April 14, 2015

Deceptive reporting on BC oil spill proves Canadian media can't be trusted

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

If the British Columbia oil spill last weekend was so serious, why couldn't the Vancouver Sun find a better front page photo than one of a duck sitting on a rock -- with no oil in sight?

What's funnier is their giant headline -- TAINTED BY OIL -- even though their own photo shows the opposite!

But that's nothing: The CBC.ca's story took five reporters to write, and they used a deceptive, unrelated photograph, too.

This spill was hardly the Exxon Valdez all over again.

The small amount of oil that spilled off the coast of Vancouver this time was refined, so it evaporated quickly.

But so what? The hysterical media and environmental activists got to live out their nightmare fantasy scenario!

This incident proves once again that the mainstream media in Canada just can't be trusted.

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commented 2015-04-15 23:08:51 -0400
Looking good. Keep shoving the media party’s nose in the dreck they produce and deem acceptable to offer the public.
Eventually a few of the practitioners may repent, or if not, at least seek less dishonest employment elsewhere.
commented 2015-04-15 00:28:55 -0400
Hey, I really like the new REBEL website. Every time I visit the site, my heart soars as an eagle, knowing the MSM agen’t getting away with their destructive shenanigans scott free any more. Finally there is a media voice that is going to hold them to account. Keep up the good work, Rebels!
commented 2015-04-15 00:22:42 -0400
A few years ago, despite their watermelon bias, the Vancouver Sun letters editor used to run letters that challenged their slant on climate change. No more. Now it’s as rare to see such a comment on the Sun’s letters page as it is to see an objective story printed on its ‘news’ pages. Extreme left wing front page editorializing (e.g. trashing Christians) is the rule of the day. It’s a real tragedy for people of Metro Vancouver, B.C. and Canada.
commented 2015-04-15 00:13:26 -0400
Oops! I meant ’green on the outside, red on the inside", of course. Not that it really matters. The point being that it can no longer be trusted to give an objective perspective on any story dealing with politics or the environment.
commented 2015-04-15 00:10:35 -0400
Once upon a time, the Vancouver Sun was a newspaper. Today it is a watermelon (red on the outside, green on the inside) propaganda rag.
commented 2015-04-15 00:10:07 -0400
While listening to CKNW was this discussion on the lack of communication between federal, provincial and municipal parties even though there is suppose to be a protocol set up and we were disgusted in the blame game that all three levels were doing.
commented 2015-04-14 21:03:55 -0400
They’d crap their pants if they ever flew over an oil platform in the Gulf of Thailand then….
commented 2015-04-14 19:58:48 -0400
Thank you for reporting facts! That is why I don’t watch the Communist Broadcast Chanel or Crummy TV.
commented 2015-04-14 19:31:18 -0400
Of course I can trust them! I always trust that they will misrepresent the truth.
commented 2015-04-14 19:02:51 -0400
It is really frustrating how the other media outlets spin their stories. Especially if they can slam the Conservatives. I just wonder if there is anything we can do to protest. They tend to delete any email comments that don’t follow their spin.
commented 2015-04-14 19:01:35 -0400
For years I have been trying to figure out why MSM is universally and exclusively anti-Israel (can’t say anti-Semitic), anti-Christian, anti-traditional family, anti-conservative, anti-oil, anti-development, anti-armed forces, anti-immigration control, pro-criminal, pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-injection sites, pro-radical Islam, pro-LGTB, pro-political correctness, pro-relativism, pro-“green” energy, pro-hedonism, anti-moral absolutes, anti-objective truth and every other leftwing logically incoherent ism and policy out there, and they’re that way consistently across the board. I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. I’m sure there must be a good cross section of philosophical and ideological positions held by those who study journalism. Is it that those who have more traditional and conservative outlook can’t find work? If not, why is that? Is it the philosophical and ideological position of upper management in MSM that determines the ideological slant of the Station and, therefore, determines which journalists get hired? Is it the Station owners? Is it the advertisers? Is it government bureaucrats? Is it the courts? Or is it a combination of all the above, or none of the above? The only thing I’ve been able to figure out so far is that it’s illogical, and none of it makes sense.
commented 2015-04-14 18:54:46 -0400
@kelvin Unfortunately that spill will reach Alberta. One more excuse to hold back pipelines.
commented 2015-04-14 18:53:19 -0400
The real story appears to be the 5 reporters it took to cook up a slanted and misleading story. Have they so little talent that it took 5?
commented 2015-04-14 18:26:57 -0400
Once again the media by not representing the whole story fills us with the story they would like us to perceive. Well done Team Fearless!
commented 2015-04-14 18:10:36 -0400
CTV yesterday said the ship was CONVERTED from grain to oil cargo. These people really are clueless.
commented 2015-04-14 18:00:42 -0400
Good job Ezra I was scared that spill was going to reach us here in Alberta
commented 2015-04-14 17:57:31 -0400
Thank you Ezra for reporting the truth. I do not ever watch CBC or CTV just because of their continual fact free reporting. The MSM is a joke.
commented 2015-04-14 17:44:42 -0400
This is exactly the type of reporting I expect from Ezra and Rebel.media. I.e. The truth.
Well done.
commented 2015-04-14 17:42:22 -0400
That’s why we religh on the rebel to get the facts. Main stream media has lost its credibility. Once credibility is lost it s not coming back. We are seeing the death throws of the liberal MSM.
commented 2015-04-14 17:39:19 -0400
You can not believe the way people freak out about stuff like this here – and the media loves to egg them on … And get this – much like the the global warming nonsense (missing heat hiding in the deep ocean) Mayor Moonbeam actually said the oil is now hiding in the deep ocean and will come back up and get you when you least expect it…
commented 2015-04-14 17:34:27 -0400
Five CBC journalists to create the article. One CBC journalist to write it, two CBC journalists to roll joints and two other CBC journalists to to watch out for security. CBC is pure shit. Liberal suck-hole shit. And it’s fun to write on a blog and call CBC pure suck-hole shit. FK U Hubert T. Lacroix – you fraud!!!
commented 2015-04-14 17:22:45 -0400
So tired of those leftist journalists at CBC, please close CBC , enough of them, .
commented 2015-04-14 17:17:51 -0400
Traitors to Canada, that is how I define foreign funded anti business groups.