February 21, 2019

Trudeau Liberals plan to “regulate the behavior” of the media

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I reported on the CBC cheering on the Trudeau government's proposal to censor social media platforms like Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter before the upcoming federal election.

Of course, the CBC state broadcaster is fully behind this proposal. Here's what they wrote:

"Testifying before the Procedure and House Affairs committee Tuesday, Gould suggested the committee take a closer look at the role of social media in elections.

"I would encourage this committee to do a study of the role of social media in democracy, if that is something that you think is interesting," she said. "To hold the social media companies to account.”

You know, one of the things we always say about the media, about journalism, about the free press, about freedom of speech. We say: the media holds the government to account. And I think it’s largely true. Sure, the opposition does. But they don’t talk about everything — only the things that suit them. And they don’t have all the resources, all the knowledge, all the tips. We have journalists everywhere, on the whole spectrum, with different points of view; we all have the right as citizen journalists, really, to question our government. I love it.

But look how that is inverted. The government now proposes to hold media companies to account. It’s not media companies holding Trudeau to account. He’ll hold the media to account.

Imagine if Stephen Harper said that. Imagine if Donald Trump said that. But that is precisely what Trudeau’s minister just said about the media. And — nothing. No protests, no front-page stories, no national news. Especially not from the CBC. Because they’re positively owned by the federal government, and run as a Trudeau message repeater right now. They’re already fully tamed. Why would they object to their private sector competitors being regulated just like them?

"I would welcome suggestions and feedback in terms of how to appropriately regulate or legislate that behaviour, because I think one of the biggest challenges — and you can see this around the world — is the path forward is not as clear.”

OK, regulate what behaviour? Why does a Trudeau Liberal think she can regulate someone’s behaviour in a campaign? Especially political behaviour, media behaviour, the right to ask questions, the right to challenge and criticize and doubt. Whatever. If things go too far — if there is a threat, or a crime — we have a law that can handle that. The criminal code. Or defamation. Whatever.

It is no different than in the age of newspapers and leaflets, or the age of radio or TV. Why would it be acceptable to demand, say, that talk radio be regulated, to crack down on inappropriate behaviour during elections? Isn’t that inappropriate behaviour just a fancy way of saying — people who are sick of government and want to throw out the bums?

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commented 2019-02-23 15:04:55 -0500
Could it be? … The reason why the Liberalist Globalist crime Family’s around the world are not under arrest by now… Is that there is a massive gathering of evidence and charges to take them down all at once? To stop the madness & insanity that these goofballs are inflicting towards innocent people everyday..
commented 2019-02-22 10:33:33 -0500
Just quickly scanned over the front page of The Toronto Star at the store. The article is a warning ,(fear mongering) from Canada’s top diplomat stating that he fears for violence in the upcoming federal election .He attributes it to possible foreign interference and rhetoric like treason and traitor being directed at Trudeau obviously.
It’s obvious they are going to curtail our free speech in order to protect us from ourselves and of course put down white nationalism , which is anyone that doesn’t agree with the Liberal Marxists.
Just like George Luck writes . That’s the plan and the Liberals are out and open regressive socialists now.
commented 2019-02-22 10:25:35 -0500
Its a authoritarian mindset that the media must be controlled to have the correct messaging out to the masses.Critisism of the government must be controlled.Conservative and Christian views are not to be acceptable only the party line is to be told.Its about controlling what people think.
commented 2019-02-22 10:12:37 -0500
It sounds frighteningly familiar;

The Propaganda Ministry and the Reich Press Chamber
The Propaganda Ministry, through its Reich Press Chamber, assumed control over the Reich Association of the German Press, the guild which regulated entry into the profession. Under the new Editors Law of October 4, 1933, the association kept registries of “racially pure” editors and journalists, and excluded Jews and those married to Jews from the profession. Propaganda Ministry officials expected editors and journalists, who had to register with the Reich Press Chamber to work in the field, to follow the mandates and instructions handed down by the ministry. In paragraph 14 of the law, the regime required editors to omit anything “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home.”

The Propaganda Ministry aimed further to control the content of news and editorial pages through directives distributed in daily conferences in Berlin and transmitted via the Nazi Party propaganda offices to regional or local papers. Detailed guidelines stated what stories could or could not be reported and how to report the news. Journalists or editors who failed to follow these instructions could be fired or, if believed to be acting with intent to harm Germany, sent to a concentration camp. Rather than suppressing news, the Nazi propaganda apparatus instead sought to tightly control its flow and interpretation and to deny access to alternative sources of news.

