The National Post is now reporting a scoop we broke here at The Rebel almost exactly one year ago: That the Environment Ministry was buying luxury cars like Porsches on the public dime.
That happens a lot, mainly on issues that embarrass the Liberals, or run counter to the official narrative.
It’s why we have grown as a company: We tell you the other side of the story.
The Post’s John Ivison adds this revealing paragraph:
Rebel Media has made a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory but never more so than when it ran a story last fall about the federal Environment Department purchasing a number of expensive cars. The story was a genuine scoop that resurfaced on Twitter this week and is causing indigestion in the upper reaches of the Trudeau government.
"Defeat"? We had the scoop months ago? Isn’t that what journalists call "winning"...?
The mainstream media was put off the story because of its source. As a result, no one asked the question: what possible reason did a government department have for spending $112,000 on a new Tesla S-70D …?”
First of all:
We have scoops or exclusives almost every day. Most of them are stories right out there in plain sight that the mainstream media choose to ignore.
Second of all:
Don’t you think it’s weird that John Ivison thinks that we failed? His test is: The rest of the media didn’t follow us, and give us a pat on the back.
Isn’t that saying more about him than about us?
But the third point is the most shocking of all:
Ivison acknowledges that what we had was news. He doesn’t like our angle on it; that’s fine. And he admits that other media deliberately choose not to cover stories because we covered them first.
That, my friends, is why Postmedia is losing thousands of readers and tens of millions of dollars.
And why you just can’t trust the mainstream media.