January 23, 2016

"Laughable": Here's everything Maclean's got wrong about "the angry, radical right"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Maclean’s magazine just published a huge story called “The Angry, Radical Right," with the sub-headline, “Why a growing number of extremists are lashing out publicly at Muslim immigrants and Justin Trudeau."

What the author did was laughable:

He went to some public Facebook groups — where anyone in the world can write a message -- and he cherry-picked some people ranting politically about the PM and refugees.

The Maclean's article uses the word "extremist" five times — but never to talk about Muslim migrants or terrorists, of course. Only to describe old stock Canadians who are angry about Trudeau.

But those angry words on Facebook that Maclean's is suddenly so concerned about? They’re just words. Maclean’s used to support that sort of thing.

Remember Mark Steyn's cover story ten years ago, warning about Muslim migration?

Muslims took Maclean's to human rights court over that. It cost the magazine a quarter million dollars to fight back, but they did.

Maclean’s would never do that today.

Now they put convicted Al Qaida terrorist Omar Khadr on their cover, presenting him as a victim.

There are real threats in Canada. As I told their writer, the likelihood of being killed by Muslim terrorists is very low. The real threat is political Islam changing our culture.

But to Maclean’s, that’s just too difficult to talk about.

Besides, they know that the online commenters they went after in this article aren't going to take them to court, let alone an unfair human rights commission.

At The Rebel, we know what the real threats are. And exposing them is tougher work than reporting on comments left on obscure Facebook pages.


 

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commented 2016-01-25 00:30:42 -0500
Oops, edit from my last statement." I appreciate much of “what” Bravo contributes….
commented 2016-01-25 00:29:43 -0500
Francis,

What position would you like me to defend exactly, beyond what I have already done – proven Macleans right with many of the members here.

Conservatives own the patent on fear mongering. All I ever hear is that Canada is doomed and the Muslim boogeyman is coming to get us.
commented 2016-01-25 00:27:34 -0500
I do not agree with death threats or wishing ill will. As for Bravo, he served this country, he has put his ass on the line more than you or me can imagine. Anyone who serves as far as I am concerned can say the whatever the hell they want. I appreciate much of want Bravo contributes to this site from his perspective. If I ever have the chance to meet him in person, I would buy him a beer or for any other veteran. As to the point about crazy radical righties, it is no different from crazy radical lefties throwing insults, committing violence, or issuing death threats. Both sides are guilty of it. That’s why the MacCleans article is a joke because they do not acknowledge the fact that radicals on the left have actually committed acts of violence and attempted sabotage of pipelines.
commented 2016-01-25 00:26:12 -0500
Michael,
Typical Liberal, unwilling, or more likely, unable to defend your position without name calling and fear mongering.
commented 2016-01-25 00:04:20 -0500
Mancave,

Fair enough, but I imagine you would agree that wishing death on Trudeau or being gleeful if it actually happened is the definition of the crazy radical right of which there are many here on a small website like The Rebel.
commented 2016-01-25 00:02:07 -0500
Michael,
Your comment tying current Liberal politics to “regular” Canadians is a joke at least and more likely an insult to most. If you would be so kind as to define “real” Canadian I’m sure we could have a lively debate.
commented 2016-01-24 23:56:11 -0500
I do not wish harm on anyone. What people say and do is their business. That is free speech, whether you like it or not. People have the right to say what they want. You do not have to agree with everyone.
commented 2016-01-24 23:46:21 -0500
Micheal Mann: There will always be a few extremists in every party. I use to be liberal and as a conservative I see it much more prominent coming from the far left as witnessed even by those who are supposedly part of the media, I don’t think the odd mean spirited posting here comes close to making any point for Macleans. I also appreciate that Ezra tends to allow most posts to stand except in the cease of excessive language etc whereas some of the other online groups don’t like any kind of criticism of themselves. There is also one other problem in online forums which is we really have no way of knowing if there are trolls simply posting to make each side look bad not that they need help in some cases. There use to be a guy here who use to wish people rot in hell. I would like to wish he was a troll but I am doubtful of that. Sadly I can’t understand anyone who claims to believe in Hell in any sense( figurative or literal) that would wish it on their worst enemy.
commented 2016-01-24 23:43:24 -0500
Mancave,

Do you hope he dies in a horrid car accident like Bravo wants?
commented 2016-01-24 23:36:47 -0500
Just to add from my last comment, I think our current PM is an idiot. Does that make me a radical?
commented 2016-01-24 23:36:18 -0500
Mancave,

Trudeau hasn’t been PM long enough to really give any so called grade as to how he is doing, but nonetheless hard core conservatives were going say that Canada is doomed no matter what – despite the fact that Trudeau’s approval rating has been quite positive in many recent polls – most Canadians support him so far.

I guess the true test will be if he get re-elected or not.
commented 2016-01-24 23:30:47 -0500
Is Michael Mann Jimmy da silva in disguise?
commented 2016-01-24 23:29:37 -0500
Michael, fair enough, but you know there are lefties who said they would celebrate if Harper died and wished it on him. I do not agree with any form of ill will or death to anyone, it does not make it right no matter who is saying it. Is it safe to say that there are “bat shit crazy liberals” out there also? You cannot paint everyone with the same brush. Let’s be honest, the liberals who post on here are ones who want to stir up emotions. When they are challenged with intellectual dialogue, they disappear very quickly. Can anyone enlighten me why the media chooses not to mention the high number of NGO’s that went out and campaigned against the Conservatives during the last election? All of a sudden the left feels threatened from a large percentage of Canadians who have not been pleased with the current PM. I guess the liberals felt there should have been a longer honeymoon period, but it didn’t happen. So when someone does not agree with the way things are going in this country, they get called a radical? So now the term radical, plus racist are the favourite words that progressives love to use. Maybe they need to look up the word “realist”, because that is one word that does no register with many progressives. I really believe that many on the progressive side feel very threatened by The Rebel as it continues to gain momentum and they feel the need to quickly label this site as radical. I think McCleans made a mistake in publishing that article because it will draw more people to The Rebel.
commented 2016-01-24 22:47:01 -0500
Liza,

There is a big difference between hating Harper and comedians making Nazi jokes about him vs. conservatives – some on The Rebel by the way – that absolutely wish for Trudeau death.

