August 22, 2019

How many people watch The Rebel? How many Liberals? You might be surprised...

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


I tell you from time to time how many viewers we have, that we have over 1,266,000 YouTube subscribers. You probably get tired of hearing it. It probably sounds boastful, and I guess it is.

A small chorus of haters smears us all the time, but for every hater, there are a hundred fans. I can see this every day when I look at the likes versus dislikes button on every YouTube video we do. It is not rare for our stats to be 100 thumbs up for every thumbs down.

And then there’s just the raw view count:

Nearly half a billion views on YouTube, two billion minutes. And even more than that on Facebook and Twitter. That’s just huge.

And our viewers average age is just above 30 years old — the average viewer at CBC The National is around 65 years old. I’ve got nothing against people who are 65 years old, but I’m just saying: for all of the CBC's cringe-worthy efforts to seem relevant and hip, it doesn’t work. On any given night, less than 1 per cent of Canadians watch CBC News. But 100 percent of us have to pay for it.

But back to us, if I may: 

A week or two ago, something called the Public Policy Forum, a somewhat academic, establishment think tank in Ottawa, and funded by governments and lobby groups. 

Well, they did a study about the Canadian media called the DIGITAL DEMOCRACY PROJECT Research Memo #1 Media, Knowledge and Misinformation.

Let me read to you a few of the study’s political findings. Here’s one:

Alternative media sources that cover politics from an ideological perspective (e.g. The Rebel, Post-Millennial, Rabble) do not crack the Top 20 news sources in the survey. However, they enjoy more prominence on Twitter among users of the top Canadian political hashtags who share links to news sites, which is an indication that the conversation on Twitter does not necessarily reflect the perspectives of the Canadian population at large.

Can you I read you my favourite quote from the whole study?

Survey respondents who read or watched more traditional news media were less likely to express uncertainty about policy questions than those with low consumption, but more likely to give an incorrect response.

So if you’re watching the CBC and CTV and Global and reading a mainstream newspaper, you’re more likely to get your facts wrong, but you’re more likely to be extra-certain about yourself.

Ignorant AND arrogant. Yeah, that rings true. Sounds like a perfect description for the Media Party.

I’m skeptical of some things in this study. But really my point today is to show you how we’re doing.

One chart asks people:

Have you consumed certain media content in the past week?

Forty-two per cent of Canadians say they watched CBC for some moment in the past week. CTV and Global News are up there too, in the mid and high thirties.

Then there's 23 per cent for the Globe and Mail, 21 per cent for the National Post, 20 per cent for the Toronto Star, the largest newspaper in Canada by circulation.

And look at The Rebel: 16 per cent. As big as Maclean’s, the hundred-year old magazine owned by the Rogers cell phone company, stuffed with government bail-out money.

We were literally born four and half years ago. We live on a shoestring. No corporate money, and no government money.

There's a lot more, including that we're among the most frequently shared websites despite not placing in the top 20 news sources.

I actually think it’s our time to shine — and apparently, millions of Canadians seem to agree.

NEXT: Barbara Kay joins me to talk about how the discontinuation of a grant to a Vancouver "rape relief" organization "shows that trans activism is an attack on women."

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commented 2019-08-27 12:31:47 -0400
ANDY NEIMERS commented 1 day ago
Ha Ha!.. That’s a “good one” courtesy of Missy Stephenson… “perhaps, even though its’ Trudeau’s idea, it’s actually a good one?”… OK, I’ll bite – so name even ONE “Trudeau idea” that is good”

Legal weed?

ROBERT GREELEY commented 1 day ago
Andrew S.. Go ahead.. give one fact that was in all Canadians best interest…”

OK, maybe not that, though don’t know why you’d exclude it.

Let’s say the Infrastructure fund (an improvement on an already good Harper era policy), or re-enabling Federal scientists to talk freely about their work without needing to get bureaucratic approval first.

