It’s been a few days now, but remember we showed you a gaffe by Justin Trudeau? At a town hall, when he interrupted a young woman who was asking a real question to him, and told her not to use the word "mankind"?
We were the only Canadian media showing you this grossness, even though every single mainstream media outlet had a reporter at that town hall.
Well, the mainstream media doesn’t have the stranglehold on information like they used to. So the clip of Trudeau telling the woman to say “peoplekind” went viral, on Twitter and Facebook but also in mainstream media outlets in Australia, the US, the UK, including the left-wing Guardian.
I have seen the story in Czech, Pakistani and Dutch newspapers.
Everyone was sharing it — except the mainstream media in Canada, especially the CBC.
The government comedians at the state broadcaster, a show called This Hour Has 22 Minutes, did indeed make a joke about it, though. Sort of:
“Trudeau tells woman at town hall to say humankind instead of mankind. That’s what they call humansplaining.”
Except that’s not what he said. Even that would be embarrassing, to interrupt a woman like that. But at least "humankind" is a real word. The real joke is that Canada’s prime minister made up a word that was even dumber: "Peoplekind."
They later deleted that tweet, but not before I saved it.
Well, last night, the CBC finally caved. Their first story on the subject was an attack on the people who did cover the "peoplekind" story — including us, since we were the first to mention it!
U.S. right seizes on 'peoplekind' comment ahead of Trudeau's trip to sell NAFTA
That’s not news reporting. That’s political spin.
That’s trying to anti-report, un-report the news.
But it was a bit late, don’t you think?
We don’t need or trust the state broadcaster anymore, we can see it for ourselves...
NEXT: I'm joined by conservative activist and founder of Alberta Can't Wait Prem Singh, who wonders what will happen when Trudeau brings this kind of virtue signalling to the NAFTA negotiations.
THEN: Immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann is my guest, to talk about reports that Canada's acceptance of asylum seekers has hit a 27-year high. Should we be worried?
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