November 12, 2015

Pathetic: CBC treats anti-oil comedian's diploma-ripping stunt as "news"

Brian LilleyArchive

Last week I told you about Scott Vrooman, who as a "spokesman" for the anti-oil group 350.org that was picketing 24 Sussex, treated his interview with me like a bad comedy routine.

Later that day, he videotaped himself ripping up his degree from Dalhousie because they refused to divest from oil and gas stocks.

Now the CBC is promoting this as serious "news."

This is the same $1 billion a year state broadcaster that didn't broadcast federal election debates.

And speaking of protests, when The Rebel led a boycott of Tim Horton's to protest their decision to drop Enbridge ads, the CBC ignored it.

But Scott Vrooman's little stunt? That's national news.

 


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commented 2015-11-12 14:03:40 -0500
So Don, are you a faithful fan? You seem to be on the internet following “these fools”? It baffles me why the ones who proclaim that this site is foolish and has no merit and yet they just keep coming back. I have no use for the CBC, so I do not give them the time of day. Why are you here Don? All I have seen from your posts are insults that have no relation to the content of the story. Calling someone a fool is all about perspective. I think your a fool for calling others a fool is totally based on your own one sided perspective and ignorance of the subject matter. I could be accused of being a fool for thinking you are fool because I do not know you. I referred to Scott Vrooman as an idiot based on the video evidence that was presented in this video. So Don, welcome to the fools club!
commented 2015-11-12 13:59:49 -0500
Peter, I’m not a leftie. I actually tend right in a lot of ways, but I get turned off by some of the inane nonsense put out by the right wing equivalent of the chattering classes. This is a prime example. The original question – which is, should the CBC be acting as a personal soap box for activists with privileged access – gets bogged down behind what is clearly a personal vendetta against the CBC.

Have reasoned discussion, great, wonderful. That’s lacking around here where it tends towards hyperbolic posturing – and more than a bit of jealousy as to the lack of attention paid to the Tim’s boycott – if the Rebel is not even trying to pass itself off as a legitimate source, then why should other media pay attention to them?
commented 2015-11-12 13:39:19 -0500
Peter,

I wouldn’t really call this news. It’s more like filler.
commented 2015-11-12 13:27:32 -0500
Michael. You know it’s personal. Vrooman made that old “defunct” station look like just what they were at the time. Fools. Fools never last. Eventually the real money stops rolling in and the next thing you know you’re on the internet hoping your faithful fans will keep you afloat.
commented 2015-11-12 13:19:48 -0500
Michael asked, “But is this really news or is it something more personal, since Vrooman pranked Sun News on live TV like Howard Stern has done in America?”

Probably just news / commentary, but if you want to assign a conspiracy of some type to it, well that is your prerogative.
commented 2015-11-12 13:18:08 -0500
Andrew said, “LOL, that the pro-oil special interests are clearly so upset shows you how effective this protest really was.”

That some leftie nitwits think making casual comments on a news article / comentary is getting “clearly so upset” is indication on just how out of touch with reality some lefties truly are.
commented 2015-11-12 13:08:08 -0500
Peter,

But is this really news or is it something more personal, since Vrooman pranked Sun News on live TV like Howard Stern has done in America?
commented 2015-11-12 13:02:09 -0500
LOL, that the pro-oil special interests are clearly so upset shows you how effective this protest really was. That the Rebel considered it worth commenting on is a tacit endorsement of its effectiveness.

The Rebel protest (boycott?) failed because it didn’t really stand for anything. Private companies can do as they please and I think most people recognize that. Your right, I suppose, but it’s right up there with the Starbucks cup protests.
commented 2015-11-12 12:49:35 -0500
@ Ron – I wonder what purpose the little troll goofs like Don Cloud have for posting a comment that is nothing more than an insult. Ever wonder why they are so childish as to do this? Do these types of fools have nothing better to do with their pitiful meaningless lives than post hate and anger comments on websites they do not like? All my questions are, of course, just rhetorical musings.
commented 2015-11-12 11:36:21 -0500
Dal wasn’t turning out lefties! There were lots of idiots though. I don’t remember any political leanings back then when I went there not even in Politucal Science. Most students could care less about politics. I’m thinking this is an acquired taste by village idiots.
commented 2015-11-12 11:12:05 -0500
RON … YOU"RE RIGHT. THE SITE PUBLISHED THAT STORY!
commented 2015-11-12 11:04:34 -0500
DON CLOUD, once again, as the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together !
commented 2015-11-12 10:57:21 -0500
That’s the guy who pranked the fools at SNN. Now I see where the disdain comes from.
commented 2015-11-12 10:46:09 -0500
Collin asked, “degree in what?”