Good ideas, bad, why? I mean, in objective terms.
commented 2019-08-27 10:56:59 -0400
Right on, Edward. What the Left calls “extreme right” would have been mainstream 20 years ago- even 10 years ago. They don’t get to define the terms.
commented 2019-08-26 10:19:28 -0400
I have never thought of the Rebel as bigoted or hate filled and I do not allow the far left define what is so called far right. If the vast amount of Canadians feel that way as Mr. Wick suggests it is clearly because they are being force fed this nonsense by the pervasive liberal media. As I have mentioned before the vast amount of Canadians have no idea to the extent that the liberals have rigged everything so they can form for opinions for you and when you ask questions attempt to same you into silence with accusations of, you guest it, RACISM and they rely on the vast majority to wilt before them and run for cover. Hollywood being far left and the schools being liberal controlled as well as the vast majority of the media did not come about through natural selection. In the U.S. only 7% of journalists identify as Conservative quite at odds with voting public ratio. Again these statistics did not occur by accident. Just like the electoral college if it isn’t broken Democrats want to fix it.
commented 2019-08-26 02:38:46 -0400
Ha Ha!.. That’s a “good one” courtesy of Missy Stephenson… “perhaps, even though its’ Trudeau’s idea, it’s actually a good one?”… OK, I’ll bite – so name even ONE “Trudeau idea” that is good? If there is such an “animal” from the past four years then I’m having troubles recalling it… Hmmm? Except perhaps grants for “canoe shed covers” on aboriginal reserves?
commented 2019-08-26 00:36:34 -0400
John Wick, is this the “hammer falling” that you have been predicting since last December? Just wondering cause I must have missed it. Must have been small hammer.
commented 2019-08-25 17:18:54 -0400
Andrew S.. Go ahead.. give one fact that was in all Canadians best interest… Trudeau has done for Canadian’s other than the pot bullshit.. C’mon.. anti up!!! What credit do you want us to give to your King Trudeau?
commented 2019-08-25 12:46:19 -0400
ALBERTA MAGA commented 11 hours ago
John Wick the Rebel is not far right , the line does not follow the left that have gone WAY FAR LEFT! Your ignorance on that fact shows your almost bigoted level of bias."

Here’s a question for you. Can you find me a single example of a Rebel article that says, yeah, perhaps, even though its’ Trudeau’s idea, it’s actually a good one?

The Post does give credit where credit is due, although it’s sparse. The Rebel basically attacks Trudeau no matter what he does. Under the principle that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, every so often Trudeau must come up with a good idea. Has the Rebel ever admitted this?
commented 2019-08-25 01:31:44 -0400
John Wick the Rebel is not far right , the line does not follow the left that have gone WAY FAR LEFT! Your ignorance on that fact shows your almost bigoted level of bias.
commented 2019-08-25 01:30:13 -0400
John Wick you need an edit button because you are a weak minded person.
commented 2019-08-25 01:28:57 -0400
John Wick we have never given out money on this scale so spare me your BS!
And i see you still cannot show me any lies. LMAO!
commented 2019-08-24 17:12:25 -0400
Alberta,

Clearly you are not by the fact that you comparing apples to oranges. You are comparing a dinky website and company with 7 contributors now with left and right traditional media with huge overhead and offices in other countries.

Canada has been giving tax money to media and entertainment since the 70’s – that is our system. Not unlike the BBC and UK media.

Conservative media will be getting money as well like the National Post. Websites don’t qualify.

The Rebel is no truth teller – they tell you what you want to hear with their far right bias.
commented 2019-08-24 16:31:43 -0400
John Wick what are these lies you can never produce LMAO!
commented 2019-08-24 16:31:13 -0400
John Wick the MSM lies all the time and you attack the Rebel because you are a pathetic child who cannot handle reality.
commented 2019-08-24 16:25:22 -0400
John Wick yeah i did and i am smarter than you. Sorry if you have trouble with reality. Tax handouts are welfare for failing companies. Pretty simple logic. You do realize AMAZON started in a garage right? Now go censor because you are too dumb to argue properly like most of the left.
commented 2019-08-24 16:23:33 -0400
Andrew Stephenson YEAH it is different when people pay freely and choose who they support. And the Rebel actually lists the content and what questions are asked.
commented 2019-08-24 15:47:42 -0400
ALBERTA MAGA commented 1 day ago
Andrew Stephenson what were the questions and who asked them? Mcleans needs tax bailouts and government protection. And people who consume the MSM are brainwashed clowns."

