July 23, 2019

CBC’s investigation into “misleading YouTube video” was an unethical smear

Rebel Staff


Once upon a time — oh, right until the moment Stephen Harper stepped down as prime minister in 2015, the Media Party knew what its job was: hold the government to account. Speak truth to power. Dissent was positively patriotic. And no form of criticism of power was too rough.

That was then, but under Justin Trudeau, the media has flipped. Now it’s about holding the public to account on behalf of the government. Holding independent media to account, like us — the CBC, the Media Party demonize us and other independent media.

But really, it’s you they want to regulate.

Let me show you a bizarre story on the CBC, now that they’ve formally launched their pro-Trudeau election war room:

How a misleading YouTube video is stoking fears about Shariah law before the federal election

"A short, grainy YouTube video circulating on social media purports to show evidence of an imam claiming that if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is re-elected, he will institute Shariah law, the legal code of Islam, based on the Qur’an.”

You know there are one billion hours of YouTube watched daily, right? And the CBC found something on the Internet they disagreed with. And spent a week working on a rebuttal.

But the video was taken out of context, according to the man featured in it, and it was created by Sandra Solomon, known for her anti-Islam views.

Oh, well, then, if Sandra Solomon is known for her anti-Islam views, than the video must be wrong!

I’ve met Sandra Solomon once. I think she comes by her anti-Islam views honestly — she was born a Muslim and grew up in Islam. I wonder why the CBC doesn’t mention that? Don’t you think it’s relevant?

Why is she cast as a hate criminal, when obviously she’s rebelling against what she thinks is a hateful book?

Because this is the CBC. They’re a smear machine.

So back to the video that the CBC was “correcting”. What’s funny about it is that the CBC never shows it to you.

TONIGHT I will show you this video, in full.

The CBC seriously spent a thousand words rebutting this video.  True, 50,000 people have seen it. But so what? What was factually false about it? The imam said what he said. Trudeau dressed how he dressed, and he said the shehada.

That CBC report on Sandra Solomon was journalistically unethical:

It didn’t quote Solomon herself. It misled viewers by hiding the fact that she was born and raised a Muslim. It said she was investigated for a hate crime — when she wasn’t charged. That’s a smear.

It wasn’t journalism. It was politics. Paid for by taxpayers, and laundered through the CBC.

Expect a lot more of it as the federal election heats up...

NEXT: Andrew Lawton joins me to talk about reports that Trudeau's media bailout may actually be more than $600 million.

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commented 2019-07-25 01:52:33 -0400
Andrew Stephenson Ezra being prosecuted for cartoons was Sharia in action.
commented 2019-07-25 01:51:41 -0400
Andrew Stephenson ONE?? I bet i can show more posts of radical Imams than you can about proven sexual assaults by Catholic Priests. And even better i can show you more convicted teachers than Priests as well. LOL!
commented 2019-07-25 00:06:13 -0400
Just on the point of what the Imam said….as a MGTOW advocate I have no problem with it, in fact I wish the Imam God’s speed and God’s help….if both parties in a family breakup dispute mutally agree…under no duress…to refer the matter to a Sharia family law system….that CANNOT possibly be worse than the liberal feminazi alternative.
commented 2019-07-24 21:28:01 -0400
Andrew Stephenson. Ever the apologist for Islam.
commented 2019-07-24 13:19:05 -0400
- Anyone who doesn’t know that the CBC is an extension of the Liberal party at this point is going out of their way to remain ignorant. they rebut a video without showing the video? Didn’t they do the same with Trump’s “racist” tweet?

- Trudeau’s media bailout may actually be more than $600 million? Of course it’s going up. It’s only taxpayer money so what do they care? If they wanted to help media companies they’d defund/privatize the CBC. This is a bribe with taxpayer money. TNI is doing great work.
commented 2019-07-24 11:04:37 -0400
Perhaps the Imam said what he said, but it’s trivial. It is indeed misleading to present one babbling priest as a sign of imminent Sharia.
commented 2019-07-24 10:39:22 -0400
Same old! The CBC spreading Liberal Rectum Politics !
commented 2019-07-24 09:43:04 -0400
C. WHITE commented, “Imagine if the CPC had the courage to make the privatization of the CBC a platform policy. It would immediately make all biased coverage of the election by the CBC openly obvious hence nullified. But that would mean some sort of courage on the part of the CPC, so unlikely.”