Waste Management?
commented 2015-11-12 10:39:18 -0500
Every village needs an idiot.
commented 2015-11-12 10:23:27 -0500
What a surprise, as well as being promoted by the Canada’s Communist Broadcasting Corporation, lefty ‘comedian’ (?) Scott Vrooman, gets cited in the Communist Party of Canada’s newspaper “The People’s Voice” for his opposition to the building of Victims of Communism memorial on Parliament Hill:
http://www.peoplesvoice.ca/articleprint154/07COLDWAR.htm
As well, not surprising that Vrooman proudly declared he signed on to socialist Naomi Klein’s The Leap Manifesto:
http://ecocidealert.com/?p=14362
He ends that video saying, “if that is madness, then call me crazy”. Crazy !
Once again, as the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together !
commented 2015-11-12 10:08:02 -0500
Well, I have to agree with his earth/toilet bowl analogy. The bowl is indeed full – of useless little turds like him. And the flush lever has been tripped…and they are all in for the ride of their lives.
commented 2015-11-12 09:42:00 -0500
Robert, thks for the link.
I’ve written to vrooman before. He ran this anti-Isreal tirade in The Star, which was eventually posted here at the Rebel. That a newspaper in our society would run such vitriol shows the state we’ve sunk to, and the Star’s true colours (not that they were in question, but it was low even for them!!).
commented 2015-11-12 09:41:46 -0500
Michael said, “So why give him any attention at all? I realize you want to attack the CBC, but he is obviously going to love that covered this.”

If theRebel (or any news / opinion media) used that logic, they would not be reporting on much because anything they do will bring attention to something.
commented 2015-11-12 09:40:37 -0500
If, as anti-oil ‘comedian’ (?) “useful idiot” Vrooman says, Dalhousie University’s “job is to prepare students for the future”, then they have done a pathetic job, turning out such a leftwing looney-tune like this. Therefore, very appropriate that he tore up his meaningless Master’s Degree.
commented 2015-11-12 09:40:03 -0500
I wonder what the CBC thinks heats their building … pixie dust? Sorry CBC, but the natural gas that heats your buildings is a hydocarbon based fossil fuel when burned emits CO2.

I wonder if the CBC is against oil because it is in Alberta and the Laurentian elites that have their hands firmly in the CBC controlling it do not control the oil in Alberta. Jealousy & greed. At least that is my theory.
commented 2015-11-12 09:30:27 -0500
Another hissy fit by a low class Liberal! My how shocking, and childish, and expected!
commented 2015-11-12 09:28:28 -0500
Well…maybe Vrooman is onto something. A shredded Dalhousie degree is just as useful and valuable as a whole one.
commented 2015-11-12 09:19:03 -0500
Don’t know this guy but please tell me he is not from Nova Scotia. As for tearing up his diploma (if it was the actual one) from Dal, bet he has a copy for job applications because if indeed HE is a comedian, HE should start looking for another job, like NOW!!!
commented 2015-11-12 08:17:27 -0500
Scott Vrooman – useful idiot on Tides Foundation/George Soros payroll.

Guess what? George Soros is buying up failed coal mine companies – but not through Tides Foundation of course.

And the media party is complicit in making these coal mine purchases.
commented 2015-11-12 08:13:33 -0500
just more of the same bs from ont and que, typical , tell him to go swim in the st lawrence sewage dump.
commented 2015-11-12 07:59:26 -0500
So why give him any attention at all? I realize you want to attack the CBC, but he is obviously going to love that covered this.
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