Is the Rebel accepting money from the Shillmans – a right wing think tank based in the US – any different?
commented 2019-08-24 12:01:02 -0400
Too bad Harper didn’t defund the CBC when he had a chance. He saw their value as well.
commented 2019-08-24 05:04:56 -0400
The CBC is a terrorist group. They are not interested in news. They are self-serving idiots actively destroying Canada from within.
commented 2019-08-23 21:39:41 -0400
Thanks Keith Barnes for Tommy’s Letter..

Thanks and many thumbs up for The Rebel Media.. HARD WORKING TEAM!!!.. YA BABY!!!
commented 2019-08-23 19:02:16 -0400
robert dunning,

LOL. You have got to be kidding. That would never happen ever. You seem to also ignore the point that The Rebel just provides a far right bias just as people like you complain about a left wing bias.

The Rebel is no truth teller and the fact that this place is tanking with only 7 contributors left – I think the message is loud and clear that the vast majority of Canadians do not support The Rebel, but they do comment on the bigotry and hate of this place. This is the retweeting that The Rebel gets.

https://twitter.com/rpjday/status/1164648371937796096
commented 2019-08-23 17:17:03 -0400
sorry liberals and their canadian media pals, we do not buy your propaganda and lies anymore. liberals don’t care, THE BLOODY MEDIA in this country better start, or the rebel will be the only one canadians believe and trust. or do you care????
commented 2019-08-23 15:40:02 -0400
Scheer didn’t rig anything – you were just all suckers and believed he was something that he wasn’t.

Why didn’t you vote for Kellie Leitch? She was probably the most hard core on immigration and certainly more conservative than Scheer AND Bernier.
commented 2019-08-23 15:22:39 -0400
CBC Radio One should win a world award for the most boring programming ever.
Unless trans genders and throat singing is your thing.
commented 2019-08-23 15:01:36 -0400
Ezra…. Soon we’ll have to call them “Vagina Shelters” instead of women’s shelters.
commented 2019-08-23 14:44:10 -0400
DAVE MACPHERSON commented 2 hours ago.
ScheerCPC Rigged the 2017 Leadership Race and Destroyed the Ballots.

Dave, do You have proof of that, if so please post it on the comments.
commented 2019-08-23 12:47:56 -0400
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Maxime Bernier for Prime Minister ❤️🙏🏼🔥🇨🇦🇮🇱💙

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Ezra and Rebel Media Team, you need to check out One Godless Woman on YouTube – she has Exposed the Muslims surrounding Pandering Andy Scheer. The LeftyLite ScheerCPC is Corrupt and has been Infiltrated by the the Muslim Brotherhood.

You also need to wake up to the Truth that the ScheerCPC Rigged the 2017 Leadership Race and Destroyed the Ballots.
commented 2019-08-23 12:26:31 -0400
Most of the public are completely oblivious to how deeply penetrated the news agencies are with members of the liberal establishment, which is why we are seeing such a one sided landscape. It isn’t healthy or balanced. One could argue (rigged).
commented 2019-08-23 12:15:23 -0400
As someone who has watched CNN for decades I feel it is important to hear both sides of the story. I liken the news to a court room. As a juror would you only want to hear one side be able to present it’s argument? No. Not unless you were irredeemably biased and lacked control over your emotions or had corrupt intent. I want to hear the best arguments that both sides can present and make up my own mind. I think hearing the best of both arguments gives you a better idea who got the story right. I also think it is extremely dangerous for any society to get the news from just one side and for too much interference due to government regulation or for the government funding the news with it’s billions and hundreds of millions. How can any reasonable person not see the potential for abuse, especially by a corrupt regime who can attach strings and or has infiltrated one of the last lines of defense, which was meant to hold their feet to the fire?
commented 2019-08-23 10:49:08 -0400
John Wick:
The edit button is not all that important.Proofreading before posting can reduce the amount of errors.
However,if the reader has any grasp of the subject being discussed,the gist of the post will be understood.
As with everything in life,I have always had much more interest in the contents,not the container.Quite often the container can have excessive “embroidery” and the contents can have very little value.