February 16, 2016

CAUGHT ON TAPE: See the exact moment reporter Sheila Gunn Reid was kicked out of the Alberta legislature!

StaffRebel Columnist

Want to see just how much of a bully Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is? Watch this video:

See Rebel reporter Sheila Gunn Reid being ordered to leave an Alberta NDP government event.

(Here's what even more crazy: "Accreditation" is NOT required to cover these events...)

If you think we were treated unfairly, please visit NotleyIsABully.ca to watch Sheila's entire report, see the Alberta Justice Department's unbelievable response to a letter from our lawyer -- and please SIGN OUR PETITION to stop Rachel Notley's blacklist of journalists.

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commented 2016-02-18 17:53:25 -0500
I love the message on here between opposing political views. What about those of the center. What about those who own firearms, but will not stand for the way that this province was being run under a PC government, or what it would have looked like under the ultra WASP Wildrose. I want to know a few things about Sheila Reid. For example ,what is her education. What qualifies her to be a journalist? In fact what qualifies anyone at the REBEL? The CBC is seen as a balanced news source, even by those in the US. Yet they are considered leftist? I own firearms, hunt, fish, enjoy the outdoors, yet believe in environmental protection, believe in Climate Change Science, and believe you are all being had here. Explain to me how the Rebel stands for what you believe in, when Ezra Levant has never once spoke out about the Temporary Foreign Worker program. Never once really gone to bat for true hard working Canadians. He pretends to do these things and you all lap it up. But tell me how he has truly helped you? He is a rich boy, who is a lawyer and has no understanding of what it is to be a rough neck, or work any labor jobs. I have worked various labour jobs. In fact, when I finished my Bachelor of Fine Art with Distinction I went to BC for a few weeks and worked moving lumber. I then came back to Calgary and worked for Concrete company, doing hard labour, moving wheel barrels full of concrete and shovelling it in the sun for $12.00/hr. I would like to challenge Sheila Reid or Levant to a debate on any topic. They can pick the topic and I will study and whoop either of them. You see, I have seen both sides of things… the educated side and the hard labour side of which no one here at the Rebel has a clue. That is what disqualifies them from being the voice of working people.
commented 2016-02-18 00:15:57 -0500
No matter what caliber you rate them, you should respect my right to hear their opinion on the matter..
commented 2016-02-17 18:22:16 -0500
James Deanison she has likely done more in her life than you ever will accomplish, You attack her because you are scard of her, and if she is a rig workers wife you would likely wet your pants if he ever heard you speak to his wife like that because he would likely give you a good beating.
commented 2016-02-17 16:45:40 -0500
Since the two trolls cannot defend the actions of the NDP government they attack The Rebel, Ezra and Sheila personally. Typical leftist tactic. You’d think after all these years they’d come up with some new material or tactic. Apparently The Socialist’s Handbook is just as valid and useful to them as it was decades ago.
commented 2016-02-17 11:37:18 -0500
Let’s be honest. Sheila Gunn Reid is just a rig wife with an active twitter account and a sharp tongue licking the asshole of Levant. She’s not a legitimate journalist. It’s insulting to journalism really. And I find this highly entertaining.
commented 2016-02-17 11:13:03 -0500
You guys aren’t real journalists.
It’s a hard truth, but you must accept it.
commented 2016-02-17 08:43:32 -0500
Yet more proof of the dictatorial bent of the left. With Trudope in Ottawa and the No Democratic Party in Alberta, Canada should soon be an Islamic dictatorship!
commented 2016-02-17 05:28:57 -0500
These leftists all play from the same playbook. Take over the media so you control the message and deal with any obstacles in the same manner Sheila was treated. ALbertans were insane to cast one vote for these unionist thugs. Is it going to be easy to get rid of them? Nope. Next election you can bet any lawn signs other than NDP won’t last a night. The ever expanding government bureaucracy will not give up their cozy jobs and will fight to the political death with every drop of their unionist blood. And of course the opposition will be divided between WIld Rose and the PCs.
Wild Rose and PC’s better come up with a solution and fast !
commented 2016-02-17 01:09:33 -0500
With coast to coast coverage of this – if I were the Rebel Media – I would be at the door EVERY day – trying to get an interview with someone.

Every day.

I would then post the response as a video.

This is an easy public relations win.

In fact if I had the cash on hand I would go out and provide the advice

An easy win

Just show up at the door every day – knock loudly and walk in – always with camera in hand.

The main stream media will cover this. Heck it was also on about 10 different radio stations today.

Sheila – dress real nice and stand your ground.

Anyone touching you will go to jail.

I recommend a second cameraman or woman as back up – never surrender the recording

Make them hate to see you show up because they will get nervous.

