The Rebel Commander Seems To Be Thick


tay
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Ezra will be looking for more donations from his fans........


The latest: He's being sued for libel by an organization called Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). It runs campaigns encouraging the boycotting of goods from Israel to protest that state's treatment of Palestinians. The late Liberal MP Warren Allmand served on its board.

Levant used his blog on Rebel Media to compare the group to Nazis and said it was abusing its charitable status to spread anti-Semitic propaganda. He urged his followers to sign a petition (entitled "tax dollars subsidize Jew hatred in Canada") urging the federal government to revoke the group's status as a charity and contribute to a fund that would allow Levant to hire a human rights lawyer to go after it.

Aside from the damaging opinion -- which Levant can probably try to defend by saying it's freedom of expression -- he overplayed his hand and made statements of fact about the group that he cannot possibly justify.

Why? Well, for starters, because CJPME is not and never has been a charity.

It's seeking $100,000 in damages and $20,000 for punitive or exemplary damages, and says Levant must be confusing it with a separate foundation that has no role in its political campaign in support of Palestinian rights.

It's not the first time the Rebel Commander has been found to be reckless with facts. He seems to have made a career of it.

Levant has raised the Nazi card before too. In 2010, he wrote a column for Sun Media accusing international financier George Soros of a childhood collaboration with the Nazis. Soros threatened to sue and Sun Media had to issue a retraction and apology.

Two years later, Sun Media had to retract and apologize to the Romani people after Levant broadcast a commentary that he titled "The Jew vs. the Gypsies." Levant opined that Romanis were a group of criminals: "These are gypsies, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase gypsy and cheater have been so interchangeable historically that the word has entered the English language as a verb: he gypped me. Gypsies are not a race. They’re a shiftless group of hobos. They rob people blind. Their chief economy is theft and begging."

That reckless diatribe prompted a remarkable op-ed piece in the National Post co-authored by Bernie Farber, former CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger. They condemned Levant's commentary as a "contemptible screed" and argued that "the time has come for all of us to reject hate and bigotry -- against any group."

Levant apologized for his remarks, stating that he hoped they "will serve as an example of what not to do when commenting on social issues."

But he keeps on doing it. He can't help himself, much like The Iron Sheik always kept going back to the eye gouge.

That's one reason Ezra Levant's career as a commentator has cratered from national television star to tabloid columnist to low-rent self-published blogger. I'd say he deserves his fate, wallowing at the bottom of the commentary barrel among the fellow travellers of right-wing gripe sites like Small Dead Animals and Blazing Cat Fur.

Ezra Levant keeps shooting himself in the foot, again and again | rabble.ca (external - login to view)
 
eh1eh
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HaHa. The righty infotainment expert. Facts not needed.
 
Cannuck
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Every once in awhile Ezra hits a home run. Most of the time he strikes out epically. He hinders the conservative cause
 
tay
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Ezra's quite the piece of work. How would he even notice someone's tweet about this and why would he care? I suggest some Doctor out there get him a medical pot prescription to calm him down...........


I took my seven-year-old son to see Justin Trudeau on Monday night. One of my hopes as a parent is that my son takes an interest in politics as a way to help him understand why things are how they are in his city, province, country, and planet. I want him to become an engaged and informed citizen and to understand the role he can play if he’s not happy with the direction things are going.

So we stood in the cold for more than an hour in a line that snaked the entire way around the Dartmouth Sportsplex. I hate the cold and wanted to bail but it was a rare educational opportunity for Oliver. While we stood there, rubbing our mittened hands together, hundreds of teachers walked by us carrying picket signs. He recognized his teacher from last year and they waved at each other.

He asked me why they were protesting and I explained how it connected to the current work-to-rule campaign. Then we saw teenagers with bandanas over their mouths holding signs that opposed pipeline construction. I explained that many people are against the decisions prime ministers make and peaceful protest is a protected part of living in a democracy. People are allowed to disagree, loudly, without risking going to jail. That spawned a lot more questions on his part.

