August 29, 2016

“F**king embarrassment”: Michelle Rempel annihilates CBC 'comedian' for posting photo mocking Harper

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Conservative MP Michelle Rempel took CBC 'comedian' Mark Critch from “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” to the woodshed after he posted a photo mocking former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Critch's Instagram photo featured him in a closet with the caption “Stephen Harper stepped down. Here I am in his closet.”

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This was in reference to the October 2014 terrorist attack where Islamist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed reservist Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before making his way to Parliament.

During the encounter, Harper hid in a closet, which was “exactly” what he was trained to do, according to RCMP.

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Michelle Rempel did not take kindly to Critch's post and proceeded to absolutely dismantle him in a series of tweets.

“I don't really have words to describe my disgust at this post of yours,” she began. “May you never have to experience hearing gunshots coming towards you while you're in a confined space. May you never have to choose between running for your life or trying to protect your friends from the unknown. May you never have a panic attack in a movie hat has gunshots in it two years after running for your life.”

After a series of tweets about the circumstances regarding the attack itself, Rempel went hardcore.

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“What you posted isn't satire, or comedy. It's a fucking embarrassment,” she slammed.

After asking for forgiveness for her “typos and expletives” she added, “And thanks for triggering me, you asshole.”

Critch has since apologized, according to Rempel, telling BCBlueCon on Twitter, “I explained what happened on that day and said I was sorry that he got flamed, but that I found his tweet tasteless. He also apologized.”

SOUND OFF in the comments: do you agree with Rempel's response? If so, would you like to see more Conservatives defend their own in such a manner?

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commented 2016-08-30 19:16:52 -0400
I recall a news article published after the incident where it was reported that Michelle Rempel left the meeting room (along with another MP if I recall correctly) and ran for safety. In doing so, she ended up putting herself closer to the sound of gunfire than those who barricaded themselves in the room. Maybe in hindsight not the best reaction but lots of people would have had a similar panic reaction. For me this explains her “triggered” comment.
Also lost in the shuffle: Cirillo’s partner was shot at while holding an unloaded assault rifle and he’s probably still thanking his stars for not getting plugged. And a security guard at the front door was wounded in the foot. Not to mention Vickers and all the other people who chased after the perp.
It’s mind boggling to me that almost two years later idiots are still ignoring a!l of the above and yucking it up over Harper concealing himself, exactly as instructed by the prime minister’s personal security staff. I am sure that nobody who was there finds it funny, and some of us who were thousands of miles away are not amused either.
Michelle Rempel is right, unparliamentary language or not. If you make a fucking assho!e of yourself, don’t be surprised when someone cal!s you a fucking asshole.
commented 2016-08-30 18:53:37 -0400
@johnsiciiano….I’ve got letters after my name that mean you are talking to business….so when you talk to me talk business and don’t talk bullshit.

Contrary to common misconception bullshit is not harmless.

In the news today capitalists made a lot of money and that’s just not fair.

In the news today somebody said something that has feminist panties in a knot and they had just better be punished.

In the news today somebody commited an atrosity while yelling “ALLAHU AKBAR” and pledging allegence to ISIS but Islam had nothing to do with it.

In the news today the prime minister took selfies while performing feminist high horse dressage…

In the news today according to a White House Press release Hillary Clinton cannot loose.

In the news today Donald Trump said something mean….

commented 2016-08-30 15:01:47 -0400
John Siciliano: No John, conservatives do not want to get rid of the cbc as some kind of power play. We want to rid ourselves of it because it is an overtly left wing arm of the liberals and marxist left. It is a cheer leader and protector of the LPC. By suppressing some stories and over blowing others, with obvious bias to the left, why would conservatives want to help fund it. It is like the slimy unions shaking down their members for dues, and then putting all monies towards the political choices of the union bosses. As I have stated before, why doesn’t the LPC buy the cbc. The infrastructure is already in place. The only difference would be is that they would get stuck with the bill, not conservatives paying for their own demise.

