November 03, 2017

National Post picks up The Rebel's luxury car “scoop” one year later (then admits why)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

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"...?

Ivison adds:

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.


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commented 2017-11-18 15:35:29 -0500
Has anyone else noticed that Elon Musk has named his cars the model “S”, the model “3”, and the model “X”
Is this creepy or coincidence or…
commented 2017-11-05 20:49:22 -0500
Climate Barbie only sits on a bicycle, with high heels and helmet resting on handle bars; a great photo for Twitter, she actually really drives a luxury vehicle mainly subsidized by the taxpayer – see Liza Rosie’s explanation.
commented 2017-11-04 17:38:57 -0400
Like this Andrew….
the standard testing regime for the EPA in the States is to receive pre-production vehicles FREE of charge from the manufacturer. The also BORROW cars from the public for a small fee and courtesy car offered, then return them to the owner, no worse for wear and yes they also RENT vehicles. There is no reason for Environment Canada to be spending this kind of money buying these cars. It is needless and frivolous. What Canada does is, after testing the cars they sell them on a government surplus site with the taxpayer taking a hit of thousands of dollars per car. Who do you think ends up with these ‘cheap’ luxury cars, Oh look what Barbie is driving! This is just a way to ’launder" cars so these liberal MPs can drive something fancy for next to nothing. As a taxpayer who is fed up with this kind of fiscal abuse I am very glad to see it in the news. Shining a light on it is the only way to get these piggies at the trough of our money, to stop.
commented 2017-11-04 17:15:36 -0400
ME NOTYOU commented: “All the more reason to be very vigilant of the Liberals and their grip on power. I suggest that they are prepared to stop at nothing to remain the government. JT may go from being the elegant feminist PM to being a thug with surprising ease.”

Not forgetting Jihadi Justin has already professed his “admiration of Basic Dictatorshiips”!
commented 2017-11-04 17:11:11 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON defended: “It’s not news in either case. How do you do safety testing on vehicles without buying some vehicles to test?”

Really? Purchasing luxury vehicles well out of the financial means of most working persons, even as used?
commented 2017-11-04 15:44:48 -0400
It’s not news in either case. How do you do safety testing on vehicles without buying some vehicles to test?
commented 2017-11-04 13:09:11 -0400
All the more reason to look at JT’s Chavezista government.

Their behaviour indicates that nothing is certain, including their chances of re-election. So, why do the right things when you know you may be out the door in two years? Carve out your piece of the good life while you can.

JT has gone from being the “Selfie PM” to being the YOLO PM.

All the more reason to be very vigilant of the Liberals and their grip on power. I suggest that they are prepared to stop at nothing to remain the government. JT may go from being the elegant feminist PM to being a thug with surprising ease.

War is coming.

Be ready.
commented 2017-11-04 11:25:27 -0400
I Googled – 10 of the worst lying media organizations in the world – because I wanted to use the info in a comment…
There was so much stuff there that I was too overwhelmed to decide which link(s) to use…
It would be interesting to impanel a roundtable of non-lefties, including some Freudian and Jungian shrinks, and take apart some examples of why ‘those’ people buy into the Fake News lies, spin and propaganda without question, and support the likes of any Clinton, Obama, Wynne, Notley or Trudeau, without due diligence and without moral compunction. Work up a psychological profile on them like the forensic psychiatrist Lyle Rossiter MD does in his eye-opening book, “THE LIBERAL MIND: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness”, and then work up a de-programming treatment plan to try and help the lefties. They are still people…mostly.
We must take a proactive approach and this info could be used to help all those wretched lefties come back to reality, sanity and the human family – not to mention saving the rest of us from them!
I think Holly would make a great moderator.
commented 2017-11-03 23:17:22 -0400
It will make me laugh when we get to the point that Mainstream Media dies. And if a politician wants any exposure on the media airwaves the only place he/she will be able to get it, will be by being interviewed on The Rebel.
I give thanks everyday that we have The Rebel, Ezra and the whole contributing team. Without them we would just be fed more and bigger lies by the lying scum of Mainstream Media, that actually think they’re journalists. They are what Traitors look like spewing garbage news and lies as they insult our intelligence and abuse the privilege of having a voice. May they all die spitting words incoherently.
commented 2017-11-03 22:34:56 -0400
Bravo Ezra and TheRebel. Just proves they’re keeping them in the dark, and now they’re admitting it???