I wanted to remember the night. I was so impressed by his questions and his desire to wait in the cold. So I got the woman standing behind us to take a photo. Then I did something I almost never do. I tweeted it. Normally, my Twitter account is for professional tweets only. But I decided to put this one out there:

Along with being Oliver’s mom, I’m also a journalism instructor at the Nova Scotia Community College. In fact, several of my students were at the event covering it for class. But the fact that I took my son to see the prime minister called my journalistic credibility into question for Ezra Levant, former Sun News Network pundit and current commentator for conservative news site Rebel Media.

Levant retweeted my photo with the caption “Journalism Instructor” in quotation marks then pinned it to his feed for his 94-thousand followers. The implication I’m guessing is that I couldn’t possibly have journalistic integrity if I took my child to a Liberal event. I must be a Liberal supporter. I must be biased. The trolls saw red meat and fought each other to feast on it first. Finally warm inside the arena, my Twitter account started blowing up with mostly anonymous users calling me a child abuser, a bad mother, and a bitch. Hundreds of them. They’re still coming.

I responded to Levant with the following: (see tweets at link)

Then I stopped responding and it was hard. I was being attacked for my politics, my professionalism, and my parenting by people who don’t know a thing about any of them.

That’s how trolling works of course and it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. No one threatened to rape or murder me as so often happens to women online.

But it made me think a lot about the Oxford dictionary’s newest word: post-truth.

Somehow, what was actually going on in that photo didn’t matter at all. The fact was that as a mother I wanted my child to see the democratically-elected leader of our country answer questions by both supporters and opponents without a script. As a journalist and journalism instructor, holding those in power to account is a fundamental part of the job. In the town hall setting ordinary people, non-journalists, had the same opportunity to hold Justin Trudeau to account. What a thing for a child to witness.

But never mind the truth. To the trolls, and to Levant, that photo was an example of liberal bias in the media and of a bad mother forcing her child to risk frostbite so he could get indoctrinated by socialist propaganda. Sigh.

Some of my students have asked me why journalism and the pursuit of truth even matters if we’ve truly entered an era of post-truth. My response is that it matters now more than ever, that pursing truth is still an essential service in a democracy and that holding those in power to account has never been so important.

If we give in to fiction instead of fact, and vitriol instead of verification, we all lose because we’ll all be less-informed when it comes to making important decisions about our lives. That’s something that as both a journalism instructor and as a mom, I’m working hard to prevent.

https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featu...ustin-trudeau/ (external - login to view)
 
Danbones
#5
just business as usual
Remember Netanyahoos lie about the grand mufti of palistein telling Hitler to "burn the jews"
and how that exposed "the no palistein existed before israel" as a lie too

the lies are a very telling SIGN
( funny the signs keep changing, but the number in the story don't )
but apartheid racists are always like that
that's why South Africa gave that kind of behavior up years ago
no future in it
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

just business as usual
Remember Netanyahoos lie about the grand mufti of palistein telling Hitler to "burn the jews"
and how that exposed "the no palistein existed before israel" as a lie too

the lies are a very telling SIGN
( funny the signs keep changing, but the number in the story don't )
but apartheid racists are always like that
that's why South Africa gave that kind of behavior up years ago
no future in it

This shyte is barely readable. Where do you get your "news", again? ... the Toronto Sun? ...the tabloid for people who move their lips when they read?

You have a seriously scrambled brain, tough guy, if this crap is an indication of the linearity of your thought processes.
 
Danbones
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what poor flakey?
supporting racist apartheidizm there eh?

well, I see you didn't refute with any facts

must be because you are to busy drinking from the toilet
I thought that was the chihuahua's job
well it sure explains the potty mouth on yah

ah the fun you can have with a fake news snowflake...named cannuck
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

what poor flakey?
supporting racist apartheidizm there eh?

well, I see you didn't refute with any facts

must be because you are to busy drinking from the toilet
I thought that was the chihuahua's job
well it sure explains the potty mouth on yah

ah the fun you can have with a fake news snowflake...named cannuck

You've never posted any "facts", anywhere on this board.
 
Danbones
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prove it
sock puppet

your names are so interchangable
 
tay
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In the wake of Sunday's terrorist attack on a Québec City mosque that left six dead, right-wing demagogue Ezra Levant is facing heavy criticism for spreading false information and using the tragedy in a fundraising appeal for his Rebel Media website.