DJBT and the rot
commented 2016-08-30 14:22:43 -0400
Stephen Harper was a corporation’s best friend much like Reagan. No one should ever take an event like what happened at parliament hill and make it into a joke and Critch should apologize but something that is not a reason to end CBC. CBC could be improved taking away any political allegiances they may have which I believe that they do not just support the political elites because they only invite major parties and even parties with representation but as a small party supporter they do nothing for smaller parties by inviting them around election time like on the BBC which invites libertarian parties, communists, socialists, nationalists and others. Canada should do that in order to increase small parties and have more parties in our parliament. Getting rid of CBC is just a culture war bent to supposedly increase conservative power. As if that matters. What matters is more independent voices and conservatism is anything but independent because it is in the end supporting another major party. Rempel is wrong because she did use unparliamentary language, and you cannot grow small parties in an environment where oligarchy will always exist. Having more community news networks would work and so would more public broadcasters. I don’t believe in the 1.1 billion but definitely more broadcasters as a way to grow democracy is a good strategy.
commented 2016-08-30 14:15:36 -0400
No I did a post graduate in Public Administration and I have an IT diploma and a university degree in Electronics Engineering. That is what I meant. Maybe I should have been more precise D Mary.
commented 2016-08-30 13:23:52 -0400
You really can’t blame Ms. Rempel for her choice of language. She was understandably upset that this creep, Critch, would so casually joke about something that was extremely traumatizing to her and others who experienced that terrible day, a day that could have ended with many more deaths, including our Prime Minister’s, if it weren’t for the quick and courageous actions of the sergeant-at-arms. If it’s ok for Justin Trudeau to call another MP a “piece of shit” in parliament, I wouldn’t worry about Michelle’s outburst of colourful language at an unbelievably shameless “comedian” for the CBC to be used as ammunition against the Conservatives. As for the word trigger, it’s just something that has been way overused by the extreme left, but there are legitimate considerations when it comes to incidents where someone is “triggered” by words or actions that bring back a memory that causes great distress and anxiety, and in more severe cases a nervous breakdown. I would think a near death experience with a psychotic gunman is one of those times when referring to being triggered is perfectly reasonable, especially considering how much the far left like to use that word to silence Conservatives.
commented 2016-08-30 11:13:57 -0400
JON: yes I am sickened by the phony “trigger” words, much like many of the other trendy bs jargon, but to my point. It didn’t seem to cause any apparent problem for the spawn of Pierre to call Peter Kent a piece of SHIT in the house of commons, in fact he screamed it out. I think in this day and age colourful language seems to be par for the course. I can’t even post here, without some expletives coming out because of the emotional trigger(hahaha) that the topics evoke. This is not an excuse for bad manners, but the world we live in now is almost deaf to and devoid of civility. I apologize and hope my posts are not to offensive, but I can empathize with Ms. Rempel.

DJBT and the rest
commented 2016-08-30 11:10:30 -0400
A big mistake is allowing this to be isolated between Ms. Rempel and Critch, I suspect there were many more besides Ms. Rempel that can’t tweet out thoughts because they don’t hide behind anonymous accounts, that said, there is a much larger issue that had been pointed out and that was Critch being let into PM Stephen Harper’s office to deface his desk which must have involved a few Liberals and this needs to be exposed, who let him in, as it is creepy stalking no question illegal security breach. Critch has proven himself to be a classless tasteless buffoon but the real story is who let him into Harper’s office.
There must be video
commented 2016-08-30 09:29:01 -0400
Whlie I am glad that Michelle Rempel let this idiot know that his miserable attempt at humour is not funny, as a Conservative supporter I am actually appalled she stooped so low in her choice of words. The CBC will remember this come next election and use it against her. I mean she even swore in her “apology”. You can’t apologize for using expletives and then use one in your apology. It is very unbecoming of a member of Parliament. I realize she is human, of course, but our politicians need to be held to a higher standard. By doing this she sunk to Critch’s level really. This shows no forethought on her part. The Conservatives need to really keep themselves in check and not hand the lefties and ammunition against them for 2019.