Shall we hold our breath for Scheer to admit the same??
commented 2017-11-03 20:48:37 -0400
Read comments on the MSM about the new Governor General speech about made me vomit . Did not believe him or her . Another Trudeau sounding board . Sad
commented 2017-11-03 19:53:48 -0400
Sounds like sour grapes from the National Post. Ezra, has anyone from the Post dropped off any resumes and if so we’re they filed under “g” for garbage. Can’t stop laughing.
commented 2017-11-03 17:32:10 -0400
If Ezra saved some kittens from a burning house they would spin it as an act of evil.
commented 2017-11-03 16:47:46 -0400
commented 2017-11-03 16:46:14 -0400
Spot on EZRA .
Potmedia is going down in smoke
The LUGENPRESSERS pride is killing them
commented 2017-11-03 16:43:13 -0400
A great confirmation why The Rebel is needed. Otherwise, we would never get the story from the Fake News Media!
commented 2017-11-03 16:31:08 -0400
“That, my friends, is why Postmedia is losing thousands of readers and tens of millions of dollars.”

Pretty much. I cancelled my Ottawa Sun subscription months ago. Furey, Gunther, Bonokoski and Goldstein still put out good pieces, but the rest of the columnists and the editorial slant may as well be out of the lefty Ottawa Citizen….which some of it certainly is.

And now this breaking news: Rod Phillips, the chair of Postmedia and former head of Ontario Lottery and Gaming, is running for the Progressive Conservatives in Ajax next spring.

Post media? Conservative? Right wing? Give me a break.

This very same Rod Phillips is Paul Godfrey’s bum boy. And Godfrey, CEO and President of Postmedia, is the guy who was sucking around for government bailouts for his pathetic newspapers.
commented 2017-11-03 16:15:04 -0400
It’s not worth spending one minute anymore talking about the mainstream media. They are mainly composed of petty, biased, unprofessionnals, who despise their customers in general, and it is now reciprocal. Unless you are part of their cult for IQs below 80.
commented 2017-11-03 16:10:27 -0400
Great report Ezra.
Msm is a dying industry, Trudeau keeps giving it life support!
commented 2017-11-03 16:00:22 -0400
Derek Williams—-When the CBC and CTV Financial Women start gushing about how great the Economy is under Trudeau, I e-mail and remind them that when the elephant (Trump & the US Economy) moves, the mouse has to move slowly behind it.
My rubbing it in doesn’t stop them from pounding Trump 24/7.
commented 2017-11-03 15:52:42 -0400
A feather in your cap Ezra. Your growing and they are upset. You must be doing it right!
commented 2017-11-03 15:07:30 -0400
If you put John Ivison aside maybe the National Post and its underling the Financial Post are starting to see through Trudeau’s tactics. In the article today in the Financial Post on the job numbers “Why is Canada’s job market so hot when the economy is leaving us cold?” they question the fantastic job numbers StatsCan claim whereas the Bank of Canada and our big bank’s economists have differing views plus the our drop in exports. Something doesn’t add up. Could it be that StatsCan’s reports first have to go through the PMO?
Read the comments on the Financial Post’s article for more insights as to just how StatsCan possibly collect their information.
commented 2017-11-03 13:06:29 -0400
Damn, that’s fine!
commented 2017-11-03 12:57:28 -0400
Probably Ivison intended to write “victory from the jaws of defeat,” but since copy editors are now extinct, you have to get it right the first time or apologize later, lol.
commented 2017-11-03 12:47:08 -0400
I think Rebel Media is on the brink of being accepted as “mainstream”. Not the leftist dogma following MSM of today, but perhaps the #1 force in a new “conservative MSM” (not unlike FoxNews). Just need to start getting some politicians to accept interviews and openly engage with Rebel reporters, as well as openly supporting their legitimacy as a “right leaning” media presence. We all know the CBC is a “left leaning” media presence, afterall.
While I doubt the weaklings Scheer and Kenney will start things off, I’m hoping some other notable politicians might have the guts to stand up for freedom. But I won’t hold my breath as M103 looms in the darkness.
To Ezra and the Rebel Team: Keep persevering until the M103 Gestapo knock down your studio doors and take you away to one of Trudeau’s new reeducation facilities (promised new infrastructure, dontchaknow).