When do trolls on Twitter translate into national news? Well, when those trolls are from the regressive left and their target is a former Conservative cabinet minister.
Let’s look at a recent example from the CBC. The headline reads:
Jason Kenney called out on Twitter for poorly worded Aboriginal day message.
But, what exactly did this “poorly worded” message say? Kenney wrote:
On Aboriginal Day we honour those who first settled in Canada, and their generations of descendants.
Seems like a pretty nice tweet. Accurate and respectful of Aboriginal peoples who settled in Canada before the Europeans.
But the regressive left disagreed. The CBC story provides a handful of hysterical mob-like responses where trolls call Kenney a colonialist, talk about his privilege, and mock his use of the word “settler” to describe Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
They’ve decided “settlers” is their word, turning it into a derogatory term to describe the Europeans who came to the Americas centuries later.
It doesn’t matter that Kenney’s point is accurate:
The first people to settle in North America came across the Bering land bridge. Scientific evidence shows that, but regressive lefties don’t care about facts.
The CBC decided this was newsworthy and took a side. They say it was a poorly worded tweet, stating it as a fact. Then the reporter complains that Kenney failed to see why people were frustrated, showing his two follow up tweets wondering what the fuss is about.
How much of our money do these guys get again...?
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