February 01, 2017

Trudeau orders reporters to delete news — and Media Party applauds

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

There was a lot of confusion surrounding the mass murder at a Quebec mosque on Sunday night, as we’ve been reporting from the scene, at QuebecTerror.com.

At first, police arrested two suspects, Andre Bissonnette and Mohamed Belkhadir. Witnesses reported that the shooters shouted, "Allah Akbar."

The CBC, CTV, Quebec's TVA, and foreign media all ran with that information.

But by mid-day, these "facts" had changed.

Yesterday, Justin Trudeau’s top PR aide, Kate Purchase, sent a scolding letter to Fox News, accusing them of tweeting “false and misleading language relating to the identity of the suspect.”

But the Fox tweet had simply said that one suspect was Moroccan, and cited reports to that effect, which had been running everywhere, including the CBC.

In journalism, when news changes, you update it. You don’t delete it.

(And when did the prime minister’s office get into the business of telling reporters to delete stories? Could you even imagine if Stephen Harper had demanded that a reporter somewhere delete information?)

So how did the Canadian media react to Kate Purchase’s message?

CBC deleted posts with any mention of a Muslim suspect. CTV and the Toronto Star were thrilled. So were the Canadian Press and Global News.

The CBC had a pundits panel on the subject, and not one of them had any qualms about the Prime Minister demanding that reporters delete news.

Now, here’s what’s next:

Montreal police have arrested a man “accused of online hate speech targeting Muslims.”

Making death threats is a crime. Terrorism is a crime. But hate is not a crime; it’s a human emotion.

But look at the last sentence:

"The force is hiring 55 people whose jobs will include monitoring social media sites for hate speech.”

That’s not police work. That’s censorship.

I predict that The Rebel eventually will face some sort of legal sanction.

And you know that the media will be 100% supportive of it...

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Our Quebec correspondent and National Post columnist Barbara Kay, plus: Faith Goldy debriefs us on her reporting at the scene of the Quebec City attack.

(Remember: You can see all her investigative reports at QuebecTerror.com.)

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commented 2017-02-02 01:06:54 -0500
Jay Kelly the Rebel is media just not the media party or MSM. There are different kinds of media. And what hate speech are you referring to? Criticism is not hate speech and who the hell decides what constitutes what hate speech? If you had sense that would scare you, because it will affect you one day, it is not only going to be applied where you agree.
commented 2017-02-02 01:05:16 -0500
Hi Ezra
If Justin and his Secret Police “the MSM” come for you, Myself and I’m sure many 1000’s of other Rebel supporters are ready to financially support your battle for free speech and the truth. Keep up the great reporting and thank you to all at the Rebel, we have your back!!
commented 2017-02-02 01:05:10 -0500
Of course the Conservative opposition will fold on M103. Just the mention of “Lock Her Up” causes Rona Ambrose to clutch her pearls and cry racist.
commented 2017-02-02 01:04:46 -0500
We can all pray very hard for divine intervention so that Trudeau is not allowed to turn Canada into an Islamic State. “Prayer moves the hand of God.”
commented 2017-02-02 00:42:00 -0500
Robert Fife looks like he has a bad case of hives or maybe guilt from all the lying lately. The guy was blinking rapidly, twitching and shifting in his chair and when he finally blurted out his slurred message he looked like he was ready to blow a gasket or fly into a rage. This fake news business must be hard on poor Robert. Don Martin on the other hand was his usual bumbling self with maybe some added contortions like he couldn’t deal with another outlet daring to tell the truth. On the same type topic Trump sent out a good zinger today when he was asked if he watches CNN he replied no because they are fake news. The media war is getting hot and maybe Robert Fife should pack it in before he has a heart attack!
commented 2017-02-02 00:35:27 -0500
Terry Macleod— that is exactly what my buddy would say.
commented 2017-02-02 00:25:19 -0500
…same as ‘book-burning’

commented 2017-02-02 00:22:54 -0500
commented 2017-02-02 00:18:23 -0500
Peter Toth: Keep asking, that question needs to stay out there circulating. In fact, I’ll be dropping it from now-on too since it’s been effective when I’ve asked it in the past. So much of the Left-narative is falsity right out in the open. They, along with their media, play to to low-information voter as well as the low-info-politicians and other opportunists to carry on essentially a huge charade.
commented 2017-02-02 00:03:56 -0500
@ Jay Kelly, "Why does TheRebel.media use the word media in its name if it does not consider itself part of the media? "

They do consider themselves media, Just not the main stream media. They call themselves “alternative media”.

