March 24, 2017

#FakeNews: King James banned it 300 years ago. See how that worked out.

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The political-media industrial complex just couldn’t understand why it lost the Brexit referendum in the UK last summer, or the presidential election in the fall.

So they claim the election was hacked. Then they invented the phrase "fake news” to bail themselves out. 

Mark Zuckerberg, the massive Democrat supporter, now has this thing on Facebook, that if you’re going to share a story, and Zuckerberg doesn’t like it, you’ll get a warning that the story you like isn’t “approved” by two left-wing groups: the Associated Press and a Democrat blog called Snopes.com.

But I want to tell you about something I came across:

A royal proclamation from 1688, from King James the Second — to restrain the spreading of “false news.”

Here’s a portion (in the original Old English):

"Men have assumed to themselves a Liberty, not only in Coffee houses, but in other Places and Meetings both publick and private, to Censure and Defaine the Proceedings of State, by speaking evil of Things they understand not.”

So the king issued a warning to people not to do any "Writing, Printing or Speaking, to utter or publish any false News or Reports whatsoever, or to intermeddle with the Affairs of State or Government…”

I’ll tell you what happened to the king not long after he issued this proclamation.

But let’s just say that the "fake news" thing is back — I don’t think our culture values freedom enough to have a revolution over it…

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Sam Westrop of the Gatestone Institute talks about the fallout from the UK terror attack, then Barbara Kay and I talk about the vote on the Liberals' anti-Islamophobia motion M103, and what to expect now.

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commented 2017-03-25 15:13:08 -0400
Want to eliminate islamophobia? Eliminate islam.
commented 2017-03-25 14:05:31 -0400
The problem is that the term ‘Islamophobia’ is a wholly made up term. There is no official definition of this term, so how is it possible to study the effects and propose a solutions to a nondefined quantity. This is worse than Orwell’s 1984 and is a term invented to attempt to prevent discussion on the merits of various cultures in our countries in the western world. Our politicians are all dumber than a sack of shit.
commented 2017-03-25 13:35:42 -0400
Praise the Lord and swing into position
Can’t afford to be a politician
Praise the Lord, we’re all between perdition
And the deep blue sea
commented 2017-03-25 12:52:02 -0400
- There used to be a huge social media site called Myspace. When Facebook came along Myspace was largely abandoned. If Twitter, Facebook & YouTube want to censor their customers & content creators someone else will become the next big social media site. If the government wants to shut down free speech on the internet they won’t be able to do it quietly through their cronies.

- Turning off the funding to terrorists should be job one. Trudeau is increasing funding instead.

- M-104 & anything it spawns needs to be a top issue in the upcoming CPC leadership decision & the next federal election.
commented 2017-03-25 10:49:36 -0400
Shouting Praise the Lord we’re on a mighty mission
All aboard, we ain’t a-goin fishin’
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free
commented 2017-03-25 08:53:51 -0400
Great show Ezra. I can’t help but extend a comparison of JT to King James & royalty.
I am hoping to see you draw some attention to the Andrew Potter/McGill/Butts “situation”.
commented 2017-03-25 04:08:59 -0400
Chong needs to go. I don’t care who wins, as long as it is not him.
commented 2017-03-25 01:21:24 -0400
Very good interview and discussion with Barbara Kay. The entire M-103 charade will flesh out the CINO’s like Chong and that will kill his chances of becoming leader. I noticed that Genuis focused on the ideology portion yesterday and is not comfortable with connecting the people (muslims) with terrorism so he is suffering with a bout of islamophobia by deflecting the conversation probably due to fear of being accused of racism and bigotry. Jason Kenney is also a supporter of muslim immigrants as he brought in hundreds of thousands when he was immigration minister and I have seen some of his recent comments. I think this fact alone will ensure Jean is selected as the leader of the merged conservatives in Alberta and could cause considerable friction within the new party.
commented 2017-03-25 00:56:55 -0400
“Modern man is staggering and losing his balance because he is being pelted with little pieces of alleged fact which are native to the newspapers; and, if they turn out not to be facts, that is still more native to newspapers.”

G. K. Chesterton
commented 2017-03-25 00:17:12 -0400
@stephen Hicken….what?……are you for some reason legally disqualified from owning a gun?….if not then you are a fool not to own one…or more….if for no other reason than simply to piss off liberals….:-)
commented 2017-03-24 23:36:36 -0400
John Ball mentioned, Not to forget the Christians. You are right John, Christians are just as much a target as are Jewish People. In fact there are 96 verses in the Quran that tell Muslims to kill Christians and I suspect at least an equal number about killing Jews. Meanwhile we all sit back, complacently watching Trudeau setting up the arrangements for our demise. He will have his Muslim Friends Slythering through the Woods following the scent of Jews and Christians, just like The Great Jabberwok, with Throats and Blood on their Wokey minds.

The Great Jabberwok, Slythering and Wokey are from ‘Alice Through The Lookinglass’ if my memory serves me right.
commented 2017-03-24 22:46:35 -0400
The Liberals went too far when the PMO refused reasonable suggestions to remove the unnecessary and highly contentious “i-word” from M-103. This was a transparently obvious attempt to lead their opponents to make inflammatory responses. Shouldn’t Canadians expect their leaders to conduct themselves to a higher standard of behavior than common, foolish Internet trolls?
The widespread negative response to M-103 could very well be an indication that Canadians’ patience with the Liberals is approaching a tipping point. For nearly a year and a half, this government has fed Canadians a steady diet of nothing but empty “virtue-signalling” calories. Will we ever get some good, old-fashioned meat and potatoes?
commented 2017-03-24 22:09:25 -0400
300 years ago in merry old England the people had swords ,knives, spears , bows and arrows and pitchforks and the will to stand against a king. Today in ordinary bland Canada, we are complacent,and comfortable in out homes and rarely watch politics. We might have a pocket knife or a shovel but the govt has the people with the guns. They win.
commented 2017-03-24 22:05:36 -0400
Maybe Robson can do a video on the history of fake news.
commented 2017-03-24 21:50:32 -0400
Ezra, shhh. Justin might use this old English proclamation as the basis for upcoming dictates via M103 by his government. You see, to quell opposition to such restriction on freedom of speech and thought, Trudeau will just say, “this legislation is derived from Canada’s great Anglo-Saxon heritage”. Who can argue with that?
commented 2017-03-24 21:17:37 -0400
EZRA , we love BARBARA KAY

Good show tonight !!
commented 2017-03-24 21:07:14 -0400
Too much to comment. I suppose stupid people forget. History repeats itself. Thing is, peace came on earth with the new covenant, the truth, and it was rejected. By now you can see the scriptures have become realized. There is no other king. This all started 2000 years ago the French started the revolution and its been downhill since. King James was a fake
commented 2017-03-24 21:05:52 -0400
“A high horse!! A high horse!!! My riding in Montreal Papineau for a UN high horse!!”
commented 2017-03-24 20:56:38 -0400
Great show Ezra as always, and I enjoyed the King James segment. When discussing the anti Semitism by Muslims maybe you could include the anti Christian hatred as well. Islam does not discriminate when it comes to hatred.
commented 2017-03-24 20:53:42 -0400
Actually, Ezra, I was quite impressed with your history lesson. Well done! Now don’t be stepping on John Robson’s toes, now. ;o)
commented 2017-03-24 20:17:14 -0400
King James would have got his way today only if it was a leftist government is power.