January 30, 2019

Outrage forced Google to stop calling Omar Khadr a Canadian soldier. But why was Trudeau’s office on Google's side?

Rebel Staff

Sometimes a small story illustrates something big. Like if you’re walking by a picket fence, and one plank is missing. For just a moment, you get a glimpse of what’s going on on the other side.

I think that happened yesterday in Canada.

It was about a Google search result. There are literally billions of Google searches every day. I can’t think of anything more trivial — in theory. But earlier this week, if you typed in the words “Canadian soldiers,” Google showed various Canadian soldiers — but it also listed Omar Khadr, the convicted, confessed Al Qaida terrorist, who actually murdered a soldier — the U.S. army medic Christopher Speer.

And they showed Khadr's smiling face.

Now, when I saw this — our friend Manny Montenegrino first tweeted about it — I thought, that can’t be real. Is that photoshopped or something? So I immediately just typed in Canadian soldiers into Google and sure enough it really did come up that way.

So Google is literally trying to whitewash the horrific crimes of Omar Khadr. But why should that surprise us? The Media Party does that too. I think our reporter, Keean Bexte, was literally the first reporter in Canadian history to actually attend an Omar Khadr press conference and refer to him as what he is, what he confessed to, and what he was convicted of — being a terrorist.

Khadr's lawyer there was shocked. He’s used to obedience, not challenges.

Anyway, back to yesterday:

On Twitter, Manny Montenegrino made a fuss about those Google search results.

This spread like wildfire — through normal society. Because normal people never bought into the pro-Khadr love affair. Our media did, our politicians did, our courts did. But not the people.

Eventually whoever writes Andrew Scheer’s tweets these days tweeted about it. (I like Andrew Scheer’s tweets these days. I just wish Scheer was like that in real life...)

Omar Khadr is a convicted terrorist who murdered a medic and blinded another. He is not a victim, nor should he be portrayed in this way alongside real Canadian heroes. @googlecanada:fix this.

Oh, you better believe Google read that. And — good for them — they fixed it. I don’t know if they would have fixed it just with a public outcry. But with the leader of the opposition, they did. Maybe they don’t want to be embarrassed in public; maybe they want to keep all politicians on side; maybe they know that one day, Trudeau will no longer be prime minister, so best to hedge bets.

In fact, Google’s PR boss in charge of searches responded:

Our systems generate lists like this automatically and can sometimes get the wrong signals. This has now been fixed.

OK, story over, right? Maybe it was just an error. A big nothing.

But no. Weirdly, bizarrely, the Liberal Party of Canada fought back.

Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary, took time away from everything else he was doing that was less important (like Canadian hostages in China, an industrial crisis in Alberta) to weigh in on this matter on Twitter, not once, but four times, as I'll show you TONIGHT.

First, Butts floated a full-blown conspiracy theory as to the origins of this "Canadian soldiers/Omar Khadr" story, that involved "the alt-right in Canada." After that, he even started arguing with that Google search executive.

Why was Gerald Butts so obsessed with keeping this fake news alive? And why was he so mad at Andrew Scheer? And why was he calling anonymous people on the Internet “alt right” or whatever?

For one thing, Gerald Butts is absolutely terrified of people saying the obvious — that Trudeau has a weird affinity not just for Islam, but for radical Islam.

Trudeau never praises moderate, liberal, pro-western Muslims. He prefers the radical variety, like Omar Khadr.

And I think Gerald Butts is part of that cult in some way.

Why would he defend Omar Khadr being improperly on that list?

By the way:

I did a search, and Gerald Butts has tweeted his defence of Omar Khadr ten times over the years. Ten times he stood up for Khadr. I typed in Speer — the name of the man murdered by Khadr — and Butts hasn’t written that word once...

NEXT: Candice Malcolm of the True North Initiative joins me to discuss the disturbing news that refugees are talking over two Toronto hotels, and the strain refugees are having on Canada's homeless shelters. 

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commented 2019-02-01 20:21:01 -0500
No, I understood Muta just fine, Charred Remains.
Thanks for your concern.
commented 2019-02-01 12:58:18 -0500
Alberta Maga commented
CBC are traitors just like the Liberals.”