In a fundraising e-mail to supporters Monday, Levant questions if "the mainstream media" is telling "the truth" about who the terrorist really is.

Never mind that authorities have already charged a Québec-born white nationalist with six counts of first degree murder,
Levant – a repeated (external - login to view) libelist whom Ontario's Superior Court found motivated by "ill-will" and a "reckless disregard for the truth" (external - login to view) – tells supporters the media is "less concerned" with accurate reporting than they are with "protecting the official narrative – Muslims are victims, not terrorists."

Without any evidence, Levant also asks if a Muslim congregant mistakenly taken into custody in the chaos of the mosque attack could be an "anti-Muslim murderer?" – "what's going on here," Levant asks. "Did a Muslim attack a mosque?"

Levant's e-mail concludes by soliciting donations to "uncover the truth."

https://www.pressprogress.ca/ezra_le...rrorist_attack (external - login to view)
 
tay
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My question is would a rebeler actually buy a book.......?


Ezra Levant's New Book Gets Almost Everything Wrong


Trudeau vs. Brazeau, The Hampton Inn Convention Centre, Ottawa, March 31, 2012: Ezra Levant called Justin Trudeau “the Shiny Pony,” dismissing him as a ballet dancer who’d wanted to wear pink boxing gloves to the fight. Seconds into the match, he predicted an easy first-round victory for Patrick Brazeau.

Levant was wrong, of course. At the end of the unpleasantness, the Sun News personality had to step into the ring to interview the victor, as the bested and bloodied Senator from Quebec looked on. Still, Levant tried to make the best of it: “You’re not the Shiny Pony, you’re the Stallion!”

“From you, Ezra, that’s a lot,” Trudeau responded. “This must really eat you up inside.”

It must have.

Levant has been swinging wildly against the prime minister for years, but he’s rarely landed a punch. On the odd occasions he has connected, the pain inflicted has been his own, as with the 2014 televised “monologue” in which he dismissed Justin Trudeau’s father as a “****” who would “bang anything,” and described his mother as a woman who “didn’t like to wear panties.” The Trudeaus, Levant has assured us, were a promiscuous couple that “publicized how many conquests they had had.”

To be fair, Levant’s obsession with the sex lives of the Trudeaus is anything but unique; it’s shared by those who comment regularly on the Facebook pages of Justin Trudeau Not, Canadian Patriots, the Conservative Party of Canada and, as might be expected, The Rebel. This past November, these same souls celebrated Donald Trump’s electoral victory, cheering the president-elect as someone who would put Justin Trudeau in his place. Brazeau may have disappointed, but now they have a man who can really pack a punch.

Most of the dribble in Trumping Trudeau will be familiar to Rebelers.

For the most part, it’s a rehash of Levant’s many criticisms of the man, beginning with his years as a rookie member of parliament. Remember four years ago when Trudeau said, “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China, because their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go greenest fastest, we need to start investing in solar”?

This is a book written on the fly by a man who has never been bound by fact. My favourite Levant gaffe came last year when he claimed Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport had been named after one of Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet ministers. The airport is in fact named after that minister’s father, a Canadian commercial aviation pioneer who died in 1939 (external - login to view), when Pierre Trudeau was nineteen years old.

When reading Levant it is always good to keep in mind the words of lawyer Iain MacKinnon who, whilst defending the Rebel Commander in one of his many defamation suits, argued that Levant’s readers know his writing shouldn’t be taken “at face value.” I’m not sure that regular Rebel readers and viewers understand that.

The most entertaining passages concern “a popular meme circulating the Internet, quoting Trudeau as saying, ‘if you kill your enemies, they win.’” Levant acknowledges that there is no evidence the prime minister said these words, all the while broadcasting a Rebel video that claims it is true. Two pages later, Levant changes his position, stating that while, yes, Trudeau never made the statement, “he’s said as much in other words.”