I never wanted Harper to be killed. I just wanted a new PM.
commented 2016-01-24 22:43:50 -0500
Glenn,

I am not trying to persuade anyone. You really can’t fix bat shit crazy conservatives – they are way too far gone to the point that they are no longer even Canadians anymore.

I am a real Canadian. You are not.
commented 2016-01-24 22:38:05 -0500
Liberals need to know that Conservatives are in no way, " trying to dispel the notion of the radical, angry right", as many have pointed out here, yes we are angry, and have good reason to be. You lefty fools are destroying the country we love. Ezra is pointing out that everything in the Maclean’s article, disparaging conservatives, is a drop in the bucket compared to the vitriol spewed by liberals. If you live in glass houses you shouldn’t throw rocks. Crying about unkind things being said about Trudeau, is the epitome of hypocritical. Liberals tried to assassinate Harper’s character.
commented 2016-01-24 21:40:04 -0500
It must be a very good sign when the rabid Lefties are forced to Lower themselves to post their BS at the Rebel.
There is no where left to go. They are lost.
commented 2016-01-24 21:36:06 -0500
Michael Mann….If people did not give angry responses to your dogmatic doctrinaire bullshit….you would not even bother reading or posting.

Face it …you are out classed here….you have no new insight to offer…..only dogma and doctrine…..whoever is paying you is not geting their mony’s worth….you are persuading noone….your silver tongue is failing to persuade….as a publis relations consultant….you are a professional failure….this is my performance evaluation of your inputs on this forum…and my submission to your paymasters…..all in agreement…..please chime in………:-)
commented 2016-01-24 21:19:31 -0500
The difference is in the motive. Conservatives are angry because they love their country and can’t stand to watch it being destroyed by shortsighted fools. The left is angry because they hate our country, can’t face the truth and want to shut it down.
commented 2016-01-24 20:29:21 -0500
Sam,

Absolutely right and yet, conservative members here keep telling liberals to fuck off and go back to the CBC website.

The Rebel’s conservative members are making Macleans point for them and proving them right and Ezra wrong.
commented 2016-01-24 20:20:24 -0500
It’s hilarious that Ezra states that the right isn’t angry or crazy – meanwhile, this thread on his own website has confirmed death wishes for Trudeau and other liberal politicians and conservative members here are uttering threating to beat up liberals who also post here.

Ezra’s own conservative members have proved him wrong – they really are angry, crazy and want physical harm or death to come to liberal politicians and regular Canadians.
commented 2016-01-24 20:18:25 -0500
Ezra would love everybody to come to the rebel. Not just people that are right of center. Ezra loves to get hate mail, as evidenced by how he always reads hate mail on his show. He typically follows up by saying that his detractors still watch him, and it is good to see people come to the rebel to see the other side of the story. Ezra also puts down other news sites for censoring the comment section, and Ezra takes pride in the rebel comments not getting censored in the same way.
commented 2016-01-24 19:33:05 -0500
Rebelation- I agree. As logical reasoners, we on the right need to be constantly reminded of the insanity of the leftard thought process. Michael Mann- are you the same Michael Mann who owns that phoney hockey stick or is that just a coincidence?
commented 2016-01-24 19:06:18 -0500
Yes Michael. Ezra, and I for that matter want you here. You provide first-hand evidence the Left have psychiatric problems. Thks!!

I don’t think folks on the right should try to deny being angry. You’re playing into their hands when you do so. The Left is all about using psychology. The accusations are a pre-emptive strike. By accusing the right of being angry, they put them on the defensive and they try to not act angry. I simply tell them “that stupid psychology doesn’t work on me – you’re damn right I’m angry, and I have good reason for it too!! Wanna meet in a back alley??”
commented 2016-01-24 18:53:05 -0500
“If this comment section were a physical building, you wouldn’t dare step inside … you’d be leaving in rough shape to say the least. "

Word to the wise, if you’re trying to dispel the notion of the radical, angry right" you may want to take a break from threatening to beat people up.
commented 2016-01-24 18:28:47 -0500
Jim Clark-as a conservative Albertan you have my deepest sympathy.
commented 2016-01-24 18:23:18 -0500
Macleans attempt to label the right(conservatives & libertarians) just disproved their point.
commented 2016-01-24 18:15:26 -0500
Even Mr Mann Uses his and I respect him alone on that B.Z thats X Army or Navy or Air
all the way
commented 2016-01-24 18:12:54 -0500
Bravo your a sight to behold Nice way to to avoid the question so answer the question as I use my name as you are a coward and wont use yours that alone speaks volumes
commented 2016-01-24 18:06:07 -0500
“Safe journalism” is exactly what we’re fed in Canada today and it’s got a lot to do with the declining fortunes of media in this country. The MSM are digging their own grave and those of us who support what they used to be can only watch with sadness.