Last week there were dueling protests on the streets of Vancouver.
One was organized by deep-pocketed foreign funded environmentalist groups against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It was attended by thousands.
At the other protest, around 500 people from all across British Columbia and Alberta came together to show support for the pipeline.
The estimates for the size of the crowds at both protests came from the police. But CBC insisted on rounding one of those numbers down by at least half in their coverage. Can you guess which one it was?
If you guessed the 500 normal people, you'd be right. But that wasn't the worst part.
Bowing to pressure from anti-pipeline activists, CBC reworked their article and placed an addendum at the bottom of it, stating:
“A previous version of the story gave coverage to the pro pipeline rally that was disproportionate based on the number of people who attended. The story has been updated to more accurately reflect both sides of the debate.”
Unreal. CBC caught themselves being fair and balanced to both sides of the pipeline issue and had to put a stop to it.
I'm annoyed. I don't like having to pay for CBC to tailor their coverage to be kinder to the anti-Canadian radicals who oppose Canadian pipelines.
CBC might be trying to write the important independent pro-energy voices of regular folks right out of the news cycle. But not us here at The Rebel.
Tonight you'll meet someone who drove over 20 hours -one way! - to get to Vancouver to advocate for his community and for hundreds of other people who couldn't be there to have their voices heard.
Joining me tonight from Fort Nelson is amateur pro-energy activist, Ian Fife.