On Tuesday, after voting early, I jumped back in my truck to find that I had missed a phone call from a CBC reporter based in Calgary named Sarah Rieger. Her message said she had questions about my StopNotley.com signs.
For various reasons, including deadlines and accountability in my private sector job, I didn't call her back. But also, I sensed a trap.
But she didn't let up, emailing me later in the day.
It was cordial enough, sure. But now, I didn't just sense a trap, I sensed BS.
CBC wanted me to believe that someone from Calgary wanted one of my signs but didn't know that they were about a book, nor did they know the signs were from The Rebel?
Utterly unbelievable. Those two facts are plastered on the signs and you have to go to our website to sign up for one!
CBC wanted me to believe this concerned but confused conservative then reached out to the CBC to express dismay about possible elections advertising problems? It had to be fake news.
And it was.
Today I'll show you the utterly ridiculous story the CBC published without bothering to fact-check it, and what I found out about their phoney progressive professional protester who just wanted a Stop Notley sign.
It was a set up from the beginning by a left wing activist and CBC had to have known.
While I’m not worried about anyone judging me based on hilariously fake news published by CBC, I do want to demonstrate that this is what CBC is doing while holding itself out as the arbiter of what's real and what isn’t in this election.
They laughably call themselves “scrutineers.”
The Rebel exists precisely because CBC fabricates these narratives about conservatives. I guess I should thank them for my ongoing job security.
Fake news from the CBC is why people gladly help us fight back on their behalf, while the CBC runs to the federal government for a $1.5 billion subsidy every year to keep the lights on.