August 30, 2016

Canadian newspaper’s front page scolds readers for having “wrong” opinions

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Canada’s newspapers are in deep trouble. It’s tough to compete with free, immediate media you can hold in the palm of your hand.

But here’s another problem: I’ll show you the front page of the St. John’s Telegram from a few days ago. The giant headline screams, “This is not OK!”

The managing editor wrote a front page article defending one of the women who works at the paper. Tara Bradbury had been writing about things like "micro aggressions at the volunteer fire department."

Do you think that’s a way to sell newspapers in St. John’s, Newfoundland? On the Internet, people criticized her article. Some fairly, some unfairly.

So Tara Bradbury wrote about THAT, too: “Hate, misogyny and sexism — all in a day’s work”. And that column yielded another round of ridicule. Readers said, “Women have had equality for years and this is about getting more rights than men;” “Feminism is destroying the concept of family.”

Those aren’t rude or hateful comments. Just opinions.

To Tara the Snowflake, though, they were outrageous. Her white knight boss agreed.

And that’s what his crazy front page article was about: It’s wrong to have those opinions, people of St. John’s!

The company just told its customers that the customers aren’t OK. That’s an interesting business model…

NEXT:'s Candice Malcolm joined me to talk about this St. John’s newspaper's odd way of engaging with readers!

PLUS: Senior Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein and I discuss the National Energy Board and “social licence” for pipelines.

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commented 2016-09-05 13:54:32 -0400
Haven’t had a newspaper subscription for over 4 decades. Saw the bias then for PET the communist dictator wannabe. Safe to say will never have a subscription again either!
commented 2016-09-01 01:12:55 -0400
These dinosaur dead tree media yellow journo rags are in financial free fall and will soon be a derogatory foot note in the history books.

Few rational people are influenced by the sensationalism in these Barnum and Baily fossils of an age of naivety.
commented 2016-08-31 17:25:50 -0400
It would be great politics to make fun of how the social left, including the leftist media, is so lazy and shallow, they judge based on what is said, and not what is done, or judge symbolism which con people constantly manipulate and take advantage off, instead of substance.

In fact, a symbol for the bigoted left, including Feminists, is a rainbow coloured swastika as such people/groups are just as bigoted as those from the right who wear a black swastika, but dishonestly paint themselves with colours indicating tolerance, diversity and acceptance like the equally bigoted LGBT rainbow flag because those who fly it are a bunch of heterophobic intolerant types not wanting “diversity” in difference of opinion and will unaccept them and make comments like the newpaper above or charge them with hate speech that these haters disagree with
commented 2016-08-31 17:16:28 -0400
The real problem is mainstream Conservative politicians and those in the mainstream conservative media are afraid to take a stance against this for fear of the “hate” or “bigot card” , possibly because we have all of these human rights commissions and courts run by demi-God Leftists who will get people in a lot of trouble for speech.

So long as such Con Politicians feel they will not lose any votes and won’t result in not getting or staying elected, they will continue to do this
commented 2016-08-31 15:50:45 -0400
Canada is still a young country. Canada will learn that it is impossible to please everyone. It will learn too late.

Even the ‘Rebels’ here are easily offended, it’s not only the Liberals. So when I say Communism is preferable to a mish mash of a Democracy consisting of conflicting cultures(which is essentially [or soon will be] anarchy). I am now the government boot kisser and all logical argument is out the door. Communism bad, bring in the 3rd worlders. Makes sense. Forget all the rioting hordes of people who’s welfare just got cut off, I don’t need an evil stormtrooper squad to protect me right? We can cleanse the filth from our lands without an evil dictator right? I suppose it would be 50-50 on who’s side that dictator would take, are they better than the odds I have now? Unfortunately all of this chaos is likely purposefully engineered for the sole purpose of accepting a dictator over freedom.

I predict that a great purge will have to take place for the west to survive, China and Russia I see rubbing their hands in anticipation of feeling better about themselves.

