May 18, 2016

Liberal bias? Facebook's trending section included NO MENTION of Trudeau elbowing female NDP MP until we called them out

StaffRebel Columnist

It is currently 10:45 PM ET. The news of Trudeau elbowing a female MP has resulted in #Elbowgate to trend on Twitter for awhile now. Facebook, however, includes no mention of the incident. Is this the latest example of Facebook influencing the news and advancing its left-wing agenda by suppressing anti-Liberal stories?

Anyone who has been following the reports of Facebook suppressing Conservative websites and news knows that Facebook's trending section has been at the center of the discussion.

It was revealed earlier this month by former trending section moderators that they were responsible for choosing what was 'trending', unlike Twitter, where hashtags are prominent.

Moderators were also “told to select articles from a list of preferred media outlets that included sites like the New York Times, Time, Variety, and other traditional outlets. They would regularly avoid sites like World Star Hip Hop, The Blaze, and Breitbart, but were never explicitly told to suppress those outlets.”

“Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” One former trending news curator revealed to Gizmodo. “I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.”

The source even revealed a list stories they felt were “deep sixed” and thereby preventing from 'trending' on Facebook.

“Among the deep-sixed or suppressed topics on the list: former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused by Republicans of inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; popular conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report; Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2013; and former Fox News contributor Steven Crowder,” Gizmodo reported.

The former curator even added, “I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news.”

A story like Trudeau elbowing female NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau and manhandling Opposition whip Gord Brown deserves front-page treatment.

Hell, the story was even picked up by American news outlets. But for some reason, Facebook will not list it.

Oh, but Trudeau is 'trending'... “Canadian Prime Minister apologizes for 1914 Komagata Maru incident”.

Whoever runs Facebook's trending section for Canada is either not doing their job, or sticking with the company's anti-Conservative bias and thereby doing their job perfectly.

Either way, yet again, Facebook shows its true colours.


Facebook has finally included the story in its trending section after our story was posted. 

It has the info blurb of "Canadian Prime Minister Apologizes for Physical Contact With Parliament Members".

The downplaying is typical of the left-leaning social media site. It's almost as bad as "Justin Trudeau rubs elbows with NDP MP, chats up a storm with Thomas Mulcair".

The fact that this story took so long to get added to its trending section, and only appeared so late at night when its bound to get little traction is telling.

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commented 2016-05-19 15:42:10 -0400
Do you have some swamp land or a bridge to sell while you are at it Andy?

Nothing like totally downplaying the incident, thank goodness for video that shows what actually happened.
From CBC’s articles:
“On Wednesday, Trudeau walked across the aisle and took Conservative Party whip Gord Brown by the arm, elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the process, in an incident the prime minister acknowledged at the time was “unacceptable.”"
“In video from the House, Trudeau is seen walking toward Brown in a crowd of MPs in the Commons aisle, taking his arm in an apparent effort to move Brown toward his seat. While doing so, he encountered Brosseau, who was also standing in the aisle and was seen physically reacting after the contact.”

Only Aaron Wherry in a political analysis piece states closest to what actually happened but he carefully uses such wording “suggested” and “appears” (still trying to candy-coat):
After about 10 seconds, Trudeau gets out of his chair, strides purposefully down the aisle, puts himself between Mulcair and Christopherson and grabs Brown by the arm.
He is said to have suggested the New Democrats “get the f—-” out of his way.
As he’s leading Brown away, Trudeau appears to elbow Brosseau, who is standing behind him.
As Trudeau returns to his seat, Mulcair can be seen laughing. But the NDP leader then seems to consult with Brosseau, who appears upset. When Trudeau returns to the NDP corner to try to speak to with Brosseau, Mulcair shouts at him (apparently something about the prime minister being “pathetic”).
Mulcair and Trudeau end up nose-to-nose before various members intervene.

Watch the film clip again Andy, you will see a rather startling difference in what actually happened versus how CBC officially reported it – BTW a political analysis is not reporting the actual event but creating an opinion on the event after the fact.
commented 2016-05-19 12:39:14 -0400
“For the fun of it I watched the National on the CBC last night. I was shocked, they gave the incident full coverage. Peter Mansbridge called it “ugly””

Why would you be “shocked”? The claims of left wing bias are mostly an invention of fringe right wing sources trying to justify their own existence. The Rebel needs something to rebel against, even if they need to stretch the truth a bit to create an adversary.
commented 2016-05-19 12:12:40 -0400
Correct, Stephen E. The prime minister of Canada always was an arrogant punk and he still is. What a shame! He should be facing charges for this incident. How do we get that going? The sickening thing is, this makes me respect Vladimir Putin by contrast.
commented 2016-05-19 10:53:06 -0400
The fix is in on the social media sites. Any lobbyist with the payola to top off Zukerberg’s or Dorsey’s Swiss bank slush fund, can get the type of political censorship or info filtering they desire.