Brad Trost had a private member’s Bill to do exactly that and the bill was was defeated with a vote of 260-6 with only 5 other of his Conservative colleagues supporting his bill.
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/05/04/brad-trost-cbc-bill-c308_n_16411180.html
commented 2019-07-24 09:16:55 -0400
Oh well, when Andrew “Tiger” Scheer gets in, he’ll straighten things out (eye roll).
commented 2019-07-24 03:12:08 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN) 37,541 Attacks, 242,245 Killed, 321,617 Injured that we know of
commented 2019-07-24 02:28:30 -0400
Some Canadians deserve Sharia law, especially the media.
commented 2019-07-24 00:30:11 -0400
The government in power at the time this video was recorded was and still is the Trudeau regime. When the imam speaks of being approached by the government about imposing Sharia law in Canada it was/is the Trudeau regime that seeks to force Islamic law onto Canadians. The imam failed to speak the truth when he stated to CBC that it was the Harper Conservatives he was referencing. Being dishonest in his faith is applauded when non-believers are involved.
Trudeau has an Islamic agenda for Canada and his shoving M103 islamaphobia blasphemy motion through should have been enough to make any thinking Canadian very wary of his intentions and lack of morality.
The CBC failed miserably in their attempt to skewer Ms Solomon. CBC proves it is nothing more than a government controlled propaganda machine who bows lowest (beyond the depth of shark s$$t) to the little potato dictator who is ruining Canada.
commented 2019-07-23 23:23:01 -0400
Why are the CBC protesting so much? They seem kind of touchy about Sharia law. Is it because they know darn well its being implemented as we speak? They just brought attention to what they don’t want us to think about. Sharia law on Islamic family matters, is only the beginning. Islamists don’t go half way. They will insinuate until they have us subjugated, as long as the media and politicians facilitate them. We need politicians who will not facilitate political Islam. No parallel court system here. This is Canada. That Kamloops Imam was talking about Trudeau not Harper. Trudeau was courting Islamists well before his election in 2015 making them promises if he was elected.
commented 2019-07-23 22:51:30 -0400
How did the sexual revolution turn Canada into a communist dictatorship? The world is laughing at us
commented 2019-07-23 22:40:44 -0400
BETTY POWER commented 1 hour ago.
I don’t have a problem with the CBC reporting. I just don’t watch it anymore.

Yes Betty, just like the rest of the population.
commented 2019-07-23 22:31:34 -0400
I think what was important in that video Ezra, is the Imam was saying the (Trudeau) government had come to him and told him they should have Sharia Law on family matters. That IS of substance, and if true, a big deal, and exactly why CBC didn’t show it!
commented 2019-07-23 22:26:30 -0400
You will never here the cbc or other msm say; “check it out for yourself” as conservative media does. How can they manipulate you if you clicking around the internet and getting different views?!?!?
commented 2019-07-23 22:22:19 -0400
Ezra….if our adversaries are wasting time and effort chasing the laser….that’s a good thing.

Take a deep breath….lately even when we are not winning…at least our enemies show that they know we can slap them effectively…it’s good….you have done well.
commented 2019-07-23 21:29:54 -0400
I don’t have a problem with the CBC reporting. I just don’t watch it anymore.
commented 2019-07-23 21:07:23 -0400
C. White commented 10 mins ago
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How can CPC’s Scheer make courageous new policies when he is always hiding under his desk?
commented 2019-07-23 20:57:48 -0400
C. White said, “Imagine if the CPC had the courage to make the privatization of the CBC a platform policy. It would immediately make all biased coverage of the election by the CBC openly obvious hence nullified.”

Yes, yes, yes. Harper bad. Got it.
commented 2019-07-23 20:51:47 -0400
Imagine if the CPC had the courage to make the privatization of the CBC a platform policy. It would immediately make all biased coverage of the election by the CBC openly obvious hence nullified.
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But that would mean some sort of courage on the part of the CPC, so unlikely.
commented 2019-07-23 20:40:21 -0400
Your observation is correct, Ezra. I see that the mean stream media aren’t reporting the news so much as crafting public opinion. By their obfuscation and linking unrelated events together, they hope to get their sugar daddy back into power where he can make life even richer for them. Let’s hope that more and more citizens reject and rebut the propaganda ministry called the CBC. I hope that The Rebel and other true reporter organizations will flourish and the dinosaur media outlets go extinct.
commented 2019-07-23 20:40:03 -0400
Your observation is correct, Ezra. I see that the mean stream media aren’t reporting the news so much as crafting public opinion. By their obfuscation and linking unrelated events together, they hope to get their sugar daddy back into power where he can make life even richer for them. Let’s hope that more and more citizens reject and rebut the propaganda ministry called the CBC. I hope that The Rebel and other true reporter organizations will flourish and the dinosaur media outlets go extinct.
commented 2019-07-23 20:24:04 -0400
Bought off fake news CBC = Mohammad Trudeau propaganda cheerleading squad