July 22, 2019

The Liberals, CTV blame #TrudeauMustGo hashtag on “bots” — but here's the truth

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

In some ways CTV is worse than the CBC. Because the CBC is basically a government department, glorified press secretaries for Trudeau, so they’re set for life.

CTV is a trickier proposition. Nominally, they’re a private sector company. But they depend completely on the permission of Canada’s various government regulators for their survival.

Of course, CTV is owned by Bell, the cable and cell phone company, which are much bigger businesses than the dying TV part of their work. 

With one flick of his tail, Justin Trudeau and his partisan fixers could issuing a ruling devastating Bell's cell phone or cable businesses. And, just as capriciously, Trudeau could add literally billions to their bottom line. And he is, and they are:

If you owned a cell phone company and a TV news station, and Trudeau’s regulator allowed you charge Canadians triple what other countries cell phone companies can get away with, and then Trudeau came to visit you on the eve of the election, you would do exactly what he told you to do?

So last week, on the eve of an election, Trudeau stopped by to remind them who their boss is:

Today in Montreal, I met with @Bell CEO George Cope about the work we’re doing to connect more rural communities to broadband & lower wireless costs for Canadians. Thanks for the meeting, George.

In return, CTV went straight to work as Justin Trudeau’s personal war room the very next day:

Fake Twitter accounts push hashtag #TrudeauMustGo: report

A handful of Twitter bots created earlier this week tweeted hundreds of times a day to help make the hashtag #TrudeauMustGo a national trending topic in Canada, deepening concerns about how online discourse can be manipulated ahead of the federal election.

There are hundreds of millions of accounts on Twitter. Some are fake. Most fake ones have only a few followers, and even those followers might be fake too. In other words, literally no-one is reading these "bots."

I have 180,000 followers on Twitter,  and according to TwitterAudit, 92 per cent of them are real. By contrast, only 67 per cent of Justin Trudeau’s followers are real. CBC News is even worse: just 66 per cent are real. Seventy four per cent of CTV News followers are real, which is still pretty weak.

The whole point of this story — first concocted by the Tides Foundation front group, the National Observer, then promoted by Trudeau’s friend “George,” the CEO of Bell — is to demonize Internet opponents; or in this case, make up opponents where there are none.

Canadians do believe that Trudeau should go. It’s not a conspiracy, it’s not foreigners, it’s not bots.

Does CTV think that discrediting and slandering Canadians who oppose Trudeau will make their company more or less despised than it already is?

I think they know the answer. But I think they look at that pile of money from Trudeau, and say what they say to cell phone customers literally every single day: Screw 'em...

NEXT: Manny Montenegrino joins me to talk about the latest Gerald Butts scandal — after resigning during the SNC-Lavalin scandal, Justin Trudeau's lifelong friend and trusted advisor is making a return to politics, to help with Justin's bid for re-election.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-07-24 17:38:07 -0400
should say, “completely uninterested”.
commented 2019-07-24 17:37:36 -0400
RICHARD MANN commented 1 day ago
Nothing surprises me in this shit hole of a country any longer. I strongly suspect that RCMP members may be involved in all these rural crimes that are being committed. How else do you explain their COMPLETE disinterest in any case that happens?
Oh, I wouldn’t say they are comely disinterested. Depends on the “crime”:

commented 2019-07-24 17:34:49 -0400
JOHN WICK commented 1 day ago
It’s hilarious that people here are still defending racist white supremacist Faith Goldy – even when Ezra admitted that she went on a racist bender and wouldn’t cover her either in the election.
And yet, Wick is constantly saying that The Rebel is a white supremacist website. So why would a white supremacist not support another white supremacist? Don’t tell me! It’s that old bugaboo of a conservative secret agenda. We’ve been waiting since the days of John Turner for it to appear but no luck yet. But you just wait. One day it is going to show itself.
commented 2019-07-24 12:59:05 -0400
John Wick….do you really believe fuck you white man is a winning election platform?
commented 2019-07-23 17:24:10 -0400
Somebody swat that fly.
commented 2019-07-23 16:12:30 -0400
It’s hilarious that people here are still defending racist white supremacist Faith Goldy – even when Ezra admitted that she went on a racist bender and wouldn’t cover her either in the election.