Democracy and freedom of speech CAN work. Despite anything I may have said. However, I believe this can only be possible in a more or less ethnically homogeneous society. So we kind of messed up there. We have destroyed our own democracy.
commented 2016-08-31 15:00:34 -0400
FREEDOM OF SPEECH is on the way out here in Canada. Seems EVERYONE is offended by everything so we’ll just shut everyone down and the governments can tell us how to think, what we can say and how to live. You voted for it, you accept it and willingly pay for it!!
commented 2016-08-31 14:43:31 -0400
JUST MORE MSM BS no wonder they are looked upon with mistrust and disgust. You cannot believe one thing they write anymore.
commented 2016-08-31 14:29:37 -0400
The MSM all think that freedom of speech was written in our constitutions exclusively for them. They want to be the controllers of what is and what is not said. Really what difference is there between the National Post, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star? Nothing really. All the same stories, all the same angles, all the same point of view.
commented 2016-08-31 13:39:36 -0400
I second the motion for Ezra or Brian to run as conservative anywhere, they are the BEST.
commented 2016-08-31 11:09:17 -0400
I would love to see Ezra OR Brian run for conservative leader.
commented 2016-08-31 10:04:51 -0400
If conservatives could take a pill and turn green or red or have some other demonstrable “identity” , we could apply for jobs at these media outlets and when turned away we could take our cases to the phoney leftist Human Rights Tribunals like all the other groups that are “discriminated against”.
Outnumbered? Thats a joke. Just try to find a conservative thinking person at CBC on camera , behind camera or in the massive bureaucracy and editorial staff that obfuscates the truth and feeds us daily pablem that Mansbridge and company broadcast to the masses.
Personally I think we choose the wrong enemy to fight . Radio host Mark Levin refers to the media as the Praetorian Guard, an army that protects the leftists and advances the cause. The battle should be against this putrid media threat that is destroying any sense of democracy in North America. We pay billions to have this propoganda shoved down our throat without a counter voice ,irrespective of the fact that our tax dollars are feeding this cow the media has become.
Perhaps an ideology can be the victim of discrimination. Maybe we should be challenging the media outlets for their discriminatory policies directed at conservatives. Just something to think about.
commented 2016-08-31 09:48:26 -0400
I cannot believe the arrogance of these socialist rags. Some of the people will support them. Those individuals need to be challenged into having to think about why they support their point of view and ask themselves is what they are saying making any real sense.
They indeed have the freedom to tell people what they think, but the reality is that the consumer is intelligent. They are capable of making their own decisions.
At the end of the day News Papers like the Toronto Star. Magazines like McCleans will lose support unless what they have to say is true or makes sense and is not just a touchy feely feel good message with no real substance.

They may get readership long enough for thinking people to examine what they have to say with a critical eye. That of course, is part of the beauty of living in a democratic society. We can read them & if we disagree we can write opposing articles.

One does need to ask oneself though if we support the Liberal Socialist message how long shall it be before we lose our freedom of speech.

Historically, under any socialist political system, free speech is the first thing taken away from the people. All one has to do is look at Marxist ideology; Communist ideology. All we have to do is look at countries such as China; Venezuela;Cuba and in the not so distant past Nazi Germany and the former Soviet Union.
commented 2016-08-31 09:28:09 -0400
This is why I no longer subscribe to the Winnipeg Free Press. During the election campaign they were such Trudeau tub thumpers I couldn’t stand it anymore. Not even a pretence of objectivity. I figure they need me more than I need them what with newspaper readership in decline and all. Its too bad. I miss my morning paper.
commented 2016-08-31 08:15:09 -0400
This is just another distraction.The real issue the fems should be worried about is the culture brewing in this country and around the world that will put them back 200 years.Wake up there is a stronger fight ahead.
commented 2016-08-31 05:10:58 -0400
Feminism is already redistributing wealth from men to women. Socialized healthcare is used by women much more than men, hence men subsidize women’s health care. Women live longer than men, and receive old age security pension for longer. While men account for the majority of taxable income.

It’s not about equality, its about wealth redistribution.
commented 2016-08-31 03:46:03 -0400
A few weeks back, the Winnipeg Sun had actually made a reference to the rebel.
commented 2016-08-31 02:30:31 -0400
It sure is troll’s paradise these days.
commented 2016-08-31 02:22:05 -0400
Feminism is just another branch of cultural marxism. It is about seeing women as the victim class, the proletariat. And men as the greedy domineering bourgeoisie, who must have their utility and wealth taken by force and redistributed to the victim class. This system punishes the strong and productive, and gifts the undeserving. If cultural marxism is allowed to progress far enough, it leads to the complete collapse of society. ie. Soviet Union, Venezuela, Vietnam, etc.

