August 17, 2018

CBC bias hits new low in report on Maxime Bernier — so he calls them #FakeNews. He's right.

Rebel Staff

Earlier this week I took you through Maxime Bernier’s tweets about the cult of diversity that's being pushed by Justin Trudeau.

I liked Bernier's tweets. They showed a bit of pep and courage.

And it was interesting to watch the response to them, especially from the CBC.

After going on about Bernier, the CBC's Rosemary Barton noted that he “chose” to make those tweets on the anniversary of that U.S. racist march in Charlottesville. (In fact, he made them before and after that arbitrary date, too.)

The CBC then admitted that they hadn’t spoken to Bernier before doing that report. But they just made that up anyway.

That’s sick.

So Bernier replied:

Just saw this report which implies a “timing” between my tweets last Sunday and some violent demonstration in the US. How do you know that I “chose" to send [my] messages on the first anniversary of the riots in Charlottesville” @CBCTheNational ? This is despicable. #fakenews

He's right.

Well, Rosemary Barton replied. And it’s amazing:

How do we you didn't time to coincide with that anniversary given you won't give any interviews to anyone about anything you tweet? How about you answer some questions and defend your position in front of people then we can talk about what is fake. Thanks for watching. #realnews

I love that Bernier is calling out the CBC as fake news. Because we all know it’s true. And Barton more or less admits it here, too.

It's nice to see a conservative who doesn’t cower in the face of the media, for once. Who speaks clearly, not in a fog.

I'll show you Scheer's media scrum from yesterday to show you what I mean.

But only part of the 11 minute video, because it was painful to watch the whole thing.

If Andrew Scheer doesn’t learn how to deal with the media pretty quickly, he will not only not be prime minister in next year’s election, he won’t be opposition leader anymore, either...

NEXT: Toronto Sun columnist Anthony Furey and I talk about the media pressuring Scheer to drop Bernier, while staying silent on Iqra Khalid giving an award to an anti-Semite — twice!

THEN: Breitbart News Senior Editor at Large Joel Pollak joins me to talk about Trump's revocation of John Brennan's security clearance, and Brennan's weird reaction.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-08-23 11:52:29 -0400
What is the point in making further divisions? Scheer has a mandate to take canada to the world, trade and policies. Why drag him into the endless attempts to divide ? thats why we have Max :D… 2 men, different objectives and personality’s. It’s time we all worked together….I do think it’s sad the rebel has been bannished at this time but sadly it is about some peoples perception as radical hahaha no point in giving the opposition the wood to start another fire…..i have zero doubt there will be lots of stories to chase :D
commented 2018-08-21 08:19:32 -0400
Sonny said, “Everyone knows that the CBC slants left.”

No, unfortunately they don’t. Many are misled by the CBC claiming to be neutral.

And because the CBC often does not even report what does not fit their left wing agenda, many people that depend upon the CBC never even get all the facts.

Once again, Sonny Crockett (Jimmy Da Silva), you are wrong.
commented 2018-08-21 00:41:26 -0400
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
- Matthew Henry
commented 2018-08-21 00:18:49 -0400
The Liberals must be running scared of Maxime Bernier – from attacks they label as “mischief” to outright lies, similar to their attacks on the Ford brothers.
Anticipating a Maxime Bernier victory, Liberals attending the Conservative party leadership event Friday engaged in a little mischief — handing out material that ridiculed current and past Bernier policies, such as his healthcare plan and embrace of the gold standard. …
So who were these Liberal mischief-makers? At least one was Braedan Caley, senior director of communications for the Liberal Party of Canada. Registration! #cpcldr #cdnpoli — Conservative Party (@CPC_HQ) May 26, 2017 I do like that that’s Liberal Party director of communications @braedencaley first in line at the registration table. #hw — John Paul Tasker (@JPTasker) May 26, 2017
commented 2018-08-20 23:44:50 -0400
Back to article:
BIASED CBC ATTACKS BERNIER: Rosemary Barton Criticized After Acting Like Propaganda Minister For Trudeau Government
CBC is doubling down on its hyper-partisan fake news smear against @MaximeBernier. This thread is like a warning to all dissidents: challenge the state broadcaster and you will be destroyed. CBC has lost any and all credibility on this.
commented 2018-08-20 23:31:06 -0400
- Does the person ask the same questions worded in different ways?
- Does the person ignore suggestions or responses from other members of the community? If the community has a frequently asked question ((FAQ) section), does the person seemingly refuse to read it?
– Has the person posted inflammatory remarks that have no real substance to them?
– Does he or she make it a habit to post messages that include insults and vulgar language?
– Does he or she respond to other members in a purely negative, critical way?
– Does the person post messages that are generally off-topic? Does he or she seem to want only attention rather than discuss the topic at hand?
– Does the person employ logical fallacies within their posts?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you’re dealing with a troll.
commented 2018-08-20 23:07:52 -0400
“how me where the CBC says that they are neutral and don’t have a slant.”

CBC states:
Second, we believe it is important to preserve a diversity of voices in the system. Given the level of concentration that now exists, we believe this goal is best achieved by means of ex ante safeguards that ensure independent broadcast services are provided with adequate distribution protections to ensure diversity of voices continue in the system.

