Yesterday we showed you the depths to which Justin Trudeau’s CBC state broadcaster has fallen: They turned convicted terrorist and confessed killer Omar Khadr into a glittering celebrity. It was sick.
Public reaction has been overwhelmingly negative — and the CBC doesn’t know what to do.
No wonder Canadians are angry. You have to see Khadr's entrance on this Quebec TV program: The glitter. The music. The lights. The warm handshake. The applause.
And the CBC still thought airing this program was a good idea.
Throughout the interview, Khadr told lie after lie, and no one at the CBC challenged them:
That he was just a "translator," not a bomb maker (even though there is video of him making bombs); and now he can't remember" much about what happened, but he suffered for all our sins, and he took Trudeau's $10.5 million payout "on behalf of all Canadians."
And the CBC loved it.
I showed you my tweets about all this on yesterday's show, and they started a firestorm.
My tweet about the CBC's gross welcome for a murderer has been seen nearly 650,000 times. I imagine that’s as many people as watched their actual show.
And that was just me — thousands of other people were talking about how gross it was, too.
You should how the CBC’s boss of that TV show responded to those countless critics:
He greeted a terrorist like he was meeting a head of state. But mere citizens — who pay for the CBC and thus his salary — they are "nobodies."
Just a week ago, a senior Muslim activist in Montreal threatened to burn down the city's famous cathedral. There are terrorist plots all the time in Quebec. The murderer of Nathan Cirillo was a Quebecker. The VIA rail plotters were from Quebec.
There’s a huge Muslim population in Quebec that came from French-speaking North Africa. Many are extremist. Some are violent.
I understand that Quebec likes to virtue-signal.
That the CBC prefers convicted murderers to the taxpayers who pay your bills.
But they sat down and had tea with death himself. Don’t be surprised if death comes back again — not with music, but with explosions...
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