This week the Globe and Mail published an article by me about media freedom, the Liberal government and us here at The Rebel.
I wrote about how I had to be smuggled in to a Canadian government press conference by the U.S. Secretary of State, because the Canadian foreign minister blocked me, because she hates The Rebel.
I wrote how Sheila Gunn Reid was banned from a press conference in London by Chrystia Freeland — and in that case, other journalists were so disgusted, they refused to come if we couldn’t come.
My column, by the way, was so popular that my name was trending on Twitter in Canada.
Now, if you’re a regular Rebel viewer, nothing in that op-ed was news to you. But having a column in the Globe and Mail brought these facts to the attention of people who had probably never seen them before: the fancy people, like bankers and civil servants. I bet a lot of people who read it had never even heard of the Rebel before. I was pleased to see it.
But Canada's left wing extremists had a cow — and not over what I wrote about. I read 100 or more criticisms of my op-ed. And not one of them challenged a fact that I wrote, or even challenged my conclusion, that the Liberals don’t believe in media freedom. There actually was no debate about that. Because in 2019, leftists don’t debate. They deplatform.
Then I read a media gossip site called Canadaland. And I realized it wasn’t just complainers on the outside, mad that the Globe and Mail ran my piece on media freedom. Union bosses were mad, too.
The Unifor media union wrote a letter, from within the Globe and Mail, demanding that the Globe ban me from writing anything in the newspaper ever again. It was signed by a Unifor shop steward and junior web editor named Mason Wright.
We know that Unifor chief Jerry Dias and Justin Trudeau are close friends; they campaign together; Trudeau put Dias on his NAFTA negotiating team, which was a diplomatic disaster, but Dias wanted the PR moment. These guys are close friends. Was this a personal favour to Trudeau or Gerald Butts?
TONIGHT I'll read you the letter Unifor sent to the Globe and Mail, which is full of untrue statements and personal smears.
Unifor is a campaign SuperPAC. We thought that would only mean that they buy TV ads and billboards and leaflets and polls during elections. You know — campaigning on the streets.
But now we know differently — they intend to campaign within the news media. Hidden from view. Sabotaging me, but who else?
Oh, and none of this will be reported as an expense, or a donation in kind to Elections Canada.
As Trudeau himself has taught us, following the law is just for the little people.
Election meddling. Unifor tilting the campaign. Unifor claiming its journalists all support censorship. Unifor acting in secret.
Now that actually is news, isn’t it?