December 20, 2016

Parliamentary staffers pick “Talking Head They Would Most Like to Silence” — me!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

So there’s a newspaper called the Hill Times that’s sold on Parliament Hill, that MPs and Senators and their staff read. It’s a small audience, but obviously an influential one.

Once a year they poll Parliamentary staff — the aides and assistants on the hill. So obviously it tilts towards the governing party, which has the most staff.

Anyways, it’s not a statistically valid poll so much as a fun yearbook-style vote for which MP is the sexiest. 

But they ask this one question each year, and it’s really weird:

“Which talking head would you most like to silence?”

You’re asking political staff to daydream about silencing the press? Isn’t that a bit, you know, illiberal. Maybe even fascist?

But, yeah, shocker: I won.

And not for the first time, either.

Look, I know this is a goofy survey. But when you ask Liberal staffers who they’d like to silence, and they say me — the leader of a small Internet news network, you aren’t getting a joke answer.

I truly believe that before the end of the term of Justin Trudeau, Rachel Notley and Kathleen Wynne, one of those governments will prosecute us for our opinions.

I don’t want that.

But they sure seem to.

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commented 2016-12-25 15:53:08 -0500
Ezra. Fake news. 80%
I wonder why they would want to see it done.
Not even The UN will allow Ezra to report.
It’s also that in court he testified he is an entertainer not a reporter.
commented 2016-12-22 11:20:23 -0500
Just shows how elitist they are when they acknowledge that they want to do their job without criticism.
commented 2016-12-22 10:01:29 -0500
We need to get rid of any dumbass in our Government that doesn’t believe the progress of this Country is anything but job #1, all else falls by the wayside or they should get the hell out.
commented 2016-12-21 16:54:29 -0500
Ha ha. That’s funny Ezra. Guess the stinking liberal government is going to have to silence hundreds of thousands more people who think the same way and know the truth.
commented 2016-12-21 12:34:01 -0500
Congratulations Ezra! The Rebel and you must be doing something right. Keep up the great work!
commented 2016-12-21 10:38:08 -0500
GEERT WILDERS is going to win the next election in holland , EZRA , with that in mind , it is a possible refuge for REBEL HEADQUARTERS until we can beat down the Muslim law coming into the Canadian courts
commented 2016-12-21 10:22:08 -0500
Asking an authoritarian statist who they want to silence is like getting a who’s who list of liberal democrats – as you say Ezra – the LAST thing these people are is “Liberal” or “progressive”, it’s really past time where we continue to refer to those with totalistic reflexes as “Liberals” – they are anti-democrats.
commented 2016-12-21 09:55:15 -0500
Just keep up the good work ezra, you are doing all the right things if they don’t like you.
commented 2016-12-21 09:37:02 -0500
We the people, need to start a class action lawsuit against this government and the MSM. Instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop, we need to be proactive. The liberals are trying to change the electoral system, and we the public don’t want them to, without public approval. If we don’t stand against this evil, then our ancestors who fought against this died in vain.
commented 2016-12-21 07:29:58 -0500
Their desire to silence you is simply tacit proof that they need lap dogs like the CBC, CTV, and the Toronto Star. The Liberals would be far less popular without those three and some others running interference for them. They may run the odd story now about Liberal failures but wait for an election.
This bunch will be falling all over themselves finding every last little item they can use against the Conservatives and blowing those things way out of proportion. We need to start a NVL movement. Never Vote Liberal.
commented 2016-12-21 02:41:34 -0500
Just watched Toro, Tora, Tora a few nights ago an I am reminded of Admiral Yamamoto’s prediction of "awakening a sleeping giant’… Any attempt to confine opinion on The Rebel by such blatant partisan means would be met with OUTRAGE such as the Liberals have never seen… Even the Trudeau butt-kissing media would have to acknowledge it… Don’t go there Little Potato, don’t go there…
commented 2016-12-21 01:48:37 -0500
Go get them,Ezra. You’ve got them afraid. We don’t want them afraid- we want them very afraid. Be the David to their Goliath.
commented 2016-12-21 01:27:31 -0500
Liza Rosie—-“The Rebels best defence from being shut down by the Liberals is to grow.”
Yes she is correct, we are safer if we grow. This is the reason that Rebel owners at some time should consider merging with some like minded large Media Companies while keeping the Canadian staff which helped the Rebel grow. Breitbart comes to mind as they have staff in the EU and UK and the US.
Hopefully Trudeau would be afraid to abuse a World-wide Media Company.
commented 2016-12-21 01:19:11 -0500
what frightens me,(although all the signs of it are there to see)is the number of people involved at the top levels of a liberal(not liebrano)democracy who are in favour of censoring people with whom they disagree…
commented 2016-12-21 01:00:46 -0500
Well done Ezra, just shows they hate truth and reality. As for prosecuting you , i actually think some on the left would actually speak out against that as well.
commented 2016-12-21 00:50:52 -0500
The truth is always a threat; that’s why you’re No. 1.
You’re the only people brave enough to tell the world the truth.
Just let us know what you want done Ezra and we will do it.
commented 2016-12-21 00:42:01 -0500
ELTON BRAUN;