Demand an apology – every time you get shut down.

As long as you maintain your calm you will come off the winner.

commented 2016-02-17 00:08:31 -0500
Bravo Zulu said, “So, ignore the people at your peril Rachel.”
I hope she’s getting that message. Things could get uglier for her if she digs her heels in. There is no way she can be allowed to get away with setting such a precedent. And I don’t believe she will.
commented 2016-02-16 23:43:50 -0500
I want you – piece of filth thug – off the property! Who do you think you are?!! Marching out there like some cosanostra hit man, acting as arrogant as a cartel drug lord. I’ve never seen the likes of you in my life. You jack boot!!! Complete disrespect. You couldn’t find an ounce of civility in your bones? Acting like the godfather’s right hand man threatening an ultimatum. You owe Sheila an apology, you horse hair! If you don’t issue it publicly, you need to be fired. You need to be fired either way. Un-be-lievable! How can I express my contempt for that kind of behaviour? I can’t imagine how proud your mother must be. “My son, the government thug.”

I think we’re seeing the beginnings of a made in Canada Cuba. This has to be stopped, immediately. It’s already out of control.
commented 2016-02-16 23:24:10 -0500
Did Sheila Gunn Reid have a paper saying she was a reporter for the Rebel, and did she present it? In the video clip she simply says it was ok’d by Darcy Henton. In a release, Darcy Henton says as long as they have present news credentials reporters and photographers would be let in to legistature’s media events.
If Sheila was just causing trouble after arriving 90 minutes late then the Rebel should probably just let it drop.
commented 2016-02-16 23:00:18 -0500
I have one little item to mention


An institution that easily changes to anarchy under the right circumstances.

When the little guy on the street gets ticked he writes a letter to the government.

And he waits.

It is often shredded and ignored.

The little man writes again and again and again.

All the time being ignored.

Eventually he gets pissed off and tosses a grenade.

NOW – everyone stands up and pays attention.

They wonder – What the hell just happened?

All the time being too stupid to see what happened was they ignored a nice guy and turned him into a dangerous man – if only for a few minutes.

The media portrays the little man as a wild assed lunatic.

When in fact he might actually be a nice guy who has been ignored once to often and actually pushed to the brink just one time too often.

Even after he tried and tried the polite way to get noticed.

So – in a democracy, it is vital to pay attention to those little letters and little people that many look down their noses at.

Because if you do not, sooner or later the little guy gets pissed off enough to throw a grenade.

And it might be the leader that gets hurt or worse.

Certainly someone gets hurt and it is not always the guy throwing the grenade.

So, ignore the people at your peril Rachel.

Especially the desperate ones who have been trying to contact you and you have shredded their letters.

Lately the west has seen far more bad leaders than good ones – which means there WILL be a few grenades thrown over the next five years.

Mark my words.

Good leaders in democracy recognize this.

Bad ones do not.
commented 2016-02-16 21:50:54 -0500
Absolutely disgusting behaviour from the NDP and Notley. It’s just one stupid decision after another and we are sick of it. It’s going to be a long, long three years. Hope Alberta can survive.
commented 2016-02-16 21:35:45 -0500
This is not acceptable by any standard. I expect the NDP to be held fully accountable.
commented 2016-02-16 21:14:33 -0500
Time to kick Notley and the NDP to the curb!
commented 2016-02-16 21:09:59 -0500
As mentioned by MERRILL MEIKLEHAM 5 Hrs ago.

This story is hitting the MSM everywhere. Great publicity for The Rebel, I wonder how many people who have never herd of the Rebel are now looking it up, I bet it is in the thousands.
commented 2016-02-16 20:52:02 -0500
Anybody know who the creep is that said, “I want her off the property”?
commented 2016-02-16 20:49:39 -0500
Just as the NDP government showed its socialist credentials in disconnecting parents from their kids in the. Education Minister’s transgender guidelines, aligned with what is called for in the Communist Manifesto, the NDP are showing their true collours (red) with this censorship move! This looks like it will backfire as even the CBC is providing sympathetic coverage, and as well, The Rebel is receiving a lot of free advertising as the story is being covered by other media like The National Post.
commented 2016-02-16 20:07:49 -0500
Guess which media I go to when I wanna find out the facts THEREBEL
commented 2016-02-16 19:59:02 -0500
Perhaps we may suggest that all Rebel reporting staff append the word JOURNALIST whenever their name is used. For example, Ezra Levant, Rebel Co-Founder AND Journalist. Sheila Gunn Reid, Rebel Alberta Bureau Chief AND Journalist. As it stands right now, nowhere on the Rebel web-site is the word JOURNALIST used with any consistency. You guys should be using it EVERYWHERE, ALL OF THE TIME, and even RETRO-ACTIVELY since the beginning of the Rebel. On all video reports, at the bottom of the screen, the phrase REBEL JOURNALIST must always appear. A JOURNALIST is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information. A JOURNALIST’s work is called JOURNALISM. Both of these words clearly define the work of the Rebel. And yet, the Rebel DOES NOT market itself as JOURNALIST. Look, we think that Notley is REPREHENSIBLE, but the Rebel MUST do a better job marketing itself in this regard. WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
commented 2016-02-16 19:26:48 -0500
They posted the video from The Rebel, however they had numerous voiced ads that kept playing nonstop so you could not hear the video from the Rebel. Soon as you’d close one advertisement another started. Some journalism – unimpressive.

