March 14, 2016

“Safe space” journalism? Activists “triggered” by pro-life bus ad make headlines in Metro

Brian LilleyArchive

The left likes to say they believe in freedom of speech but a recent story in the Ottawa Metro provides yet another example of how they will shut down voices of dissent by whatever means they can and in this case, they get an assist from a sympathetic media.

The publication which is handed out for free to commuters is sporting a big headline that reads, “Anti-Abortion ads on OC Transpo buses prompt social media outrage”.

That’s quite a headline. Problem is, it’s not entirely accurate and appears to be a bit of a “dog bites man” story that in the old days of honest journalism, likely wouldn’t have merited a story let alone the front page. At the very least, a real journalist would have attempted to get comment from the other side.

After all, there is another side. The real story here is how often media today fail to bring you the other side of the story.

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commented 2016-03-16 12:02:55 -0400
commented 2016-03-15 15:39:37 -0400
Randall – he doesn’t know much more than an average grade 4 student!
commented 2016-03-15 15:06:54 -0400
At no time have I or any Canadian given any politician the right to suppress free speech. The only people advocating silence are the left wing progressive socialist pigs. Our self proclaimed feminist selfie Pm has no clue what women rights or what free speech is. His love for Islam speaks to his true understanding.
commented 2016-03-15 14:46:01 -0400
Science only matters to the progressives when it pertains to a cause they support like climate change. When it involves the point at which life starts they cry “the science is not settled and you don’t know what you are talking about!!” It has been proven that a premee can survive after a 5 month gestation, yet none of their favourite theories around climate change have come to pass. Stop presenting me with facts, lest you make me think independently.
commented 2016-03-15 13:25:32 -0400
Actually like or or not we are all supporting it. That’s what free choice is all about. Now some don’t want us to even talk about it.
commented 2016-03-15 13:20:11 -0400
I don’t support abortion, but I do support the information being provided to those who are debating whether or not to terminate the life of a baby. The problem is that those who are making money preforming these operations, and selling the body parts of these innocent babies for profit, don’t want their game changed.
commented 2016-03-15 03:56:16 -0400
I fully support abortion, but I could give a rats ass about some stupid ad.
commented 2016-03-15 01:52:27 -0400
I can’t wait until the progressive idiots realized sharia does not allow abortion, when the patrols start destroying clinics it will be quite funny seeing the left in a tizzy.
commented 2016-03-15 01:48:37 -0400
David Tremblay when was it decided in a democracy? and we decided marriage was between a man and a woman a long time ago, why is that up for change?
commented 2016-03-15 01:37:25 -0400
I’d like to see the Rebel start including direct contact info such as email addresses of the perpetrators and any politicians that support them and we can swamp them with a piece of our minds. Nothing like getting direct emails for it to hit home that they’re ilk are not Canadian and can move to another country, or “self-depopulate” (and save the planet!!).
commented 2016-03-14 23:26:30 -0400
I saw a lot of “Toronto Metro” papers used to wrap fish in the Kensington Market when I last visited there – probably the best use for this waste of forest product.
commented 2016-03-14 22:35:43 -0400
Once again, the left blows it. Both in the story and in the comments. Dave Tremblay, thanks for sharing with us your opinion on abortion. The thing is, this story isn’t about abortion. It’s about freedom of speech. Feel free to express your opinion, but please at least make an effort to keep on topic, okay?
commented 2016-03-14 21:46:16 -0400
David trembly
This issue was decided a while ago by a handful of Godless left wing nut jobs.
commented 2016-03-14 21:25:36 -0400
Sorry…you called the girl from The Metro a “reporter” . She hardly qualifies as an over the back fence gossip. (like so many others)
commented 2016-03-14 21:18:44 -0400
DAVID TREMBLAY commented 3 hours ago
The media and almost everyone in this country do not support the pro-life agenda because this issue was decided in this democracy a long long time ago and only a handful of extreme right wing conservatives can’t deal with this reality

Really David, I don’t believe I voted on any sort of referendum that voted in or out the topic of pro or against life. If I did I must have been drunk and making some woman pregnant so they could kill the kid.
commented 2016-03-14 20:46:26 -0400
I’m pro choice but absolutely support the pro life movements right to advertise their position. FYI I don’t care who gets triggered.
commented 2016-03-14 20:27:37 -0400
commented 2016-03-14 20:01:53 -0400
Daryl said, “I really don’t think we have enough psychiatric doctors in this country to deal with the Leftard’s mental illness issues.”

Especially since most of the psychiatrists are also leftards who need psychiatric evaluation.
commented 2016-03-14 19:58:38 -0400
David Tremblay said, “… this issue was decided in this democracy a long long time ago …”

But that is not true, David. There are no laws governing abortion at all in this country. None. Nada. Zip. Zero.

If it was decided long time ago like you believe, there would be laws governing it.
commented 2016-03-14 19:54:47 -0400
Those all in favour of silencing speech they don’t approve of now with ultimately be turned around on them to silence their speech at some time later.

Free speech cannot be free speech if you hear the words, “You have freedom to speak as you like except …”. And it is always the conservative/right wing speech that is silenced.

The left/socialists are tyrants and dictators.
commented 2016-03-14 19:42:28 -0400
Are you not aware that the White Race is dying out. It is dying out because of Career Feminist and Women who have an abortion because they are having a Boy but they wanted a Girl. This is nothing but ‘Fad’ infanticide

I am not a Catholic but I do not agree with legalized murder.
commented 2016-03-14 18:52:57 -0400
Deborah Graupner – I really don’t think we have enough psychiatric doctors in this country to deal with the Leftard’s mental illness issues. But maybe a whole group of psychiatrists could be firstly assigned to that Ottawa parliament site – I think the trickle-down effect from there would greatly improve the mental health of the rest of the country!!
commented 2016-03-14 18:44:14 -0400
Prolife has every right to run their ads, no matter how many of those who like this form of murder are triggered, by pointing out that a life is snuffed out by abortion. If they are that easily triggered, then maybe they need to seek psychiatric assistance.
commented 2016-03-14 18:38:29 -0400
The media and almost everyone in this country do not support the pro-life agenda because this issue was decided in this democracy a long long time ago and only a handful of extreme right wing conservatives can’t deal with this reality.
commented 2016-03-14 18:32:44 -0400
John Landry commented 13 mins ago
-- "I thought the left cared about all women. "

Only Muslim women & Lesbos!!
commented 2016-03-14 18:21:40 -0400
Ottawa is a joke.
commented 2016-03-14 18:20:14 -0400
If it has the effect that makes the leftards heads explode, then it is worth it. Forward links, re-tweet, like on face book, do what ever it takes to piss of the leftist progressive fucktards. I am all in for free speech, life at conception, freedom of choice and especially, going against the narrative of the mentally unstable left. Peace out!!
commented 2016-03-14 18:17:49 -0400
Wow! An organization that helps women deal with depression caused by having an abortion is frowned upon by the left? I thought the left cared about all women.
commented 2016-03-14 18:12:35 -0400
The asylums will be full of these triggerd ninnies in 20 years.
commented 2016-03-14 18:03:02 -0400
feminists are into child sacrifice which is satanic. that’s why they want to shut the pro life movement up.