July 12, 2019

Defend Media Freedom Conference was “a whitewash by Chrystia Freeland”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

This week, Sheila Gunn Reid and I took you inside the elite, big-government (so-called) Defend Media Freedom Conference in London, UK.

That we received official accreditation to get inside was a pleasant surprise, and it wasn't the only one.

However, overall I came away with the impression that this conference was just a "Potemkin village," set up to make it look like the co-sponsors — Trudeau's Liberal government — care about free expression. We all know that in fact they are trying in every way to censor the internet and buy the media.


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commented 2019-07-16 00:47:19 -0400
The man at 11:00 minimizes threats to free speech originating from within in Canada. “Very interesting,,,, but the threats we’re seeing in russia and china and wherever are vastly” more serious.
What about google?
Hey buddy. We’re not wherever. We’re not in China, or Russia. Free speech in Canada is our problem. The threats to free speech originate domestically: A culture of intolerance, corrupt corporations and government policy right here at home.
commented 2019-07-13 20:41:25 -0400
Hey Trudeau.. How do you feel about Tommy Robinsons incarceration?
commented 2019-07-13 20:40:43 -0400
I hope Ben N and Don T can help our election the way obsma did to us. Dems stole our election. Payback time
commented 2019-07-13 20:23:20 -0400
Holy friggin shit Keith Barnes! There’s a war on at the moment.. There is way too many Canadians that don’t know it.

Friggin… diddler pieces of shit!! No wonder why Tommy’s pissed!!!!!!!!!
commented 2019-07-13 15:41:25 -0400
commented 2019-07-13 15:40:01 -0400
commented 2019-07-13 03:59:17 -0400
Excellent commentary on the absurdity of this free speech conference Ezra. The fact that it was attended by Chrystia Freeland of Canada from the Liberal government who shoved through that anti-free speech abomination M-103 on the unsuspecting Canadian people and also Jeremy Hunt of Britain (currently running to replace Theresa May as British PM) and a self-satisfied member of the British government who have happily sent Tommy Robinson back to prison for presuming to exercise his freedom as a journalist. highlights the Orwellian absurdity of this entire event.
commented 2019-07-13 02:04:13 -0400
If anyone doubts that most media is neutered and controlled i ask you why a PM like Justin who is an unending source of comedy gold that writes itself but is rarely utilized should make that pretty obvious.
commented 2019-07-13 01:50:24 -0400
The best part of this may be that they are setting up abuse of power for Andrew Scheer.
commented 2019-07-13 01:46:36 -0400
At 17:53 Ezra says, " maybe I was a little to hard/harsh" Ezra, no you were not, in fact there needs to be more of this type of questioning from real journalists, that will make all these globalist and censoring parasites squirm. That video, if not heavily censored and/or removed, will become legendary in support of the fight for free speech and freedom.
Well done sir and great job, I am proud to be a supporter of The Rebel since day one.
commented 2019-07-13 01:19:29 -0400
At this point part of me actually wants the globalists to win so the useful idiot can get what they have been clamoring for and see that they are not immune and they will be mere slaves to their beloved masters.
commented 2019-07-13 01:18:14 -0400
Jan G i enjoyed that clip of Gorka and the CNN twerp, he did not think Gorka was going to challenge his BS and you could tell he was suddenly concerned when Gorka stepped up to him. Of course the CNN left wing clown did not back up his words.
commented 2019-07-13 00:21:40 -0400
Trudeau’s liberals are treasonous criminal scum that work for China and China is of course working for the liberals re election interfering as usual in all levels of Canadian politics, academia and media.
Expect NO scrutiny from “our” fake news bought off CBC / MSM but they will run with the usual red herring distractions of “the Russians” and “white nationalism”
What a joke.
commented 2019-07-13 00:19:46 -0400
Like Ezra, I was also suspicious of Toby Mandell and his Center for Law and Democracy which is in Halifax.
Like he said, for 20 years people have been concerned about losing Free Speech and Democracy and nothing has happened YET. He seems to be missing the boat on the fact that in these years Canada has not been run by a Dictator that admires the Communist States of China and Cuba. Toby should be alarmed that Trudeau brought back Censorship bill 13.

I did a little research into his Company and everything looks quite impressive.

I came to pretty well the same conclusions as Liza:
“Please. He wasn’t born yesterday. With all due respect, he must be a liberal. Nice guy. Dangerously naive. There are no solutions that don’t undermine free speech.”

What we Westerners ( west of Halifax) forget is, being a Liberal in that part of Canada doesn’t necessarily mean you are Politically stupid or maybe a little corrupt; in fact you are probably a gracious person for all the FREEBEES headed your way from the Federal Liberal Government.
1. There are special New Business Incentives where the Gov’t will help pay for your Business to get off the ground. Most of the time they fail resulting in a complete loss to taxpayers.
2. Extra Unemployment Insurance as there aren’t many jobs.
3. Regular Gov’t Programs and incentives.
4. Naturally NS receives Equalization Payments (Mostly from Alberta) Two Billion in 2019.