The errors in Trumping Trudeau run from the trivial (Levant gets the length of our border with the United States wrong) to the disquieting (he shrinks the Jewish population of Canada, while inflating the number of Muslims). Just how the author got these things wrong is a mystery; Trumping Trudeau contains no citations, no footnotes, and there is no bibliography.

https://thewalrus.ca/ezra-levants-ne...rything-wrong/ (external - login to view)
 
personal touch
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That Erza is crazy too and a bully
 
Bar Sinister
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Levant is a typical right wing nut case. If he can't find any real scandal he just makes one up.
 
tay
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Rebelers Claim They Moved Their Rally Due To Threats. The Original Venue Says That’s False.

When asked for proof of the supposed threats, Ezra Levant called our reporter a "sexist pig."


During the rally, Rebel “commander” Ezra Levant cited the alleged threats when soliciting donations for security costs.

Four Conservative leadership candidates spoke at the event, including Kellie Leitch and Chris Alexander. The venue was standing-room-only as hundreds came to hear them, the Rebel’s Levant and Faith Goldy, and CCC president Charles McVety defend Islamophobia and hostility toward Islam as free speech.

The Rebel had previously signed a contract with Montecassino but, according to Levant and Goldy, the venue cancelled on them at the last minute because it was receiving threats.

“They said that we were white supremacists and they issued death threats,” Goldy told the crowd about the people behind the alleged efforts. “All of this is available on their Facebook pages. We know this is what they did. And unfortunately the last venue had to cancel on us.”

In a Toronto Sun article, Joe Warmington wrote, “It seems the hotel got a ‘threatening’ call and decided it didn’t want to have such an event after all.” It is unclear where Warmington got this information, and he did not respond to inquiries by time of publication.

But Montecassino general manager Prospero Ambrico says there was “no threat of anything, we just made our decision and that was it.”

There are no calls for or threats of violence visible on the page for the above Facebook event; instead, organizers ask protesters “to be mindful that one of Rebel Media’s tactics is to drum up conflict or provoke violence at these protests, and then use it to further their agenda.” In another post, the organizers write that “there is no violence or violent action planned or intended on our part. However, we have received some threatening comments and messages from Rebel Media supporters.”

Asked to substantiate the supposed threats in light of Montecassino’s denial, Levant declined to do so, instead conflating questions about threats to the venue with threats made to Goldy. In an email, he goes on to insult Jesse Brown and CANADALAND and write that this reporter is a “mansplaining . . . sexist pig. (See full message below.)

www.canadalandshow.com/rebel-...yrdom-complex/ (external - login to view)
 
tay
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Rebeler flees the Fort and gets a warm sendoff from her former compadres. I will admit I don't know who Gavin McInnes is but he seems to fit right in with the loon klan.......


Well, well, what have we here? Veteran alt-right commentator Lauren Southern has left Rebel Media and will be striking out on her own (pun intended). And look at the warm good wishes from her former boss and a colleague! Is a defamation lawsuit in the offing?

Both Tweets were quickly scrubbed, but screen-captured by an alert viewer. Then Ezra got a grip and issued the usual boilerplate:








Now, that wasn’t so hard, was it?


 
Locutus
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she's a smart chick. she'll be just fine.

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchv18ZRJ0D6zPE



she discussed richard spencer among many other topics here:

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvTrQ533YfuGc

 
taxslave
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Not too hard on the eyes either.
 
tay
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I notice McInnes didn't do an about face as Ezra did and give her a 'good luck in your new adventure' after removing that nasty comment on his Twitter even if he wouldn't have been sincere. Maybe he's afraid of the competition. That's uh, quite the picture he uses on his twitter........

https://twitter.com/gavin_mcinnes (external - login to view)

Maybe he's a descendant of this guy........






My Week at Sea with Canada’s Alt-Right - An undercover leftie cruises the Caribbean with Ezra Levant and his army

https://thewalrus.ca/my-week-at-sea-...das-alt-right/ (external - login to view)
 
Locutus
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Gavin McInnes on the holocaust



httpwwwyoutubecomwatchv3aJGEatureyoutube

 
tay
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Will Conservative leadership candidates cut ties with Rebel Media after Gavin McInnes' anti-Semitic rant?

For months, several Conservative leadership candidates have been cozying up to Rebel Media, attending its events, advertising on its web site and, in some cases, echoing its views (external - login to view).

