Andrew Scheer, the Tories’ leader, has announced he ‘won’t grant interviews to The Rebel under current ‘editorial direction”:
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer won’t grant further interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet’s editorial direction remains “as it is,” he said at an event for supporters in British Columbia on Wednesday evening.
The website, founded by conservative activist Ezra Levant, has come under fire since last weekend’s rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., culminated in violence and an attack on counter-demonstrators that left one woman dead and several others injured. Faith Goldy, a correspondent for The Rebel, was in Charlottesville covering the rally and counter-protests.
“Like all Canadians I viewed the events of last weekend with a great deal of disgust [at] the types of vile comments that were being made by hate groups,” Scheer told reporters following a Conservative Party event in Langley, B.C., Wednesday evening.
“And I think there is a fine line between reporting the facts and giving some of those groups a platform or any kind of legitimacy.
Ah, of course. We can’t have any independent, not-fully-converged media outlet giving the full perspective of current events where only one POV is permitted, even capturing the vehicular homicide moment on film. Perish the thought!
Now, I’m not a major fan of Ezra Levant, as he’s a bit too neo-con and Zionist for my liking. But to be fair, he has shown a streak of independence that is otherwise currently non-existent in Canadian journalism; for one thing, his organization is the only one left with any sensitivity to social conservative perspectives. And for Pete’s sake, Levant is Jewish; he’s NOT going to be beating a drum for Nazism. Levant has made it clear his publication has nothing to do with the alt-right, and given that Lauren Southern left / was let go months ago, there’s not a hint of a reason to doubt him.
I hated Prime Minister Stephen Harper for being a warmongering Zionist neo-cuck, and Andrew Scheer is indeed proving to be another Stephen Harper, with slightly more charisma, due to wearing a goofy perma-grin in place of Harper’s pained perma-grimace.
Why would anyone vote Liberal-Lite when they can vote for the real thing in Justin Trudeau?
And why would any real true Canadian traditionalist conservative / reactionary vote Tory?
Not until they become worthy once again. They sure as hell aren’t now.