Honestly Jay, I have no idea where you get your twisted “facts”. I bet you cannot point to where any contributor staff, of Ezra himself who stated that they do not consider themselves media.

Damn, Jay, are you a pathological liar and deceiver or is your deception completely intentional?
commented 2017-02-02 00:03:30 -0500
I am sorry for my mouth to Terry MacLeod. I thought that you were making fun of my friend. My friend will leave this world very shortly. Tomorrow we visit.
commented 2017-02-01 23:56:00 -0500
Can you even begin to imagine having a Low Life Leftie telling US – how we should think.
commented 2017-02-01 23:53:40 -0500
I’ve asked this over and over again. What race is Islam?
commented 2017-02-01 23:49:01 -0500
Shebel the media is doing what our waist of skin PM tells them to do , or they won’t get the 1.5 billion of the Canadian tax payers money every year .
commented 2017-02-01 23:42:34 -0500
Jay I see you are back . Did you’re mom pay you’re internet bill .
commented 2017-02-01 23:37:34 -0500
I think the reason Trudeau was so ticked off with Fox, is because he himself has converted to Islam. Only a Muslim would feel that strongly about some news in another country!
commented 2017-02-01 23:32:51 -0500
Guess I better say it while I can. Islam is a disgusting political ideology masquerading as a religion. I hate islam. Once more. I hate islam.
commented 2017-02-01 23:32:13 -0500
Ron Voss, yes, you are exactly right. Our conservative leaders haven’t really stood for anything because of political correctness and they’re not even standing up to Trudeau and the Liberals. Why is suicide at an all time high among our young people? Trudeau has his cure though. That was his main campaign promose, legalizing another drug, marijuana. If only Canada had someone of Trump’s calibre to turn things around for Canada before Trudeau completely ruins it. Trudeau Sr started destroying the country and dividing the west against the east and now his son will finish it off.
commented 2017-02-01 23:26:00 -0500
“Today a man only talks freely to his wife – at night, with the blankets pulled over his head” – Isaac Babel
commented 2017-02-01 23:23:59 -0500
Prime Minister should be challenged in the House of Commons question period to wit:
“Will the Prime Minister admit to all Canadians that he is now a Muslim ?”
This secret holiday to a private island and all the other things Trudeau has said and done lead me and many Canadians to believe that he has secretly become a follower of their profit. They call them crypto-Muslims , those who live in the secular world but work to advance the cause of Islam.
How’s this comment for hate speech religious police?
commented 2017-02-01 23:14:05 -0500
At Jay Kelly: Is rioting a form of hatred?
commented 2017-02-01 23:06:45 -0500
It is truly amazing how many people think that ISLAM is a RACE. This is Crazy.
commented 2017-02-01 23:03:08 -0500
What really pisses me off about all this SHIT—is that the media has no problem speaking about White people , Brown People , Canadians , Black People , Red people ,maybe even Yellow people— Which is NOT the fucking Point——- It is ALL about MUSLIMS and that is just their Religion.
commented 2017-02-01 23:00:36 -0500
At Jay Kelly: Did you check out Breitbart ..about Anti-Milo Protesters Start Fires? What’s your take on that?
commented 2017-02-01 22:59:29 -0500
JOSEPHINE BRENNING, as you say, “the current environment in Canada is truly frightening” and sadly, like you, “I fear not for myself, but”, in my case, for my daughter and grandchild.
Looking back, I believe that a lot of what got us to this place in time is that so-called conservatives and so-called conservative politicians bowing to ‘progressive’ political correctness (cultural Marxism) and the leftist media, such as accepting that our planet is being threatened by man-made climate change due to CO2 emissions, one’s sex is fluid, and Islam is a religion of peace. Insanity.
commented 2017-02-01 22:55:08 -0500
A snippet from the Criminal Code: (319): 2
Wilful promotion of hatred
(2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
(fuller context at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng )
commented 2017-02-01 22:53:34 -0500
Baby Justin is demonstrating the effects of his prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol along with his own admitted use of the same. The man is intellectually and morally challenged and would be doing Canada a favour if he would resign as Prime Minister and call an election so that some sanity can be restored to the actions of the Canadian Government!
commented 2017-02-01 22:51:02 -0500
BOB URBAN – Your comment I find very offensive. I love it. Keep it up. We need more people willing to speak their mind and show disdain for their leaders.