January 26, 2018

Trudeau bails out newspapers — because his “political base” is the media, not “the middle class”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Justin Trudeau isn't content to have the CBC as his mouthpiece. He's about to announce a massive bail-out program for dozens, maybe hundreds, of private sector newspapers, who will surely have to bend the knee to Trudeau politically.

Already, to get a few thousand dollars for summer jobs grants, other businesses have to “attest” that they agree with Trudeau’s moral ideology on religious and sexual matters.

Now imagine what he'll demand from newspaper publishers.

Here’s the Globe and Mail:

"All signs point to print media getting a much-needed financial assist from the federal government in the next budget."

Hey, taxpayers: this money is “much-needed”! Sorry you’re going to have to go without it. But someone needs it more than you do! The Globe and Mail says so. They’re owned by Canada’s richest family, the Thomsons. But shut up and know your place, OK?

Trudeau already forks over $75 million a year to media through the Canadian Periodical Fund. (To be fair, that slush fund was operating under Stephen Harper, too.)

Last time I checked, for example, Maclean’s magazine was getting $1.5 million a year. So, yeah, helps explain all the Trudeau cover photos, doesn’t it?

Trudeau knows that his political base is not "the middle class," as he tells us so often.

His political base is the media.

The man’s a control freak; he knows the best way to control journalists is to control their incomes.

He also knows that there are some people — like us — who he can’t buy.

But he has other solutions for us, doesn’t he...?

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Jim Karahalios of Ax the Carbon Tax joins me to talk about Patrick Brown — and why he's seeking $140,000 from the Ontario PC Party; then U.S. pundit Mickey Kaus explains Trump's controversial new immigration proposals.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-01-30 10:20:24 -0500
Yvette, we also cancelled the Free Press during the last federal election. We just couldn’t stand the fawning over Trudeau. Any pretence of objectivity was thrown to the wind. Every once in a while they call with some super special deal where they just about want to pay me to take it. I always tell them until they provide some balance it ain’t going to happen and that they need me more than I need them.

I have had some pretty heated (on his side) discussions with an OB host about the fake news of the MSM. TDS was in full swing. I’m sure there was frothing at the mouth some times.
commented 2018-01-30 10:18:56 -0500
Yvette, we also cancelled the Free Press during the last federal election. We just couldn’t stand the fawning over Trudeau. Any pretence of objectivity was thrown to the wind. Every once in a while they call with some super special deal where they just about want to pay me to take it. I always tell them until they provide some balance it ain’t going to happen and that they need me more than I need them.
commented 2018-01-30 01:52:04 -0500
Most radio talk shows & newspapers are filled with liberal minded journalists, so it’s no surprise that Trudeau would not hesitate to prop them up, & most of them are in a downfall due to their constant bashing of Conservatives & the listeners & viewers are cancelling their subscription & shutting off their radio because they are fed up with their jibberish. I cancelled the Free Press for that very reason, the only paper delivered, out in rural areas. As for CJOB the only Wpg talk show, I am shutting off my radio in the morning more & more & so are many others.
commented 2018-01-29 03:52:30 -0500
OK Crockett… Shot off your mouth once again without offering any proof.. Either provide same or I will “dog” each and every one of your comments from now on until you do.. Fair enough!?…
commented 2018-01-28 21:34:21 -0500
James Ezra worked for Sun news that wanted the same as everyone. But of course the REAL HYPOCRITES would not grant them that.
commented 2018-01-28 21:33:37 -0500
James when was this?
commented 2018-01-28 19:33:45 -0500
Buying the propaganda for the next election.

Far to many better places to spend the money – so many that it would be impossible to list them all.
commented 2018-01-28 17:38:13 -0500
Erza had no problem with accepting money before and working for media organizations that were given government funding.

Could it be that Ezra is a complete hypocrite? No, couldn’t be.

