April 25, 2016

Would-be Conservative Party leaders should stop complaining about “media bias” and do this instead

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger

The Canadian Conservative Establishment -- or Team Talking Points, as I'll be calling them from now on -- has been skipping merrily along down the garden path as of late, throwing everything that could credibly be called "conservative" to the wind.

We've got party leaders running deficits, cozying up to union bosses, and embracing the green energy movement with open arms, while leadership contenders pretend like the last federal election never happened.

Legalizing marijuana? Please and thanks!

Guaranteed minimum income? Thank you sir, may I have another! (Hey, didn't I predict that one, too?)

Reducing and/or eliminating membership fees? Only after we go through the motions of having people one step removed from the upper echelons complain on social media about it until the decision makers finally relent and make a big deal about how they "listened."

If I could use a few phrases these puppets like to throw around, they are being "short-sighted" and "borrowing from the Liberal playbook" instead of producing "sound conservative policies" to the point where it's almost "throwing the baby out with the bathwater." 

But no matter how hard these tryhards try hard, they just can't get a break from that pesky mainstream media, which is bound and determined to find the flaw in everything they do.

Manitoba’s new PC premier Brian Pallister had barely finished his victory speech before the media started complaining about his image problem.

The same media spent days hounding Patrick Brown to kick Jack McLaren out of his caucus instead of talking about how the Liberals are basically auctioning off access to their cabinet ministers.

All that, however, pales in comparison to the -- sigh -- "North Koreafication" of the press as they helped Justin Trudeau achieve a social media quantum leap over quantum computing.

Team Talking Points' griping over that sorry episode ensured that the Prime Minister's slam-dunk-from-the-top-of-a-ladder was seen by far more eyeballs than it otherwise would have been.

Now, it's not just humiliating that our so-called media managers can't manage the media and that their loss of composure over the Liberal media managing skillz ended up doing Justin's job for him.

It's that they are so challenged when it comes to human connection that a certain reality TV personality who shall remain nameless will have an almost criminally unfair advantage if he jumps into the CPC leadership race, because he knows how to manipulate the media.

So here's how you solve this problem, CPC leadership hopefuls:

You know that pretty much every conservative voter, regardless of whether they have a single principled bone in their body or not, can be relied upon to complain about getting a raw deal from the media even if all they do about it is post stuff like, "I WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD READING THE REBEL, BUT HERE'S AN *INTERESTING* ARTICLE FROM THEM" on their Facebook timelines.

You also know that the CBC is a big-time beneficiary of Liberal largesse, as their recent budget made clear.

And, finally, you must know that the Media Party is going to be a stick in the craw of whoever does win this thing.

Now is the time to move beyond complaining about media bias and show the conservative family that next time, we will have a plan to fight back effectively.

Because if we don't?

Then we might as well end the charade and just be Liberals in name as well as nature.

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commented 2016-04-25 21:39:41 -0400
It seems an act of stupidity to play to the MSM – polls say 94% do not triust the MSM. What business can survive where 94% of its customers are unsatisfied or using alternatives. The dino media will be dead long before principled conservatism.
commented 2016-04-25 14:53:39 -0400
Of course, the CINOs, like Rona Ambrose, Michelle Rempel, and your next Conservative leader, Peter McKay, are playing up to MSM is the vain hope that they will be noticed. Well, they have to be more liberal to be noticed, that’s why Ambrose is gone all CINO and is causing one embarrassment after another of softball questions to any Liberal who bothers to ask it. Of course, Ambrose is playing along, hoping for some nice ambassadorship once she kicks her political career away. What else is a childless, 50-ish, woman of moral convenience to do?
commented 2016-04-25 14:02:53 -0400
The MSM is quite content to keep ignoring sites like this and portraying us all as bigots and racists while they push forward with their Government owned and operated agenda. Some have protested look at all the right wing newspapers but we all know and I hate to see but news print has been dying for quite some time. I still love to look at a paper here and there when I get the opportunity but I think most people are getting their news when they tune in briefly to the evening news and some like to do their own research online. It is no surprise to me that our culture is being inundated with the message the left wants us to to hear and we need to come up with new strategies for breaking through these barriers. I still kind of like the idea of calling out or questioning the CBC’s commitment to telling the truth either through billboards they can’t ignore or by having a large noisy protest outside their premises. We all need to do our part to help promote this site whether through providing links to friends or family or by supporting in any way you can manage. As much as I love this site I would still love to see these guys back on national TV on a high def station that wasn’t relegated to the weather section of the programming dial.
commented 2016-04-25 12:50:48 -0400
All the hand wringing and gnashing of teeth over the CPC’s c – lisondition boils down to one needed directive to get back on track as a vital, effective opposition and government in waiting – Never let your opposition (Media and the left) define you. The current crop of CPC hopefuls are trying to remake themselves in some image that is acceptable to the MSM chattering class. My message to the CPC and leadership candidates is simple – Fxxk the MSM, they don’t and will never vote for you – listen to the people and your membership.

What former members and former CPC voters are telling me is that Harper got rid of the glue which held the big tent party together – grassroots consensus – Harper made policy in a vacuum and ran a top down control freak cabinet as he abandoned the Libertarian/Reform principles which coalesced the CPC.

Get back to grassroots politics, libertarian based governing models, Liberal democratic civil rights and fiscal conservatism and you start to rebuild the big tent and broaden your support base – you can’t pay lip service to this, you must commit to it at the leadership and executive level. Run your opposition criticism of the government on the basis of failed policy and ideological betrayal of their supporters. Run public education campaigns focused at removing the lies of partisan politics and systemic frauds – do it in alternative media.

Most of all represent an uncorruptable alternative to this broken system – don’t play in a system which has been corrupted to stifle your voice/reputation. And last of all, make you motivation for doing this the betterment of Canada and the average person, not self-interest. Try statesmanship instead of politics for a change – people will respond positively to frank honesty.
commented 2016-04-25 12:10:39 -0400
And how does the CBC . . . Canada’s Pravda keep the rest of the media on side? 10s of millions of CBC advertising on CTV, Global and radio . . . our Tax Dollars at work!
The “Establishment” is running Canada again . . . picking our pockets and Canadians luv it ! ! !
commented 2016-04-25 12:05:41 -0400
The main stream media does so much damage with their socialist politically correct slant on everything. This constant pumping up of empty suits like Trudeau and death by a thousand cuts against people who are actually trying to help the county is very effective. My hope is that the media pays an extremely heavy price for their despicable bias, non reporting and CBC greed.
commented 2016-04-25 12:00:23 -0400
Robert Mcclelland commented 44 mins ago
It’s ironic, the left wing MSM just loves Junior and his merry band of Little Rascals. Meanwhile the Propaganda Ministry, flush with taxpayer cash, is happily putting the private MSM out of business.
There is some poetic justice here.

The main part of the MSM licenses to CBC and gets overpaid for it. This is how the main of the MSM makes a buck – off the backs of Canadian taxpayers.

How is Rogers making cash??? By licensing NHL games to CBC (CBC overpays them with free money) – this is just one example.
commented 2016-04-25 11:14:47 -0400
It’s ironic, the left wing MSM just loves Junior and his merry band of Little Rascals. Meanwhile the Propaganda Ministry, flush with taxpayer cash, is happily putting the private MSM out of business.
There is some poetic justice here.