June 17, 2019

United We Roll rolls into Vancouver — and Vivian Krause explodes!

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

The United We Roll Convoy arrived in Vancouver this weekend, the very same one that traveled to Ottawa earlier this year. It arrived with a similar message, although Alberta's Carbon Tax has been scrapped since the first journey, bills C-48 and C-69 still pose an existential threat to many of these convoyers way of life.

Two speakers were slated to speak at the rally, Aaron Gunn of BC Proud and journalist Vivian Krause. Upon arrival, the former greeted everyone in the crowd with smiles and a handshake, the latter, not so much.

When Vivian Krause arrived on the scene, people started approaching her. Naturally, as The Rebel was the only media outlet covering the public event, I was in the vicinity.

Krause shook hands with the convoy organizers Glen Carritt and Haley Wile, introduced her father and brother, and I went about my job, live tweeting the event, and taking pictures to tweet out to everyone who was keenly interested what was happening on the other side of the Rockies.

What happened next left me flabbergasted. I'm used to verbal and emotional explosions from communists like Anne McGrath, who want to shut down effective, right-wing news media. I didn't expect it from Vivian Krause, someone who is usually desperate for cameras.

Krause lost it, accusing me of filming her without her permission (I wasn't videotaping her prior to what you'll see in the video, even though it would have been totally legal and even expected for me to do so). Normally I introduce myself to folks I expect to be non-hostile, and ask if I could "ask them a few questions". Before I could say as much as "Hello," Krause went on a tirade about how awful I was, and how she is too good to do "media with The Rebel".

I was speechless, and the convoy organizers were too.

"If you're covering this rally, I'm leaving right now," Krause said. She was true to her word, she stormed off after I remained on the harbourfront, doing my job. It seemed to me like Krause was looking for an excuse to leave, had she forgotten to prepare a speech? Did she want to go for brunch with Dad? If so, just say so, don't use me or my employer as a scapegoat.

I stood my ground, I couldn't leave even if I wanted to; after all, this convoy was my first big story back in February. It's a story our viewers were very interested in, and this convoy of Albertans was not the "Vivian Krause Show". It was a story of Albertan struggle and determination.

Now, why was Krause acting so indignant? She loves attention, we know that. She is also asking Albertans to cough up $160,000 so she can film a documentary for which the bulk of the work has already been done. Who needs that much dough for a niche documentary? Heck, The Rebel researched, filmed, produced, and published a comprehensive documentary on another continent all on a shoestring budget. Krause has had multiple GoFundMe fundraisers to underwrite her speaking circuit, flying around the country like a celebrity talking about foreign funded environmentalists. (For the record, who hasn't exposed at least a dozen foreign-funded eco-radicals?)

Watch Krause's outburst for yourself. It does not bring me joy to out a fellow conservative as an egomaniac, but truth be told, there are bad eggs that need to be exposed on both the left and the right. It was only a matter of time that we found the right-wing version of Anne McGrath.

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commented 2019-06-18 08:24:20 -0400
PPC SUCKS TOO. I am a life long conservative and Krause doesn’t insult me. I live in Alberta and Krause is exposing the hypocrisy and corruption of socialist politicians in Canada and the very real foreign meddling in our national infrastructure projects along with bribery by paying indigenous leaders to oppose development, production and shipment of Canadian oil.

I have had a reporter approach me. He asked if I would like to answer some questions when I was standing outside of Rexall Place in Edmonton. I was there with my wife as there was a ceremony after 4 soldiers were killed and several others injured in Afghanistan when Major Schmidt of the US Airforce dropped a bomb on them at Tarnak Farm near Kabul. I told the news reporter that no I did not want to make a statement or answer any questions. The journalist was smart enough to move on without turning it into some kind of confrontation. That is where Keean made his first mistake. Keean is a young guy who still has a lot to learn. Krause told him at the beginning of the exchange she was not going to talk to the Rebel. She even gave him the reason. That should have been the end of it. Recommending that Krause supporters should try to get their money back from the go fund me is going beyond insulting and entering the area where Bexte should be fired. You talk about Krause not being professional. It was Keean who cannot accept an answer and just like the CBC keeps pushing until he gets the answer he wants or as an alternative turns an interview into an argument. That is why Bexte should be fired, along with the other reason mentioned. It is despicable behaviour by a journalist who is proclaiming to have high standards. It is National Enquirer standards.

Once again Rosie you act like you are some kind of spokesperson for the other Rebel members. That is your big mistake and reveals a lot about your own ego and need to continually virtue signal and then seek support from other commenters to feed that ego. I can tell you right now I know several individuals who have cancelled their Rebel membership for the same reason they disagree with how Bexte acted with Krause. That reason is your constant slagging of Scheer and supporting the traitor Bernier. You don’t seem to understand Bernier will win nothing and he is splitting the right wing vote. The result is 4 more years of Trudeau.

Scheer has already announced long ago that the Trans Mountain pipe will proceed in the national interest and he will invoke that constitutional power. He has to get elected as prime minister first, something that will never happen to Bernier. Your assertion that the Rebel has not sided with Bernier is laughable. You must think people are not paying attention or are stupid.
commented 2019-06-18 03:11:20 -0400
Liberal Sucks, so do cinos.
There is no ‘argument’ about her rights, and there is also no argument about her manners or professional behaviour. She is insulting the bulk of conservatives and supporters of what she appears to be fighting for and supporting herself. How much sense does it make for her to do that? Who do you and Krause think support the Rebel? Why don’t you tell us?