A more interesting investigative project would be to seek out the incestuous relationship the LPC or its monied cronies have with FB or Twitter – remember this is the platform for their “democratic reform” – who will the mob vote off the island democracy.
commented 2016-05-19 10:27:41 -0400
Many Canadians witnessed the altercation between the supreme leader and other MP’s in the House of Commons today. We witnessed anger, frustration, petulance, aggression. We witnessed our supreme leader striding belligerently across the floor of the House, “grabbing” an opposition MP by the arm, “elbowing” a female MP in a sensitive part of her anatomy, using expletives, getting into the face of Mr. Mulcair, etc., etc.

We have witnessed our supreme leader’s loyal henchmen applauding his actions. We have followed the many comments posted on the many sites that have “picked” up on the incident. We have listened to the differing “takes” the media have used to inform of us this incident. We have witnessed the many tactics used by our supreme leader’s herd of sheep to downplay the incident: excuses, deflection, justification, blame the victim, belittling, denigrating, casting aspersions, name-calling, etc.

This, now, is the new NORM in Canada. It is okay to physically “accost” anyone who is angering or frustrating you. It is okay for our supreme leader to “elbow” a female co-MP (“I did not know she was there…..”). It is okay to mutter expletives in the chambers.

This is playing out across this once great country of ours. Tensions and emotions are rising amongst the citizens of Canada from coast to coast. Tempers are flaring. Some are taking the law into their own hands. Division is rife! And, all of this has transpired since October, 2015. And, if one is looking for the “root” causes, one only has to cast one’s eyes onto the supreme leader and his minions!
commented 2016-05-19 08:51:01 -0400
Not getting involved with Facebook in any manner seems to have been a good decision!
commented 2016-05-19 08:10:21 -0400
Thank you, great reading.
commented 2016-05-19 08:00:48 -0400
Stephen E. commented
“Trudeau does not seem to understand that he is neither …. but he was never elected Monarch nor dictator. "

But that is how he was raised, what he was taught to believe. Pierre Trudeau admired Hitler and Mussolini, Castro was a good friend of the family. Junior has already professed his adoration of China among other things, so do not be surprised when he slips and shows his true colors.

Daddy Dearest – a few links:

Junior – a few links:

His brother:
“I grew up knowing that Fidel Castro had a special place among my family’s friends. We had a picture of him at home a great big man with a beard who wore military fatigues and held my baby brother Michel in his arms. When he met my little brother in 1976, he even gave him a nickname that would stick with him his whole life “Micha- Miche.”
A few years later, when Michel was around 8 years old, I remember him complaining to my mother that my older brother and I both had more friends than he did. My mother told him that, unlike us, he had the greatest friend of all he had Fidel.”

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Sean Penson commented

Really? Playing that old pathetic partisan card?
Chretien 4
35th Parliament Chretien 1996/2/2
36th Parliament 1999/9/18
37th Parliament 2002/9/16,2003/11/12 ( the last one was done to avoid the auditor generals release of the report on Adscam)

Trudeau and Lester B. Pearson 11
26th Parliament Pearson 1963/12/21, 1965/4/3
27th Parliament Pearson 1967/5/8
28th Parliament Trudeau 1969/10/22,1970/10/7,1972/2/16
29th Parliament Trudeau 1974/2/26
30th Parliament Trudeau 1976/10/12,1977/10/17,1978/10/10,1983/11/30
Now, where was all of the outrage on these 15 prorogation’s, and more importantly why are these numbers not front and center in the multitude of MSM stories on the topic?
Jean Chretien prorogued Parliament four times during his time as Prime Minister: February 5, 1996; September 18, 1999; September 16, 2002; and November 12, 2003.
  • On each occasion, the Liberals killed their own legislation. Several bills ended up dying over and over again due to Liberals proroguing Parliament or calling early elections.
  • September 16, 2002 – After a summer of Liberal in-fighting and Jean Chretien being forced to announce his planned retirement date in August, Chretien prorogued Parliament, killing legislation so that he could unveil his legacy agenda.
  • According [to] Eddie Goldenberg, Chretien decided to have a Throne Speech just to test the will of the Martinite forces who were trying to push him out early: Chretien was happy. “I like that. It is exactly what we just discussed. Prepare me a statement. But just one more thing,” said the old fox. “I want a Throne Speech in the fall. The government will stand or fall on it. If they want to vote against me on it, then it is the one case in which I will run again.” (Eddie Goldenberg, The Way it Works, p. 380)
  • November 12, 2003 – Jean Chretien announced that Parliament was prorogued on the eve of the Liberal leadership convention (so Chretien and Martin didn’t have to sit together in the House of Commons and face a dispute over who was Prime Minister). Martin did not become Prime Minister until December 12, 2003 and Parliament did not resume until February 2, 2004 – almost four months later
    And by the way, Chretien prorogued Parliament in November, 2003, to avoid having to face the AG’s report on what happened with the Liberal Party and Adscam, and thus allowing Paul Martin to answer for what occurred under Chretien’s term as PM.

