November 06, 2017

The mainstream media will even lie to you about how Trump fed fish

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Today, here’s the media bias story to end all stories.

Not just because it’s so blatant. But because it’s so trivial:

Trump was in Japan. As part of a photo-op, he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were feeding food to lively fish called koi.

If you watch the whole clip, which I'll show you, you’ll see that Trump watched what his host did, then copied him, by first spooning out the food, then emptying the whole box into the pond.

But CNN edited it, and tweeted it, to make it look like only Trump had dumped the whole box upside down.

See the implication? Trump can’t control himself. He’s rude, he doesn’t follow cultural signals from foreigners, he’s undiplomatic.

One site picked up the story, with the headline:

Big stupid baby dumps a load of fish food on Japanese koi pond

Bloomberg ran with the spin. So did other outlets and pundits, including the CBC and the Toronto Star.

Look, it’s a photo op. It’s not about free trade with Asia or anything that matters.

But that's the point: Even this nothingness — it’s a lie.

The Internet quickly saw CNN's deception and mocked them.

But so what? Millions of people watch CNN around the world, around the clock. And they all saw the lie.

Even if a lot of people saw the truth, the damage was done — what percent of those who saw the original lie saw the truth? I doubt most did.

You just can’t trust the mainstream media — even about how a man fed some fish.

NEXT: Our own John Cardillo and I talk about the mass shooting in a Texas church, and what the left still doesn’t understand about firearms and gun control.

John's experience as a former police officer provides valuable insights (and accurate ones, unlike many opinions you'll hear from the Media Party...)

THEN: Lawyer John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, joins me to talk about the disturbing story of the Canadian school that hid a child’s “gender transition” from parents, in the name of NDP mandated “student privacy.” 

FINALLY: Your messages to me about Friday's monologue, and mixed reactions to our "Climate Barbie" nickname for the Environment Minister.

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commented 2017-11-08 01:46:29 -0500
Andrew Stephenson please show me when the Rebel has done anything like this. Now go be a good hate filled sheep.
commented 2017-11-07 14:46:09 -0500
@ Paul Mccullough “- One of Trumps’ biggest achievements has been exposing the fake news industry.”
That is a fact Paul , and it is beautifully done. Fake news outlets are shooting themselves in the foot left and right, thanks to Trump, and social media of course. The truth is out there and much to the msm’s dismay cannot be hidden forever.
commented 2017-11-07 14:42:20 -0500
Vague posturing? I thought I was pretty clear.
You wouldn’t know the truth if it sat up and slapped you in the face Andrew. If you think I and many people who come here do not gather information from a variety of sources of which there is a infinite library to investigate online, then you are wrong. Information gatherer’s form their own opinions . We have ‘informed’ opinions as opposed to brainwashed left speak talking points. If you think communism is dead you are either a liar or stupid. If you think communism is a good thing and or not an issue you are just stupid. The left has it’s panties in a twist because it can’t fight the internet. The information can’t be hidden anymore, from those who would spend the time to look. I would suggest you try it but your investment in looking out at the world through your navel ( visualize how that is possible, there is only one way) seems pretty ‘deep seated’. Let me know if that is too vague for you Andrew. You haven’t even opened the book let alone are on the same page, but do try to catch up.
commented 2017-11-07 12:24:33 -0500
- One of Trumps’ biggest achievements has been exposing the fake news industry. The mainstream fake news media arms its’ viewership with fake news & sends them out to get ripped apart on social media. Every time they do something like this they undermine their credibility a little more. They’ve become a joke.

- France has strict gun control – 12 shot to death at Charlie Hebdo, 130 people shot to death in the 2015 nightclub incident. What if the Texas shooter had used a bomb instead? The Texas shooter was a fanatical atheist & SJW. We don’t hear much from the mainstream media about that.

- So Notleys’ big plan for reelection is to sexualize children & forbid the parents from knowing about it. Can the NDP be more out of touch with reality? Now they’re going after disabled kids. Unbelievable. There’s a lesson in socialism here. Socialists see people as nothing more than a resource to be used & disposed of as they see fit. This includes children.
commented 2017-11-07 12:15:35 -0500
The things schools don’t know sometimes is remarkable. I have an Autistic daughter and I also happen to know through medical science that gender is predetermined, and that some people are indeed more than one gender. It’s a chromosomal anomaly that occurs in variations in approx. 1 in 13000 people. Yes, sometimes it’s literally 2 sets of reproductive organs, but not always. However,even in these rare cases, it is agreed upon that allowing the child to develop normally without surgical or hormonal interventions is the healthiest thing for the child medically and even according to the non-falsifiable “science” of psychology.