Speaking notes for Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada, at the National Press Club’s Newsmakers Luncheon
…. However, in exchange for these public benefits, all broadcasters are required to make certain service and performance commitments to Canadians. We think that is a good thing. There is room in the media landscape for many voices and many models of service.
But all who receive public funding should be transparent and accountable, and the ecosystem should be aligned with the public’s interest, not with any particular commercial interest.
commented 2018-08-20 22:51:32 -0400
“Because those who are not an idiot like you”
“look who I am talking to, a guy who thinks the Earth is flat. So it’s understood that you are stupid.”

Proves the troll has SQUAT that it must resort yet again to vulgarity and
childish name-calling.
commented 2018-08-20 21:46:50 -0400
Arguing with a troll is like playing chess with a pigeon, no matter how good you are the bird WILL shit on the board and strut about like it won anyway.

The CBC is offensive because it claims to be neutral, no bias, yet repeatedly it shows its complete left wing bias and preference. That is fine and dandy IF NOT TAX FUNDED. Pull the funding then it can do as it pleases.
commented 2018-08-20 21:42:14 -0400
try that again….
Whenever the troll has squat he shows greater desperation, his tune changed from everyone wants CBC and it is unbiased to swearing and everyone knows it is slanted left. LOL
commented 2018-08-20 21:41:29 -0400
lol nice glitch i hit
commented 2018-08-20 21:40:42 -0400
Whenever the troll has squat he shows greater desperation, his tune changed from everyone wants CBC and it is unbiased to s
commented 2018-08-20 21:40:42 -0400
Whenever the troll has squat he shows greater desperation, his tune changed from everyone wants CBC and it is unbiased to s
commented 2018-08-20 21:40:41 -0400
Whenever the troll has squat he shows greater desperation, his tune changed from everyone wants CBC and it is unbiased to s
commented 2018-08-20 21:30:54 -0400
Saying that a majority of Canadians support CBC is like saying the majority of Canadians support more migrants invading our country illegally and slopping up what’s left of our fragile infrastructure..
That’s rich.!!!!!
commented 2018-08-20 20:38:45 -0400
Mr. Bernier is on the right track… We should also start discussing our disinvolvement with the UN who demands how many migrants that were supposed to take and as well they demand where they come from . Time to reassert the Canadian sovereignty of “the true North strong and free” and change the lyrics back to the very first original ones while we’re at it .!!
commented 2018-08-20 19:38:43 -0400

Didn’t mean to disparage or discount in any way complaints against the CBC’s atrocious behaviour. Just seems to me its old hat…whereas what Bernier had to say was so uncommon for Canadian politicians and so important for Canucks to understand that the CBC deservered a simple back- hand dismissal and no more attention than that. Truth is, Mr. Sheer is a marvelous soul and deserves our gratitude and support but his mild personality and political proclivities are not likely going to be up to the task. We need a Bernier in there and not silly, frivolous political gaming by Conservative party members if they really care about this country. Also true is that this country has never remotely had such an obviously unqualified PM in its history nor has any other country in the Western world to my knowledge. Its a gimme if the PC’s find the courage and maturity to make a change before its too late. Cheers
commented 2018-08-20 18:58:01 -0400
Justin, good post.

However, comments on the CBC’s bias is still on topic as it is the CBC’s bias that under reports or misreports the migrant crisis, or in many cases the CBC outright lies about the migrant crisis because the actions of the migrant is in direct contradiction to their “diversity is our strength” mantra.
commented 2018-08-20 18:53:06 -0400
“Every news source on the planet is biased in some way. "

The issue is not whether they are slanted one way or the other. The issue is if they acknowledge that they have a political slant and what that slant is.

The CBC lies. They claim to be unbiased and representative of all Canadians. That is a pure blatant cold hard lie.

The Rebel admits they are right leaning. Their whole mantra is that they are the alternative to the left leaning main stream media.
commented 2018-08-20 18:52:25 -0400
Gee Whiz People. Can we just stay on point for a bit and not allow childish distractions from the CBC to detract from Bernier’s important message here? Specifically, that there’s no such thing as “Strength In Diversity” other than quaint local festivals and spicy food and no such thing as “Multiculturalism”, just either a strong, vital national culture or civil strife and war. Take your pick.

With Europe in the early stages of its inevitable and now unavoidable civil war, all this emphasis on “Islamic” terrorism as being responsible for this sad state of a�airs is just plain misplaced and obfuscates the real reason for what is about to happen there. The problem is not nor will it ever be unprovoked attacks and other trasgressions perpetrated almost exclusively by a bunch of young unemployed and unemployable immigrant men since that’s just what these types do everywhere and generally for no particular reason, I.e., they raise hell. No such excuse need be pro�ered for Europeans and indeed Westerners everywhere �nally waking up and rejecting large numbers of Muslim immigrants (and deporting them in equally large numbers now). The completely legitimate rationale for same is to be found in elementary sociology; speci�cally, that no cultures and societies can withstand rapid in�uxes of alien and, in the case of Muslims, contrarian cultures which, notwithstanding the admirable qualities and/or quali�cations of many or even most of the immigrants involved, nevertheless pursue cultural and religious lifestyle choices and values which are antithetical to Western societies and will always remain so. No other complaints, explanations or justi�cations are remotely necessary or desirable since to do so simply distracts from and is routinely used to diminish the validity of this obvious sociological reality.

