February 18, 2016

UPDATE: Sheila Gunn Reid was only banned from Alberta NDP events AFTER her Notley book was published

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid talked about the timing of Rachel Notley's aborted ban on journalists from TheRebel.media.

Is it a coincidence that Sheila, who has been reporting on the Alberta NDP for months (including attending Notley press conferences) was suddenly barred right after the release of her bestselling, highly critical book The Destroyers: Rachel Notley and the NDP's War on Alberta?

To WATCH my entire conversation with Sheila, CLICK HERE.




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commented 2016-02-19 01:08:47 -0500
Michael Krchnak the leftists will not get the irony of what they say , they are so full of themselves it is pathetic.
commented 2016-02-18 17:06:10 -0500
National Post’s Jen Gerson now has an article on Erza and TheRebel, and it’s on the front page of the website

commented 2016-02-18 16:23:04 -0500
Kenneth Lawrence, thanks for the heads up on the article.

Like Michael Krchnak, I read their article and comments.
There is a lot of rational support for Ezra and TheRebel.
The opposition to TheRebel are just personal attacks, no substance.

Liza Rosie, I concur with your intellectual analysis.

commented 2016-02-18 16:13:03 -0500
Kenneth, Bruce, Liza…. I read the article and lots of the comments. Whats best is reading how the progressive lefities heads are exploding and that he should be banned or rules on what can be said. I commented and its still waiting on the censors. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
commented 2016-02-18 15:57:42 -0500
Notley is just a retarded Pussy Cat. Her agenda comes straight from the twisted mind of her Union Boss.
commented 2016-02-18 15:21:59 -0500
Is it the style of the Rebel reporting they hate so much, as they turn their noses up and insult our journalists, or is it the content? They just don’t want anyone to report anything differently than they do because it may cause confusion. They are looking for a homogeneous political correctness for the masses.
commented 2016-02-18 15:21:31 -0500
I just don’t understand people like Andrew Coyne who attack the messenger and ignore the message. The left wing, bought and paid for ‘journalists’ are the real stain on the trade. They are a stain on our right to freedom of speech. The Rebel exists because a large and growing portion of the population are not willing to lay down and allow ourselves to be dictated to by the government broadcaster. If they had their way the msm would be our only news source. The left are going to dog online conservative sources and hobble them any way they can.
commented 2016-02-18 13:47:48 -0500
just read a whiny diatribe on cbc from one of their hypocrites decrying Ezra and The Rebel as merely sensationalists and that if they (Rebel journalists) were really TRUE journalists they would have decried the ‘censorship’ PM Harper subjected journalists too, such as limiting the number of questions at media events.
SOP for MSM leftists when smearing conservatives is to attempt moral equivalence. The msm hypocrites equate PM Harper limiting number of questions and/or media availabilty (tactics chretien made an art form) the same as OUTRIGHT banning of journalists.
Hypocrite thy name is main stream media
commented 2016-02-18 13:44:57 -0500
Of course, if Sheila had been hired off the street by an MSM outlet with no training and sent to the Alberta legislature to ‘cover’ (i.e. conceal) the news like a good little MSM hack, Notley would be having her in for tea and saying what a great journalist she was. But unfortunately for Notley, Sheila was hired by a real news organization, TheRebel.Media, whech expected her to do real journalism, which she has been doing, thereby exposing Notely for who she really is, so Notely deems her not a journalist. Kind of like the way Donald Trump dismisses, out of hand, anyone who criticizes him. Well, Sheila then wrote a book on Notley, telling the truth about her and the Notley NDP ‘government’, so that was the last straw for Alberta’s Stalin-Wanabee Premier.

Hey, Sheila: You go, girl! I haven’t been as impressed with a journalist since Marissa made Justin’s life nearly unbearable day after day by asking him all the pertinent questions that the pathetic MSM would never ask him. The truth is, you and Ezra and Brian and the other Rebels are the only real journalists left in Canada today. Like millions of Canadians, I was fed up with the boot-licking leftist MSM years ago. TheRebel,Media is the ONLY source of news and commentary I trust to inform me as a Canadian, what is actually happening in Canada. Kudos to Sheila for doing what the MSM won’t do: informing us of the news and facts the MSM hides from us.
commented 2016-02-18 13:39:50 -0500
I predict that Notley will leave office.

Come the Fall, she will resign for “health reasons”.

Can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen.
commented 2016-02-18 13:26:00 -0500
I called this exactly- ’twas all about The Destroyers, and Holly was collateral damage. Must be scaring the pants of those featured in her book. Yeah!
commented 2016-02-18 13:07:49 -0500
Did you read Andrew Coyne’s pathetic hit piece on Ezra today? Coyne calls Ezra a “stain on the trade” (i.e. journalism). I guess Coyne is feeling the heat of being made irrelevant by The Rebel,Media, as the rest of the boot-licking leftist MSM are. Of course, they are the real stain on Canadian journalism. They actively suppress the news that Canadians want and need, while TheRebel.Media exposes it. If Coyne had an ounce of journalistic integrity, he would be congratulating Ezra and the Rebels (sounds like a ’60’s pop group, doesn’t it?) for doing the job that the pathetic cringing boot-licking MSM either can’t or won’t do: informing the Canadian public of the news, as opposed to hiding and concealing it from us. Kudos to Ezra and the The Rebel.Media for doing journalism in Canada while the useless MSM hacks do their best to keep Canadians in the dark. Go Rebel!
commented 2016-02-18 12:39:28 -0500
how unbelievably weak and insecure are the notley ndp? weak enough and insecure enough that they simply cannot withstand honest scrutiny and, as ALL leftists do, blindly lash out at their perceived inferiors and deem them unworthy of the freedom that they themselves are alone arbiters of. The ndp are merely the political appendage of unions, whose own existence rely’s solely on MANDATORY enforced stipends while denying those paying the stipends the choice to pay them or not. History has shown us union elites will lash out violently against anyone challenging a unions supremacy. Why would we expect the ndp to act any differently than their union masters?
commented 2016-02-18 12:28:10 -0500
Well this just goes to show how leaders shouldn’t be able to use government resources for their own personal use whether it is taking a free jet ride with your family and friends, claiming residence when you are not on residence or hiring security to keep out people you don’t like. Certainly security would be a legitimate expense but not when you are using it to target individuals who have not been threatening to anything other than you ego. I hope Shelia sells allot of books over this.
commented 2016-02-18 12:16:06 -0500
Is it a coincidence that Sheila, who has been reporting on the Alberta NDP for months (including attending Notley press conferences) was suddenly barred right after the release of her bestselling, highly critical book, The Destroyers? Simple answer, no coincidence at all, socialists don’t like or tolerate dissenters. Sheila, thankfully Notley does not yet have the authority to send you to a gulag.
commented 2016-02-18 12:12:27 -0500
if mcnutty was a just , honorable and righteous person, she would have nothing to fear from you, Shelia.
instead she opts to remain hidden in the shadows like she was making an IED for Alberta that she is going to sneak out and plant in the middle of the road.