July 03, 2017

Media silent on “sexist” bullying when target is Conservative woman, attacker NDP male

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The mainstream media loves to run stories about bullying, sexism, inclusiveness and diversity, except of course when the person being bullied is a conservative woman and the one doing the bullying, is a “progressive” man. 

That was the case last week when Saskatchewan-based Senator Denise Batters was bullied online over her husband’s suicide by ex-NDP candidate and staffer Brian Sklar.

Sklar made demeaning and evil posts on her Facebook page, calling Batters a Harper troll and suggesting she only got her job because her husband committed suicide.

Batters, a lawyer and mental health advocate, watched her husband lose his long struggle with depression, so you would think the media might cover this story of her online harrassment by a politically-motivated man.

Remarkably, though, I only counted four headlines in the mainstream media about this matter, with most of them skirting over what happened.

Compare that to the endless headlines about left-wing politician Sandra Jansen when she made claims about receiving threats on the internet.

Notably, the CBC didn’t run one article about the attack on Batters.

Could it be because Batters is a conservative woman who doesn’t back down from holding the Prime Minister’s feet to the fire?

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commented 2017-07-04 23:21:08 -0400
All the women on the conservative side of the House get bullied on a daily basis. You don’t hear them whine to the media like the liberals do. They stand up to it. This attack on Senator Batters was a hit below the belt and only a coward would call on the opponents beloved dead to win an argument. It is about as low as you can go.
commented 2017-07-04 08:07:12 -0400
All the CBC is good at is sucking $$$$$ OUT OF THE TAX PAYERS.
commented 2017-07-04 01:26:07 -0400
Same hypocrisy when Mulcair berated a female RCMP officer for doing her job then charlie the ignorant pig angus called her a meter maid. The left wing media had little to say. Hypocrites are pathetic.
commented 2017-07-04 00:10:23 -0400
I’d like to shove Sklar’s fiddle up his ass. He’s always been a little weasel who is on the wagon but still has a wet brain. I’ve got an old signed poster of his from a concert. Burning it tomorrow.
commented 2017-07-04 00:03:13 -0400
I see a few negative comments here about Scheer. Why am I not Surprised? During the Election for the Leadership many supported either Scheer or Bernier. I put both down without mentioning who I supported, I didn’t like either one of them, felt both were untrustworthy. But just like Canadians voted in Trudie, we now have a Conservative Leader that offers no contrast between he and Trudie, so far I can’t tell one from the other. He is a sure loser against Trudie in 2019. He has already Betrayed Canadian Conservatives with his support for Little Trudie Tater Tots Climate Change Agreement. Sounds like a children’s book title but what it amounts to is Billions of Canadian Taxpayers Dollars being chipped in at the Altar of The Climate Change Hoax. Another possible book title and one our Conservative leader won’t be reading. For me there was only one clear choice in the lineup of candidates for Conservative Leader and that was Kellie Leitch. She didn’t have the skeletons in her closet the others did, she didn’t back down, she didn’t shy away from talking about the issues the others found too controversial or sensitive. And one thing I found very important about her is that she had roots in Western Canada and was not a Quebec Politician. So many of you rushed to support Bernier, without looking at what we have as a PM and the others before him from Quebec, including Mulroney. Too many Quebec Politicians have held office and have succeeded in damaging this country probably beyond repair. And many of you were in support of Kevin O’Leary, there’s another loser that so many were willing to vote into power, so let us not be so quick to criticize Liberal supporters when they vote for the likes of Trudie because it seems we have our own problems of not voting for the right candidate as well. Once again instead of all recognizing the right candidate and voting for that individual we end up with something less than what we were expecting. If this keeps up by the time our election in the mid twenties rolls around we will lose our Democracy and be on our way to being ruled by an Evil Empire. I’m guessing come 2019 Trudie for the win even if it’s a minority.
commented 2017-07-03 23:30:55 -0400
Brian Sklar is definitely a douche. I have had a few encounters with him on facebook and he is nothing but a trouble making troll in the same mould as Jimmy Reece or Mikey Mann. I hope he gets a good pounding in the media because he deserves it.
commented 2017-07-03 22:36:21 -0400
Denise Batters may be the only Senator who deserves her post. I have watched her and she is fair, informed and makes the rest of them appear quite laughable.

