October 07, 2015

"Dan Lett told a lie": "Enemies of Israel list" another Media Party smear

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Last week in Winnipeg, there was an all-candidates moderated by a left-wing activist named Dan Lett.

After the event, Lett wrote a piece in the Winnipeg Free Press, attacking the Conservative candidate Joyce Bateman.

He claimed Bateman had read out "an enemies of Israel list," which included Liberal Party members and candidates along with a retired Canadian Forces general.

The Media Party went berserk. Trudeau's ghostwriter Jonathan Kay called it "jaw-dropping disgusting." The story went around the world.

I thought the whole story seemed fishy, so I found CBC's videotape of the event. It was pretty easy to do, actually.

Watch to see what I discovered. It's pretty damning.

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commented 2015-10-09 15:55:58 -0400
Terry…now now….the leftard journalist to the first trivial cheap shot….and got shot back at in kind
commented 2015-10-09 06:28:14 -0400
Glenn: “making mountains out of molehills…”
Well, I agree that in addition to being hypocritical, Ezra’s post is utterly trivial. But I’m responding to the issue he saw fit to raise.
commented 2015-10-09 06:26:41 -0400
“Terry Ruden, so what if he uses quotes? "
No problem at all with a writer using quotes, Drew.
However, this essay by Ezra is about what it means to use quotes. And Ezra explains in this essay that when you use quotation marks, it’s because you’re quoting what somebody else said, literally.
Now, the media to whom he refers in the essay use quotation marks to suggest that the phrase “enemies of Israel” list was used by the speaker. That’s what this whole essay is about: the speaker didn’t actually USE those words, but the spurious used of quotation marks suggest that she did.
Ezra says that’s a bad thing, and he calls it lying.
However, Ezra does precisely the same thing – puts quotation marks around his own statement – to suggest that someone else said them, and thus make them sound more authoritative. I provided several examples.
So again, when you ask “so what if he uses quotes” – no problem with using quotes. However, pretending that you’re quoting someone when you’re not is dishonest, and accusing others of doing while you do the same thing yourself is hypocritical. Hope that explanation helps.
commented 2015-10-09 04:30:34 -0400
Terry….making mountains out of molehills as an exercise in public works is what the so called journalists do….it’s about time they got it back in kind.
commented 2015-10-09 01:36:54 -0400
The lefties attacking the messenger like the sad cowards they are, the truth is so hard for the left to take, they hide from it all the time
commented 2015-10-09 01:32:08 -0400
Sorry Terry Ruden it was a lie , attacking the messenger is pathetic , but the left is pathetic as are you LMAO
commented 2015-10-09 01:31:03 -0400
Terry Ruden sorry but no oil and gas companies at a huge ALberta job fair is a disaster and very telling.
commented 2015-10-09 01:28:00 -0400
Terry Ruden, so what if he uses quotes? CBC uses them all the time. You think that is a one way street? Except Ezra follows it with the truth and facts unlike the liberal media. THETHERE IS SOMETHING THERE” bs comment from CBC about robocalls comes to mind.
commented 2015-10-08 23:34:25 -0400
You notice Terry is unable to answer my question(s)??? He’s never been able to answer even ONE! Because he’s in the wrong. The interesting thing is, when someone points out the error of their ways, yet they refuse to change, isn’t just stubborn, it’s psychotic!!
Look at his comment to Glenn. ALWAYS he defaults to . . oh, you don’t understand!! Avoiding having to answer and implying Glenn is an idiot. But hopefully the other (idiots) on here will get it!!!!!

Yeah sorry Rude, that stupid psychology doesn’t fly around here!!
commented 2015-10-08 22:47:31 -0400
Glenn: I’m not sure you actually understand my point. Hopefully other will. Have a good evening – off for the weekend for a nephew’s wedding in Sudbury. The drive should be nice this time of year.
commented 2015-10-08 18:29:03 -0400
Terry….one cheap shot deserves….and gets…..another.
commented 2015-10-08 17:34:33 -0400
Lefties like Rudden are liars. Sadly I have seen this way too often. I’m voting Conservative tomorrow. Go Harper save us from these lefty liars.
commented 2015-10-08 14:21:12 -0400
Terry, if I understand correctly, you’re using “hair-splitting crap” to accuse Ezra of “hair-splitting crap”?
commented 2015-10-08 14:04:41 -0400
John Galt. Are you being as hair-splitting as you accuse Ezra of?
The real point is that the Lefty media “gave an impression”, and we all know that that’s all that really counts, particularly in light of their shallowness and Harper Derangement Syndrome! Yes John, I used quotes to “emphasize something”. The other part of the story is how they all reacted as soon as she started to bring up their anti-Israel record. Shouting her down like a bunch of banshees. Is that acceptable to you? It’s what the Lefty’s do at universities now to suppress conservative speakers. Is that acceptable to you? The left want to “control the conversation”, and will resort to the most barbaric of tactics to do it. Is that acceptable to you John? Is it acceptable to you that the media be so partisan to play-up the impression he sought to create?
Maybe you’ve gotten so used to the media being partisan, you actually think it’s ok? Watching the journalist awards on CPAC earlier this year, the gal that won got little applause, for stating that journalists have no business giving opinions, but are there to “report the facts”. How about that? Would that be ok?
commented 2015-10-08 13:37:28 -0400
“Or maybe you just have a condition that bad use of grammar drives you crazy. "
LOL. Kevin, the use of quotation marks was the ENTIRE POINT of Ezra’s argument.
commented 2015-10-08 13:33:30 -0400
How is this news?
Every one knows, well everyone who isn’t a robot-programmed lefty/liberal/progressive knows that the lefty/liberal/progressive Media Party lies all the time. They spin, misinform, twist, commit the sin of omission, connive and collude, censor and LIE all the time to promote their Marxist ideology. Even when they’re caught red handed at it like a sneak-thief in the night, they deny it, rationalize it and/or are silent about it – like that RED STAR reporter Ezra caught red-handed at it…
Prime Minister Harper, you’d better win this election and secure another majority and then you’d better start kicking some treasonous and degenerate commie Media Party butt! Starting with the IMMEDIATE SHUT DOWN OF THE CBC and arrest of the ring leaders there!
Or else cause and effect…there will be revolution and rioting in the streets in Canada, more than just angry talk of secession, there will be a whole whack ‘o pissed-off Canadians wanting our country back – and this message goes doubly for the socialists and communists who may get into office…
I’d say it’s more important than ever for our battered community of conservative minded folk to have a voice that can be heard above the din of the Media Party lies, it’s more important than ever to BUILD THAT DREAM!
If you don’t do it – who will?
commented 2015-10-08 12:19:25 -0400
cbc running with anti semitism? nothing new there..they are headed by anti semite jennifer harwood.
commented 2015-10-08 10:36:30 -0400
Kelvin said, “Or maybe you just have a condition that bad use of grammar drives you crazy. So far that has been the only argument that you have made on quite a few threads now.”