These children who claim to want to be a different gender are likely part of the 12999. Thanks math, the world’s only certainty!

Also, Autistic kids are developmentally delayed. An Autistic 11-yr-old is not the same as a person without a developmental disability, and to create this whole secret special designation of “the transgender kid” would encourage the behavior further because of all the attention. It’s the equivalent of getting some poor kid with Down’s Syndrome to dress up as a clown and entertain people. It’s a reprehensible form of child abuse by the school system.

If they did this to my child, I can’t even put into words how angry I would be.
commented 2017-11-07 11:49:04 -0500
“liza Rosie commented 31 mins ago
“CNN is more than happy to comply”

You mean CNN is happy to LIE.
It explains volumes Andrew that you respect an outlet like that, and if that is the codswallop you have been convinced to consume as the truth, it is no wonder you hold the misguided views of an communist. Socialists hide behind moral pandering and self righteous indignation but it seems you have all graduated to the next step. You would happily see people eliminated for your cause. That is how deep your hatred is. "

You don’t find it at all ironic that you post this on the Rebel, a site which is just as bad as CNN, although perhaps of more tasteful partisan skew to you?

I’m sure there’s a PhD thesis lurking in all this vague posturing over ‘socialists’, which are now interchangeable with “communists”. Apparently we’re all back in Joseph McCarthy’s basement, where absolutely everything you dislike is because of “communists”, even when it’s not. This need for invented bogeymen is fascinated, I suppose the perennial victim complex doesn’t work without one.
commented 2017-11-07 11:15:29 -0500
CNN is more than happy to comply”

You mean CNN is happy to LIE.
It explains volumes Andrew that you respect an outlet like that, and if that is the codswallop you have been convinced to consume as the truth, it is no wonder you hold the misguided views of an communist. Socialists hide behind moral pandering and self righteous indignation but it seems you have all graduated to the next step. You would happily see people eliminated for your cause. That is how deep your hatred is.
commented 2017-11-07 11:14:30 -0500
The mainstream media are so bought and paid for, so obsessed with taking down Trump that they fabricate and lie. They are no better than paid trolls. They don’t even seem to care that half the population know it . They don’t care about their reputations or being sources of factual information anymore. They wouldn’t know what that even was because they don’t want information they cannot twist up and turn into misinformation.
Do I ridicule our liberal politicians and the Dems in the States? Damn straight I do, but not at the expense of the information. Not in place of the facts. The msm are so bereft of any moral compass and so inept at their jobs that even this episode, where Trump was exactly mirroring what the Japanese President did, has been edited so it would be represented other than the way that it happened. That Andrew is the point, and you missed it.
commented 2017-11-07 11:11:12 -0500
Well there you go folks, all knowing Andrew has set the record straight. Now don’t you all feel enlightened? Personally, I would like to see Andrew go play on a freeway somewhere.
commented 2017-11-07 10:56:15 -0500
For a while now I’ve been saying the state is escalating its totalitarian takeover, or it’s move from covert fascism to overt fascism – in aid of Globalism. If this state-driven, blatant and forced cancellation of the parents basic right and responsibility to care for their own children, through ‘legislation’, isn’t a clear example of that escalation and take over, then I don’t know what is!
As for the parents allowing the state to do this to their own children; I remember there was some half-hearted protests from a few parents in Ontario protesting the forcing of the convicted pedophile Levin’s so-called sex-ed curriculum on the children of Ontario – it’s still being forced on them by the self-avowed lesbian Premiere Wynne, as we speak…
The devils and degenerates who people this evil juggernaut rolling over us, unopposed, are not going to be stopped until there is blood in the streets – they’re goin’ for it!
This all seems as un real and unbelievable as the scary/ugly story you and John Carpay just told us.
I guess I just don’t want to believe this nightmare is real…
commented 2017-11-07 10:26:42 -0500
“liza Rosie commented 10 hours ago
Looks like Andrew missed the point.”

I think I did. Easy to do when your point is trivial, if it exists at all. To be honest, I think I missed the point because there isn’t one .

“Drew Wakariuk commented 9 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson he is handling things quite well , he plays the left like a fiddle. And did you say the same about the Jack Layton rub and tug story, oh sorry that one was the whole truth LMAO! "

Layton got caught with his pants down. Sure. I can really only say, “so what”?

