August 17, 2017

Fighting back with the facts (PLUS: Sheila Gunn Reid speaks out)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On tonight's show, I respond to allegations made by a former member of our UK team. 

I'm also joined by our Alberta Bureau Chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, to discuss remarks about The Rebel made by Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer.

Earlier today, I was calling this "the worst day of my life." WATCH to see why I changed my perspective on that — and hear my promise to you.

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commented 2017-08-21 00:27:50 -0400
“Nobody said those you stand behind and with aren’t being fascist assholes Ayan. You continually give several examples of that , which only shows their lack, not Ezra’s. The fact of the matter is there is nothing horrendous to pin on him. You got nuthin. A nothing burger.”

Ask someone intelligent to explain what I wrote below.

“I was upset that she went to the Charlottesville protests, despite my direction to her not to go in any capacity.”

Yet just two days ago, it was a different story!

“Our Faith Goldy was reporting from the leftists counter-protest to the alt-right rally in Charlottesville when a car plowed into the crowd.”

https://www.therebel.media/why_the_rebel_rejects_the_alt_right?page=5

As The Rebel grappled with the departures, Norwegian Cruise Lines bent to the pressure of U.K.-based advocacy group Hope Not Hate and cancelled The Rebel’s booking for a Caribbean voyage featuring talks by Rebel personalities, saying the views The Rebel has espoused are “inconsistent” with the cruise line’s own “core values.” Meanwhile, the anonymous online activist group Sleeping Giants reported its long-running efforts to organize an advertising boycott of The Rebel has now resulted in a total of 237 advertisers, including major automotive firms, airlines, retailers and governments, dropping The Rebel from their campaigns.

In an explosive video posted to YouTube on Thursday, featuring secretly recorded audio of Levant, Robertson claimed The Rebel has dishonestly solicited donations in excess of the costs of creating its content, concealed its use of the money, and oriented its news agenda around stories that can be turned into activist campaigns, generating a vast database of email addresses of sympathetic viewers and readers who can be mobilized for fundraising.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/politicians+contributors+distance+themselves+rebel+media/14245673/story.html

Don’t forget to donate more money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGsfYynLUT8
commented 2017-08-20 14:53:16 -0400
Nobody said those you stand behind and with aren’t being fascist assholes Ayan. You continually give several examples of that , which only shows their lack, not Ezra’s. The fact of the matter is there is nothing horrendous to pin on him. You got nuthin. A nothing burger.
For the sake of our entertainment, if you must continue to be a spammer, in the name of God, please try to come up with something original. So what if the MSM and cucked politicians drank the koolaide? They will find out who is outnumbered eventually.
commented 2017-08-20 06:48:19 -0400
“That’s the thing Edward, there is no skeleton in Ezra’s closet.”

“I was upset that she went to the Charlottesville protests, despite my direction to her not to go in any capacity.”

Yet just two days ago, it was a different story!

“Our Faith Goldy was reporting from the leftists counter-protest to the alt-right rally in Charlottesville when a car plowed into the crowd.”

https://www.therebel.media/why_the_rebel_rejects_the_alt_right?page=5

As The Rebel grappled with the departures, Norwegian Cruise Lines bent to the pressure of U.K.-based advocacy group Hope Not Hate and cancelled The Rebel’s booking for a Caribbean voyage featuring talks by Rebel personalities, saying the views The Rebel has espoused are “inconsistent” with the cruise line’s own “core values.” Meanwhile, the anonymous online activist group Sleeping Giants reported its long-running efforts to organize an advertising boycott of The Rebel has now resulted in a total of 237 advertisers, including major automotive firms, airlines, retailers and governments, dropping The Rebel from their campaigns.

In an explosive video posted to YouTube on Thursday, featuring secretly recorded audio of Levant, Robertson claimed The Rebel has dishonestly solicited donations in excess of the costs of creating its content, concealed its use of the money, and oriented its news agenda around stories that can be turned into activist campaigns, generating a vast database of email addresses of sympathetic viewers and readers who can be mobilized for fundraising.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/politicians+contributors+distance+themselves+rebel+media/14245673/story.html

Don’t forget to donate more money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGsfYynLUT8
commented 2017-08-20 06:47:20 -0400
“The majority of Americans also support leaving Confederate memorials alone.”