The grammar and just simply attacking the reporter, but almost never does Terry, Jimmy or any of the other lefies on this site address the topic that the reporter is exposing, the real meat of the report / article.

This is a common tactic of the lefties, divert the conversation on the thread to something completely meaningless and never discuss the true topic of the article. Attack the reporter for bad grammar, or a bad hair day, or whatever, but never address the actual topic at hand. Leftie troll tactics, page 1.
commented 2015-10-08 08:56:41 -0400
Who the hell cares how he framed it, it’s the fact that if you speak up against agents that want to side with our natural enemies ( radical Islamist) that you become a pariah in the press. I guess if you want to collaborate with these enemies of the state that’s your choosing. Or maybe you just have a condition that bad use of grammar drives you crazy. So far that has been the only argument that you have made on quite a few threads now.
commented 2015-10-08 06:32:38 -0400
“I think that’s the real story, not where some boob puts his stupid quotation marks. What a bunch of hair splitting crap.”
You do realize that’s how Ezra chose to frame the story, right?
commented 2015-10-08 06:31:18 -0400
Just to put the ironic cherry on top:
Who is Ezra “quoting” when he puts quotation marks around the phrase “Dan Lett told a lie” in the headline of his story about how dishonest it is to put quotation marks around things to imply that someone else said it, and not yourself?
Why, himself, of course.
commented 2015-10-08 00:43:39 -0400
That is false news reporting by Dan Lett. What else can you expect from the lamestream media?
commented 2015-10-08 00:17:58 -0400
Nothing to see here just the sub par unprofessional media output we are all used to.
commented 2015-10-07 22:20:25 -0400
Shrug. It was a pretty basic point. I’ll put it even more simply.
a) Ezra’s entire point is that quotation marks were used to give false authority to a statement by implying it was a direct quote.
b) Ezra continually uses quotation marks to give false authority to his own statements; multiple examples provided.
I take your comment to mean you don’t care, and that’s your right, and your problem.
commented 2015-10-07 21:52:47 -0400
John Galt said, “If you don’t know what I mean, Google or flip open a dictionary to the term “scare quotes.” These are often used to express irony, derision, or skepticism”

Okay, so now prove that every time those quotes were used by the many reporters that they were used as “scare quotes” and not to quote someone. And if you cannot prove it, then what is to say your understanding that the many reporters used the quotes as “scare quotes”?

You see the difficulty here, don’t you? You claim the quotes were used in one way, but cannot back up your point, but you claim with certainty that Ezra’s understanding that the quotes were used as, well, to quote someone’s words is wrong.

What makes you right and Ezra wrong, John Galt?
commented 2015-10-07 21:15:33 -0400
So let me get this straight, if we are allied with Israel and somebody speaks against our friends we are not allowed to call them on it ? Really? I think that’s the real story, not where some boob puts his stupid quotation marks. What a bunch of hair splitting crap.
commented 2015-10-07 20:19:32 -0400
I think it’s coomon knowledge that the conservatives keep an enemy list.
commented 2015-10-07 20:19:14 -0400
Just shows you the leftist establishment is full to the brin with tyrants!
This is called gas Lighting!
commented 2015-10-07 20:06:33 -0400
The Socialist Media in full liar mode. A lawsuit is warranted for defamation.
commented 2015-10-07 19:42:10 -0400
Terry Rudden ……I coached and refereed at many karate tournaments…..certain rival dojos were notorious for …shall we say “unsportsmanlike conduct”……I never held my boys back from giving it back in kind…..when the other side objected I would take their coach aside and have a heart to heart talk about why the rules were adopted in the first place……

We have heard your objections…..too bad so sad……now go find the Marquis of Queensburry and complain bitterly…..we have now shifted to old fashioned “London Dock Rules Irish Brawling” ….which was a legitamit sporting event in Austrailia right up until WW1….