September 06, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: The Rebel reveals CBC secrets behind “Marketplace” stunt, “The Trump Effect”

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Do you remember the ridiculous stunt CBC Marketplace pulled on Donald Trump’s inauguration day? 

They hired an actor to try to sell t-shirts with phrases like “White Power” and “Make Canada Great Again”. It was the CBC’s attempt to prove that racism or white nationalism was alive and well in Canada and Donald Trump was to blame.

The whole thing was a spectacular failure and resulted in a swift backlash, with even their own Ombudsman issuing their own report in March.

Well, we’ve just received an exclusive Access to Information Packet that shows the details and inner workings at CBC that went into shaping this ill-advised segment.

Most of the packet is filled with complaints from everyday Canadians were disgusted by, and objected to, the whole thing.

Given the swift and rather public backlash against, you might expect this was some rogue operation not approved by the appropriate higher ups at CBC but according to these documents, but that is not the case at all.

Watch as I show you what we found out including how someone who tried to push pause on this story was overruled.

Other elements of the picture that emerges from this information packet confirm what Conservatives in this country have known for years— the CBC has outgrown its usefulness.

But even worse, it's going beyond just useless and actually starting to become destructive to the fabric of Canadian society.

There is no group of people less in touch with everyday Canadians than CBC staff and journalists, and this story and the subsequent information revealed in our access to information packet, prove it.

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commented 2017-09-08 22:05:41 -0400
Jack, you forgot about the Ombudsman report…
Read through ATIP provided by Christopher Wilson
What Would You Do interviews people after disclosing it was a hidden camera social experiment with hired actors.
Market Place hit piece doesn’t compare with the show you referenced.
commented 2017-09-08 19:04:30 -0400
Can you break down the packet for us? 800.00 pages is more than i have time to sift through.
commented 2017-09-07 23:11:59 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Actually it is exactly like What Would You Do – controversial social experiments. The only difference is better production values and a more reality show type format, but the goal is the same.
commented 2017-09-07 21:45:08 -0400
So, Jack, the Canadian Nazi Party is selling hats with the CBC logo superimposed over the swastika and the words “Canada’s national broadcaster supports us, you should too!” from the back of a truck on a downtown street in Kelowna. They come free with the purchase of a white peaked hooded shroud with Neil MacDonald’s face lithographed over the heart. Does the CBC have a legal argument? Do you have … any … argument?
commented 2017-09-07 10:48:49 -0400
You should do a piece on why Global and CTV supports the CBC (by not damning it as a tax-supported gov’t propaganda arm). I’d be curious to know how “connected” CTV/Global heads are to the PMO or how exactly Justin and Gerry are blackmailing them into silence. Are they sucking on the gov’t teat like MacLean’s and other alt-left rags?
commented 2017-09-07 10:21:40 -0400

Sure Jack. That’s why CBC did that. Sort of like….. Just For Laughs you mean?

commented 2017-09-07 10:16:15 -0400
The problem is (as though this is ’late breaking news!) the CBC extorts our tax money and then answers to nobody for their awful product and over the top, liberal biases. And that is not going to change until we defund the CBC and force them to produce programming that a non-captive audience actually wants to watch.
commented 2017-09-07 08:52:35 -0400
Jack it’s called a waist of tax $ . Won’t watch or read any propaganda from this corrupt broad casting
commented 2017-09-07 08:52:32 -0400
The CBC is shit.
commented 2017-09-07 06:22:09 -0400
No comparison to What Would You Do, saying it is – deceitful!
commented 2017-09-07 01:03:40 -0400
I still find it hilarious that people were outraged by this.

It’s called a social experiment. Hell, America had a popular show that did shit like this every week – it was called What Would You Do?

They would present controversial situations in public with a hidden camera and see how people react.

Some people just ignore what it is going on in the hidden camera social experiment as they don’t want to get involved in someone else’s business or situation and others are compelled to respond or get involved, because they believe it’s the right thing to do.

Wow – CBC copied ABC and What Would You Do?

That’s the bottom line here and this whole thing just confirms that conservatives have a pickle up their ass, which isn’t news to anyone.
commented 2017-09-07 01:03:31 -0400
They should do one about Justin called “The Stump Effect”, since he is as dumb as one.
commented 2017-09-07 01:02:38 -0400
James Scott they must be having connection troubles so no one can tell then what to think or say.
commented 2017-09-07 00:35:05 -0400
Waiting for Andrew Stephenson and Sarah and James Stallone to add their comments to enlighten us that the Rebel is lying.

CBC should be weaned from the gov’t teat. But that will never happen under Trudeau or Scheer. Under Trudeau, well that is obvious. But relying on Scheer, the only truly Conservative site is the Rebel and apparently, The Rebel is too right wing for Andrew.
commented 2017-09-06 23:39:12 -0400
@ Mark Edwards

What’s your point?
commented 2017-09-06 21:27:45 -0400
Market Place hasn’t reflected Canadian views and values since Stompin Tom Quit it. Who ever the degenerate little commie race baiter is who dreamed up this con, they should be fired then sued.

I see IQs have plummeted drastically at the CBC if they think Barrie is any kind of hot bed of KKK activity. What cucks. Pull the plug on it.
commented 2017-09-06 21:24:49 -0400
“Proves what conservatives in this country have known for years, that the CBC has outgrown its usefulness…” Except for those conservative MPs in the Conservative Party of Canada. Only 5 other conservative MPs joined Brad Trost to vote for his bill to privatize the CBC.
commented 2017-09-06 20:58:41 -0400
Maurice, yes that’s true. I would like some of my tax dollars diverted to Rebel and hold CBC accountable for copyright infringement; create a stir if you will. Perhaps other broadcasters will pick up the story and maybe a few heads would roll at the old CBC.
commented 2017-09-06 20:37:40 -0400
Tammie, I’m sure the CBC wouldn’t have any problem paying whatever fines might be levied by a court in copyright infringement lawsuit because they wouldn’t be paying it. You would…. and I would.
commented 2017-09-06 18:41:36 -0400
I remember when CBC had quality. Granted, they were always left of centre but they had intelligent leftists (yes, that sounds like an oxymoron) such as Pierre Berton, Lister Sinclair, Robertson Davies, Peter Kent…you know, people that were actually literate and made you think. Now? Name one intelligent person on the CBC.
commented 2017-09-06 18:36:52 -0400
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commented 2017-09-06 18:32:33 -0400
Great report Christopher. I hope a copyright infringement suit has been filed against CBC!

CBC long ago became redundant. This slow death should be met with someone finally pulling the plug and arranging THE funeral.