February 18, 2019

Gerald Butts, CBC decide the threat to the integrity of the next election is — The Rebel Media!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Did you see this story from the state broadcaster?

A CBC/Radio-Canada analysis of 9.6 million tweets from accounts since deleted shows that pipeline and immigration debates in Canada were inflamed by trolls thought to be based in Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

Is the debate in this country about immigrants and pipelines — is it fake? I know Justin Trudeau's right hand man, Gerald Butts, wishes those two huge issues were fake news. Butts was very excited about this CBC report:

Nine million troll tweets released by Twitter? That sounds like a lot.

But immediately, the story is less than it appears:

Twitter trolls linked to suspected foreign influence campaigns stoked controversy over pipelines and immigration in Canada, according to a CBC/Radio-Canada analysis of 9.6 million tweets from accounts since deleted. Roughly 21,600 tweets from those troll accounts directly targeted Canadians — many of them with messages critical of Canadian pipeline projects and tweets that highlighted divisions over Canada's policies on immigration and refugees.

OK, so it’s not 9.6 million tweets. It’s 21,600 tweets.

There are more than 500,000,000 tweets published every single day. And according to this CBC report, over the course of five years, 21,600 tweets, written by foreign trolls, mentioned Canada.

So about ten tweets a day.

TONIGHT I'll also show you what the "discovered" about these pipeline and immigration tweets, and these "trolls," but what's equally important is a look at their methodology:

To isolate tweets targeting Canadians, the CBC searched the tweets for 67 keywords, including the names of public figures (Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Ezra Levant), places (Toronto, Alberta) and organizations (Kinder Morgan, CBC, NDP), as well as popular hashtags like #cdnpoli, #onpoli, and #polqc.

Wait: My name was one of only three they searched for?

Then they have a chart that shows The Rebel was retweeted 191 times. And I was retweeted 148 times. In five years. Out of 9.6 million tweets.

Frankly, I'm actually a bit upset that over the course of five years, I was only retweeted 148 times or whatever.

But more importantly, this report does not actually tell us anything about foreign influence.

What this does instead is show you Gerald Butts and the CBC’s motives, and mission. They seek to somehow imply that we are foreign trolls, or fake news, and that in fact any liberal problems — pipelines, immigration — are fake, and not real.

Forget unemployed albertans — no-one real cares about pipelines. Forget the urban refugee camps in Toronto, or opinion poll after opinion poll — that’s all fake.

Russian spies told you to think that.

And whatever you do, don’t listen to Ezra Levant?

And whatever you do, don’t watch the number two news source in Canada — The Rebel.

This CBC story itself is fake news.

But it is fake news with a purpose — to justify the massive government intervention in social media.

By the way, the CBC says they got the raw data from Twitter, and gives a link where you can, too. 

So I went to the link and filled out the short form asking for it.

And Twitter wrote back to me, denying my request.

It’s almost like Twitter is working with Trudeau...

Mark my words: this is a pretext. We’re the only media they can’t control.

So they'll just get Twitter to do it...

NEXT: Joel Pollak of Breitbart.com says the national emergency is "a win for Trump," and joins me to explain why.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-02-21 01:07:18 -0500
Mike, I appreciate your concern but I’m not actually a piss hound despite the accusations.
I got drunk on social media ONCE and nobody forgot. That was well over a year ago.
Thanks again.
commented 2019-02-20 01:45:25 -0500
Karen Macleod…..You are in the pacific time zone….correct?
While I’ve been known to tip back a few early in the day, on my my days off of course, it is clear by some of your posts that you’re into it a little early yourself. I’m not passing judgement, but your tone at times suggests some aggressiveness that appears to be fueled by the"spirits’ if you know what i mean. Leave the pissing contest (metaphorically) to the out doors, if you know what i mean……..respectfully.
commented 2019-02-20 00:22:37 -0500
Renowned Nazi hunter, Gerald Butts, sets his sights on Ezra Levant!
commented 2019-02-19 19:18:47 -0500
Six pages of comments…
I remember how much I liked the Sun News Network comments section format…
commented 2019-02-19 17:02:09 -0500
The CBC is dangerous at this point because of what it hides. If the PMO office is corrupt, the CBC is hugely corrupt. Scheer is trying to catch a bee with honey as I take it. Bernier is being a grit against the Grits. And nobody is buying it.
I think Scheer is like, “Oh, I won’t shut you down. I’ll treat you special and you won’t have to compete for your meal ticket with those other frauds. Just be special to me and I’ll save you after the election”. I think is Bernier like, “If you don’t spin me in a positive light, I’ll light you all on fire with my words”. Nobody is seeing the flames.
The only thing is the CBC might have competition in the corruption Olympics with is other MSM stealing from their plate. If the CBC can’t spin the crap, they’ll be replaced with another loyal follower of JT.