Unlike the rest of Canada, you can be proud if you are a Liberal an Atlantic Canada.
I wonder if Toby Mandell’s Company receives subsidies? I would be a great FRONT for a Dictator to invest in, hiding behind a Law and Democracy Center.
commented 2019-07-13 00:00:09 -0400
I am far more concerned about interference by the politicians running in the up coming election, and their back room boys than any foreign intervention. If there is any, it will be with the full knowledge of our government through foreign funding, favours and demands made to social media platforms as we know Trudeau has already done. As far as I am concerned that is the sort of election interference we need to be worried about, that and messing with voting rules, and excessive intake of illegal aliens and playing fast and loose when granting citizenship, not the Russians for cryin out loud. Hampering the flow of information only plays into the hands of control freaks. As Andrew points out, big tech is [already] serving as an agent of the government, this government, the UK, NZ, France and clearly many other governments around the world if the Pakistani government can get Ezra’s tweets they don’t like deleted. Arrgg!

Thank God for Ezra, Sheila, and Andrew Lawton This reporting of this event exposed a lot about Canada and Freeland specifically. Whitewash is indeed a good word for this conference.
commented 2019-07-12 22:55:17 -0400
Sometimes I wish I was still 20 and in the dark. But then, if I were 20 today, I’d probably have been brainwashed to believe everything the leftists are shoveling out.
commented 2019-07-12 22:54:15 -0400
Or the UN…
commented 2019-07-12 22:52:18 -0400
President Trump was meanwhile holding his own ‘defend media’ conference in the Rose Garden today with people like Mark Dice, etc..
A CNN/Playboy ‘journalist’ was mouthing off at the attendees and actually challenged Sebastian Gorka to a fight, yes a physical fight right there on the lawn.
Gorka told the ‘CNN employee’ he wasn’t a journalist, he was a ‘punk’.
The following is left and right, but, you’ll get the gist of the antics.

A conservative journalist later told the CNN guy that “Just for the record, he’d kick your punk a**.”
commented 2019-07-12 22:38:22 -0400
Interesting interview. Definitely NOT a free speech absolutist. Any interference with the flow of info in the internet, any filtering of any kind will be regulation and will be government control. What ever group attempting to come up with ‘solutions’ that are created ‘outside the box’ will only be doing what will amount to the government’s work. Any manipulation no matter how well intended will only embolden an already bossy and intrusive government. Control is the prize. Its what all governments take when you give them the opportunity. I’ll take a free for all any day.

‘Free speech, bbbbbut, freespeech but on the other hand….’
Whats on the other hand IS a voracious, control hungry government. We already have it too much of it. Lets not allow it any more power over us. This professor makes me laugh when he talks about our government being worried about election interference. Please. He wasn’t born yesterday. With all due respect, he must be a liberal. Nice guy. Dangerously naive. There are no solutions that don’t undermine free speech.
commented 2019-07-12 22:32:33 -0400
Billy Howard.. Or Scheer just could be part of the rigging? IMO.. All the current mainstream political party’s are in the same pack.. back and forth for all these years.. back and forth.. back and forth.. all of them going in the same direction.. To destroy Canada’s foundation and it’s proud history. To become a sh!thole dictatorship ran cesspool. Either by the Liberals, the Conservatives or NDP..

Maybe that’s why Bernier started up a new Political Party.. For the People! Not for the cesspoolians…
commented 2019-07-12 22:26:12 -0400
These globalist/socialists know that what they’re doing is wrong, that’s why they’re adopting honorable sounding names like “Defend Media Freedom” when they do it. Much like other criminals they want to operate in the shadows.
commented 2019-07-12 22:00:14 -0400
So now Trudeau just got Twitter to allow the #Libranos to hide any and all negative or corrective responses to their tweets unless people take additional tedious steps to reveal them, which most people won’t do. Which means, for instance, when Trudeau and his minions tweet a policy, nobody with a Twitter account will be allowed to easily see the negative responses or responses that prove a lie, thus manipulating everyone to believe the Liberals are always right.
MSM (by and large) will not put Trudeau’s feet to the fire when he does/says controversial things, and it will ignore or condemn CPC when they respond negatively to Justin’s narratives. As in a typical dictatorship, we will only get one side of the story – Justin’s side.
With Scheer refusing to promote Rebel and TruNorth (the most influential opposition media in Canada) the CPC is bound to lose in October.
Trudeau has rigged the election and Andrew Scheer seemingly doesn’t have the guts to confront Justin and his MSM minions and give CPC a chance to take our country back.
commented 2019-07-12 21:07:04 -0400
This is real journalism…telling the truth
commented 2019-07-12 20:50:13 -0400
There was a short time when radio was a free speech medium. Anybody could build a transmitter and get on the air. But a few jerks ruined it and the governments of the world regulated the stuffing out of radio. The Internet was once free but the “progressive” thugs are now shutting down anything which offends them and might give conservative candidates an edge. Let’s object to the Internet becoming a playground for regressive progressives.
commented 2019-07-12 20:46:51 -0400
For those of you who do not yet know, you can get in touch with Tommy and send any messages of support you may wish to at:

A2084CG – Stephen Yaxley Lennon
HMP Belmarsh
Western Way
SE28 0EB

Alternatively, you can use the below link to email him quoting his name/prison/number
commented 2019-07-12 20:41:23 -0400
I bet The Rebel Media is banned in Pakistan.
Don’t go to any Country that practices Sharia Law Ezra, unless you are a Masochist.