French-CBC is scolding Albertans, policing the social media accounts of private citizens and rewriting history on Rachel Notley’s behalf.
A meme has been circling social media about Notley attending an anti-oil protest before she became Premier of Alberta.
The latest incarnation of the widely-shared photo isn't entirely accurate, as it misidentifies someone in the foreground as Environment Minister Shannon Phillips.
The crux of the meme, which is that the NDP has always been anti-oil, remains one-hundred per cent true.
But since this meme is getting traction, French-language CBC is trying to revise history to hide Rachel Notley's long anti-oil past, and making excuses the now-Premier speaking at a rally where signs featured slogans like “no tar sands no tankers no pipelines no problems.”
The CBC headline read:
“No, this photo does not show Rachel Notley demonstrating against pipelines”
Sure, sure. Maybe Notley just got lost on her way to feed some orphans and accidentally wandered into this protest that was organized by legitimate Communists, squatter whack-a-doodles, the rest of the NDP, and assorted anti-oil activists.
Notley just wanted to ask for directions to get away from the protest, but then she accidentally ended up speaking at it.
I hate it when that happens. Thanks CBC.
Today I'll show you how CBC tried to obfuscate and offer excuses for Notley’s appearance at that 2011 rally. And, since CBC won't, I'll also tell you who really organized that pathetically attended anti-oil demonstration at the legislature.
Let's just say CBC’s coverage doesn't exactly line up with reality. But what else is new?