As a side note: Anyone else absolutely sick of the words “triggered” or “triggering”?
commented 2016-08-30 06:59:49 -0400
Drew, good you are on the mend, at our age, pain and falling are the ultimate enemies.
commented 2016-08-30 06:58:10 -0400
Ah, John S, what do you mean “post graduate studies in IT and Electronics Engineering?” Those are “technology” diplomas offered by technical institutions like N.A.I.T., S.A.I.T., B.C.I.T. Not universities which offer degrees in Computing Science and Electrical Engineering, BSc degrees. Back to school with you, you liar, you sound like Gordon Steele who claimed once to be an Accountant with an Accounting diploma.
commented 2016-08-30 04:57:51 -0400
David White thanks , i am healing and so glad to be rid of the pain it was causing.
commented 2016-08-30 02:10:19 -0400
Just another lefty showing the depths of their compassion that they trumpet so loud and long.
commented 2016-08-29 23:36:09 -0400
Michelle Remodel. Thanks for standing up to this so called comedian.
Mostly it was important to support Stephen Harper. Afterall what the hell was he trained to do?
commented 2016-08-29 23:20:53 -0400
I think that the majority of CBC s on air "talent " would have difficulty finding employment if the grey eminence were sold…
commented 2016-08-29 22:57:59 -0400
John S, if you want the CBC to be free of party affiliation then the solution is to end the subsidies and sell it.
commented 2016-08-29 20:30:38 -0400
JOHN S: Did I ever once infer that I CARED where you went to school? I was just curious, but now that you have told me I think I’ll go back a few months and see what that professor of your’s did say, I know he was at one of two schools.

DREW: Hope you are on the mend and all is well.
commented 2016-08-29 20:05:42 -0400
Well, now I am even more sure I voted for the right candidate! Way to go, Ms. Rempel!
commented 2016-08-29 20:03:22 -0400
John Siciliano said, "What I want is a CBC that does not have any favouritism to any political party. "

That is about the only thing you have said in all your posts to date that I agree with … an unbiased CBC. But you might as well ask for the ocean to dry up because there is no way in hell the CBC will even be anything other than Liberal biased.
commented 2016-08-29 19:48:41 -0400
Collect the kindling and stoke the pyre … we have got some CBC witches (reporters &comedians) to roast (literally) ;^{
commented 2016-08-29 19:23:39 -0400
John S part of the reason the system is rigged is because of the damn CBC and you defend them and whine about us? LMAO! You are one lost child.
commented 2016-08-29 19:22:32 -0400
Philip Tessier right on the money John S blames his own failings on others. It is quite sad.
commented 2016-08-29 19:21:45 -0400
John S the CBC is not centerist and the left censor not the the right. And sorry but people choose freely which party they want to fund, live with that. Forcing funding is not democracy and quit blaming the boogeyman for your parties non popularity.
commented 2016-08-29 17:49:07 -0400
@john Siciliano:
“Small parties do not have the funding to survive easily. They are just there in most cases.
That is the grim reality of the situation. "

Oh boo…hoo. I concede you have successfully side tracked the conversation away from the disgusting actions of the CBC and that was your goal.
commented 2016-08-29 17:46:49 -0400
All small parties can use are just free social media and nothing more. You do not understand the reality of the poor state of democracy in Canada.

You make it sound like it is simplistic when parties do rig the system. Messaging has nothing to do with it. If a system is based off of money and winning at all costs, the smaller voices are crowded out!
commented 2016-08-29 17:42:54 -0400
Small parties do not have the funding to survive easily. They are just there in most cases.

That is the grim reality of the situation.
commented 2016-08-29 17:41:54 -0400
They are never invited because they have no parliamentary representation.

You did not see the 2014 Toronto Centre by-election. This goes for politics in general. Small parties are now not even allowed to participate in all candidate debates.

That proves the system is rigged for the major parties.
commented 2016-08-29 17:38:27 -0400
John, John, John…. the failure of the Canadian Action party is due to the failure of the message. Can’t look forward to such great action if the party cannot even find the proper action to get their message out. Let’s just say that when it comes to “action” the Canadian Action party is and has been a dismal failure.
commented 2016-08-29 17:21:19 -0400
Freedom does not mean you have to make an ass of yourself & it also does not mean that as long as you’re attacking the right it’s freedom of speech but the minute the left is criticized the meaning of freedom changes. John S., you are wrong, we want the CBC to be balanced & report fairly & then maybe I would tune them in again. They are a pathetic & disgusting poor excuse for a television network right now & would not be surviving if they had to fund themselves
Michelle, you spoke for many of us & I thank you for it.
commented 2016-08-29 17:10:20 -0400
Even David Orchard was a nationalist in the Progressive Conservative leadership convention of 2003 against the pro-merger candidates MacKay and Prentice.