Want more links? There are many many more, these links were but the first few that came up on a very quick search on the topic.

Interesting to note when a Liberal does it then it is considered normal, part of political life on the hill. Yet again we see the hypocrisy that is exhibited by Liberals, absolutely stunning.

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Government information regarding – Prorogation and Dissolution:
commented 2016-05-19 07:57:13 -0400
Stephen E,

“Trudeau does not seem to understand that he is neither….”.

Very well said.
commented 2016-05-19 07:54:46 -0400
it’s a good thing he’s a feminist, just think what would have happened if he wasn’t.
commented 2016-05-19 05:51:46 -0400
Maybe the NDP should make a trade for Odor. They need a little bench strength.
commented 2016-05-19 05:36:37 -0400
I think Junior is lucky Odor is not a dipper.
commented 2016-05-19 05:36:19 -0400
Trudeau does not seem to understand that he is neither the policeman nor enforcer of Parliament. These are the duties of the Speaker of the House and the Sargent at Arms. Trudeau may have 39% of the popular vote, but he was never elected Monarch nor dictator.

He storms across the floor, puts his hands on another member of Parliament – which is forbidden – to pull him forward, and “accidentally” elbows a woman high in the chest. He later enters into a heated argument with Mulcair not from his seat but in Mulcair’s face on the other side of the floor where he does not physically belong.

Its not his place to do any of this. He acts like a punk, and should be respected as one would a punk.

Its pretty difficult to hit someone in the chest like that without feeling that you had done so, and then there is the question of how he got her that high up. We did not see him turn and immediately apologise. Nope. He waited until it became a stink that wouldn’t go away.

He does have a history of tossing out obscene insults in the House, obscene and offensive gestures, all much like his father.

His “apology” had almost as many “ah” and “ah ah ah” as real words. Grasping at words.

BTW, he earlier in the day apologised on behalf of Canada regarding the Komagata Maru, but I haven’t heard him offer an official apology for the Jews turned back to Europe. I guess some minorities are offered carrots to vote Liberal, and others are ignored.

Its early in his tenure as PM. He is already screwing up, being caught in lies, caught talking out both sides of his mouth, a wife embarrassing the Office and position of PM, planning legislation that will corrupt our democracy, appears to be undoing any legislation brought in by the Harper governments simply because it was passed by the Harper governments, has shown himself not to be above taking and making believed entitlements, and already being seen to be taking advantage of the public purse. Three and a half years to go…
commented 2016-05-19 05:15:24 -0400
For the fun of it I watched the National on the CBC last night. I was shocked, they gave the incident full coverage. Peter Mansbridge called it “ugly”. They even showed when Junior elbowed the dipper out of the way. Poor Manbridge, I could tell it was a tragic evening for him. How could he have been so wrong!
I don’t think the elbow was unintentional, Junior was clearing a path for the Tory whip and anybody blocking the aisle was going to be dealt with.
That being said, unintentional or not, Harper was right, Junior is just not ready.
commented 2016-05-19 03:20:00 -0400
SEAN PENSON commented 2 hours ago
Fewer times than Jean Chretien.
commented 2016-05-19 02:18:47 -0400
Sean Penson commented 1 hour ago

How many times has Bernie Trudeau, the camp counselor and feminist, physically hit women before????

Does Bernie Trudeau beat his wife and kids the same way???
commented 2016-05-19 01:57:34 -0400
The interesting thing about this whole episode is that the CBC hasn’t tried to whitewash this incident. This was the leading story on the National, so I guess they never got the memo that JT didn’t do anything weird in the House today. Though they did give coverage to crazy Lizzie May declaration that the NDP was causing all the trouble, the coverage turned to the CPC front bench asking for the matter to be submitted to a higher authority for review. We’ll see how far this goes. FB is silent about it, and it looks like that the comments on JT’s FB feed are being edited and there’s no mention on the incident. Maybe the CBC is holding out for more cash for their silence?
commented 2016-05-19 01:00:48 -0400
commented 2016-05-19 00:25:58 -0400
Hmm. I saw someone blow a crosswalk today, and that’s not trending on FB either.

Guess FB is also anti-pedestrian.

Either that, or it’s not news. But why consider that option when we can use confirmation bias to our advantage!
commented 2016-05-18 23:27:10 -0400
I have been wondering for the past few days, what stupid thing would Junior have to do or say to attract a good roasting from Paul Joseph Watson? Methinks the wait will soon be over.