Brian Sklar needs to be dragged onto the carpet for his abuse. What a douche bag. He is sounds like a common troll. Reminds me of our famous bottom feeder paid cbc troll. Same kind of rhetoric.
Disgusting and reprehensible, no sense of common decency.
commented 2017-07-03 22:14:52 -0400
Brian Sklar should be forced into mental health sensitivity training. His treatment of Senator Batters is reprehensible and downright sick!
commented 2017-07-03 20:05:50 -0400
LOUISE LEBORGNE commented 1 hour ago
I will be waiting to hear where Scheer stands with all the migration issues, both illegal border jumping and regular refugee acceptance. He calls himself a social conservative.

A social conservative is a liberal who knows how to balance a cheque book.
commented 2017-07-03 20:03:59 -0400
SPACE MOOSE commented 2 hours ago
Modern leftists do not believe that conservative women are real women.

Right. Just like Jimmy Reece does not believe that conservatives are real Canadians. So much for the progressives (?) much vaunted slathering over diversity. They are all in favour of diversity as long as you are just like them.
commented 2017-07-03 19:59:52 -0400
Modern feminists are definitely misogynists. Their pure hatred of women who want to be wives and mothers is beyond the pale. My daughter has a baby and is always getting leered by other women, and some even follow her around stores. They are getting more aggressive for no reason, other than my daughter is going against their idea of what a real woman should be. This is what womens studies in university is releasing into the world. Big mouthed bullies!
commented 2017-07-03 19:27:20 -0400
I remember when Alison Redford made a comment during an election campaign about the fact that Danielle Smith has no children. A disgusting low blow that didn’t go down very well at first, but was soon swept under the rug. Maybe because, coming from another woman, it didn’t quite hit the “misogny” hot-button square on the head.
But of course none of the criticism directed at Sandra Jansen had anything to do with her well earned reputation as a two-faced, self-serving, opportunistic windsock. Oh no, it couldn’t be that. It must be because she’s a woman.
Gag.
commented 2017-07-03 19:22:28 -0400
Thanks HOLLY
Every post below I read
Every thing I think , they said
commented 2017-07-03 19:16:41 -0400
Everyone seems to agree that Scheer is a mistake. We have over two years before the Federal Election; what can we do about Scheer?
commented 2017-07-03 19:11:16 -0400
This progressive ‘tough guy’ Sklar needs a serious attitude adjustment.
Wouldn’t it be funny if a big boned girl caught him out in the open and administered that attitude adjustment? Especially if it somehow got videoed and went viral.
Numb-nuts would likely call her Miss Andry…if he was able to even speak afterwards.
What a loser…

The MSM? They’re all scum, one expects this kind of lying hypocrisy from them – which is why THEREBEL is so important.
commented 2017-07-03 19:10:02 -0400
I will be waiting to hear where Scheer stands with all the migration issues, both illegal border jumping and regular refugee acceptance. He calls himself a social conservative. Is this somebody who will continue to pile an incompatible people into our neighbourhoods? It seems to be daily business to ignore abuses against conservatives while propping up the tiny woes of libs. This is a horrible story, made worse because nobody will hear about the horrible behaviour of Brian Sklar. Thanks, Holly for pointing it out to us.
commented 2017-07-03 18:49:01 -0400
Billy Howard, I absolutely agree. I was extremely apprehensive about Scheer from the get-go. My misgivings were confirmed when I watched the greasy, slippery way he avoided answering the questions being put to him Ezra. As far as political courage is concerned, I think Kellie Leitch is more of a man than Andrew Scheer. The only reason I would vote for the CPC is because there is no alternative. Harper is looking better and better all the time.
commented 2017-07-03 18:26:56 -0400
Modern leftists do not believe that conservative women are real women.
commented 2017-07-03 18:23:16 -0400
BILLY HOWARD commented, “What’s worse is that the so-called leader of the CPC has said nothing about it.” Good point.
commented 2017-07-03 18:19:53 -0400
Sklar is not misogynistic. To be a misogynist, you have to be a man. Solar may be a male, but definitely not a man.
commented 2017-07-03 18:19:52 -0400
Sklar is not misogynistic. To be a misogynist, you have to be a man. Solar may be a male, but definitely not a man.
commented 2017-07-03 17:33:25 -0400
What’s worse is that the so-called leader of the CPC has said nothing about it.
Scheer ignores the abuse of Conservative women and happily follows the MSM narrative and thinking they’ll give him a break in the next election campaign. Laughable.
Is Scheer in cahoots with Justin, just naïve, or a snowflake?
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