December 07, 2017

Liberal scandals raise questions about their ethics — and the Media Party’s, too

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Did you see the news about Kent Hehr, the Liberal Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities?

Hehr is a quadriplegic, and through sheer force of will pushed himself to succeed where others might have given up. Recently he met with people with Thalidomide-induced birth defects. How can you feel anything but sympathy and sorrow for such people?

Yet here's what happened instead:

In response to members of the group reading really heartfelt testimonials, Minister Hehr — apropos of nothing — commented, 'Well you don't have it as bad today as adults as you did when you were kids,'" said Sampson, a human rights lawyer and chair of Thalidomide Survivors Task Group. "Then he went on to say, 'Well you don't have it so bad. Everyone in Canada has a sob story.'

The 122 Thalidomide victims in Canada get government assistance, starting at $25,000 a year.

Not Omar Khadr-level help. Not $10.5 million. But they want more.

And Kent Hehr just called them whiners.

Now, the media did cover this story. And Hehr did not deny the "sob story" remark. He just said he was “misconstrued.” Then after about one day of clucking about it, the media moved on.

Tonight I'll compare and contrast "scandals" from the last government, and this one:

Gerry Ritz's joke during the listeria outbreak, Mike Duffy's expenses, and Bev Oda's $16 orange juice — compare those to Catherine McKenna's $6,000 Paris fashion photography shoot, Maryam Monsef's refugee claims, and of course, Bill Morneau's growing list of problems.

Notice the difference in Media Party "outrage"? Sixteen dollar orange juice? Off with her head. But don't you dare call McKenna "Climate Barbie."

Canada’s politics is sick.

But if you relied on the Media Party for your news, you’d think things have never been better...

NEXT: Colin Craig, Interim Alberta Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins me to talk about Alberta's looming carbon tax.

THEN: Andrew McCarthy of the National Review discusses the latest revelations about the Meuller investigation. He says,

"The end game is the removal of Trump, either by impeachment or by publicly discrediting him and making his reelection politically impossible."

FINALLY: A shocking new video from Holland that provides a disturbing glimpse into Canada's possible future...

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commented 2017-12-08 12:40:21 -0500
Nov 9, 1938 – Nov 10, 1938

commented 2017-12-08 11:09:51 -0500
THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE THAT REBEL SHOULD FOLLOW UP- Trudeau’s secret “off the record” meeting with MSM “journalists” on the flight back from China this week. Accepting his sleazy offer just exposes these individuals as nothing more than propaganda whores.
… Trudeau poisons everything he touches.
commented 2017-12-08 10:27:06 -0500
Ezra the two cops did it exactly right. They engaged when it was safe to take him down. It is not reasonable to expect a cop to risk a stick in the face to preserve a window. Know that physically arresting people is not as easy cops make it look, even if they take every precaution, everyone involved will still get bruised. I have also seen a severed artery when people simply wrestled by a window. If the police become casualties they can not help anyone. Have John Cardillo explain it to you if you don’t see my point. I agree with your other points, but have some respect for the guys with the most thankless and difficult job in society.
commented 2017-12-08 10:14:07 -0500
There are a lot of psychos out there that don’t like people who are any part “Jewish”. It’s in quotes because the definition of what makes a person Jewish depends who you are talking to and if you are talking about religion or tribal descendance. Either way, it’s completely nonsensical like all discrimination based on superficial bulls*it.

I discriminate based on the content of an individual’s character, as a rational person should. I don’t care what a man wears or when/if he can use technology or what he eats or what holidays he celebrates. Unless he is trying to foist his beliefs on me, I don’t care.

Only those who are mentally unstable and/or brainwashed into believing in conspiracy theories are anti semitic, anti female, anti male, or anti any false dichotomy because believing in things which are not real is an indicator of mental instability.
commented 2017-12-08 09:50:14 -0500
It’s the deep state Liberal mandarinifaction of PEE HEHR ’S legacy on the hill , backed by the real ruling party, the LUGENPRESSERS.

Great closing EZRA
commented 2017-12-08 08:52:11 -0500
Drew, I read that article and noticed in the comments how people get pretzel-like trying to avoid the obvious. Or being censored.
commented 2017-12-08 08:12:18 -0500
The media is crap all the way down to BNN.
commented 2017-12-08 07:59:55 -0500
Lieberals and Leftist Media – Ethics? The Lieberal Party has demonstrated time and time again their lack of “ethics”.

The lamestream media or what I call the “leftist propaganda machine” is so corrupt today tt’s scary. I don’t bother to visit their websites anymore because 99% of what they print is pure bull crap.
commented 2017-12-08 04:48:45 -0500
Lieberals and media in Canada – all scum – if one drops of a heart attack in front of you – attack anyone who attempts to do CPR on that dying person.

