January 17, 2018

Journalists for Free Expression wanted Trump banned from Canada — then things got even weirder

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Have you ever heard of something called Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)? Probably not. They’re pretty obscure. But you should be able to know everything about them by their name, right?

Wrong.

Last summer, when we had a day-long conference called Rebel Live, the CJFE rented a billboard truck to protest outside.

And then there was their protest against a comedy club because it was having a free speech night.

But this week it got super-weird, when CJFE tweeted:

Sign the CJFE petition asking Justin Trudeau to stand up for press freedom by cancelling Trump’s invitation to the 2018 G7 summit

It makes no sense of course. It’s not even something that Trudeau could do, even if he wanted to. And how is banning a political enemy part of “standing up for press freedom”?

To the credit of a few remaining liberal journalists, that bizarre petition was soon scrubbed from the CJFE’s website, and replaced with an equally bizarre non-apology. 

Tonight I'll show you what they wrote because, well, it was so weird...

But within hours, that was deleted too — I had to find it using Google cache, a snapshot of the page before it was deleted.

There is obviously a deep disconnect between the staff and whoever legally controls the CJFE. It’s uncomfortable to see such herky-jerky craziness in real time, like seeing a couple having a personal argument at a restaurant.

Is there a tiny chance, though, that after this spectacular fiasco, CJFE gets out of the partisan business, and starts fighting for free expression?

I'll explain why I'm not optimistic...

NEXT: Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid has also been looking into this story. She joins me to talk about what she's discovered.

THEN: Our friend Professor Jordan Peterson was in the UK, and he was invited on a politically correct talk show, by a feminist activist who really hadn’t done her homework.

You can see the whole interview on our website, but I'll show you my favourite clip.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

 

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commented 2018-01-21 12:52:57 -0500
Sheila! Take a compliment when its paid : as an Aussie from afar your lovely self and Lauren Southern tie for bravest woman in Canadian journalism – and for Ezra you are clearly number 1! Nobody takes Pulitzers, Logies or Nobel prizes seriously because like Australian of the Year these awards are politisised and fraudulent nowadays. Go Gunn Girl!
commented 2018-01-20 02:13:17 -0500
Merriam Webster Dictionary definition of collusion:

“Definition of collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose.”
commented 2018-01-20 01:28:09 -0500
KEITH AND HELEN HARVEY commented 2018-01-18 00:30:22 0500
Regarding the mother with the full face mask.
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That was a face mask??? I thought someone had stuffed Mr Snuffleupagus into a parka.
Big Bird and Mr Snuffleupagus with their press conference, too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkFxUVVhYyA
commented 2018-01-20 01:16:13 -0500
Apparently the childhood rhyme holds true, “Boys go to college to get more knowledge. Girls go to Jupiter to get more stupider”.
commented 2018-01-18 13:00:16 -0500
@manny_ottawa tweets today about Muslim activist who can be seen at the hijab-clipping press conference. I think I saw a comment somewhere by the NCCM that they had someone there as well. The more we find out, the fishier this whole thing looks. Problem is, the 4 P’s don’t want to look into it.
commented 2018-01-18 09:36:43 -0500
EZRA , remember the days of old in the history of the British empire , when the employment of the press gangs were common , WELL THEY’ER BACK , they’re known now as the LUGENPRESSE GANGS
commented 2018-01-18 02:12:14 -0500
I have been aware of Kevin Metcalf for about two months. He is a well known agitator according to some certain groups of people that Kevin refers to as nazis. As one of my fb friends said about Kevin, “he is a real piece of work.” Here is the link to his facebook page. I read a lot of it and became confused because Kevin is intelligent but some of his positions conflict with his statements and actions. I think my friend is right about this guy. He is a loose wire and a shit disturber.

https://www.facebook.com/kevinbmetcalf
commented 2018-01-18 00:30:22 -0500
Regarding the mother with the full face mask. I would not even listen to anyone talking to me wearing a mask, the police need to do the same thing. If you have to show your face to testify in a court, you should have to show your face when you point the finger at anyone you claim committed a crime. The very fact that you cannot read their facial expressions is paramount if you are investigating a crime. What would the police do if we all chose to wear a mask when being questioned by police, the answer is they would remove it. So they should not afford rights to anyone over and above other Canadians just because they are of a religion that everyone is scared to offend.
commented 2018-01-18 00:27:45 -0500
Hmmm, has CJFE broken any laws perhaps? I’d suggest False Advertising? Maybe some of the charity rules? Mischief perhaps?

I think you’re right, the girl got ‘Caucasian’ wrong and said ‘Asian’ instead. But that was a mistake from the get-go, as kids would simply say ‘White guy’. Fortunately, criminals are often inept.

Keith / Jonathan. Other ‘journalists’ come here after work every day to get the other side of the story!!
If they tried to bring down TheRebel – where would they get the truth from?
commented 2018-01-17 23:16:29 -0500
JONATHAN BRYANT commented 2018-01-17 21:13:47 -0500;

Ezra has to be very careful in what he talks about. There are a whole army of Marxist Journalist’s and Politicians, who watch his every word. They are just waiting for something out of line, from Ezra’s mouth and Bingo, The Rebel would be gone.