This week, candidate Chris Alexander decided it was time to cut ties, in the wake of a four-minute anti-Semetic rant from Internet talk show host and Rebel Media contributor Gavin McInness

Michael Coren (external - login to view), a writer, author and one-time conservative provocateur himself, says it's time for the rest of the candidates to follow suit.

"What Gavin McInnes said was simply unacceptable," he tells Day 6 host Brent Bambury. "He can say those things. I believe in free speech. But he shouldn't be embraced by a public platform. I would plead with Kellie Leitch to come forward and say no more, nothing more to do with The Rebel."

https://t.co/9tHDaZUGqP (external - login to view)

To hear Brent Bambury's conversation with Michael Coren, download our podcast or click the 'Listen' button at the top of this page.
 
Danbones
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just wondering:
did mckinnes mention things like netanyahoo's lie about the grand mufti of Palistein telling Hitler to burn the jews?
...or is it Ok to just lie like that when you are the leader of a country that just invaded another country, and need to justify it with such BS?

Anger at Netanyahu claim Palestinian grand mufti inspired Holocaust
Israeli PM accused of trivialising the Holocaust for saying grand mufti of Jerusalem gave Hitler idea of exterminating Europe’s Jews
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all that seems to be Ok with the muzzie haters, but really, that is quite the double standard
Last edited by Danbones; Mar 18th, 2017 at 06:20 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

I notice McInnes didn't do an about face as Ezra did and give her a 'good luck in your new adventure' after removing that nasty comment on his Twitter even if he wouldn't have been sincere. Maybe he's afraid of the competition. That's uh, quite the picture he uses on his twitter........

https://twitter.com/gavin_mcinnes (external - login to view)

Maybe he's a descendant of this guy........






My Week at Sea with Canada’s Alt-Right - An undercover leftie cruises the Caribbean with Ezra Levant and his army

https://thewalrus.ca/my-week-at-sea-...das-alt-right/ (external - login to view)

It's a cult, man ... like the Moonies.
 
tay
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Ezra Levant Shows How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Campus Israel group withdrew from event in which Levant claimed critics were "self-hating Jews"

When, on the eve of a campus talk by Ezra Levant, (external - login to view) one of the groups sponsoring the event suddenly withdrew, it originally stated that there were a variety of causes, including “security threats.” But in an interview with CANADALAND, the president of Ryerson University’s Students Supporting Israel (SSI) reveals that the move was in large part due to its members’ discomfort with the speaker.

“Our group is democratic,” Rebecca Katzman says. “Many group members started to oppose bringing [Levant] in.”

“Some of our executives felt threatened . . . many of our members didn’t feel comfortable with bringing him in. Additionally [a] majority of the threats and backlash came from Jewish students, many of whom support Israel, just not Mr. Levant . . . [it was] our fellow Jewish students who were not comfortable with the event. Not the people protesting. Not one of our members has expressed concern in us pulling out. In fact, many have expressed their thanks for pulling out of the event.”

Rebel Media founder Levant has come under fire for comments made last month by commentator Gavin McInnes during the outlet’s trip to Israel.

McInnes was shown drinking and talking with other Rebel hosts when he said that “Jews are ruining the world with their lies and their money and their hooked-nose, bagel-eating faces.”

The first video earned the praise of former KKK leader David Duke and white nationalist Richard Spencer.

During the Ryerson event, Levant only mentioned the McInnes affair once.

“That comment [‘self-hating Jew’] is extremely anti-Semitic, so it reaffirms why backing out of the event was the right decision,” says Katzman. “Many people from the Jewish community do not support Ezra Levant. It does not make anyone self-loathing. If I agreed with that statement, it would go against SSI’s core belief of free speech. People are allowed to protest when they do not agree, as people are allowed to sit and hear what he has to say if they do agree. The Jewish community should not be labelled.”

At other points in his talk at Ryerson, Levant called Ruiter “vestigially Jewish” and “a piece of shit.” He also referred to the editor of this piece, Jonathan Goldsbie, as a “self-loathing Jew” and said that CANADALAND publisher Jesse Brown “is about as Jewish as a ham sandwich.”

www.canadalandshow.com/ezra-l...ienate-people/ (external - login to view)
 
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