The more that die the better the world.
commented 2017-12-08 00:03:33 -0500
A carbon tax in Canada to is me like saying “this is going to me so good for me and the world too”, while locking a ball and chain to my own ankle. Its a liberal political ace. They finally figured out how to tax the air we breath and convince us its good for us.
commented 2017-12-07 23:48:43 -0500
Hehr did a double dose of vibrating and apologizing today during question period. He is also taking some kind of sensitivity self improvement training as part of his penance. He is not a happy camper right now but his insulting arrogant overblown ego definitely needed to be addressed. Kent is a fragile pussy cat right now.
commented 2017-12-07 23:17:03 -0500
Never use “Liberal” or “MSM” in the same sentence as “ethics” – they are mutually exclusive constructs.
commented 2017-12-07 22:53:41 -0500
No surprise with Kent Hehr no standing up against his Liberal pals. My grandfather always called the Liberal lapdogs and healers.
commented 2017-12-07 22:21:56 -0500
Lee Horsemen i concur , occasionally Commies can do something right.
Mongrel you would think that video was from 1938. History repeats itself and SJW clowns call us Nazis.
commented 2017-12-07 22:09:21 -0500
As long at J.T. is in power Islamification of Canada will be here in 20 years or less.But then the way he is courting the Chinese maybe he wants Canada to be a satellite province of China with himself and his family permanent dictators.. Scary huh….
commented 2017-12-07 21:37:53 -0500
Lieberals have no ethics – only an entitled attitude.
commented 2017-12-07 21:24:51 -0500
Just to add…Krystal Nacht on a small scale?
commented 2017-12-07 21:17:42 -0500
Mr. Levant,

I would add a point four to your end of show segment. The police standing around watching an anti-Semite do violence to Jews is aiding the anti-Semiticism, just like the police of the National Socialists or Soviet Socialists. It may not have been the desire of those two front line cops, but it looked like they were under a general order of response from the brass.
commented 2017-12-07 21:09:17 -0500
Never, ever trust a liberal.

Kent Hehr conveniently forgot what he went through personally. We’ll see if our feminist PM shows some leadersship here.
commented 2017-12-07 21:07:17 -0500
The media party is giving Hehr a pass for his callousness toward the people afflicted with birth defects because he uses a wheelchair for mobility… that’s not acceptable. He is also a Liberal MP, which gives him extra protection concerning msm reporting.
Why didn’t the Opposition question Hehr about the unfortunate words & attitude in his exchange with Thalidomide Survivors Task Group.
By not addressing this in the media or the HoC – a clear case of supporting a lower standard of conduct for disabled persons – " my words were misconstrued!!!" So, the messaging is, just drop it – this is simply wrong.
His wheels shouldn’t insulate him from being held accountable for his choice of words and attitude toward a group who met with him for a specific reason.

Very interesting interview with Andrew McCarthy.

Ezra, excellent monologue at the end of the show!
commented 2017-12-07 21:06:04 -0500
Lee Horsman, the last thing you said, nothing ever will.
commented 2017-12-07 21:04:39 -0500
- But don’t you remember – the Liberals are the natural ruling party of Canada. That’s how they see themselves. Like royalty. Like aristocrats. When they return to power – the attitude returns with them. It would be tempting to compare the mainstream media to court jesters but the court jester was often the only one that could criticize the king. The mainstream media aren’t big on criticizing the “natural ruling party”.

- There is no such thing as “social conscience” outside of the NDP/Liberal energy policy idiocy. If the UCP doesn’t repeal the carbon tax Alberta is finished. The US has become business friendly & they have never talked about having to have “social conscience” as far as I know.

- From what I’ve seen the only thing Mueller has proven is that he’s a power hungry big government stooge & Trump is clean. It’s interesting that this has sort of taken a back seat to the seemingly endless sex scandals that have hit the Democrats & their supporters lately. Al Franken resigned today for example.

- Some are saying the attack in Holland was a protest against Trumps’ decision to move the embassy. Others are saying it’s just Holland on a Thursday. Either way, this is being imported to Canada & if you dare question the sanity of it you will be called a bigot.
commented 2017-12-07 20:58:58 -0500
In the Islamic world, rage and anger are considered positive traits. Thus the violence when people who hold those views are provoked.
commented 2017-12-07 20:29:51 -0500
I dislike commies as much as anyone else but I have to give the ol’ nod of approval to the Chinese authorities for administering that much needed attitude adjustment to Justin Trudeau. God knows somebody had to do it, and it was long overdue. If that spanking doesn’t smarten Junior up, nothing ever will.
commented 2017-12-07 20:24:54 -0500
The disabled can be so horrible to other disabled people.