January 24, 2019

Why Rachel Notley wants The Rebel Media shut down

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

I couldn't believe it. Just a week before Christmas my boss, Ezra Levant, sent me an email saying that we were being investigated by the NDP government. 

You can hear the whole saga behind this search and destroy mission that Rachel Notley has cooked up at StandWithTheRebel.com. There, Ezra has covered the back and forth between Notley’s Human Rights Commission hench-people and our lawyers.

I’m not going to talk about that side of this story; Ezra does a good job unwinding the legal gymnastics the state has used to fuel this witch hunt.

Instead, I want to talk about how we got to the point where Rachel Notley is sending commissioners that have only ever existed under her own premiership after conservative media groups.

So where did this whole ordeal start? When did Rachel Notley decide The Rebel Media needed to be taken out behind the barn? Well, they are saying it’s got to do with a billboard, but I don’t think that’s what it was.

Sure, the left has had a bone to pick with Ezra (literally for decades), but I think the Alberta NDP decided The Rebel Media specifically needed to be “dealt with” when my colleague Sheila Gunn Reid published the Amazon bestselling book The Destroyers.

I don’t think the gravity of that book can be overstated. That is where it started, and since then, we have had our reporters kicked out of the legislature by Rachel Notley’s armed guards, they tried to censor us like we were political opposition, which gives you some idea of how effective we are. 

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commented 2019-01-28 03:25:10 -0500
Desperate politicians, knowing their “butt” is online, traditionally resort to such measures… So what else is new??… Blaine Higgs taking over New Brunswick, (say it isn’t so!!) and Rob Ford in Ontario, means that Flush Notley’s days are indeed numbered but that doesn’t mean she also doesn’t mean to inflict as much damage as she can in the coming months… She is a vindictive bitch and personality to match, and there is no greater “snake” than a leftie finally being stepped on… But if you want a a real “leftie circus” to watch for in the coming year, watch what happens in British Columbia….
commented 2019-01-26 07:18:55 -0500
Charred Remains said, “I hope that clears up any misunderstanding.”

Yes, thank you, I do have a better understanding. I was missing which levels of corrupt government you were meaning.

I have the same doubts about Jason Kenny and Andrew Scheer as you do.
commented 2019-01-25 18:36:38 -0500
Charred Remains said, "The first thing that comes to mind is these are possibly the last favours from one level of corruption to the next.!! "

Sorry, I do not understand what you mean.
commented 2019-01-25 14:56:02 -0500
Keep saying the truth Donald.
commented 2019-01-25 11:42:17 -0500
We are all being shut down if we seek to offer Truth in the face of Liberal Socialism. I was banned twice today for these two sensible comments but the Facebook crowd had to to say about those arguments I presented. You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature. For more information, visit the Help Center.To keep from getting blocked again, please make sure you’ve read and understand Facebook’s Community Standards.
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The reasons for banning are an indication of just how dictatorial these Liberal lefties are . In answer to transgender post by a person who does not support transgender politics either ,I was banned for stating this “The sickness of this is that they are supported in their mental illness by folks out to destroy normalcy of the science that makes us male & female.” That was my first banning notice

This is my second When I answered a person who was giving an answer to the Ayatollah Kholmanie on his comments about Muslims & Beastiality where he claimed it was intercourse with animals as long as the animal was killed and then sold to an infidel. The first person I quote here “JudeoChristianity says the perpetrator and the animal shall both be put to death and anyone doing such a crime is detestable to God! Hellbound like the Muslims .” I answered with this and was banned for stating the obvious to any medal researcher. " The inspired Word of God often made rules to protect Human health & stop the spread of contagion . Things like syphilis , Ebola & Aids were all Sexually transmittable diseases & it would have been better if Man had never laid with the beasts and than became guilty of spreading the diseases that have killed millions." The censors at FaceBook have an agenda and it is very ugly but it is also closing down TRUTH.
commented 2019-01-25 10:46:27 -0500
Notley was trying to ensnare the Rebel, by dangling a carrot. The carrot being a negotiation of the fine, and Ezra turned the tables on her. Let’s hope for a fair hearing of the facts in court, and not the kangaroo court of despots.
commented 2019-01-25 08:09:42 -0500
Time will tell who is in the right; the NDP government or The Rebel.

But ask yourselves this question:
“Why is the NDP government so eager to shut down The Rebel?”

The answer that first pops into your head indicates your level of prejudice for/against Rebel Media and ultimately says more about you that it does about Rebel Media.
commented 2019-01-25 02:05:50 -0500
William, you totally ignored what Keean was saying.

It was politically motivated. He showed good evidence to support that contention. If it was politically motivated (duh) then it should not be bargained with or negotiated for a lesser fine. It should be dealt with be it ever so severely so that these socialist creeps get the message that attacking our ancient freedoms will not be tolerated.
commented 2019-01-25 01:58:46 -0500
“Hench people”
Gotta love Postmodernism…
commented 2019-01-25 01:55:31 -0500
William , it appears to me that the Adverse Finding was already made. It was only the penalty that was going g to be discussed. They still broke their own rules. The whole Act is a nefarious throw back to the days of their socialist forerunners. Not much different in kind than the Soviet show trials.

Perhaps the official in charge was misnamed as commissioner. It should probably have been, Commissar.

“During the early stages of the usage of commissars, no military order might be issued which did not have the prior approval of both the commander and the commissar.”

commented 2019-01-25 01:32:08 -0500
Hope to meet the wrinkly hag in Edmonton one day after she gets booted and let her hear what i have to say.
commented 2019-01-25 01:31:30 -0500
William Kay sorry but when did they get to decide the Rebel are not LEGALLY JOURNALISTS! PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME? If you can’t see this is to silence the Rebel you are blind. Are you saying they will back off if no more billboards are used? LMAO!
commented 2019-01-25 00:38:28 -0500
When Flush Notley inevitably crashes this year – Glory Be!.. she won’t stop until she’s a whimpering pile somewhere on the Race Rocks off of Victoria, which the annual Swiftshure racers will be able to wave to… Bye Bye Flush! Bye Bye!…
commented 2019-01-24 22:10:03 -0500
Notley doesn’t want Jihadi Justin’s JIZYA TAX scheme to be exposed. Rebel Media & friends will do it.

Too late, Notley! We are wise to your taqiyya!
commented 2019-01-24 21:23:16 -0500
Notley’s Bully Pulpit is set to Blow Up in her Belligerent Face.
commented 2019-01-24 19:59:00 -0500
Unfortunately, the term “tar-baby” has been deemed by some to be a racist slur (even though the concept may have roots in African folklore) and thus English discourse is one poignant term the lesser. A tar-baby is a deliberate trap covered with a sticky substance that behaves in a provocative manner. The more our hapless hero fights the tar-baby the more entangled with it he becomes.

The Election Commissioner’s January 14 letter is titled: “Notice of Adverse Finding and PROPOSED Penalty.” The letter’s operative section is titled “Notice of PROPOSED Penalty.” The letter concludes:

“You are invited to respond to this Notice and include any information you consider to be relevant PRIOR TO MY FINAL ASSESSMENT and issuance of an appropriate penalty.”

There has been no penalty assessment. There remains ample opportunity to bargain the fine down to a nuisance value – few hundred bucks – pay it and move on. Or, you can make a federal case out of it expending vast treasure and time. What would Notley prefer?

Sorry Keean, this is indisputably all about the billboard and not the journalism; although the tar-baby is doing a wonderful job keeping you all away from the journalism.