July 12, 2019

Ezra Levant tells young journalists: “‘Fake news’ is in the eye of the beholder”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

To my surprise, on the second day of the Defend Media Freedom Conference in London, UK, I was invited to be part of a panel of young journalists!

I'm really not that young anymore, but I was happy to participate.

That said, I didn't sense that the younger reporters were as dedicated to free speech as I am...

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commented 2019-07-16 11:49:39 -0400
great job Ezra!
commented 2019-07-14 23:12:04 -0400
Great job, Ezra! Thank Goodness you could be on that panel and inject sanity, clarity, and critical direction to an otherwise rudderless raft drifting along on the currents of pop culture groupthink and political correctness. Paul Dixon’s comment below nails it.
commented 2019-07-14 19:05:32 -0400
What a bunch. “So what if someone debates the consensus of climate change. In 1970 the world started warming” Duh? Why is 1970 the baseline? The perspective needs to be taken out of all the data of the history we can accumulate
commented 2019-07-13 10:43:34 -0400
I see you’ve jumped right into your emerging role as a doyen of the free-thinking right, and a bellwether to the young and confused…
Physically you don’t fit the role – a role perceived as more suited to a dashing and muscled young freedom-fighter with a flowing mane and high-cut cheekbones…but it’s your words Ezra…their truth and power are unimpeachable!
Fact, logic, reason, common sense and moral absolutes – all rejected by the left when they don’t jibe with their Marxist indoctrination – are irresistible to sane, moral, intelligent, thinking people!
‘The truth will out’, and that will separate us more than politics, skin colour, region or religion.

Inform yourselves…then pick a side!
commented 2019-07-12 14:36:16 -0400
Again, Ezra has literally shamed a bunch of “woke” “kids”. I was flabbergasted at the ignorance and lack of a broader worldview perspective on the whole issue of censoring and free speech. The rest of the panel said virtually nothing of any substance. Even the “intellectual” beside Ezra really did not contribute anything that had any practical application or significance. Sheesh! Even some of the comments from the audience were ridiculously naive and shallow. Talk about living in a bubble!
If Ezra had not been there to straighten them out, from a long history of being censored and attacked, this session would have been a yawner!!
Good on you, Ezra. Your intelligence, your well-thought-out and carefully articulated arguments, your sense of humour, and your friendly personality carried the day. As for the rest of them, including that clownish guy beside you and the moderator – what a waste of time!
commented 2019-07-12 12:31:42 -0400
Yes, that was pretty depressing. The best of the bunch were free speech but’ers. Good closing Ezra. These kids need to think about the dangers inherent in having assigned or elected arbiters of truth. Have none of them read Orwell?

The scariest was one of the audience members who was determined that we must be trained to speak only approved speech and punished (?) for expressing verboten thoughts. Would people like her decide? Controlling speech is an attempt to control thought. For all her virtue signalling, her premise is the immoral and dangerous one, not unfettered speech. I don’t want chosen people to be in control of my thoughts. I understand what it would mean. We need to investigate the past so we don’t repeat at least the most obvious mistakes, such as thinking authoritarian regimes are desirable. That is what is being suggested here, whether they were to admit it or not. There is no half way. The act of controlling speech is totalitarian control. Its not a healthy thing.
commented 2019-07-12 12:31:38 -0400
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commented 2019-07-12 11:33:25 -0400
The thing that I noticed most in the debate was the Muslim girl sitting next to Ezra. When the debate started she was subconsciously withdrawn, trying to keep physically as far away as possible from a Jewish person but by the time that the debate was over her elbow was touching Ezra’s arm. She had overcome her feelings of distrust.

Good debate Ezra.
commented 2019-07-12 10:51:32 -0400
The naivety and intellectual shallowness of these young people is so depressing. Here is the proof that curiosity, open-mindedness and analytical ability is indeed dead.