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 2017-02-01 21:14:19 -0500
Who needs journalism when we have Facebook likes? Case closed! Can we defund the CBC now?
commented 2017-02-01 21:13:02 -0500
There’s two ways to get an education. You can go to school or you can pay for it.
Experience is something you get, usually right after you need it.
commented 2017-02-01 21:09:42 -0500
Bissonnette liked Trump and Le Pen on Facebook, so it’s their fault that he did this? Why not just blame Dempster’s Bread?
commented 2017-02-01 21:08:57 -0500
Paranoia is just safe thinking when everyone is out to get you. Don’t worry
commented 2017-02-01 21:07:07 -0500
It was only a matter of time before the fake shootings started happening here. Fife and the other vampire on the CTV panel were sickening, as usual. If terrorism is political gain through violence, who is the terrorist?
commented 2017-02-01 21:06:57 -0500
So, in other words, if Liberal Motion M-103 passes, it could be a criminal offence to dislike Islam, but not any other religion. What sense does that make?
commented 2017-02-01 20:59:41 -0500
Sickening what Trudeau and Company are doing to our country!
Imagine that! Robert Fife of CTV claiming Fox News wasn’t deleting their earlier tweet because it “doesn’t fit their narrative”. We are living in an insane Alice in Wonderland world.
commented 2017-02-01 20:57:59 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,739 Attacks, 209,902 Killed, 293,542 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-02-01 20:57:21 -0500
Ezra, this outstanding show needs to be put outside the paywall. More people need to hear these arguments.

Man, Canada is really going down the toilet hole.
commented 2017-02-01 20:46:34 -0500
Ezra is a freedom fighter! Good for him.
commented 2017-02-01 20:43:47 -0500
Wow….is I don’t agree with Trudeau’s action’s..one example….elbowing a Female co worker in the chest considered hate speech?
commented 2017-02-01 20:41:20 -0500
No communist nation has 2 parties or differing news outlets – no diversity of though or opinion is allowed – welcome to Cuba – the ultimate Trudeau dream for Canada
commented 2017-02-01 20:33:57 -0500
On the plus side, the Liberals will only be in power for 2.72 more years. The leftists are destroying their cause by shackling themselves to Muslim refugees, dark-ages barbarians who despise every leftist value. More voters are becoming red-pilled about this lunacy every day.
commented 2017-02-01 20:20:31 -0500
We pay the media. It is not Justin’s call to tell them to remove media from websites.
commented 2017-02-01 20:14:53 -0500
CBC agenda is that Muslims are good! They don’t know a thing about it . Pure Canadian lies and Bullshit.