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?
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...
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!