Today was an exciting day at The Rebel. We made Rachel Notley blink.
The pressure from our viewers, readers and even from our 'frenemies’ in the mainstream media made Rachel Notley backtrack on her embargo against myself and my Rebel colleagues. Let me thank you all for that.
I headed to Calgary today to test Rachel Notley's ban. I was going to attend the press conference where NDP MLA Stephanie McLean would reveal her new baby, the first one born to a sitting MLA, to the public.
I was also coming to test the commitment of the rest of the media. If I wasn't allowed in, would they stand with me on principal? I didn’t get to find out.
As I was driving down, the Notley embargo against The Rebel ended, at least temporarily, pending the findings of the new review of the government's media policies. Then Rachel Notley cancelled the press conference altogether. Well, that's convenient.
The good news is that I get to do my job now for the next few weeks while media policies are reviewed but the fight isn't over.
We don’t need a review paid for by the taxpayer to have Rachel Notley do what is constitutional.
I am a journalist. Nothing Rachel Notley says will change that.