That’s an advantage to US, the Conservatives. We have to do both. But mostly, ask questions. You can’t possibly get into the leaderships head of ANY party. So, do the ground work and let them figure out a strategy.
commented 2019-02-19 16:52:31 -0500
Liza I just watched the clip, excellent. I agree with you – “Bernier is saying what needs to be said. Nobody else is”. I’ve checked several sites, they are basically sticking to the theme CBC decided to run with.
commented 2019-02-19 16:44:12 -0500
Bernier is saying what needs to be said. Nobody else is. Scheer is just pandering pandering. He will not make a stand about the important issues. Bernier does. He makes no bones.
commented 2019-02-19 16:30:58 -0500
Defunding the CBC does not go far enough. It would just get refunded the next time the liberals get elected. It’s assets must be sold off….it’s staff all fired….it’s buildings must be razed with wrecking ball and bulldozer…and then pour rock salt down the foundations.

BTW karen…one of the reasons I went with Bernier was because Scheer went soft on the CBC…(not that THAT will do him any good.)
commented 2019-02-19 16:22:44 -0500
Are you finished spamming the thread yet Karen so the grown ups can actually discuss the news?
commented 2019-02-19 16:21:39 -0500
You are such a troll Karen, a true Red in a faux blue suit, your little speech is almost word for word what Sean said (with the exception of “Simple solution, Scheer. Good luck to Bernier with his following”) before his major melt down. Troll.
commented 2019-02-19 16:20:56 -0500
What’s really disconcerning is The Liberals re-writing history as it happens.
Know your social media history. A lot is being hidden from you, Hyacinth.
commented 2019-02-19 16:17:47 -0500
I dislike what you do, but you’re good at it. I just refuse to do what YOU do. I’m a sigma female.
Honestly, was blabbering on about why you should be afraid of the Butts Machine and how we actually need a leader not an unnecessary adjustment? Who is our leader? Bernier or Scheer?
Whose got dah power? Simple solution, Scheer. Good luck to Bernier with his following… But Scheer’s army though ethically flawed at times can take out the number one threats to our democracy. The “so-called” Liberals.
Honestly, step it up. Smarten up unless you want the Liberals to win and I think you do…
commented 2019-02-19 16:07:05 -0500
Ezra….Like the Russians you don’t realize your own power and strength. You’re my #1 Canadian news source. Just love how you get under Butt’s skin. Keep up the good work.
commented 2019-02-19 16:03:56 -0500
Karen Macleod commented 1 hour ago
…. I dislike most people on here sincerely and might come back with my wheels straighten if I have to or want to.
Bye now.