Multiculturalism in the ignorant, extreme form foolishly experimented with in Europe and increasingly in Canada, Australia and elsewhere simply has no grounding in fact, science or human history nor will it ever have, witness the founding of Pakistan, the horror in the Balkins and even the forever Sunni / Shia con�ict in the Middle East. People are people…and no amount of prostelizing, goading, threatening, shaming and legislating will ever change the nature of that beast. No one truly integrates let alone assimilates contrary to their core cultural choices and beliefs if they don’t absolutely have to although in small numbers (and ONLY in small numbers dribled in over many years) most �nd it expedient and necessary to compromise those preferences in order to get along and almost always their o�spring become indigenous to the culture around them. News�ash to our silly, childish, phoney, sissy, international embarrassment of a PM. Canada has a culture, a Western one….and therefore has no room in the inn I’m afraid for immigrants and cultures which are uncompromisingly antithetical and unassimable to same. Grow up, for Heaven’s Sake, you embarrassing little twit. (How’s that for hate speech, you morons)! 
commented 2018-08-20 17:57:08 -0400
This is a quote from the Montreal Gazette

“On the one hand, a CROP poll released Sept. 28 said two-thirds of Quebecers were ready to elect an openly anti-immigrant candidate. La Meute, for one, has said it intends to be an influence in the next provincial election in 2018. La Meute members were instrumental in the vote to reject the Muslim cemetery in St-Apollinaire. "

Max knows what he is doing.!!
commented 2018-08-20 13:28:16 -0400
commented 2018-08-20 11:06:08 -0400
They are facts..
But in the future please don’t speak directly to the troll
commented 2018-08-20 09:04:06 -0400
Sonny Crockett (a.k.a. Jimmy Da Silva) said, “The vast majority of Canadians do support the CBC, but you can’t please everyone.”

You are one to cry from supporting evidence. Let’s see your facts.

The only way “the majority” of people support the CBC is by force through our taxes. It certainly is not a willing support.

The borderline communists that run the CBC must be removed and replaced with people who will run it as a non-partisan entity.

The CBC is a disgrace.
commented 2018-08-20 08:58:35 -0400
Someone here said, "Harper should shut them [the CBC] down when he had chance, rather than appease them like he did. "

It is amazing how many people here have this stupid idea, even Ezra.

If a Conservative government shuts down the CBC that government will be out of office the following term and the next government, a Liberal government, will reinstate the CBC with even more than the current 1.5 billion/year.

The only way to change the CBC is the remove the far left extremists (almost all except Rex Murphy) with new people that are more balanced.
commented 2018-08-20 08:34:22 -0400
Growing Outrage After CBC Reveals They Had Trudeau ‘Grope’ Story For Months But Didn’t Report On It
Justin Trudeau touts CBC spending as remedy to financial woes facing news outlets
CBC Changes Headline After Trudeau Says Canada Doesn’t Detain Migrant Children
Philip Cross: Of course the CBC cancels its only remotely business-friendly show
The national broadcaster continues to subsidize various programs such as The Current and The Sunday Edition, which have come to resemble graduate school humanities seminars on identity liberalism …. But killing off the national broadcaster’s main vehicle for business news and commentary raises the question of whether the CBC was motivated by its growing bias against business people’s views of the world, which inevitably tend to be more conservative. No one cited ratings as a factor in the decision; rather, CBC management blamed budget constraints, as the $500 million of additional funding newly provided by the Trudeau government is supposedly not enough to cover the development of a digital platform for its broadcasts. If true, this shows just how serious is the disadvantage of private-sector news broadcasts who cannot possibly match the CBC in developing new platforms, especially when the CBC gives all its programming away for no fee.
commented 2018-08-20 07:40:11 -0400

Lot of signs.
Hebert points out that Trudeau has left four of eight parliamentary watchdog positions unfilled. It’s worth noting the subheading of the article: “Four of eight positions are vacant with each job having a key role in the federal accountability system". But it’s even worse than it sounds.
While four of eight watchdog spots are filled, all of them were filled when Harper was in power. That means Justin Trudeau has appointed a grand total of zero parliamentary watchdogs.
The Liberal government says it extended a year-long search for a new ethics watchdog last spring because it was unhappy with the result of a search that produced an insufficient “pool of qualified candidates,” according to a document filed in federal court. That search is ongoing, now into its 19th month, as Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson is in the midst of handling several sensitive cases that touch the government’s two most powerful officials: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau. …Democracy Watch released Wednesday an affidavit filed by the federal government in answer to the group’s court challenge of the interim reappointments of Dawson and Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd. The group’s lawsuit claims the two commissioners — who’ve seen their terms in office extended repeatedly — are weak “lapdogs” and biased in favour of the Liberal government that keeps renewing their contracts.