April 09, 2018

Why The Rebel site was down: Help us prepare for the next attack

Ezra LevantRebel Commander



The Rebel was knocked off the Internet this weekend.

And we couldn’t even e-mail you to explain what was going on.

WATCH as I explain what happened.

We’re finally back up. But we’re pretty shaken.

We have our own video player now — we don’t rely 100 per cent on YouTube.

We’ve also built an app, that’s in beta testing mode — that means it’s not the final product, but you can still download it and try it out, while we work out the bugs. It’s free.

But let’s be honest: Unless you are a billion-dollar company, they’ll always find a way to get you.

We survived yesterday’s one-day blackout. But it’s just a matter of time until another such attack comes along.

Can you please help us?

Help us improve the app — you can download the prototype version for free now, and help us work out the wrinkles.

But can you please help us financially too — by helping us to replace the ad money that YouTube has removed from us, helping us overcome the constant hacking attacks that leftists direct at our websites?

Other media have lined up for hand-outs from Justin Trudeau. We’ll never do that. Ever.

We’re 100 per cent supported by our viewers. Will you help us now?

Please consider going to StandWithTheRebel.com and chipping in $10, $25 or even $100 to keep us strong.

One day, when the real attack comes, I want to be ready.

Or else, one day, you’ll wake up and we’ll have been un-personed — just made to disappear, without a trace.

And you won’t even be able to find out why.


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commented 2018-04-11 09:50:19 -0400
hahahaha Trudeau going after Facebook unless they ban attacks on him and his band of fools. I wonder how that will work out considering he can’t get Kinder Morgan built with all the legal authority the federal gov’t has behind it………….How is that working out these days.
commented 2018-04-10 17:29:58 -0400
Andrew Stephenson i think too many people do not know how the internet works, i seriously doubt you were shocked that FB was selling personal info. People give it away too freely. I was almost done with FB and their double standards for censorship and then they demanded i scan some government ID (a test program i believe), that was the last straw.
commented 2018-04-10 17:27:23 -0400
Andrew Stephenson preferential access can be bought and you know that. CBC can pay to have links in more places where others cannot. Same with Macleans now that they get tax money. John never admits to that factor. I would say CBC and others do rather poorly with a massive advantage.
commented 2018-04-10 17:24:42 -0400
Andrew they are estimates and only what is reported , FACT! I was responding to John using his own language. And Scheer is not that conservative on some issues. If the country wants an imbecile again they can suffer his idiocy.
commented 2018-04-10 13:23:10 -0400
Update on the Rebel-Right front: Doug Ford’s campaign is openly rejecting Granic-Allen’s latest homophobic and islamophobic comments, and Bernier is attacking Scheer’s supporters as “fake conservatives”, infighting likely to strengthen the Liberals…
Drew Wakariuk commented 11 hours ago
John Rambo only a child would think Alexa is very accurate since they use self reported info and do not cover those sites that do not give them numbers."

Alexa is based on browsing habits of a sample set. Ezra certainly thought it was reliable when it briefly exceeded Maclean’s. They do admit that low-ranked websites can be unreliable due to small sample sizes, and the Rebel’s in that category.

By the way, where’s Gorka?

“Ted Tadright commented 10 hours ago
As for Kelowna, I’d say it was an anti-Trudeau rally. People are waking up to Spudnik’s anti-Canada treachery.”
I posit that the majority of anti-Trudeau marchers never liked him to begin with. The Rebel being upset changes nothing, since your vote was never going his way anyway. It’s interesting that Scheer’s still talking about the carbon tax, which BC has had in place for nearly a decade already, long before the Fed policy – and it was the doing of the most right wing party in the province.

“james callaghan commented 15 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson…stop being an Alt-Left CryBully Snowflake… "

Um, what? That doesnt’ address my original comment.

By the way, remember how certain commentators were once “Shillman fellows”? That means they were being funded by third parties. Follow the money…
commented 2018-04-10 11:08:28 -0400
Robert Dunning—-Is your post saying that Putin and the Russians are responsible for The Rebels attempted take down?
I always thought it was those space people with Green Heads.
commented 2018-04-10 04:20:24 -0400
Trudeau is not stupid enough to stop the rebel. Instead, he will just have the CBC trash the rebel as being white supremacists and anti Muslim.
commented 2018-04-10 03:24:53 -0400
Ron, my point was not that there would be protection in a large company. It was that the dictatorship-loving Canada Destroyer could not get his hands on a website like Breitbart.com, at least not with Trump as President of the USA. So I was thinking that would be a possible safe harbor for The Rebel to reside if the worst happens.

