July 11, 2019

BREAKING: CBC, CTV stand up for Rebel Media's right to press freedom

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

We're making strange friends and allies at the Defend Media Freedom Conference, where after a miracle happened after Chrystia Freeland's staffer announced that only The Rebel and Andrew Lawton would not be allowed to attend a scrum.

Mainstream media journalists from outlets including the CBC, CTV, the Globe and Mail all refused to attend the event unless we were allowed, too. 

These are people with whom we've disagreed, and they've criticized us in return. But the freedom of the press matters more than disagreements.

For more videos from this conference, please visit MediaFreedomConference.com to see more stories of attempted censorship, defining hate crimes and Ezra taking a verbal swing at the Pakistani foreign minister.

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commented 2019-07-14 17:42:19 -0400
The left media smells something. It looks like they begin repainting since they feel that their liberals bosses have no chance to be reelected, so the providers will change. The jellyfish sheer won’t abolish CBC, no doubt, hence they have to start working their way our of the liberal quagmire.
commented 2019-07-13 01:58:20 -0400
John Wick we understand it quite well, the mainstream left is far more extreme than the mainstream right. Like i have said before , the line is not where you decide it to be.
commented 2019-07-12 22:33:38 -0400
Peter Netterville,

The opposing definition of when The Rebel say: “the extreme left”.

Do you really not understand the concept of moderate vs. extreme?
commented 2019-07-12 16:49:22 -0400
I have to say I am stunned by this.
Dare I hope this might be a sign- a small sign that people just might be slowly waking up here in Canada?
I pray they are because the alternative doesn’t bode well for any of us- not even the journalists and others who continue to turn a blind eye and def ear to what is really going on all over the free world.
commented 2019-07-12 15:33:24 -0400
pleasantly shocked and amazed. i guess even they think some govt. could shut them out down the road. wow. too bad trudy only wants the media when the media is kissing his arse. no surprise there though.
commented 2019-07-12 13:50:50 -0400
Kudos to the CBC, CTV and Globe & Mail journalists for their professional integrity.

Shame on Canadian government officials for having the audacity to ban any media outlet from attending a “media freedom” event. And right in front of the cameras!
commented 2019-07-12 07:55:11 -0400
Good for these Far Left “news” outfits. Freeland is scum.
commented 2019-07-12 04:17:31 -0400
John Wick i thought Twitter could do as they please? Seems they do as told when it comes to certain governments. LMAO!
commented 2019-07-12 04:16:28 -0400
I see about the same amount of Tweets from India speaking of respect for Ezra as there are from India saying how much of a joke our PM is.
commented 2019-07-12 04:10:29 -0400
Ezra is more of a TRUE JOURNALIST than all the bought and paid for MSM drones put together and people scared of the truth demonize him like the diaper wearing infants they are.
commented 2019-07-12 03:50:54 -0400
James Hall i think John Wick is just jealous of Ezra standing up like a free man and asking real questions that he would be too scared to even dare ask in such a situation.
commented 2019-07-12 03:49:48 -0400
Funny how the money of a pariah is still fine to take for these hypocrites.
commented 2019-07-12 03:48:50 -0400
John Wick that is what we think of them.
commented 2019-07-12 02:00:12 -0400
Geez… Now I’ve really got to get to corner store to buy a lottery ticket! And pat my doggies on the head in spite of a wee pee on the carpet…
commented 2019-07-11 23:03:41 -0400
Are you kidding
That is shocking
What’s the catch ?
Was Mohammad Trudeau consulted over this ?
And John, I already told you …..back to your gender studies basement suite NOW !
commented 2019-07-11 23:00:37 -0400
(cftufigvjtbtfgb and a loud CLUNK) That was my jaw hitting the keyboard. Maybe there’s some hope, if individual MSMers are getting shamed into standing up for press freedom.
commented 2019-07-11 22:09:11 -0400
“is precise”
should read
“in precise”
commented 2019-07-11 22:08:37 -0400
Jonnie Puff said, “… extreme right Rebel”

Please define is precise language exactly what defines “extreme right”.
commented 2019-07-11 21:57:29 -0400
Make no mistake – they still think The Rebel is a hateful and bigoted extreme right source and those same MSM sources are critical of The Rebel on Twitter and other social media, but they are willing to put their swords down for something called Defend Press Freedom.

When this is over and especially when the election is closer to happening – you can expect the MSM to treat the extreme right Rebel and any politician who associates with them like a pariah.
commented 2019-07-11 21:00:36 -0400
I (personally)have been very,very negative toward numerous other media sources of information.
I am more than willing to extend an olive branch to these other sources,if this is a sign of the direction we could ALL travel in and take aim at the true source of the divisionism and the attempt to return to a type of feudalism taking place everywhere.It is epidemic in the Liberal party……but it is very prevalent in other corners,as well.
commented 2019-07-11 20:46:24 -0400
You’re absolutely right Sheila. This is the biggest, most obvious display and desperate display of fake news.
They are simply creating this false display of concern for journalists to cover them when they lower the hammer on conservative media.
Freeland is in her element and is on a flipping power trip.
She probably keeps singing to herself “if they could see me now”.

Sounds like these MSM journalists are starting to read between the fake lines being dished out over there.
Maybe these journalists have learned first hand how great TheRebel and True North journalists are and will, hopefully, create some kind of change.

If Canada pathetically rates # 18 on the list for freedom of speech out of 30+ countries, and England is even further down the list, why the blazes are Canada and England hosting this event?
commented 2019-07-11 20:08:29 -0400
I doubt very much if Sheila or Lawton would have asked rude or over the top questions during the form that would have got them banned. I wonder if the MSM will report Freeland’s request to their viewers; it would be of interest because of the NAME of the Conference.

There is a funny part to this incident, as you could tell that Sheila was badly shaken when she was reporting that CBC and CTV were helping out. Sheila is as calm as anyone when reporting, but this time you could tell in her voice that she was shocked at her rivals trying to help.
commented 2019-07-11 19:57:05 -0400
Good to see them stand up for The Rebel and True North..
commented 2019-07-11 19:20:09 -0400
They are realizing that their organizations may get millions from Trudeau but at the end, they individually will lose everything. I guess when their bosses are not around, they have more courage to fight for their rights. But good for TRue North and The Rebel.
commented 2019-07-11 19:19:06 -0400
Freeland and her staff have made absolute fools of themselves at this conference but really, is anybody surprised by this?
Yet if Jim Acosta had been there spewing his Trump derangement she would have been right down on her hands and knees rolling out the red carpet for him.
commented 2019-07-11 18:59:18 -0400
CBC, CTV stand up for Rebel Media’s right to press freedom”

“Mainstream media journalists from outlets including the CBC, CTV, the Globe and Mail all refused to attend the event unless we were allowed, too.”

Really? That is a little difficult to believe, but I am glad that did. I am flabbergasted!

I am glad I was sitting down when I watched this video.
commented 2019-07-11 18:57:46 -0400
I would suggest this can be tied to the loss of respect being vocalized in social media for “journalists” in the MSM. Also demonstrated by the drastic reduction in viewership of left wing media outlets such as CNN.
Hypocrisy is readily recognized by the public so MSM may be beginning the change to more moderate methods in an attempt to keep the audience they currently have.
commented 2019-07-11 18:43:16 -0400
Freedom of the Press talked about by Freeland, has to be a joke. Perhaps the MSM believes it but not anyone with any sense. We in Canada are back in the days of Stalin and his Ilk.