January 20, 2019

Sheila Gunn Reid on Rebel Media’s fight to keep journalists from being under government’s thumb

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Sheila Gunn Reid joined me to discuss the Alberta government’s latest effort to kill The Rebel Media in order to stifle our journalism in time for the provincial election.

This isn’t the first time we’ve had to fight the Notley government’s attacks on our independent reporting, but it will be interesting to see if any of our competitors will stand with us on the principle that’s at stake.

Even if they don’t like or agree with our coverage, how do they feel about the government fining media companies without even inviting them to the trial?

Rebel may be the target in this case but this is really a fight to separate journalists from being under the thumb of the government.

Watch as Sheila explains why we have to take on this fight and win.

P.S. If you agree that this is a fight worth fighting, please visit StandWithTheRebel.com to find out how you can help.

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commented 2019-01-23 15:07:57 -0500
Charred Remains commented 1 day ago
Normal temperatures are ones that we can grow food support ourselves and grow our technology environment..
So basically normal temperatures are the ones that we can operate and prosper in… "

So, let’s say that with warming, the prairies dry out due to increased evaporation, and if the glaciers melt, there will be no summer flow in the South Sask. river basin to irrigate with. Would that be prospering?
commented 2019-01-22 18:17:40 -0500
Alberta Maga,

It’s more than one channel. Perhaps you should do some research and educate yourself on how entertainment and media is funded in Canada. It would probably blow your mind.
commented 2019-01-22 17:02:33 -0500
Nicholas Conklin that is one channel, the Libs own more than one now.And the ones they don’t they will remove, what part of that does not scare you? You think Canadaland is safe? I am not a Jesse Brown lover, but he does not seem like he would sell out to the government.
commented 2019-01-22 01:25:35 -0500
“Which temperature is normal for us? "

Isn’t one, although we are currently at the warmest point in the present series of interglacials. Nor does it preclude human influences on climate.

“So if temperatures are going down the climate is not going to go higher up. " The average is very long term and a single season doesnt’ affect it much. However, overall it depends on how widespread temperature declines are. On average, regions experiencing rising temperatures are more widespread than cooling ones. which raises the averages. By truly global metrics (e.g, sea levels, which are rising due to thermal expansion), the planet is getting warmer.

“Al Peterson commented 5 hours ago
I notice a distinct lack of references to the claims you are making.”

Which specific claims do you want supported? It’s too difficult to cite every last detail, but if there’s something you’re particularly interested in I’ll gladly point out some further readings.

“This is a fallacy against what is called the Law of Non-Contradiction. "

It’s not a contradiction, since global climate is not homogenous. It is perfectly reasonable for one region to warm up while another cools. Other regions might only see changes in precipitation, or nothing at all.

“Alberta Maga commented 4 hours ago
Nicholas and Andrew think the government owning the media with taxpayers money is honesty an integrity? "

I’ll judge their honesty and integrity on their … honesty and integrity, rather than the ownership.
commented 2019-01-21 21:26:19 -0500
Alberta Maga,

It’s been going on since the 70’s. I am used to it by now. Like I am sure the UK are with the BBC.
commented 2019-01-21 21:15:50 -0500
Nicholas and Andrew think the government owning the media with taxpayers money is honesty an integrity? LMAO!
commented 2019-01-21 21:11:30 -0500
Alberta Maga,

Then I guess The Rebel has nothing to worry about and they will be popping champagne corks after their legal victory.
commented 2019-01-21 21:05:41 -0500
Only cowards cheer targeted censorship.
commented 2019-01-21 21:00:27 -0500
Nicholas Conklin unions break the law all the time being political and telling their members who to vote for, let me know when they are punished with not process LMAO!
Now go lie some more like CBC and CNN.
commented 2019-01-21 20:57:27 -0500
Nicholas Conklin try reading the law, they did not ask for info on donors , so your comment is hogwash.
commented 2019-01-21 20:34:22 -0500
Al Peterson,

Well I guess we will see how things turn out for The Rebel. Either they will win when they challenge the fine (as you say PR spin) or like many of Ezra’s lawsuit’s – The Rebel will lose and close down because they won’t be able to afford additional fines and lawyer fees.

