don’t owe you the right to spew your opinion on any given topic. If The Rebel is going to call out the CBC – they can’t be hypocrites for doing the same thing.
commented 2015-12-02 15:12:02 -0500
It’s not just the CBC that stifles dissenting opinions. CTV and The Sun(PostMedia) are involved as well. They all just want to hear from their fuzzy little lemmings who fawn over their own opinions. Any comment that doesn’t agree with their point of view is either blocked or reported. At least we can exercise our consumer rights by boycotting Bell and PostMedia, but that doesn’t apply to the beloved and sanctified provider of all that is good and holy (the CBC). That, of course is totally their opinion.
commented 2015-12-02 15:06:39 -0500
CBC continues to ‘disable’ my comments. Here’s one I just left on an article about Syrian refugees:
“Michael Ignatieff defined Canada on CBC Radio some years ago as a rights-based society. It’s important to maintain those rights, going forward. In some Middle East countries, rights are defined according to Sharia, which is God’s law, not human law and individual rights as defined in Canada aren’t recognized. It’s important when bringing people to live here, that they either believe in our kind of society or if they don’t are willing to accept it. That, not how much refugees cost to maintain should be our main concern.” It’s simply impossible to put forward a thought that goes against the party line that ’Isn’t it wonderful that the refugees are coming?" Netflix has a new documentary on Human Rights watch and what goes on in Syria is an abomination. That said, it’s my belief that we should either take Christian, Yazidis or other non-Muslim refugees OR support refugee camps in the Middle East for Muslim refugees There’s a website, that translates into English, speeches by Imans and public figures in the Middle East. You’ll be shocked at what they are saying. And it’s to people who come to live here year after year, from Saudi Arabia on the student Visa programmes (for which they pay) and from other Middle East states as immigrants.
commented 2015-12-02 15:03:29 -0500
This is not rocket science…how do you expect the liberal ‘elite’ to force their Marxist/Agenda 21/ One Worlder regime on us without state censorship and other immoral and anti-democratic criminality?
That’s why the Constitutional Republic of America has the First Amendment, backed up by the Second Amendment!
I generally get censored by the Media Party. At the CBC I’ve complained about being put on a Black List…the response is silence or BS.
Ezra, I was surprised you admitted there was some censoring going on at THEREBEL…in hindsight, I guess this makes sense from a logistical or pragmatic perspective…I already knew there was no Santa Claus.
I would however appreciate access to what all was censored. In order to put into perspective how fortunate we are here at THEREBEL to have a voice, in contrast with what many of us know as true censorship at the hands of the Media Party. I figure that between your lawyering and the problems you dealt with at the Western Standard with the cartoon thing, you would be able to do this safely.
I usually read the trolls here – I just don’t feed them – and I read the Media Party news and comments sections too – know your enemy. I just hope people realize how truly precious and important and rare the gift of Free Speech is here at THEREBEL.
commented 2015-12-02 14:43:23 -0500
The Dub – I never go to their site, nor the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun or the Edmonton Sun any longer. Not since the tragic results of our federal election, due to the MSM unions that were registered to campaign against the conservatives, who were in a conflict of interest, and denied the public the truth about their involvement. I’ve decided that I will focus on making TheRebels site number one!
commented 2015-12-02 14:42:35 -0500
@ Dr. Genius: lol.. Theresa Spence. that’s right! I remember that debacle very well. That fat crook got away with it all too; never had to produce a single document to account for all the money. She and her ‘councilors’ hauled in and wasted millions while her people suffered.
commented 2015-12-02 14:28:34 -0500
The Communist Broadcasters of Canada won’t allow me to comment? whatever, I don’t read their propaganda anyway.
commented 2015-12-02 14:25:46 -0500
It was the CBC’s coverage of Theresa Spence that originally caused me to seek out a source for the other half of the news. The leftist media refused to ask why a pasty-white Indian woman who had supposedly been on a hunger strike for an entire month hadn’t appeared to lose even a single pound of weight. Only Ezra dared to cover that story realistically.
commented 2015-12-02 13:32:27 -0500
Hypocrite: [hip-uh-krit]

a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Change “person” to group, or in the case of the CBC, a media organization. The definition still stands.
The CBC, the Liberals, the NDP. All three fit this label so completely that it’s almost scary!
commented 2015-12-02 13:31:24 -0500
Let me clarify further Nathan. Natives aren’t “First Nations”, they’re simply “first immigrants”, and we’re the 2nd wave of immigrants. But I tell you what, let’s accuse the recent wave of Muslim immigrants of stealing OUR land, and that should alleviate your guilt. We stole from Natives, Muslims stole from us – all better now?
commented 2015-12-02 13:31:00 -0500
Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others
commented 2015-12-02 13:25:55 -0500
Such lengthy comments. If you guys were Liberals in the 70’s, Trudeau’s White Paper would have passed …
commented 2015-12-02 13:22:38 -0500
Justin’s Diary commented – " Dear Diary;
This could be a dangerous precedent; I’ve been caught telling a truth. McCallum seems hell bent on not making things easy for me. <>For crying out loud John, if you keep this up the common people will expect straight answers like that all the time."

Heh, yeah, never be caught telling the truth or the soiled masses will expect it all the time – sage advice for an aspiring Librano. I also noticed Justin never stands too close to McCallum -probably worried his liver will explode and stain Justy’s custom tailored suits.

Keep the entries coming Justin.
commented 2015-12-02 13:19:53 -0500
Nathan W says; As for “white guilt” … I don’t personally feel guilty, but we did sort of steal their land and try to engage in cultural genocide (the boarding schools and everything), so forget about guilt, but we sure as heck owe them something until (not if) they can find a way to stand on their own two feet again as the diverse groups that they are.

Right, so he doesn’t feel guilty, then goes on to make a comment riddled with guilt LOL!!! Hey Nathan, what do you think the whole notion of “stole their land” is, if not a guilt trip? We stole nothing. That more humans would eventually show up on this continent was inevitable. Like, what did you expect, that we’d eventually have air travel but not ever land here? Not ever? Never Never??? Why don’t you, instead, tell the Natives to be grateful it was us, and not say, the Chinese, or Russians, Muslims, or other failed states? How bout that?
commented 2015-12-02 13:12:13 -0500
Who says the Soviet Union disappeared in the late 80’s? We have our own version of it right now with the Liberals being supported by the tax funded CBC (Pravda) and the civil service cheering and supporting the Liberal government by spending union dues on campaigning for the ruling party. The same thing would happen when high ranking members of the Communist party would visit government offices and all the workers would be lined up and cheer the dignitary as he walked by and then would be presented gifts and money collected by the “workers” to be used by the Party. I’ve lived under 6 Liberal regimes in my lifetime. All of them were slimy and corrupt and did anything to stay in power. This Trudeau version is much more insidious and hardcore this time with lots of debateable things going on behind the scenes. Look out Canada…it will be a long 4 years.
commented 2015-12-02 13:03:55 -0500
Nathan as fat back that I can remember growing up in the Yukon British Columbia I have personally seen and witnessed natives in schools, and on the reserves there attitude towards this subject and let me tell you They are laughing at the system . They have been babied by us and the spineless government for so many years they no that they don’t have to work ,go to school because we just keep giving them hundreds of millions of dollars each and every year .We could give each and every native in Canada a million dollars a year and believe me that would be gone and then we would be expected to do more for them ? My point is how much is enough ? No one gave my children 100 000 dollars when they turned 18 on top of the free education that is available for the natives the same as everyone else , if they don’t want to help them selfs that is not our problem .