White power! Right Liza and others?
commented 2019-07-23 14:28:54 -0400
Butts never left, he just hid until the dust settled. I’m sure he helped himself to more of our money. What a creepy man! Judgement Day will be when we can watch this trash fry!
commented 2019-07-23 13:56:49 -0400
So, world famous Nazi Hunter and outed misogynist and bully-boy, PM Butts, is back in his role as head puppet master. Good, this will cost the world’s greatest feminist a lot of female votes come October. Junior must be desperate to bring Butts back so quickly.
commented 2019-07-23 13:03:59 -0400
- #TrudeauMustGo took off even more after the bot story. More & more people don’t trust the media party & tings like this will make it worse.

- The RCMP have been corrupted. They’re the Liberal lapdogs. The return of Butts is the Liberal way of saying that they believe the SNC-Lavilan scandal has been successfully covered up.
commented 2019-07-23 12:07:14 -0400
Ezra, your bit with Manny Montenegrino has such important information in it – and therefore ramifications – that it is vital that all the people are exposed to it!
Taking it out from behind the paywall, and even dispatching a fleet of Jumbo Tron Trucks across Canada would help, but all the people need to be informed of the truth…how you do that against the opposing juggernaut that is the Liberal government/FNMP (Fake News Media Party) constantly spewing lies and spinning the truth out of existence, is beyond me.
Not to mention, how do you deal with the fact that a certain percentage of the populace, even if they hear the truth, will reject it out of hand, when it doesn’t jibe with their lefty robot-programming and indoctrination…

Count me in – on any class action lawsuit or whatever, against the treacherous and treasonous criminal scum destroying my country!
commented 2019-07-23 11:47:09 -0400
Bingo Sam Hill, CTV is a division of Bell media. Can we say election interference? Again!

“While mayor, Tory supported Bell Canada, Bell Media’s parent company, by lobbying Ottawa to allow it to operate without direct competition in Toronto, counter to a CRTC decision to increase competition.

Afterward, Tory worked closely with Bell Canada to help it with a $1.14 billion infrastructure project, her video on YouTube claims."

“We are being banned by John Tory’s friends in the corporate media. Is this democracy or are Toronto’s elites engineering our election?”
commented 2019-07-23 11:39:57 -0400
Glenn I think I am listening to that interview now.
It looks like she is a bad C word opportunist. Now that Tommy is rendered unable to protect himself she unleashes this bullshit.
commented 2019-07-23 11:30:37 -0400
Nothing surprises me in this shit hole of a country any longer. I strongly suspect that RCMP members may be involved in all these rural crimes that are being committed. How else do you explain their COMPLETE disinterest in any case that happens? Canada needs a good solid purging starting with the media, politicians and a lot of police members. Bell is as corrupt as it gets as well in my opinion
commented 2019-07-23 11:28:43 -0400
I have always said, Constant Trudeau Vision is far worse than the CBC, in that they are a so-called private business, but choose to lie, misrepresent, cover up and totally shill for the Liberals & they are not the least bit subtle about their Liberal bias. They used to allow comments unless you criticized the Liberals or Trudeau, then you got black balled. I guess overtime the majority of comments were not to the Liberal lovers liking at Constant Trudeau Vision, so they just banned the practice. CTV SUCKS!!
commented 2019-07-23 11:17:38 -0400
CTV is owned by Bell, who screwed over faith Goldie in her bid for Toronto mayor. Boycott the bast#rds!
commented 2019-07-23 11:12:40 -0400
Mark I didn’t believe that Butts was out of the picture for aa minute. Trudeau has been in close contact with his best bud the whole time and I think the plan to bring him out again for the election was the plan from the time of the SCN Lavalin scandal. Do these people really think that Canadians have that short a memory?