The majority is not always right. The majority of Germans supported Hitler.
commented 2017-08-20 02:33:34 -0400
I think the haters have scoured that closet pretty thoroughly, and nothing catastrophic showed up. This attempt makes Global look pathetic and desperate. I should have said below, I wonder what ‘Global’ paid Caolan for it not the National Post. They did a great article though. They thought it was scathing. I thought it was good.
commented 2017-08-20 02:26:40 -0400
That’s the thing Edward, there is no skeleton in Ezra’s closet. That article and audio is laughable, except maybe for some swears. Not exactly a ‘gotcha’. I wonder what Caolan charged the National Post for a copy? The little opportunistic rascal!

Brenda, the audio, is difficult to listen to . I had to replay certain parts to understand, but I agree it is worth a listen if you want to put this thing to bed. It is a nothing burger.. check it out, but listen to it in it’s entirely. It explains just about everything.
It is a pretty sad ‘gotcha’.
commented 2017-08-19 18:35:24 -0400
That’s all they got . Hell Hillary made them look like choir boys . And the Liberals have given her $20 million .
commented 2017-08-19 18:24:13 -0400
The video Caolan posted called “Why I Left the Rebel” is a scathing review of The Rebel and paints Ezra a conniving, schemer that is trying to over-fund projects for more money. There video splices in lots of twitter and email snippets and taped conversations. I am glad I listened to Ezra’s video but regret that he responded to their threats by going to London and talking to them. He should have just let them do a mean video and laughed at it. Now Rebel members are unsure of what to believe.
On the positive side, Sheila Gunn Reid is very trustworthy and she vouches for you and Tommy Robinson stands up for what is right always. Anyway, the weird smile on Caolan’s face in his video makes me wonder whether he can be trusted.
commented 2017-08-19 11:24:41 -0400
Edward Jobin – very well explained. The problem is that the trolls don’t want to hear it because their egos never fully developed. They have been blinded by their own pride and selfish ways, and are unable to think critically. They have to be right at all costs, so they live in their make believe fantasy worlds, and try to force the rest of us to follow along on their path to hell.
commented 2017-08-19 09:00:21 -0400
Hey Liberal troll tell me how diversity is our strength ?
commented 2017-08-19 00:00:24 -0400
Sarah Da Silverman: I think you didn’t finish reading my entire post. As I also said I don’t know of anybody who doesn’t have some skeleton n their closet, some dirty secret, family or personal or friend, some law that they broke, some time when they might have lost their temper, or cussed someone out or just been a general jerk. I know I have and I can bet most people including yourself have as well. The law knows this and it is why it is a serious crime to try and use something against someone for money. If what they did was so awful then they should have gone to the police or posted their information rather than try to use this to benefit themselves. Again as I have not seen what the evidence is for or against I am not saying what did happen but how the law considers it if it did. All of us have an Achilles heel, the law recognizes this and that is why they punish those who wish to exploit it for personal gain.
commented 2017-08-18 23:59:41 -0400
Daryl Herman,

Holy shit – you have following Ezra’s bullshit for 25 years? Wow.

Then the factual and well researched article about him should have been like a trip down memory lane for you.
commented 2017-08-18 23:43:58 -0400
Sarah if you are ever attacked by a sharia patrol i will not be there, even if i am right beside you.
commented 2017-08-18 23:43:00 -0400
Sarah go lie about Rob Ford and our troops with the MSM.
commented 2017-08-18 23:42:18 -0400
Sarah glad to know you will be here for a very long time. And we are not the ones censoring , the left and you are so spare us the BS about an opposing view. LMAO!
commented 2017-08-18 22:33:59 -0400
@ Sarah commented 30 mins ago
Fantastic must read expose on Ezra Levant.

Well let’s see an EXPOSE on you!!
I’ve been following Ezra’s journalism for more than 25 years and you – sadistic Sarah are so full of shit that Canadian Natives would call you “Walking eagle” ( too full of shit to fly!)
LMFAO – you bring the National Post – the most Libtarded rag in Canada, to this table – IDIOT!
Your views aren’t opposing they are absolutely contradicting in every way.

Mark – this Sarah “thing” is a typical Libturd smelly troll – leaving bad smells everywhere.
Woman / Jimmy Reece – have you ever heard of deodorant??
commented 2017-08-18 21:17:34 -0400
Mark Chadwick,

I do want to be here. There needs to be opposing view and Ezra needs to be held accountable.
commented 2017-08-18 21:09:11 -0400
You don’t want to be here so just why the hell are you Sarah ?
commented 2017-08-18 20:17:57 -0400
Mark Chadwick,

I will go away when there is an error message that this page could not be found when you click on The Rebel.
commented 2017-08-18 20:07:26 -0400
Sarah go away . There is a bridge in the Monty Python movie waiting for you . You know the one with the 3 questions to pass .
commented 2017-08-18 19:42:34 -0400
Edward Jobin,

Pretty much every time someone has been blackmailed – it is because they have something on the other person. Something incredibly damaging.