It’s an exciting time for The Rebel. I am sure Brian Lilly is very happy that he bailed on this place a while ago – even though he was the co-founder.
commented 2019-01-21 20:27:36 -0500
Al Peterson,

I already made the point, before acknowledging your idiocy. It has nothing to do with being a liberal – it’s stating the obvious. Some people are indeed stupid and you constantly make the case that you are among those “some people”.
commented 2019-01-21 20:21:35 -0500
Al Peterson,

You are deluding yourself if you think there is absolutely nothing – no smoke at all.

I have never seen so many people being indicted and making plea deals due to someone who is supposedly completely innocent and knew nothing, but obviously that is how your brain works when it comes to logic.

Of course everyone else just chose to break the law on their own. I am sure that’s it.

commented 2019-01-21 20:20:51 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN commented 8 hours ago
Al Peterson, That is just idiotic, which explains why you made the post that you did, because well – that is who you are.

Well, Aristotle, I see you are back to your old standby- the ad hominem fallacy. That is what lefties always resort to when they have no cogent argument. And by the way, a god-complex does not constitute a valid argument.
commented 2019-01-21 20:17:25 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN commented 8 hours ago
The Elections Commissioner fined the Rebel for violating a clear election law based on fair and open criteria.
That is the p spin you and they put on it but I would say it is clearly new and commentary which are allowed in the act. They also broke their own rules but you never address that. Why is that? Could it have something to do with believing and promulgating lies? Why is it you want to do that?

They can continue to do exactly the same thing as long as you simply register as a 3rd party advertiser.
And the commissioner can deny them 3rd party status under a myriad of excuses. Goebbels will not be dead as long as Notley is alive.
commented 2019-01-21 20:13:35 -0500
I notice a distinct lack of references to the claims you are making. Or is it another of those lefty god-complex things like Nicholas likes to rely on? Science-y sounding terms do not an argument make.
commented 2019-01-21 20:10:35 -0500
Blah, blah, balah. You still didn’t address the issue of which period of climate is normal.

You have just shown that climate changed without human intervention at various times in history. Thank you for that.

Climate is the long term aggregation of of weather so weather IS relevant since each day of weather slowly combines to define the climate. You don’t suddenly get a climate. It is a long term average. So if temperatures are going down the climate is not going to go higher up.

Which temperature is normal for us?
commented 2019-01-21 20:03:42 -0500
Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather ..
Since Global Warming became Climate Change it can mean anything they want it to. Warmer wether? See the world is warming up! Colder weather? See! The word is cooling down!

This is a fallacy against what is called the Law of Non-Contradiction. Something not both be and not be at the same time and in the same sense. The Climate Change warriors want it both ways. But then leftists do want to believe and promulgate lies so we shouldn’t be surprised.

Why is this?
commented 2019-01-21 20:01:20 -0500
“And yet here is Manitoba we have had a warmer than usual winter and less snow. But the way you worded it its win-win for you. You out in the word “sometimes” so the argument becomes meaningless.”
Weather isn’t climate. Climate’s a long term average. The cold snap this weekend isn’t proof of anything but a cold snap. "

“The ice here in Southern Manitoba used to be a mile thick. Now it’s gone. Where did it go? Did the mastodons cause it to disappear by driving their SUVs? Was that ice normal or is the situation now normal? Or was it normal when palm trees grew on Vancouver island and in the far north? Was it normal when trees grew where glaciers now stand?”
Changing orbital eccentricity ended the ice age. The orbit tends today towards onset of a new one and had been for several thousand years (the peak of the interglacial corresponds with about 4000 BCE, and not coincidentally with the rise of civilization in an area that’s now hard desert) – something that appeared imminent until about 60 years ago, when it turned around without any natural explanation. Palm trees can still be grown on parts of Vancouver Island, and the ones in the far north grew in an era of much higher carbon dioxide, leaving a swampy, heavy atmosphere. Depending on which stratum youi’re talking about, that part of the world was much closer to the equator in the distant past as well.

