CBC was unusually fair and thorough in their coverage of two Edmonton based protestors who suspended themselves from Vancouver’s Ironworkers Memorial Bridge as part of a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
In a rare act of journalism, CBC did their job digging into the ties that protestor Farid Iskandar, charged with mischief and jeopardizing the safety of a vessel, has to the mainstream left in Alberta.
CBC reported that his now deleted LinkedIn page noted he was employed as a social marketing coordinator with the City of Edmonton and he told them that he volunteered for Rachel Notley's electoral campaign in 2015.
However, Iskandar was upset that the article wasn’t adequately sympathetic to his radical worldview so he took to the internet to cry about it, tweeting:
@CBCEdmonton radio producer who called me yesterday to prepare for my radio interview this morning. I'm really disappointed that @CBCNews is taking their lead from trolls online, and are feeding the trolls with the content they want. Do better CBC.
Radical environmentalists playing the victim and shirking responsibility for their bad behaviour is nothing new, but what is new, at least for me, was revealed in the screenshot of an email Iskandar attached to the tweet.
Watch as I show you the unbelievable exchange that shows the sort of collusion that goes on in the background.
CBC is on the side of the criminals as long as they’re on the Left, and they’re actively tailoring their coverage to avoid hurting the feelings of those criminals.