The Liberals have asked the UN to block me from attending this year's UN Climate Change Conference in Poland. And, as you may know, they're dishing out over half a billion dollars to their favourite mainstream media organizations.
Under the new corporate welfare scheme, a panel of journalists appointed by the government will be doling out cash, grants and tax credits to “trusted” media sources.
The criteria to qualify for the bailout sounds a lot like the Chinese social credit scoring system except for journalism.
It's the end of the free press in Canada, except for The Rebel, and a handful of other principled news and commentary outlets. If you get your pay cheque from the government, you work for the government now. They own you.
My accreditation application for the COP24 Conference in Katowice Poland was denied.
“due to complaints about the organization from government delegates at COP22 concerning harassment.”
Harassment? That's a pretty serious accusation. In Canada harassment is a crime.
My crime wasn't harassment. My crime in the eyes of the United Nations and Canada’s Liberal government, was daring to ask a Canadian delegate at the 2016 conference in Morocco, a critical question that caused her to run away.
Apparently, my crime was journalism.
I've been banned from reporting inside COP24 at the behest of the Canadian government.
If a journalist asking a question is “harassment,” that should give us all some indication of the white glove treatment the Liberals are expecting from mainstream media journalists who are looking to become “trusted” media sources in order to qualify for Pravda-bucks.
I don't want Trudeau's bribes. I want the Liberals to get out of my way so I can do my job. If they think a ban will stop me, then they haven’t been paying attention.
Being banned is just another reason to go because it means there are things that will happen in Poland that they don’t want me to tell you about — stories they want left untold.
However, The Rebel won't be getting any of Trudeau's $600M media bailout and we wouldn't take it anyway. We'd never compromise ourselves that way.
And we don't get $1.5B of taxpayer money like the CBC. We’re crowdfunded by people like you who see value in what we do at The Rebel every day.
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