LOL.
commented 2018-01-28 14:00:21 -0500
I hope that Mr. Trump does legalize all the 1.8 million people he is about to. That will be a huge relief to Canada’s overburdened “illegal migrant” system. If he doesn’t we will get the bums rush north after Trudeau invited them all.
commented 2018-01-28 02:18:02 -0500
Dan asks, “what exactly is it I can do, we can do!?”
Anyone who is anywhere near these cities might try to attend tomorrow and the next day, 28, 29
It will be a good counter to Justin;s Islamophobia remembrance day nonsense.
Please see details in link. Also pictures and vids of today’s march in Montreal on Rebel twitter feed.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUkcHbPXUAAvtYE.jpg
commented 2018-01-28 01:50:33 -0500
GHARAB ASWAD commented 2018-01-27 19:02:37 -0500
James Crockett and Jay Kelly, like how you proof rebels hate different opinion.

Gharab, maybe your English isn’t good enough to fully grasp what Jay Kelly is posting. It is gibberish, nonsense. Both he and James Crockett post to disrupt the conversation, not to join it . Everyone can post , it doesn’t mean we have to agree or won;t call out a fool when we see one.
commented 2018-01-28 00:13:55 -0500
ROB GREELEY commented 2018-01-16 20:10:18 -0500
MUTA WEEN commented 2018-01-15 12:34:02 -0500
When is enough ,enough . The constant repeat posts of the Horton song are getting old ,silly and boring !

Muta Ween..I wish I could say the same thing that is unfolding across Canada….trudeau and his crew are in hyper speed with their agenda..something has to throw a “monkey wrench” into his/their agenda…“fly in the ointment” before it comes down to another battle like the one in New Orleans…

I’m at my wit’s end with the liberalist globalist goofball’s agenda..do you all think it’s going to change in Canada?? Please answer…..It’s time to make important decisions….

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
(One-two-three, with a-one-two-three)

We looked down a river
(Hut-two)
And we see’d the British come
(Three-four)
And there must have been a hundred of’em
(Hut-two)
Beatin’ on the drums
(Three-four)
They stepped so high
(Hut-two)
And they made their bugles ring
(Three-four)
We stood by our cotton bales
(Hut-two)
And didn’t say a thing
(Two-three-four)

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Old Hickory said we could take ‘em by surprise
(One-hut, two-three-four)
If we didn’t fire our muskets
(One-hut, two-three-four)
‘Till we looked ’em in the eye
(One-hut, two-three-four)
We held our fire
(Hut, two-three-four)
’Till we see’d their faces well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns
And really gave ’em – well we

Fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah, they ran through the briars
(One-hup-two)
And they ran through the brambles
(Hup-two-three-four)
And they ran through the bushes
(Hup-two)
Where the rabbit couldn’t go
(Hup-two-three-four)
They ran so fast
(Hup-two)
That the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
(One-two-three-four)
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
(One-two, hup-two-three-four)

We fired our cannon ’til the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah, they ran through the briars
(Hup-one-two)
And they ran through the brambles
(One-two-three-four)
And they ran through the bushes
(Hup-two)
Where the rabbit couldn’t go
(Hup-two-three-four)
They ran so fast
(Hup-two)
That the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
(One-two-three-four)
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
(One-two, hup-two-three-four)

Hut-two-three-four
Sound off, three-four
Hut-two-three-four
Sound off, three-four
Hut-two-three-four
Hut-two-three-four.
commented 2018-01-27 22:14:52 -0500
Drew, jackpot!
commented 2018-01-27 21:49:56 -0500
Tammie; gonna do a wild stab in the dark at this “Brampton man” ……………Somali?
commented 2018-01-27 21:37:14 -0500
Great commentary by Spencer Fernando – uploaded today.
HYPOCRITES: Why Didn’t The Politicians Comment On Man Accused Of Randomly Shooting 7 People In Toronto? Among those allegedly shot at by Adam Abdi was a 4 year-old girl, yet those in power didn’t have much to say.”
https://www.spencerfernando.com/2018/01/27/hypocrites-didnt-politicians-comment-man-accused-randomly-shooting-7-people-toronto/