CBC has long been a Liberal entity:

“During the Trudeau era it was sometimes difficult to distinguish between the bureaucracy and Trudeau allies within the Liberal Party. Take the case of Pierre Juneau, a long-time Trudeau friend. In 1968, Juneau became the first chairman of the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC), where he led Trudeau’s mission to increase Canadian content over the airwaves. Trudeau brought Juneau into his cabinet in 1975 as minister of communications before winning a seat in the House of Commons. Trudeau opened up a riding for Juneau by appointing the member from Hochelaga, Gerald Pelletier, to become Canada’s ambassador to France. But Juneau lost what was considered a safe seat in the by-election and was forced to leave cabinet. Juneau then moved into the public service as undersecretary of state. In 1980, he became deputy minister of communications, and in 1982, the president of the CBC. It would be difficult to imagine a defeated Tory candidate, let alone one being a close friend of, say, Stephen Harper in 2013, being appointed a deputy minister and then president of the CBC.”
commented 2019-02-01 02:03:53 -0500
CBC are traitors just like the Liberals.
commented 2019-02-01 01:39:33 -0500
Could it be that google is getting kickbacks from the fed. libs. to print fake news?
commented 2019-02-01 00:51:37 -0500
Muta Ween,
Infanticide is a toxic masculinity problem in India, China and many places in Africa.
Abortion is a radical feminist issue. And if you google radical feminism, its about eliminating gender roles.
Now who wants that again?
Who wants the privilege of being a man in a woman’s world? In fashion, sex & morality? Especially in motherhood?!
Some people should practice what they preach when it comes to the protection of children.
commented 2019-01-31 20:28:56 -0500
Liberal traitors .
commented 2019-01-31 20:27:58 -0500
I don’t know why Gerry hasn’t taken a bow for the economical state that Ontario is in right now . He was McGinty’s advisor and Wynn’s as well . Our alternate economy is going down the shitter . It won’t take much to put Ontario into financial collapse . Now he has his sights on the rest of Canada . Canada is back and going backwards every day under the
commented 2019-01-31 17:20:25 -0500
butthead and trudy are the worst terrorist scum ever been foisted on our poor country.
commented 2019-01-31 14:51:48 -0500
Of course Butts and the Liberals are trying to minimize this embarrassing part of their history. An election is coming soon, and who would want to be saddled with the ineptititude of paying off not only one but four terrorists a total of more than $40 million. Best defence they have is to blame Scheer for making this public.
commented 2019-01-31 13:39:55 -0500
I googled ‘canadian soldier’ and lo and behold, eighth from the left was Lester Pearson, and no Khadr.
Pearson may have been in the military but he was a documented COMMUNIST, just like comrade Pierre!

I don’t care if that shitbird islamic terrorist Khadr was born here or hatched – HE’S NO CANADIAN!
Take his citizenship or take his life (state execution), either way get rid of the shitstain!
commented 2019-01-31 13:06:28 -0500
- I don’t trust Google at all. I mostly use Duckduckgo. The Liberal actions should not be surprising to anyone at this point. They’re a bunch of globalist puppets with no connection to the world outside their drum circle. What is really pushing Butt’s buttons is that among the globalist elites he & his Liberals are bit players & he just got another reminder of that.

- The carbon tax is being pushed through to pay for this migrant invasion. It has nothing to do with the environment. They’re attracting them here with promises of “free stuff” & the burden is going to taxpayers & consumers. Europe is further down the road with this. In France we’re seeing people continuing to protest because they really don’t think they have much left to lose at this point.
commented 2019-01-31 10:48:24 -0500
Gotta send the Shiny Potato and his Liberal cockroaches scurrying in October, folks! This country will not survive in a recognizable form if the Great Post-Canadian Idiot gets another term…
commented 2019-01-31 09:02:26 -0500
“But why was Trudeau’s office on Google’s side?”

Simple. Like his father, turdo la doo has little man syndrome and is yellow to boot.

(a) he despises the Yanks for their power, and

(b) he despises and denigrates all things military because they are a constant reminder of his own considerable shortcomings.
commented 2019-01-31 08:49:38 -0500
Harley McCartney commented
“Just googled who is the greatest Canadian.
under people also ask
Who is the greatest Canadian and why.
Believe it or not both Justin and Pierre are on the list. …”

The results are not shocking as it yet again shows the Leftard slant that is artificially engineered in all levels of our society since the sixties.

“Pierre Trudeau took third place. … Rounding out the list … environmentalist David Suzuki”

Trudeau explains that, "in terms of political tactics, the only real question democratic socialists must answer is, ‘Just how much reform can the majority of the people be brought to desire at the present time?’ "
People are “brought” to desire what Pierre wants. They are manipulated.
The Socialism is slyly slipped over on them. … Use the law, the government, and the political Parties to advance Socialism, says Pierre.

commented 2019-01-31 08:19:23 -0500
Justin :im soooooo stoned, Gerry call Josh B. he,ll know what to do about Kadhr.
Gerry; he out uh jail yet?
commented 2019-01-31 08:11:18 -0500
Gerry: Gosh Justin, I don’t know how we can screw-up this Kadhr thing any more.
Junior: Hold my joint.
commented 2019-01-31 08:10:05 -0500
Just googled who is the greatest Canadian.
under people also ask
Who is the greatest Canadian and why.
Believe it or not both Justin and Pierre are on the list.
Trying to get to the why part comes up with Justin training in New York boxing club.
So he,s great because of what google.
Google fix this.
commented 2019-01-31 08:03:09 -0500
The CBC article that Hyacinth linked to has proof that the CBC lies in just the first paragraph. I am sure there are more lies.

