May 04, 2015

'Ambush': Jim Prentice's false endorsements exposed

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

All four major newspapers in Alberta have suddenly come in support of Jim Prentice and the PCs. How is this possible? Who wrote the endorsement?

Ezra Levant digs into these deceitful endorsements and exposes their falsehood.

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commented 2015-05-06 09:20:34 -0400
Well, I don’t think that a newspaper chain supporting a particular party or leader is as big a problem as the gullibility of readers who might be swayed by the endorsement. Slimy influence peddling has been around forever, and it is as much a fact of life on the right as the left. That it goes on is just another sign that it mutually benefits the participants more times than not, and, there is little likelihood that the dull public would object even if it knew it was going on.

I like to think there is a chance that if things get bad enough it might jolt a sufficient number of low info voters into devoting at least as much time and effort to the analysis of politics as they currently do to the stats of their favourite hockey team or Miley’s gyrations. ..but I’m not counting on it. The feedback I get from most of the public these days on all matters political swings between meek resignation or dull incomprehension.
commented 2015-05-06 08:30:05 -0400
It’s pretty obvious that those editorials all came from the same place and it wasn’t in Alberta and no question that the big media has exerted an inordinate amount of influence over the political sphere. It’s influence, however, is waning. The results of the Alberta election prove that beyond a doubt. It’s not the the Sun’s editorials put people off of the PC’s. It’s that no one read them and no one cared what the Sun had to say. It used to be that newspapers proudly displayed their circulation numbers. I’m not sure they do that any more and if they do, how those numbers have changed over the past 20 years or so. I’m sure they’ve declined steeply. I predict that in about 5 years we will see the demise of much of the print media. A few major international publications will survive but their readership will be a smaller niche-like group. The major dailies will concentrate on their online publications but even those will struggle as they have little to offer except the opinions of their their owners and editorial boards, often masquerading as news. The digital age means the readers can move on and they’re doing just that.
commented 2015-05-05 21:29:37 -0400
Very interesting
commented 2015-05-04 23:30:44 -0400
That is why I support TheREBEL Media Ezra, I know you stand up for truth, expose the lies and deception of other mainline media outlets. Thanks for all you do.
commented 2015-05-04 23:11:22 -0400
The TO connections to Alberta MSM papers is monopolistic and incestuous – just like Prentices connections to Ottawa and the Trilateral Commisson and the crony capitalist banking cabal.
commented 2015-05-04 23:09:34 -0400
Isn’t it “Liable” to write lies about what someone said? Are the papers not “Liable” for claiming someone wrote those articles when they did not, nor would not?
commented 2015-05-04 23:01:28 -0400
As Dane says, it’s all media in Alberta.
perhaps some of the polls to lead the mindless are similarly skewed?
commented 2015-05-04 22:53:07 -0400
TV, radio, and print news are all sell outs. Not one word should be believed. I haven’t seen an unbiased story in 20 years,so this is no surprise. You get better “news” from TMZ then you do from The Herald, The Sun, The Journal etc. They are a lost cause.

From now on we should go out of our way and stop supporting the advertisers of the MSM. Let’s use the free market to cut off their revenue streams.

The people’s main focus needs to be on keeping the Internet free from these sorts of Stalinist tactics.
commented 2015-05-04 21:02:20 -0400
Peter and Dave thanks for the good points.
commented 2015-05-04 20:53:46 -0400
It is as I have said before, the MSM is interfering with democracy again, just like they did last Alberta election, but I think this one is more blatant.

Left left is all for democracy as long as it goes their way. The left is all for free speech so long as you don’t say anything they don’t like. The left is all for having a Conservative government in power so long as they do precisely as they are told, other wise they will use the judicial branch to force their will on the government.

I think I am seeing a pattern here.
commented 2015-05-04 20:27:50 -0400
I was told by a journalist over 40 years ago that the media can influence the agenda of any political party. Ever since then I have learned that not everything you read may be true. There should be laws against any media company holding an effective monopoly in any city or province. People can revolt against this particular collection of articles by simply not voting PC. Hopefully stay right with Wildrose.
commented 2015-05-04 19:40:27 -0400
That is just so wrong. People should not have to second guess the integrity of a newspaper, but that is the reality.
commented 2015-05-04 18:51:23 -0400
Isn’t the Post Media run by Paul Godfrey? That would explain it.
commented 2015-05-04 18:06:45 -0400
Nothing less than propaganda. Post Media should rename their four newspapers as Pravda 1, Pravda 2, Pravda 3, and Pravda 4. Disconcerting to see such a media monopoly providing only one voice or perspective. Hope their readers catch on.
commented 2015-05-04 17:49:35 -0400
Seems to me rather than openly endorse the NDP, instead they endorsed the PCs so that those votes would not go to Wildrose, letting the NDP to slip in through splitting the PC and Wildrose votes.
commented 2015-05-04 17:21:35 -0400
Post media disgusts me. From the fact they took the National Post so far leftward that there is no difference between it and the Globe, and because they sided against free speech over and over again.