“Brian Gorman, an assistant professor of communication studies at MacEwan University in Edmonton, said the shift to more online news sources is creating a grey area, but he believes it is not a good idea for governments to start defining exactly what a journalist should be.
“I think it’s bad… It’s much better if someone is attacking you to deal with what they’re saying issue by issue, statement by statement, than to try to muzzle them,” Gorman said.
“There is no defence against slander or hate speech, we have laws on the books to protect us from irresponsible journalism,” he added. “We just have to enact them one law at a time.””

Am I the only one that got an unsettling feeling reading those sentences? I have noticed, particularly in the last few years, that much of what was labeled before as TRUTH is now labeled as HATE SPEECH so where does this slippery slope end? Someone gets offended ergo its hate speech or slander?

What are the defining parameters that provide the bench marks that specify that this is acceptable and that is not and how often is the opinion changed and for what purpose? Can you report something if it is true but then get charged because although it is true someone might find it offensive ergo it is then defined as hate speech or slander ergo subject to punishment? Please make that bad words go away it’s giving me a headache, wait, isn’t that a form of hate speech then too? Self-inflicted doesn’t count eh?
Does not pay to think. (-_\)
commented 2016-02-16 19:25:57 -0500
Bravo Zulu: Nice going. What these lefties fail to understand that the free speech they so willingly cast aside may be their freedoms one day. History has no shortage of dictators who have met an unhappy end when the people have had their belly full of their sleazy tactics and bullying.
commented 2016-02-16 19:25:46 -0500
Wow that is one arrogant SOB. I’d like to see him get in my face like that. He’d be face down kissing tiles. You should have offered an autographed copy of your book. Lol
commented 2016-02-16 18:52:14 -0500
This Bitches days are number Alberta’s Oil Workers and farmers can not hang on to many more weeks, Can’t wait to see her head explode on TV one fine day. Then Alberta will be slowly brought back to greatness…
commented 2016-02-16 18:35:08 -0500
The Calgary Herald allowed comments until the commenters ganged up on our commie Rachel! The MSM is colluding with the commies, and this will not bode well for their rag paper.
commented 2016-02-16 18:28:20 -0500
I think everyone is aware that it was the main stream media who got Rachel Arab and Justin Trudeau elected so why is anyone surprised about this reporter who works for none of them being barred entry? We have Socialist government.
commented 2016-02-16 18:08:59 -0500
Leftwing consensus building is as simple as silencing and blacklisting opposition. Soon our socialist republic will be a real worker’s paradise
commented 2016-02-16 17:40:07 -0500
OK – I did a little exploration


No comments allowed

Global – http://globalnews.ca/news/2520531/notley-government-bans-right-wing-group-from-covering-announcements/

Comments allowed – mostly trashing the Rebel

National Post – http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/alberta-government-wont-allow-ezra-levants-rebel-media-into-news-conferences-and-events

No comments allowed

Edmonton Sun – http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/02/15/ndp-seeking-to-muzzle-opposing-journalists

They have close comments on all articles

Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02/16/the-rebel-ezra-levant-notley-bully-alberta-media_n_9243426.html

Comments allowed – most trashing the Rebel

Calgary Sun – http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/02/16/the-rebel-to-sue-alberta-government-after-ndp-bans-reporters-from-press-conferences

They have closed comments to all articles

National Post – http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/alberta-government-wont-allow-ezra-levants-rebel-media-into-news-conferences-and-events

No comments allowed

Seems the media is loving it and the lefties hate the Rebel – even those who are politely saying that both sides of every story need to be presented are being shut down – sometimes with a vigour that annoys me.

Canada is so effed up.

There is no freedom of speech unless you are on the side of the loudest yapping Chihuahua toy dog.

The Rebel must be doing something right.
commented 2016-02-16 17:37:35 -0500
The wolves are now eating the sheep……. Time to be a guard dog.