Karen Macleod commented 5 mins ago

That was an incredibly short lived departure, the troll simply couldn’t resist a return performance LOL.
commented 2019-02-19 15:58:10 -0500
😊👇 We SHOULD all learn to respect our place. The problem is nobody respects the authority & vice versa. That is how the Liberal’s house of cards will go down. You can’t get them out of their united comradery very easily. Or confuse the hell out of them when you ask or twll them a truth. Then they stress out and turn on each other. “Sings like a bird” might have been the first coward OR the one with the lowest tolerance to bs.
commented 2019-02-19 15:19:29 -0500
Sings Like a Bird met with the Liberal Cabinet today and has not been moved from her usual seat. Has the fix been put in?
commented 2019-02-19 15:08:37 -0500
This bubble of Rebels is sad. They have no idea what they are up against going against the CBC, BUTTS or the world wide web IF they survive the censorship.
You are having a good day if you’re being trolled by a bot a communist or fanatic bot. They’re harmless. The real psychos are everywhere on social media and they will hunt you down and carve you up for meat. Like actually will do it. If I spotted one or two here, its a favour to everybody.
There are a few links in this chain for sure. Few liabilities in the defence for Bernier.
But if you want your water wings, go survive ‘black twitter’.
Then survive the Canadian bots and pray to Christ if you are up against an American one. You in sh*t if one has your scent. The Saudis will just block you because you’re not worth carving up like their other traitors. To my knowledge. Most of their counter trolls are nasty mofo’s.
Uh, yah. That’s my manifesto on “trolling”. Anybody and everybody is called a troll these days. The word doesn’t phase me, only those willing to crush free speech without a debate. Trust me when I say this, I am the one and only Karen Macleod. No replacement or undercover “fan” can mimic me.
I dislike most people on here sincerely and might come back with my wheels straighten if I have to or want to.
Bye now.
commented 2019-02-19 15:02:14 -0500
Definitely, the Grammar Checker.
commented 2019-02-19 14:52:32 -0500
Charred Remains, Whose going to break this endless back and forth cycle you are involved in with Keith Barnes ?
commented 2019-02-19 14:39:54 -0500
Guess what The CBC actually did in that story that Dear Ezra Levant tried to warn you about?
It was a masterful sample of thought censorship because there is no story to flip in your head.
It’s a red herring.
“Look, squirrel”. Trump? Most of it is a red herring.
But they slip sometimes where you can always flip the argument and ALWAYS ask questions like Levant taught you.
Guess why Remple doesn’t answer questions most of the time during her live chats? She’s grabbing the audience live and supressing it without equal engagement. Not blaming her, but still. Know your social media.
Trust me, staying here is a retirement hobby for me. Not paid. Not linked to anybody. Not told what to do. Not leaving and not being mean.
You know Hitler kept his underlings fighting so they would not grasp power.
Food for thought.
commented 2019-02-19 14:22:25 -0500
It is obvious that the ’Grammar Checker was a sore point. Stop/End.
commented 2019-02-19 14:19:57 -0500
Why bother to answer then, Son.
commented 2019-02-19 14:16:42 -0500
Ezra really needs to consider shutting this forum down .It
has descended into nothing more than a domestic dispute call to a low rental unit.
One Adam Twelve see the woman at 1722 Rebel Boulevard …..
commented 2019-02-19 14:06:11 -0500
Heck, FB switched up post threads to avoid a large audience on topics as they came. Twitter too.
The Chinese can counter the Butts Machine but their tactics are terrifying.
Now you guys know.
commented 2019-02-19 13:59:42 -0500
Okay, the only way to knock the Butts Machine is to go on many platforms with basic ideas and hit the threads hard & fast.
You can’t stick to what you’re told, you have to flip the topic in your head, ask questions, engage and lay a solid hit against the topic target. That take an incredible amount of fortitude & wit. Persistence too.
You can’t stay here to divert the machine, you gotta go into enemy territory. The CBC can’t catch every new troll.
Its not “spam”, its unspam.
That is the only way. Like I said, “Good luck”.
I’ve done this before with HUGE success that is too much for one person to own. Its a shared commitment to go fwd. Now, I don’t care about who speaks here. I care about the reader and you have to keep that in mind while you talk.
“Leftist propaganda”?
Nope. Conversation isn’t propaganda. There, all done.
commented 2019-02-19 13:56:14 -0500
HENRY REARDON said, " The Rebel hasn’t had a story about it yet. This is the only place I can find that is even somewhat relevant to comment on the scandal. I was disappointed not to see anything here in the Rebel on Butts’ resignation in the latter half of the afternoon and early evening yesterday."
Henry, I was glad to see your comment. I’m in BC and found out about Butts at 11:30 am, which is 2:30 pm Toronto time. Ezra’s show is posted at 8pm, so 7.5 hours to do a new show and save the completed show for another time. Likely they have a reason, probably court, or picking up the slush-fund cash from the Liberal Office. (Joke)

We should get a great coverage today as Ezra and his assistants will have all the facts that they didn’t have yesterday.
commented 2019-02-19 13:52:49 -0500
I wonder where Charred Remains gets his Grammar Checker from.
commented 2019-02-19 13:51:03 -0500
Jody Wilson Raybould cannot beat the CBC. That’s off topic.
Think of ways to Trump the CBC.
commented 2019-02-19 13:43:30 -0500
Ron, I don’t know if this is a repost, but I’m actually not allowed to have both of my wheels pointed in the same direction. It stems back to my early Sun News days.
After a lot of duress, a little explaining, a lot of psychological & emotional trauma and a few years in purgatory, I’ve actually settled down.
Now, the only way to beat the “Butts Machine” would be to bring in China at the expense of democracy itself.
Good luck everybody.
commented 2019-02-19 13:28:36 -0500
So does PM Butts get his portrait hung with the rest of the former PMs. Just askin’.