“Greenland was once actually ice free hence the name Greenland. Was that normal or is it normal now? Will you admit you have no idea? Apart form the true ice ages (which may be normal) life has always gone on. Long before mastodons had SUVs to drive. "

The interior of Greenland has been continuously glaciated for several million years. The coastline has been sporadically habitable for maybe a thousand. It’s as warm now as it’s ever been – the terms Greenland and Iceland were the first real case of misleading marketing. Neither island has supported natural forests in the current interglacial, which limits how warm it could have been.

“Andy Neimers commented 17 hours ago
Oh!… And you do know about the 11.2 year solar cycle I hope? Or the fact that the Thames froze over during the Maunder Minimum?? "

And, sunspots have been very low for the last cycle and a half (the Maximum in 2014 was very weak and both the previous minimum an the present one are deeper than usual), suggesting a new Maunder Minimum may be occurring. Why the climate is getting warmer despite that is anybody’s question (if anything, that explains why the models have slightly overestimated the warming – the sunspot cycle is partly mitigating it … for now). \

“Alberta Maga commented 18 hours ago
Andrew and Nicholas Notley will not win again”

So, you get Kenney. What’s he going to do differently?
commented 2019-01-21 19:57:08 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN commented 8 hours ago
Al Peterson,

I didn’t realize the Mueller report was released.
Nope. You’re right it wasn’t; after two years there is not a single incident of Russian Collusion but still Ol’ Robert blunders on. They are so desperate to find something that they have abandoned Russian collusion and are nailing people for parking tickets. Millions and millions of tax payer dollars to find nothing.

Another example of leftists wanting to believe and even create lies. Why is you all want to do that?
commented 2019-01-21 14:53:51 -0500

Sorry, but you don’t know what you are talking about at all. Just because you love The Rebel, doesn’t mean that they haven’t done anything wrong. Ezra is going to try to fight something that he knows he may LEGALLY lose.
commented 2019-01-21 14:39:41 -0500
Absolutely disgusting. This should have never happened. First off, the election hasn’t been called yet; secondly the so-called “complaint” (not yet verified) in the letter was about the msg on the trailer and that WASN’T in an election year. So I guess they think we’re all stupid. Even if they are right (and I don’t believe they are), The Rebel legally must have its day in court!
commented 2019-01-21 12:25:05 -0500
Lynda Palmer,

A media source cannot pay for and put up ads for or against a politician when it comes to elections as we are in an election year.
commented 2019-01-21 12:20:12 -0500
The Elections Commissioner fined the Rebel for violating a clear election law based on fair and open criteria. They can continue to do exactly the same thing as long as you simply register as a 3rd party advertiser.

I suspect Ezra won’t want to do that, because he won’t want The Rebel to officially be a shill for any particular political party. So he will fight this and like most of his lawsuits – he will probably lose.
commented 2019-01-21 12:17:10 -0500
How is this political campaigning? On behalf of whom? Haven’t conservative leaders, such as Scheer, already distanced themselves from The Rebel? Was The Rebel running their own candidate?I really don’t understand this.
commented 2019-01-21 12:14:22 -0500
Al Peterson,

A comedy show is a comedy show. Period. CBC can produce any kind of show they want. There are no limits in this regard, simply because they receive tax money. The same goes with the BBC.

By the way, the CBC comedy shows have also made fun of Trudeau, but I know you only care when they attack what you love.
commented 2019-01-21 12:07:20 -0500
Al Peterson,

I didn’t realize the Mueller report was released.

LOL. You can’t have a slew of people indicted and making plea deals all around you and then claim that you are innocent and knew nothing about any of these people who were working for you. That is just idiotic, which explains why you made the post that you did, because well – that is who you are.
commented 2019-01-21 11:58:41 -0500

Climate change team? You mean scientists.

It was clearly explained in the link below, but I understand that you are anti-science and anti-logic, so your brain probably couldn’t process or comprehend the information anyway.

You do have the right to be as proudly ignorant as you want to be.

Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather

commented 2019-01-21 11:41:19 -0500
commented 2019-01-21 11:20:10 -0500
Canadas media is going down hill the Bloomberger from N Y City has taken BNN next will be CNN taking CTV,what would the nut PM have said if Fox would have done this?