Don’t pretend Trump doesn’t like the attention. He’s a clown for the media and always has been. You’re probably overinterpreting it if you think it’s anything more than attention whoring. CNN is more than happy to comply, though, Their ratings are breaking all sorts of records because of it, so clearly it’s a mutually beneficial relationship… and they both know it.
commented 2017-11-07 09:47:57 -0500
I’ve known the media manipulates the truth for 30 years because I heard “The rest of the story “. I didn’t watch news until I discovered SNN and Fox.
God bless you John Carpay. We need more lawyers like you and less like Dennis Edney. Someone getting rich from making terrorists into millionaires. Now I understand he’s taking a case for an Albanian man suing Canada for $50 million
commented 2017-11-07 03:23:07 -0500
If we couldn’t make fun of politicians their nonsense would be too depressing, besides, section 2 of the Charter of Rights says we can if we want to.
This one is for Justin.

I can’t find a single cartoon caricature of Climate Barbie. Cartoonists probably were told not to make fun of her.
commented 2017-11-07 00:59:24 -0500
The left and their media are just so pathetic and they look down on us FFS!
commented 2017-11-07 00:58:39 -0500
Andrew Stephenson he is handling things quite well , he plays the left like a fiddle. And did you say the same about the Jack Layton rub and tug story, oh sorry that one was the whole truth LMAO!
commented 2017-11-07 00:26:26 -0500
Looks like Andrew missed the point.
commented 2017-11-07 00:12:42 -0500
One media source reported, “While he once had been a Baptist Sunday School teacher, in recent months Kelley (the mass murderer) had taken to his Facebook page to post atheist screeds, calling believers in God ‘stupid’.”
Hmm, isn’t that basically how our supercilious newly-minted Governor General described those who believe in the divine a few days ago?
commented 2017-11-07 00:01:27 -0500
Trump ends up just dumping the whole box of fish food into the koi pond. It’s not a bad image.

On many issues Donald Trump wants to look like he has restraint and knows what he is talking about. But within a couple of days, or even a couple of minutes, he gives in and just admits everything is going to pot.
commented 2017-11-06 22:50:56 -0500
While listening to you and Mr. Carpay discuss the NDP’s Bill-24, a single thought entered my mind – Residential Schools 2.0. Look how well that ended. Government meddling has to end.
commented 2017-11-06 22:34:24 -0500
Well we always new that CNNs reporting was a little Fishy, slanted toward left fin fish.

The shooting in the church was hardly covered by Sky News UK, this is unusual as they normally give good coverage of this kind of thing. Perhaps they have joined the ’Don’t upset a Muslim Club’, can’t make a Muzly Wuzly look bad , can they.

The school that covered up the Transgender of this kid is probably responsible for this act. This kind of thing is probably going on in schools all over Canada, for it is a reliable method of Birth Control. I wonder how much money the Muslims pay for this service?
commented 2017-11-06 22:23:41 -0500
John Carpay and associated lawyers with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms ( have released a legal opinion on the Alberta government’s Bill 24: An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances.
commented 2017-11-06 22:17:06 -0500
Comic relief from our “useful idiot” troll.
commented 2017-11-06 22:16:53 -0500
EZRA , I stopped saying incredible last year , when it came to the mind set of the ndp, just keep exposing them , especially on this sex Ed perversion
commented 2017-11-06 22:06:29 -0500
Oh, no! Conservatives can wail about how horrible things are that someone insulted the president, handily avoiding confronting the real problems Trump’s completely incapable of handling for another day.
commented 2017-11-06 21:47:24 -0500
Nothing new as far as such deceptive editing by the mainstream media.
In this video by Bill Whittle explaining the narrative – political correctness, he provides an example (segment from 2 minutes to 3:35 minutes) of deceptive editing carried out 9 years ago in 2009 by MSNBC, CNN’s ‘progressive’ cousin, to fabricate the desired narrative:
commented 2017-11-06 21:44:24 -0500
How refreshing to see a western leader like Trump acting like a proud American man on the world stage instead of grovelling and bowing like Obama to corrupt desert dwelling princeling creeps like the Saudi Arabians.
commented 2017-11-06 21:13:35 -0500
Rebelation Rebelation, excellent suggestion!
commented 2017-11-06 21:09:25 -0500
This law is to protect the sex fiends that will be grooming the children, by destroying parental authority. Notley is setting up her own Sodom and Gomorrah, and I couldn’t be more disturbed by this blatant overreach by a sitting government.
commented 2017-11-06 21:03:39 -0500
That girl’s parents should be suing the state prior to the new law coming int effect. It would have a chilling effect. You notice how the story itself doesn’t deter them the Left, like it would you or I, had we gotten off track somehow? Their “selective hearing” is of an Olympian quality!