I think they would have a hard time in Court, proving that there is such a thing as Islamophobia. The horrific things that Muslims do, every day is enough to create a genuine fear in any, normal person.
commented 2016-12-20 23:40:13 -0500
Take it as proof you are having an impact that and the fact you still rock in our hearts.
commented 2016-12-20 23:34:39 -0500
Congrats Ezra! Wear it loud.
commented 2016-12-20 23:18:40 -0500
Congratulations!! When is the award ceremony?
commented 2016-12-20 23:10:01 -0500
The good part is they must be paying attention to the Rebel and we all know that when rightwingers piss off leftwingers then they’re on the right track. The bad part is I also think time is short. With the new anti-islamaphobic law the ducks are starting to get put in line.
commented 2016-12-20 23:03:36 -0500
It’s o.k. Ezra. Someone should do a poll of who people would like to see booted out of the House of Commons. The Liberals would win hands down.
commented 2016-12-20 22:24:20 -0500
I really cannot stand Rosemary Barton, of CBC’s ‘Power and Politics’. I find her to be brusque and too business-like when it comes to conversations with politicians who have come on her show in good faith. She lacks humour and she lacks politesse, in my view.

Congratulations to Ezra Levant for outdoing her!.
commented 2016-12-20 22:17:24 -0500
So the Libturds want to silence Ezra…….
Silence -my a**e
commented 2016-12-20 20:39:04 -0500
Calamity Marcy: Trudeau’s Liberals want to silence Ezra.. a Law abiding Citizen(Entrepreneur) that is generating, building a first class fact based reputable news outlet for Canadian’s. Yes that is a definite attack on all Rebels and Canadian’s, small Business Owners etc. Keep growing Ezra/Rebel Team..Our words backed with facts will get louder!
commented 2016-12-20 20:29:22 -0500
Ezra, I believe you will be prosecuted and in the not too distant future. Then you have the censorship on fb and twitter that is truly meant to shut down anything that progressive censors think does not fit their particular point of view. It will be harder and harder in the future to have a place like REBEL MEDIA exist. In the meantime see if you can’t get your percentage up in the “talking head category”
commented 2016-12-20 20:13:35 -0500
I pledge my fealty. An attack on you is an attack on all of us Rebels…
commented 2016-12-20 19:44:40 -0500
Our biggest protection against Ezra’s persecution is to grow The Rebel as fast as possible, which Ezra is doing, and fans need to continue to help promote the channel. I still put links to Rebel stories on other online publications, and urge other fans to do similar things.

If they’re that foolish as to prosecute Ezra, and they may well be, it will of course, backfire, much like the Trump election.

On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the new head of the HRT said she wasn’t going to go after Free Speech, when Steve confronted her about the persecution of Ezra. Not that she couldn’t change her mind

I watch PnP every day. Barton is a tinsy bit less partisan than she used to be. And I think that’s why she’s on the list. But she has no choice. None of the media has a choice. It’s “TheRebel effect”. The Rebel is gaining viewership, and if the others don’t want to lose viewership to The Rebel, they have no choice but to slip in the odd bit of truth here and there. The bureaucrats are annoyed that she’s down to 99% partisanship from 100%.
commented 2016-12-20 19:42:29 -0500
BTW, Trudeau is definitely an idiot!
commented 2016-12-20 19:41:10 -0500
Ezra I say ’Bring it on". We will back you 100%.
I will chip in whatever I can to help you fight any illegal lawsuit the assholes try to bring against you.
Have no fear – we the Rebels are all in this together!!
We need a good resounding Rebel yell – Yeeee Haaaa.