Socialism. The same thing all the time, everywhere.
commented 2019-02-22 09:31:34 -0500
Problem is, they only want to regulate Conservative media.
commented 2019-02-21 23:50:56 -0500
Freedom of speech should be defended at all cost, without it there can be no rights or freedom. When the Government controls speech, well the old USSR, Communist China, Nazi Germany and other places come to mind.
commented 2019-02-21 23:26:20 -0500
President Trump and Team hard at work getting things done!! Canada gets a goofball Liberalist Globalist team full of goofs destroying Canada because there was a bunch of Liberalist Globalist goofs that voted them in. Go figure?

https://www.oann.com/high-level-trade-talks-resume-in-washington-d-c/
commented 2019-02-21 23:08:13 -0500
CBC is lying treasonous globalist filth just like their master and hero Mohammad Trudeau
They are out to destroy Canada and turn it into an Islamic infected UN globalist cesspool
commented 2019-02-21 21:53:42 -0500
IMO…Here’s what Pimp Trudeau’s roll call would sound like.. Okay media b!ches..you work for me..right..beech’s! I ripped off the smuck tax payer millions/billions.. to pay your beechs asses off.. Now go out there!.. and get me re-elected so I can pay you some more!

Sound close? Maybe without the swearing… because Trudeau doesn’t swear probably… right?
commented 2019-02-21 19:53:07 -0500
How sad that most Canadians don’t understand what control freaks the Libranos are.
commented 2019-02-21 19:41:56 -0500
Social media is democratic by definition. It’s a free market of ideas and opinions.

“The medium is the message because it is the medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action. The content or uses of such media are as diverse as they are ineffectual in shaping the form of human association. Indeed, it is only too typical that the “content” of any medium blinds us to the character of the medium.”

…he meant by ‘medium’ “an environment of services and disservices.” He was talking about the effects of technology, not about the technology itself — a telephone or a radio or a computer — but what and how the technology affects people and societies. In this case social media on the internet. It’s no coincidence they also want to control the internet.

The main stream media has not adapted to the new reality and are going broke. Replaced by online media. Maybe they can learn to code? LOL… It’s so ironic that an old white guy the media called an idiot, masterfully used the new medium of the internet and social media to win an election. He completely bypassed them, making them irrelevant and in some cases bankrupt. cough, cough The Weekly Standard… No wonder they hate him so much.
commented 2019-02-21 14:11:56 -0500
What’s next? Declare a National Emergency and cancel the election? Wouldn’t put it past the wannabe dictator!
commented 2019-02-21 12:02:36 -0500
Why does Trudeau want to control the press? History proves time and time again that dictators must begin by silencing the press in order to control the nation.

Recognizing the signs of the collapse of democracy:
There are 8 steps to becoming a socialist/communist state in North America.
5/8 are currently in place. Take note of #3 & #8 and then form your own conclusions based on fact and that’s something that liberals don’t want you to do.

1. Health Care:
Control health care and you control the population. It controls the income of the nation.

2. Poverty:
Increase poverty levels as high as possible. The poor are easy to control on welfare because they won’t resist if you are providing for them.
When the unemployed outweigh the employed, national collapse occurs.

3. Debt:
Increase national debt to an unsustainable level so to increase taxes on the rich (the rich are considered those who are employed).
Take taxes and distribute to those who are unemployed (welfare)
-Trudeau wants to bring 1.2 million “refugees” into Canada while vowing to “pay” $50,000.00 per family. Let’s use some very basic conservative numbers here. We’ll say there are 4 people per family and there will be 1 million “refugees” arriving. 1 million / 4 = 250,000 (families). 250,000 x $50,000.00 = $12,500,000,000.00 BILLION dollars per year in welfare payments alone for LIFE. The taxpayer foots this bill. This factor directly affects #2 as well as #5.

4. Gun control:
Remove citizen’s ability to defend themselves from government control.

5. Welfare:
Control all aspects of people’s lives (food, housing, income etc) once you control the people you now control the voters. The more “refugees” that enter the country the more votes Trudeau will gain.

6. Education:
Control what children are being taught today and tomorrow it will become policy.
-teach children they have the right to entitlement and it becomes policy
-teach children they have the right to welfare over working and that too becomes policy
-teach children that homosexuality and transgender lifestyles are natural

7. Class warfare:
Divide the employed from the unemployed (welfare recipients) and you gain full support for all decisions government will impose by force against the employed.
-racially divide the people
-economically divide the people
-politically divide the people

8. Silencing the free press
- Dictators always get started by suppressing free press. In other words it’s a consolidation of power. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press or at least the press that criticizes them.
-The free press reports on all the above mentioned factors regardless of politicians demands or opinions. Without honest and current updates how can the public understand the state of the nation?

These steps make it easier to tax the rich and create anger which gathers voting support of the poor.
commented 2019-02-21 11:34:30 -0500
The CBC must be reduced to rubble and destroyed it is a stain on Canadian lives!!!!