You are probably right about her supporting Scheer, but that doesn’t make Bernier or us chopped liver. Many people here are sticking with the cpc (out of fear) so she is dissing them too. I will remind you that it is Bernier NOT Scheer who has a plan of action that will be effective to get those pipelines built and the resources to market and don’t pretend that the cpc is still the party of conservatives. That ship sailed as soon as he got in. The Rebel has not sided with either Scheer or Bernier by the way. Krause could have been diplomatic. It would have been the professional thing to do. She was not.
commented 2019-06-18 02:14:19 -0400
Could the problem be the Rebel has decided to support Bernier while Krause supports conservatives such as Scheer and Kenney? That would explain the rift. Krause is not a politician even though she is heavily involved in reporting on the foreign funding of the tar sands campaign against oil production and pipelines. She is fully within her rights to not talk to any media of her choosing. Arguing over this point is insulting and recommending people seek a refund from her go fund me account is also an insult. Talk about her work all you want but leave her alone Rebel. Krause does not want to talk to you.
commented 2019-06-18 02:11:17 -0400
Kyle James your whining about some of us not giving a damn about the Raptors was immature.
commented 2019-06-18 01:44:07 -0400
I guess I’m with a lot of other posters on The Rebel: – who the hell is Vivian Krause???
commented 2019-06-18 01:11:51 -0400
Keean, you handled the situation well. That will be great experience later in your career when someone important tries to belittle you.
commented 2019-06-18 00:52:49 -0400
I think you’re spot on.
Obviously, she doesn’t think anyone who reads, listens to, supports TheRebel is not good enough for her.
Our sentiments exactly about you too Viv.

Luckily she demonstrated how serious she is about these Albertans participating in the convoy.
To simply walk away was insulting them, not TheRebel.
commented 2019-06-17 22:27:57 -0400
In the cbc vid on that page Rebelation linked, she says, “like all of us, we’re all concerned about the environment and especially about the environmental impacts, the climate impact of our use of fossil fuels.”

Does she think its significant or is she just sucking up to Wendy? She is right about the foreign funding but she should get some manners.
commented 2019-06-17 22:18:38 -0400
Keanne comes across as a little immature himself. Hard for me to take him and his $2 sunglasses 😎 seriously.
commented 2019-06-17 22:04:17 -0400
You’re not a miracle worker Krause and many of us knew all about Rockafellers and the staged events in Alberta long before you enlightened us. You weasel, to do what you just did sent out many red flags!
commented 2019-06-17 21:14:32 -0400
Here’s why Krauss acted like that. She’s done a deal with CBC. They don’t want to admit it was Ezra that really brought these issues to the public’s attention.

commented 2019-06-17 20:43:29 -0400
This female is a loser, screaming out about not doing interviews with the Rebel and then she comes in close and dose one.
commented 2019-06-17 20:16:41 -0400
The msm was unable to arrange infiltrators to spout hatred of immigrants so there was no point lol.

On another note. They just don’t want to give it any credence. They’re against O&G and that’s it!!

Krauss was shocking!! Rebel pushed her stuff more than anyone. What a goof!!
commented 2019-06-17 20:03:06 -0400
No Billy, she is on OUR side regarding the Cnd resource industry. Or she purports to be. She has a funny way of showing it.

Its a damn good test actually. Separates the wheat from the chaff. Maybe Kenney told her not to have anything to do with the Rebel. Maybe she looks at Ezra as competition, since he was writing about this stuff years ago. I wonder if she has read any of Ezra’s books. Maybe she is intimidated? In any event she sure didn’t do herself any favours with that outburst.

Don’t get that Rebel stink on ya Vivian.
commented 2019-06-17 19:47:09 -0400
Just like Scheer. All cinos have puppet masters.
commented 2019-06-17 19:41:55 -0400
The Rebel audience is on her side regarding the Cdn resource industry. I can only assume she has been bribed or threatened if she didn’t treat Rebel Media like the plague.
There’s a more sinister reason for her attitude, me thinks.
commented 2019-06-17 19:28:19 -0400
Jesus!.. talk about an uphill battle with these brainwashed wingnuts!? The CBC must be cut loose to fend for themselves.. They are not for all Canadians.. They are only for Trudeau’s so called watchya mill call its Canadians.
commented 2019-06-17 19:25:10 -0400
She threatened to leave, “right now”.
It doesn’t look like it would have been a big loss for anybody if she had. Why was she invited ?
commented 2019-06-17 19:21:59 -0400
I would be interested in knowing what ‘views’ the Rebel has that she doesn’t like enough to be so ignorant. I don’t think she understands the base that supports oil and gas in Canada. Happy crowd funding Vivian, you just insulted a whole lot of people.
commented 2019-06-17 19:17:08 -0400
Vivian Krause does not even say why she hates The Rebel, but I can make an educated guess. It is because she has been fed that opinion by the CBC.

Any people I have seen and heard that say that they hate The Rebel could never explain why.

Some of the more creative ones blurt out the mindless “they are racist” insult but cannot point to anything on The Rebel from the reporters or staff that is an actual racist comment.

Typically, they were told by someone that The Rebel is racist and because they have a weak mind and cannot think for themselves, they just parrot the insult like the good indoctrinated socialist fools that they are.
commented 2019-06-17 19:07:40 -0400
I’m glad I never even heard of Vivian Krause. Everybody who donated should demand their money back. What perverse female dog she was to Keean. Who does she think she is anyway?
commented 2019-06-17 18:45:35 -0400
She’s given herself away by her uncalled for reaction to you being there. I smell a rat, and it’s not you Keean.
commented 2019-06-17 18:37:44 -0400
If she is not already, she is a CINO in the making. She believes what the MSM tells her. Never a good sign.
commented 2019-06-17 18:30:11 -0400
Who the heck is Vivian Krause?
commented 2019-06-17 18:25:47 -0400
Why are these trucks not hauling Alberta oil to Vancouver to load on ships? That would send a clearer message.