As for Kelowna, I’d say it was an anti-Trudeau rally. People are waking up to Spudnik’s anti-Canada treachery. I hope Scheer has figured that out. If not, he better do so soon if he doesn’t want to be replaced as Conservative Party leader before the next election. It would be preferable not to have to do that. Time will tell.
commented 2018-04-10 02:52:39 -0400
Soap for the trolls mouth.
Then ignore the troll and its’ profanity (although the comebacks were entertaining and even helpfull for the troll).
Now its time to see if my old shortwave radio is still working 😉
commented 2018-04-10 02:12:58 -0400
I guess there is always short wave radio as an emergency backup. Let them try to shut that down.
commented 2018-04-10 01:55:02 -0400
Of course Ezra could have notified us that the website was down. All he had to do was make a you tube video or update the rebel social media page.

At least the rebel was able to get back up and running. Look at a guy like Andrew Lawton. He got fired two weeks ago from Global. Sure feels like we are losing our conservative voices.
commented 2018-04-10 01:50:59 -0400
Andrew and John you did not even understand the point of the article about the Ice Cream Shop, you are blinded by hate. John you claim to want to debate but you ignore the actual matter in question, how can others debate what you think it is about in your mind??
commented 2018-04-10 01:50:38 -0400
Ted Tadright—My brother from Kelowna called and described a Scheer Rally Saturday, at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. He said it was probably the Record attendance for an event at the Club. The place has 2 parking lots, and people were forced to park 4 blocks away.
The question is was it a pro Scheer Rally or an Anti-Trudeau Rally ?
commented 2018-04-10 01:48:29 -0400
John Rambo Jay Kelly says ludicrous things and claims there are words in articles that do not exist. He does need mental help.
commented 2018-04-10 01:46:55 -0400
John Rambo only a child would think Alexa is very accurate since they use self reported info and do not cover those sites that do not give them numbers. Now go watch the successful news that needed tax money to survive. LMAO!
commented 2018-04-10 01:45:40 -0400
Andrew Stephenson they report the truth , not propaganda, that is the CBC’s job. Stick your hate filled left wing sites.
commented 2018-04-10 01:43:28 -0400
John Rambo it was more than a tech glitch, took to long to fix for it to be a tech glitch. And attacks happen all the time to many different companies. It hurts them a lot.
commented 2018-04-10 01:40:28 -0400
Ted Tadright—I read and agreed with your 1st comment where you mentioned joining Breitbart. Your theory being the bigger your Media Company is, the harder for Rainbow Socks and his Merry Cabinet to take it down.
Unfortunately that theory didn’t work for Tommy Robinson who is pretty well shut down. I thought when he joined INFO=WARS, that he was in solid. May and Mad Dog Amber Rudd attacked, using the Tech Companies as their weapon.
Two new Right Wing Media Companies have started up in the US recently, News Max and I believe Sinclair. Most of Europe is moving Right; maybe we should hang on as long as we can.
commented 2018-04-10 01:04:46 -0400
Ron, I meant my first comment on this string, not the one just below my last one (figure that out!).
commented 2018-04-10 00:55:53 -0400
Ron, you are thinking along the same lines that I outlined in my previous comment on this string. It’s only a matter of time before the Trudeau 2.0 Liberal traitor government in Ottawa shuts down therebel.media, likely soon. Of course, they might be able to block any Canadian patriot website located outside of Canada. What then?
commented 2018-04-10 00:48:42 -0400
ezra my friend. disgusting to listen to the scum from bc. no oil but gas from bc wonderful. my friend i wish i could give more. but just a suggestion as always the yanks have the money and the common sense we all need in the west. strike up a deal with them and europe. yeah like you i am scared-putin and his minions are winning.
commented 2018-04-10 00:39:53 -0400
Wee johnny rambutt……your a coward troll, hiding behind a fake name. Be a man, give up your true name. Sure are a brave little key board warrior hiding like the coward you are behind juvenile fake names. Did I mention you’re a coward troll?
What a punk, I bet you don’t have a true friend in this world. Such a sad existence you have. Pathetic!
commented 2018-04-10 00:37:26 -0400