The people at this newspaper seem to identify as full on feminists, (proletariat), so any anti-feminist thoughts are seen as personal attacks, not just differences of opinion. It would be the same as the reaction a slave would have if you have an opinion that he doesn’t deserve freedom. It’s deeply personal, that’s what I think. This is why they decided to break out the ‘Pearl Harbor has been attacked’ font. They take it very seriously.
commented 2016-08-31 01:29:31 -0400
The Telegram is a disgusting leftist propaganda front and I told them so last time they phoned my home looking for subscribers. They’re desperate. I asked her why they don’t have a single conservative working for them. “I don’t know.” “Well, you should know. You’re the one trying to make a sale here. Please never call my home again.”

I’m so glad I fled that horrid place. Completely full of victims. It’s like a farm of humans.
commented 2016-08-31 00:41:33 -0400
Snowflakes melt around me
commented 2016-08-30 22:40:21 -0400
My older family members tell me that they can remember me sitting in the living room with my face buried in newspapers when I was in primary school. Teachers had already explained the distinction between news reporting, opinion, and editorial comment, and I was fascinated.
The St. John’s Telegram incident demonstrates that it’s not only today’s “online trolls” who can’t see the difference, some of today’s journalists are also foggy on the concept. Both the opinion/rebuttal column and the front-page quasi-editorial published by the Telegram were really dumb ideas. If I were the boss, neither piece would have been printed.
Gee, Toto, it’s not 1965 anymore. One of the golden rules of modern journalism is “Don’t Feed The Trolls,” and it’s about time certain journalists picked up on this while they still have a job.
commented 2016-08-30 22:35:12 -0400
I love debating with feminists, ’cause I have a card up my sleeve. I always insist, they cease using anything “built” or “invented” by men. Every form of mass communication, every form of mass transportation, electricity (and everything that runs on it), central heating and a/c, indoor plumbing (listed as tops by most women), the roads the buildings, Human Rights and all our freedoms, rule of law, every form of scientific enquiry, all of the various sciences, philosophy, psychology, etc etc.

These women today want to count the number female vs male ceo’s. They remind me of when I was about 7yrs old, and a friend got royally ticked off because I got more candies at Halloween they he did!!
THAT – is their maturity level!!

So ironically, all those men back in the late 1800’s early 1900’s that said “don’t let women in”, “don’t let them vote”, “they’re too emotional and don’t know what they’re talking about”? Yeah, well, today’s feminists are simply proving those guys were actually right all along – that’s all they’ve done!!
commented 2016-08-30 22:24:31 -0400
JT is utilizing his experience in the entertainment industry by writing, acting and directing his own production called: How To Fool Enough Of The People, All Of The Time.
JT will blame the NEB, protesters, the Conservative government, and any other people or entities necessary to ban more pipelines. The clueless among us will fall for it and continue to praise Our Dear Leader for supporting our need for good private infrastructure jobs and investment. So you see, by logic and reason outside of his control (that’s the fiction part), there will be no pipelines.
- A Trudeau/Butts Production
commented 2016-08-30 21:45:19 -0400
Ezra – WWF – It is not the World Wildlife Fund as you stated. It is actually called the World Wide Fund. It says nothing about wildlife. That is also part of the lie.
commented 2016-08-30 21:37:18 -0400
Real Journalists would never act in such an immature fashion. If she can’t stand the heat, she should go back to the kitchen and bake some cookies!
commented 2016-08-30 21:19:40 -0400
- Writing about feminism & scolding anyone with a dissenting view on the remains of dead trees. I think were half way to a comedy sketch here.

- The Liberal goal is to destroy the Canadian energy sector & economy. Where they’re stumbling is in trying to make it look like they’re being reasonable while they’re doing it. Follow the money from the “environmental” organizations these clowns are connected to & you’ll see who they’re doing this for.
commented 2016-08-30 21:15:50 -0400
Mr. Levant, don’t you dare leave The Rebel………… are needed. Thanks for all you do.
commented 2016-08-30 20:51:51 -0400
Eliminating an energy sector isn’t going to get rid of a few degenerates. It’ll make more, and destroy the country. I wouldn’t blame Justin, he’s too stupid to realize he’s being manipulated
commented 2016-08-30 20:48:35 -0400
How will she feel when Sharia becomes the law of the land?
commented 2016-08-30 20:48:11 -0400
The absolute arrogance of the MSM is nauseating.