I am confident that people will continue to desert Trudeau and his corrupt and destructive government as the clock ticks toward Oct.. I know scads who have left the Trudeau train to hell. That is going to make a huge difference this time around. Trudeau disappointed everyone he made all those empty promises to. Even the legal weed has bee a sham.
commented 2019-07-23 11:05:43 -0400
Glenn didn’t they pull that bull last time? I don’t believe a word of it. This is the same old tactic as last time Tommy was in the slammer. Its obviously fake, and there is nuthin we can do but watch it circulate again.
commented 2019-07-23 10:38:34 -0400
Real or not, it’s irrelevant. If you didn’t support Trudeau before, and still don’t, it represents a net change of zero.
commented 2019-07-23 10:16:28 -0400
I have been following EZRA on TWITTER and Tommy’s enemies have just pulled a fast one…they waited until EZRA was inside to pull a BREAKING NEWS that Lucy Brown has tuned coat on Tommy and exposed that he used donations to buy thosands of dollars worth of coke….It appears that they are using footage of the STING that Tommy and Lucy pulled on the BBC

But a lie will get half way around the world before the truth can get it’s boots on as Mark Twain said

If anyone at theREBEL can get through directly to EZRA please give him a headsup ASAP
commented 2019-07-23 09:22:00 -0400
Tru-uhh-uhh-DOHH is Projecting again. Just because he is so weak minded he can be “influenced” by Twitter Tweeters he thinks everyone is as easy to lead. Recent polls should tell him otherwise. Once ousted, the real investigations begin.
commented 2019-07-23 09:07:34 -0400
I,m not alone is my dislike of the government, In my life time, never have I heard so much anger about the Trudeau government and their policies. They are afraid very afraid at what is to come in October. PPC is for me. I like the platform and more importantly many more people do. In this day and age of communications at light speed, none of the attempts to de-platform or keep max out of debates will help them.
It will only serve anger the electorate.
Nothing would be better than to see the biggest liberal defeat in history come October.
commented 2019-07-23 08:11:01 -0400
C T V is not for me.
commented 2019-07-23 08:05:53 -0400
Breaking News… Boris Johnson (BoJo) has been elected as new leader of the Conservative Party. UK.
Theresa May set to step down tomorrow and BoJo will be sworn in as new PM.
Trump, a friend of Johnson has sent his Hearty Congratulations.
EU is in shock.

Source Sky News.
commented 2019-07-23 07:17:44 -0400
When I want to read the Liberal propaganda I read ctv Windsor . It is such a joke . It is like the Canadian version of CNN .
I told you he was not gone ..
commented 2019-07-23 02:21:55 -0400
The investigative efforts of the RCMP into Duffy/Wright are the exact polar opposites of their apparent lack of investigation into the decidedly more egregious allegations of Liberal political interference into judicial matters involving SNC and Mark Norman scandals. Why? The Trudeau regime appears to get away with subterfuge without any action being taken by any policing force nor is the regime fully investigated and held to account by MSM.
The Duffy/Wright investigation was a daily diatribe by Canadian MSM for months and is akin to the 2 year Democrat party investigation into Russian collusion by President Trump. Where the Liberal/Democrat left is involved everything is treated as no big deal yet when Conservative right is involved the MSM likely wouldn’t stop short of grave robbing to build their fake news stories on.
#TrudeauMustGo….he must go for the sake of Canada and Canadians…
commented 2019-07-23 02:10:26 -0400
The RCMP commissioner is a Trudeau gender hire.
’nuff said.
commented 2019-07-23 00:35:18 -0400
I am not a bot. I am a Duke. I demand that Justin K Looney will please go now.
commented 2019-07-23 00:29:33 -0400
Tommy was decked in the showers by some old guy. The story suggests Tommy was all uppity about himself and therefor, he deserved it, but of course, we all know Tommy isn’t like that. In fact, I suspect the other inmates resented his celebrity status and took offense to it. That’s what’s typical of the type of guys in jail.