John Rambo, you seem obsessed with trashing the Rebel, and the reason is obvious: Like all good leftists, you can’t stand an environment that isn’t populated with traitors, and The Rebel is the one place in the media realm in Canada that you can’t find any traitors to commune with except of course the other leftist trolls who share your Destroy Canada mentality. Why is it that so many leftists are traitors and tend to gravitate to a traitor mentality? Because you have been raised to see yourselves as victims of society, capitalism, etc., and so you want to lash out at people who you delusionally believe are your oppressors, i.e. people who have a good attitude and do well in life and love their country and the capitalist system that enabled them to do well in life. Of course, those are the kind of people you find here. So you instinctively lash out in anger at The Rebel because it epitomizes the positive, productive society that you blame for your own lack of success in life. I would suggest you focus on improving yourself instead of lashing out at those who have already done so and who naturally defend the system that gave them opportunities in life to do well. Following the loser system-hating mentality that you do won’t bring you any fulfillment in life, but improving yourself will. So I hope you are able to wean yourself off of this bash-the-Rebel track that is taking you nowhere, and begin to understand how you can also do well in life. The people here, both staff and audience, love Canada for what is has been since it was founded, and for what it has done for them and their friends and love ones, and folks like you just can’t stand that, eh? You fell like you have to try to undermine all that in a futile attempt to build yourselves up at our expense, It won’t work. The only way to build up your lives and achieve happiness is to shake off your irrational bitterness against society and embrace the good things it has provided you. Then you can begin to move forward and truly live. Until then, you will be trapped in bitterness and hatred of your own country and its achievements, and unable to progress.
commented 2018-04-10 00:31:15 -0400
MISTER JOHN RAMBO. Sir, I never mentioned the words kind or understanding so you are fabricating these in your mind. With regards to people quitting well it happens all the time so get over it and stop reliving things that happened in the past. It was an issue with Brian Lilley for about one week because he was a fairly big part of the Rebel. He is out now, so move on.
Why do you care if there is a drop in viewership of the Rebel. All of the media is going through the same pain so why would the Rebel be different and why is it such an issue with you since you hate the Rebel. Are you just trying to rub salt and get a few shits and giggles. If that is the case then mission accomplished and again, move on and your repetitive rants are starting to smell bad. Nobody is interested in the same repetitive song and dance except propagandists, another liberal trait.
You will see by the following definition that you do in fact fit the definition of a troll. A troll is a person who intentionally antagonizes others online by posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content. That’s you for sure so live with the truth and stop denying and using your insults to further prove that you are a troll.
You are indeed an angry person and that is another liberal trait that I have noticed. Don’t deny it, just accept it and maybe try to control it. At least my anger is aimed at Trudeau or Notley for a reason. Your anger is aimed at people who disagree with you. Grow up and admit that McGuinty and Wynne have just about totally destroyed Ontario. 315 BILLION IN DEBT.
commented 2018-04-10 00:18:46 -0400
Ezra, you have to slip across the border and run The Rebel from a country that respects Free Speech.
I don’t want you to surrender, but you seem to be outnumbered 100 to 1. We don’t even have the Conservative Party on our side.
Quebec’s Right seems to be fighting back, however the language barrier is in the way mutual support.
commented 2018-04-09 23:03:16 -0400
Bozo, try picking a topic other than Rebel bashing. Try making your comment either supportive of the article or constructive criticism. Try not to insult people every single comment. Try debating with the understanding that everyone has their opinion. Try not acting like you are outraged because people disagree with you. One of the problems with liberals is they are hypocritical by preaching tolerance and practising intolerance.
commented 2018-04-09 21:55:48 -0400
Andrew Stephenson…stop being an Alt-Left CryBully Snowflake…

Go back to Media Matters where you belong….
commented 2018-04-09 21:51:47 -0400
Post your videos to BitChute and let us all follow you on Gab.ai and Minds. I avoid YouTube, FB, and am using Gab more and more (instead of Twitter). Conservative media can survive using these options with little expense. Get prepared for the likelihood that Justin will ban the Rebel on the traditional platforms controlled by him and his globalist pals.