August 13, 2019

The mainstream media promotes a fake news hoax about Andrew Scheer — and refuses to apologize when caught

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

A video was posted yesterday at the liberal Toronto blog called Blog TO, and it came to my attention because my former colleague from the Sun News Network, David Akin, tweeted it.

Tonight I'll show you the video. Here's how Blog TO described it:

Disturbing video footage of a young woman [named Talia Davidson] hurling racist remarks, [holding a "VOTE ANDREW SCHEER" sign] and spitting at a Toronto resident is circulating like wildfire online today, inspiring shock and outrage across the board.

Farhan Rana, who works across the street from Toronto City Hall, says that he was taking a walk (...) when he was confronted by someone he didn't know.

"Suddenly, a small woman yelled in my ear to 'get out of my country' along with other well wishes," he wrote in an Instagram story. "I walked past her and ignored her remarks."

Here’s what I thought immediately:

If this were a Hollywood script, a producer would say, too obvious; It needs to be more nuanced.

No-one who wanted to promote Andrew Scheer would really do what this woman did. 

It reminded me of the Hijab Hoax girl in Toronto, which we reported on extensively. This is just as fake as the Jussie Smollett hoax.

It is exactly what it looks like — a leftist’s idea of what conservatives think and say.

And the media who reported it knows so little about conservatives and what we really think, that they ran with it.

As I say, I saw this via David Akin. He has since deleted this tweet, but here’s a snapshot:

"Scheer’s opponents will shrug and say, well, of course. That’s unfair but that’s politics. In the meantime, Scheer would do well to go out of his way to denounce this kind of hatred. And to do that quickly.”

So David Akin was not only giving great publicity to this hoax; and putting zero effort into scrutinizing it, he was also giving a prescription to Scheer — you have to react to this, or you’ll own it.

That video was retweeted and republished uncritically countless times, including by Media Party journalists who couldn’t be bothered to even Google a thing.

How hard is it to type Talia Davidson into Google? I did. I found her on Facebook, partying at a hard left-wing activist newspaper in Toronto called Now Magazine.

And she’s not anti-immigrant. She loves immigrants, all her friends are immigrants, she was involved in a Venezuelan restaurant in the city with other immigration activists.

According to this social media page dug up by the Post Millennial, Davidson was an anarcho-syndicalist, a Palestinian activist and an immigration booster — the exact opposite of who she pretended to be on camera.

The weirdest thing was, the website that put this online, Blog TO, did a profile on Davidson just last month. Didn’t they recognize her?

Talia Davidson was charged with assaulting police. Maybe she just snapped, or maybe that’s just me being kind to her, trying to find a less odious explanation.

So even if Davidson is a hoaxer; or even if she’s mad —she’s succeeded —because the fake news media took the story and ran with it.

The election campaign isn’t in full swing —that won’t happen till after Labour Day.

But get ready for a tsunami of fake news just like this.

And it will come from the fanciest of Media Party reporters —the very same people who say you should trust them and only them, not independent media like us.

NEXT: Gordon Chang joins me to talk about the escalating political violence in Hong Kong.

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commented 2019-08-13 21:29:49 -0400
Declaring an Election is becoming akin to declaring a state of war. The dirty tricks boys are the first to take action with false claims and false accusations, then come the Noddy’s acting and being rough. All the planned accusations being aired in the background, the snarling and spitting the glaring eyes and this is just the Liberals.
In just four short years, Trudeau has managed to turn Canada into a third world barnyard full of semi illiterate savages and inbred homicidal maniacs. Well done Justin, or do you prefer medium rare?
PC’s change gears from conservatism…..Re posted.

Will the Rebel be closed down if anything good is said about Maxime Bernier?
commented 2019-08-13 21:01:18 -0400
commented 2019-08-13 21:00:17 -0400
Talia Davidson didn’t sound like any conservative I know. What a stupid silly cow. They don’t talk or act like that.

It sounds like Justin’s favourite dictatorship is doing some sabre rattling over its own people. Lets hope the Communist regime is going to just park their big toys and send all their soldiers on leave at the end of this military exercise at the end of the week. Good luck Hong Cong, I don’t think the west can afford to see you hauled back in time. Stay free.
commented 2019-08-13 20:49:03 -0400
This is what Stephen Hawking called refutation by denigration. It’s an obvious smear job but the media can’t resist it. It’s the same thing as the hoaxes spread by charismatic Christians about miracles. People believed that folks were healed of illnesses or brought back from the dead because they WANTED to believe it. The media want to believe that Conservative members are far right and racist. Like you said, Ezra, it’s too perfect. And if something’s too good to be true, it most likely is.
commented 2019-08-13 20:43:30 -0400
I have to point out that Scheer isn’t really the same as Trudeau on immigration. He’s promised to pull us out of the UN Global Compact for Migration. And his policy on immigration numbers is that they not be a set number but one based primarily on economic need, so an actual reduction is possible.
My main concern is his wishy-washy answers to reversing Trudeau’s open borders and how he plans to do it (logically, fencing at the main access points is the most cost effective, plus active deportations of illegals).