I seem to recall msm referring to him as “a Brampton man”.
commented 2018-01-27 21:27:36 -0500
Drew, Mr. ASSwad turned up at the Rebel on Jan.15/18
Poke posts!
commented 2018-01-27 21:12:09 -0500
Tammie one clue is that Asswad made a single post and obviously is aware of how to work around the commenting glitch while the phony tries to comment in imperfect English.
commented 2018-01-27 21:02:59 -0500
Tammie that is probably one of them trying to act like another poster , the lefties like to try and fool others like that while only fooling themselves.
commented 2018-01-27 20:21:03 -0500
Jay Kelly. You should come to one of these meetings. So I can rip your heart out through your throat
commented 2018-01-27 19:52:16 -0500
Mr.Asswad, the two individuals you speak of are regular trolls, who post to deflect, project and derail threads. It’s interesting you mention them.
commented 2018-01-27 19:02:37 -0500
James Crockett and Jay Kelly, like how you proof rebels hate different opinion.
commented 2018-01-27 15:53:13 -0500
Hello Jay (Jellybean) Kelly: It is just so sad that you have to revert to a juvenile sexual innuendo such as: "Peter Babich says with a wink: “Thanks Ezra. And thanks for last night. We love you. By our action.”
If you had had enough common sense/intelligence to attend one of Ezra Levant’s and Sheila Gunn-Reid’s Producers Club gatherings on Thursday, January 25, either in Calgary, Red Deer or Leduc, you might have attained a modicum of adult wisdom to realize what Peter Babich was trying to convey. Too bad you are such a sad sack of nothingness. As a mother of six children, I feel for your failure as a human being.
commented 2018-01-27 13:41:54 -0500
- Just in case you needed more reasons not to trust the media party. Anyone who accepts this money needs to be considered to be nothing more than a Liberal propaganda mouthpiece. So now we’ll have $1.5 billion per year in taxpayer money going to the CBC & another $? billion per year in taxpayer money going to the collective CBC2. Disgusting.

- Trump trolls Davos with common sense & truth. I wouldn’t be panicking over the white house immigration deal. He always has something up his sleeve. He met with Al Gore after the election & everyone thought he was going to back down on his promise to leave the Paris Agreement. He signed the waver & everyone thought he was going to back down on his promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem. Trump’s supporters need to stop living in a constant state of panic.

- With Patrick Brown stepping down, the people of Ontario have some hope for the future. It will depend on who he’s replaced wit & what policies they bring. If Brown was innocent he should have had the backbone to stay at his post & fight back. Maybe that’s part of the problem with him – lack of backbone. To beat Wynne, the PCs need to actually oppose her & her Liberal policies. Give people an alternative to vote for & they’ll win. I joined the CPC to get my vote for their leadership race (that didn’t work out but it was worth making the effort). Getting a PC party of Ontario membership makes sense as well (for those who’re qualified).
commented 2018-01-27 12:56:59 -0500
In Justin’s circles and and those of his personal Canadian associates in the big picture of things they are the “middle class” that he is talking about so when he said he “supports the middle class” he is actually keeping his word. Upon his election when he was proclaiming that “Canada is back” He was talking about that narrow strip of land (upper Canada) from Ottawa to Quebec city… 300 miles long a150 miles wide that represents the “Laurentian” families and the oldest power and money in Canada… The west or should I say everything west of Ontario is only considered colony status to “Club Canada” and is there only to provide resources wealth and lifestyle to those elitists at our expense. The irony here is the only thing that will save this country or the majority of it is to have it break up and re-form… However the politicians that could make that happen are fearful to do so for fear of losing their pension. Canada under the control of Justin Trudeau and the questionable cabinet members be they legal or illegal immigrants are de-basing our currency so quickly that within five or 10 years economic collapse through a failed dollar and financial irresponsibility will ensure there are no pensions available in this country anyway… It’s really too bad they can’t see that they are part of the sinking ship.
commented 2018-01-27 12:47:02 -0500
Ian, wasn’t that what Harper wanted?
commented 2018-01-27 11:37:55 -0500
… There could be no greater insult and injustice than to have money forced from you and used in political agendas against your own values- whether in this issue, or PS union dues being used for political agendas. Both are morally criminal.
… If we had a true conservative leader in Canada, they would demand a swift phase-out of all media funding.
… This is 100% an issue of respect for all Canadians.
commented 2018-01-27 11:32:57 -0500
Government Comedians? Were they not once called Court Jesters?
commented 2018-01-27 11:23:20 -0500
Short of taking up arms, even flappin’ our jaws is getting people arrested or intimidated by law enforcement personnel…and that intimidation works in shutting people up and shutting them down!
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