Like basic training when you join the army and are being taught to march, Left Left, Left Right Left. There is only one Right for every three Lefts. It only takes one guy to get out of step and Bingo, the Right has gone.
commented 2018-01-17 23:00:48 -0500
Ezra, I think you nailed it that the 11-year-old girl got off script saying an “Asian” man, which seemed odd at the time in terms of the left’s desired narrative, when she was supposed to say “Caucasian”.
commented 2018-01-17 22:48:09 -0500
Earlier today I watched Jordan Peterson being interviewed by Cathy Newman. Usually I see Dr Peterson being interviewed by Ezra. Wow! Can he hold his own in a hostile environment! Also, it’s the first time I’ve seen him smiling and seeming to have fun at the expense of the interviewer! You go Jordan!!! Looking forward to receiving my copy of his new book!
commented 2018-01-17 22:24:06 -0500
Lesson number, what is it, must be a thousand by now. If you’re going to sit down in front of the cameras and debate Dr. Peterson, you need to get up very early in the morning and eat all your Wheaties.
I like Wheaties just fine, but I like popcorn even better.
commented 2018-01-17 22:09:05 -0500
If Trump were not the president, it makes me wonder what else the leftists would be fighting against.
commented 2018-01-17 22:04:06 -0500
Jordan Peterson’s interview with Cathy Newman gives credence to the idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.
commented 2018-01-17 22:02:28 -0500
Ezra, Ezra,Ezra If you are going to use my statement at least you could have read my letter. Caucasian is what I said. No problem you need reporters that can go out and get the story rather than read the head lines. Why do you not have someone going to the court on the Liberal government and how about the police that shot the kid in the street car. How about reporting on what going on in the schools with the Islam religion. So much you could do. Did we not buy you a mic and do you not have a camera man. Get out there you should have been out there asking questions on justanass. Like why when you have question period you do not answer questions..
commented 2018-01-17 22:02:19 -0500
Ezra, Ezra,Ezra If you are going to use my statement at least you could have read my letter. Caucasian is what I said. No problem you need reporters that can go out and get the story rather than read the head lines. Why do you not have someone going to the court on the Liberal government and how about the police that shot the kid in the street car. How about reporting on what going on in the schools with the Islam religion. So much you could do. Did we not buy you a mic and do you not have a camera man. Get out there you should have been out there asking questions on justanass. Like why when you have question period you do not answer questions..
commented 2018-01-17 21:36:17 -0500
- Canadian Journalists for Free Expression want Trump banned from Canada. Someone should tell these people that George Orwell’s 1984 was written as a warning, not a guide book. This group actually sounds like something out of Ann Rand’s “The Fountainhead”, some obscure group with an official sounding name that speaks out against freedom while pretending to stand up for freedom.

- We have propagandists calling themselves journalists & smearing real journalists. Trump snubbed Canada on his first foreign trip. I doubt that a ban on Trump would be noticed by Trump. Trudeau has turned Canada into a joke on the world stage & I don’t think Trump takes him seriously (& we saw that the Chinese don’t think much of Trudeau either).

- I saw this whole Professor Peterson interview earlier. This feminist activist was in way over her head. It’s a must see.
commented 2018-01-17 21:22:35 -0500
The Justice Center for Constitutional freedoms (John Carpay) is a good organization to donate to.

There is actually another one doing similar work: Canadian Constitution Foundation: http://theccf.ca/
commented 2018-01-17 21:13:47 -0500
Ezra I have to say I’m a little bit disappointed. Today the MSM broke a story about an Islamic terrorist being brought back to Canada from France and set free. His crime was being involved with the bombing of a Synaguge. This person deserved thier prison sentence in civilized western France and the Canadian “government” bent over backwards to bring this evil home and set him lose amoungst us, yet a pastor gets arrested in North Korea for the removal of a poster and Trudeau does nothing and infact it was tough talk from Trump that got him home just to die a little later. With this in the news and you decide to dedicate most of your show to the fools at the CJFE, Ezra you are better than this.
commented 2018-01-17 21:12:53 -0500
The CJFE needs to have their charitable status removed! They are funneling money to attack freedom of speech, under the guise of standing for free speech.
I miss the days when we did have a free press, but that all ended once the government put them on the payroll. They stifled the truth to cover for corrupt governments, and they are the reason we have so many corrupt politcians that would never be in public office, if the public knew the real truth about them and their agendas.
commented 2018-01-17 20:48:20 -0500
The CJFE sounds like a mutual admiration society of morons. Who sponsors them……….CBC? i.e. taxpayers !!!
They are so stupid they wonder why so few people respect them? Look in the mirror morons……

Re. the 11 year old girl’s fake story……….. the mother was already counting the $$ she was hoping to get from the lawsuit.
commented 2018-01-17 20:47:16 -0500
I don’t believe there is a journalist in the world that can trip Mr. Peterson up. Damn he knows his stuff.Bravo
commented 2018-01-17 20:40:51 -0500
Thanks Ezra, I hadn’t heard Robert Conquest’s third law you cited in your monologue.
It certainly fits CJFE!
Imagine circulating a petition demanding the Canadian government ban President Trump, the leader our greatest ally from entering Canada to attend a G7 meeting….obnoxious and disturbing!

Excellent interview with Sheila GR (the Skype connection was a bit blurry & was interrupted a few times.)
Her CJFE report earlier this evening was spot on.

The Edmonton Theatre banning Dr. Jordan Peterson is ridiculous, Notley inspired? Cathy Newman was ill prepared for this encounter with him. She was more interested in putting her own views forward, and, incorrectly put words in Jordan Peterson’s mouth throughout the exchange. Her persistence in disregarding history & research proves she is an intellectual lightweight. Jordan Peterson rooted out her fallacies with logic and reason. Well done sir!