If Caolin had nothing on Ezra – the proper response from Ezra would be: go fuck yourself.

That is what I would say if someone tried to blackmail me, but didn’t actually have anything factual on me that could be proven.

Ezra paid him – to shut him up and keep what he knows about Ezra out of public knowledge.

See how that works?
commented 2017-08-18 19:03:18 -0400
This week is another tempest in a tea pot for Trump. A Town hall poll shows that the majority of Americans think that either both the Neo-Nazis and the Antifa or the Antifa were responsible for the Charlottesville violence. The majority of Americans also support leaving Confederate memorials alone. Despite the almost universal storm of controversy in the swamp, the American people agree with Trump and Trump knows it. Same old…same old…
commented 2017-08-18 18:51:25 -0400
“I was upset that she went to the Charlottesville protests, despite my direction to her not to go in any capacity.”

Yet just two days ago, it was a different story!

“Our Faith Goldy was reporting from the leftists counter-protest to the alt-right rally in Charlottesville when a car plowed into the crowd.”

https://www.therebel.media/why_the_rebel_rejects_the_alt_right?page=5

As The Rebel grappled with the departures, Norwegian Cruise Lines bent to the pressure of U.K.-based advocacy group Hope Not Hate and cancelled The Rebel’s booking for a Caribbean voyage featuring talks by Rebel personalities, saying the views The Rebel has espoused are “inconsistent” with the cruise line’s own “core values.” Meanwhile, the anonymous online activist group Sleeping Giants reported its long-running efforts to organize an advertising boycott of The Rebel has now resulted in a total of 237 advertisers, including major automotive firms, airlines, retailers and governments, dropping The Rebel from their campaigns.

In an explosive video posted to YouTube on Thursday, featuring secretly recorded audio of Levant, Robertson claimed The Rebel has dishonestly solicited donations in excess of the costs of creating its content, concealed its use of the money, and oriented its news agenda around stories that can be turned into activist campaigns, generating a vast database of email addresses of sympathetic viewers and readers who can be mobilized for fundraising.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/politicians+contributors+distance+themselves+rebel+media/14245673/story.html

Don’t forget to donate more money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGsfYynLUT8
commented 2017-08-18 18:32:46 -0400
The media has gone full out mad recently and there is a cause. These things just don’t all happen at once. Could Trump have handled things better. No doubt. Things can always be said better but I’m not sure it would have mattered. When they are out to get you they will misrepresent what you said no matter how well you say it. In the atmosphere of fabricated accusation of being a Nazi or white supremacist these people know they are not going to be held to account for their baseless accusations so they are emboldened and they have found their shouting down anyone who disagrees with them an effective way to silence any reasonable conversation. I simply made a point on a forum yesterday asking is there at reason why you cannot both reject the evils of Nazism and the evils of communism at the same time and the response I received was F off Nazi pig die. How do even have a conversation with that? Even worse the media is spinning this insanely. I will not be surprised if their is a coup in the U.S. within the next 6 months. I hope I am delusional and wrong but I do not see an atmosphere where rational conversation or rule of law is being taken seriously. As I am not an American I have no vested interest in any of their monuments but I am more concerned about addressing these issues within the boundaries of the law where reason arguments can be made on both sides and decisions made without violence to anyone. I do not defend the actions of Nazis by I am under no illusion that those who operate under the Communist flag are our friends. It matters little to me who is the worse evil. Both the communist and Nazis have an extreme violent murderous past. I reject both ideologies without any conflict in my conscience.
commented 2017-08-18 18:05:44 -0400
Sarah: You are wrong again demonstrating your lack of understanding of the law. A person can be blackmailed for many reasons and some have nothing to do with them such as a racy picture shows up of a relative and you get blackmailed to protect that relatives identity. All of us though out their lives have said something stupid or done something stupid or even illegal. I bet not one person here can say they have never done anything. Almost everybody has some skeleton in their closet. But the law comes down heavy o those who wish to exploit someone over it. It involves prison sentences. If someone has some salacious gossip of film they need to expose requests for cash should never be part of the equation. As I have no specific knowledge as to what transpired I cannot say whether blackmail or extortion occurred but I do know it never ends well for those who try it and like David Letterman the people tend to rally around the victim of the extortion attempt.