The sentence from the CBC article,
“A search for the term “Canadian soldiers” returned a photo of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr who was accused of killing a U.S. soldier in 2002."

The CBC says he was accused. Well yes, that is technically accurate, but not the complete. He was accused and also convicted.

This is a fine example of how the CBC manipulates facts to suit their depraved agenda.
commented 2019-01-31 07:56:45 -0500
Read through that CBC link that was posted. CBC entirely downplayed the incident as an insignificant glitch. Not surprising since it is well known that CBC = Liberal Party
commented 2019-01-31 07:35:55 -0500
It sounded like a great idea at the time.
commented 2019-01-31 07:31:56 -0500
I know where this Canadian, is a Canadian, is a Canadian thing started.
Gerry: C’mon Bro don’t bogart the joint.
Junior: Just one more toke dude, Pffffffffftttttttttt.
commented 2019-01-31 07:26:00 -0500
Having read the CBC report that J .Wakefield posted, I can only say that my usual unwavering support for the presumption of innocence is a little shaken when it involves Google.
If their excuse is is on the level , I hope soon that I can Google infanticide and be directed to the radical feminist movement page.
commented 2019-01-31 07:08:29 -0500
Ron Joseph & Alan Peterson, thanks for your kind words. I have been researching when not at work. The old saying, “there are only so many hours in a day” fits well.

In my post last night, I forgot to mention how troublesome I find the Minister of Stolen Valour weighing in and supporting Butts on this. The optics are horrible and it certainly is offensive to veterans; current members of the military; and all Canadians who are awake and see Trudeau et al for what they are.
commented 2019-01-31 06:33:29 -0500
Arianna Fontana commented 8 hours ago
“Let’s face it, Canada is being governed by RADICAL LIBERALS. And what do radical liberals do? They pass legislation to legally abort a fetus at full term, even during labor. Not here in Canada yet, but there will be those ‘feminists’ that will insist…just so they have full control over their ‘reproductive rights.’ "

Re: Abortion
In Canada, abortion is free. Of course, the money has to come from somewhere, and this money is coming from our taxes. Also, shortly after the Trump Administration signed the Mexico City Policy back in, blocking US federal taxpayer dollars from going to overseas organizations that promote or provide abortion, Justin Trudeau announced that the Liberal government in Canada would roll out $650 million over the course of three years “supporting the right of women to get safe and legal abortions.” In British Columbia, as of January 15, 2018, Mifegymiso (aka RU-486), an abortifacient drug, will be available for free (read “funded by taxpayer dollars”). BC is one of the six provinces to do so

It is bad enough that both the Liberal and NDP parties have barred progressive Canadians from running as their candidates if they disagree with the legal status quo of abortion on demand through all nine months. But now the Liberals want to micro-manage even the voices of the Opposition? Parliament’s rules dictate that the chair of this committee be appointed by the leader of the Opposition. That ought to mean at least one voice that the Liberals do not have the right to control.

*Mr. Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, announced publicly that any pro-life candidates wishing to seek the Liberal nomination in their ridings need not apply. The Liberal Party leader stated that he has “made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills.”
This essentially means that all future Liberal Candidates must support abortion if they expect to be approved as a candidate for the Liberal Party.
The Liberal leader said it is part of the screening process to ask candidates where they stand on a number of issues, ranging from same-sex marriage to abortion.
He added, “We make sure that the people who are stepping forward are consistent with the Liberal Party as it is now, as it stands under my leadership…” *

For the totally clueless leftards, read and LEARN:
commented 2019-01-31 02:12:41 -0500
Tammie, long time ,no hear from. Good to see you back.
commented 2019-01-31 01:32:03 -0500
I know a whole lot of Canadians who are going to vote for the guy who is going to cut back on immigration, and secure our borders. If we don’t do that what else will matter? Not much.
commented 2019-01-31 01:29:25 -0500
Arianna Fontana very well stated.
commented 2019-01-31 01:24:13 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zanbelt—Good to see you back Tammie, you know you are popular when even the Trolls were asking about you.