March 28, 2017

Quebec Liberals grab more control over media with $40M newspaper handout

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Today is budget day in Quebec, which is governed by the Liberals. And they’re going to give $40 million (taxpayers dollars) to newspapers. As a gift.

If you are a businessman — an owner, a publisher, a producer — and you take ten million dollars from the Quebec Liberals, are you going to be more friendly to the Quebec Liberals? Of course you are.

As you know, here at The Rebel we live completely off the support of our viewers: our ads from millions of views on YouTube, hundreds of thousands of views behind our paywall, thousands of donors to our crowdfunding.

There is not a single donor who comes close to providing even one per cent of our revenues. So we can be neutral.

But if someone were to give me a million or ten million bucks, I think it would be psychologically impossible not to consider them as a partner, or even an owner.

And that’s exactly what the Quebec Liberals want:

The de facto nationalization of the province’s newspapers.

NEXT: It might not be long before we’re the only independent voice in Quebec, like we’re becoming in English Canada.

That’s because a few weeks ago, we started doing the occasional video en francais, led by Eric Duhaime — who’s also one of my guests on tonight’s show. We talk about the state of Quebec media and how these newspaper grants will alter the landscape.

THEN: Author and activist Raheel Raza, President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, joins me.

We talk about her weekend summit of Muslim reformists from the U.S. and Canada, some of whom have lost family and friends over their activism.

We also discuss my idea that the Rebel should help spread the messages of these reformist Muslims.

FINALLY: I read your messages to me!

 

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commented 2017-03-28 21:16:23 -0400
Well I know how to stop corruption in Quebec. Stop transfer payments!!! I know how Raheel can destroy jihadists. Man cannot fight evil alone. It’s not a battle of flesh and blood, but of principalities and spirituality. Convert to Catholicism. He is the covenant. It’s much more complicated but much more worth it. Christ was a serious guy and didn’t talk about feelings much. The prince of peace. He delivered the sword
commented 2017-03-28 20:59:10 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,035 Attacks, 212,413 Killed, 293,960 Injured that we know of.

Raheel Raza may want to reform her Muslim faith, but there’s no changing objective truth. No matter how much she desires to reform Islam, Mohammad was who he was and the Koran says what it says. Google Walid Shoebat, former Palestinian terrorist and Christian convert. He’s very articulate and logical in his analysis of Islam in Bible prophesy. Islam is Satanic, Muslims, however, are people…. deceived people, but people. As a Christian, I believe Jesus died for them all but they still have to accept it.
commented 2017-03-28 20:56:09 -0400
EZRA , good show

Iam sure ERIC DUHAIME is going to have some juicy follow ups on bribe gate
commented 2017-03-28 20:54:37 -0400
Who ever controls the bank controls the Govt.And who ever controls the media controls the public
commented 2017-03-28 20:32:48 -0400
Liberals are shameless and corrupt beyond belief. They digust me!