Saturday, September 27, 2014
Why Justin Trudeau is Right to Boycott Sun News
I must admit when I first saw what Ezra Levant had said about Justin Trudeau's parents, I wondered whether Justin would challenge him to a duel.
So he could do to him what he did to Patrick Brazeau...
Because Levant was there that night covering the fight live for Sun News with his reptilian colleague Brian Lilley...
And I've never seen those two Con stooges look so bitterly disappointed after it was over. It was HILARIOUS.
But what really disappoints ME is the way so many of the useless stooges in the MSM are saying that Trudeau is wrong to boycott Sun News.
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's decision to boycott Sun Media over an "offensive" rant by one of its TV personalities is short-sighted, experts say, and may have Canadians questioning his open government stance.
Or claiming that it says something about the way he might govern the country.
When in fact, as Bruce Anderson writes, Justin's decision to boycott Sun News until he gets an apology is entirely reasonable.
The piece was a mess of invective and poor taste, including assertions that Mr. Trudeau’s father was slutty and his mother promiscuous.
It was a scummy piece of political pornography, and what's really troubling is that so many pundits are spending so much time criticizing Trudeau instead of Levant.
It’s unsettling how much time has been spent talking about the wisdom of Mr. Trudeau’s response than the integrity of Mr. Levant’s attack. What Mr. Levant did is an embarrassment to journalists, and to those in conservative politics that he is normally aligned with.
From my standpoint, Mr. Trudeau took a reasonable position, holding the publisher to account and using what leverage he can muster. His goal seems not to end or disrupt or manipulate media relations in a permanent or pervasive way, but to say this isn’t normal and it shouldn’t be treated as such.
When what that sleazy bully did was not normal, Sun News is not a normal news organization, it's practically a propaganda organ of the Con regime.
It appeals to the scummiest kind of Canadians, who can't take their heads out of their toilets.
Or vice versa...
And since neither the owner of Sun News, the separatist millionaire Pierre-Karl Peladeau, nor any of his paid editorialists, have yet to apologize for the disgusting comments of their sleazy hate monger.
They should be boycotted until they clean up their act, because bullies simply cannot be allowed to get away with it.
When people in politics get attacked like this, one choice is to shrug it off and say, hey, get a thicker skin, roll with the punches, accept that these are the rules of the road. Then years later, we can feel dismay at the sorry tone of our civic life, or wonder why few good people are willing to run for office.
Lest they drag us and our democracy into the sewer they inhabit.
And Levant really does need to be quarantined, along with all those at Sun News who might be exposed to him.
Because as Heather Mallick points out, he really is a social DISEASE.
What is Ezra Levant? Is it antibiotic-resistant? Can it be cured, and if not, will topical steroids take the swelling down? Should I be asking my doctor for anti-inflammatory medication or will that irritate my stomach lining?
He is no journalist.
Ottawa journalists went all “esprit de press corps” and fell for the gag that Levant was a journalist to begin with. Of course he is not, he is simply Sun News Network’s performing flea.
He's just a bad joke like Sun News itself.
No one watches that channel (I wish it would stop asking me to appear). As the Globe and Mail wrote in 2013 about a CRTC hearing, “Sun believes most Canadians don’t know it exists, and it has the market research and ratings to prove it.”
And the only way to cure this disease is for Quebecor to fire Levant's ass.
You know, flush him...
It's long overdue.
And in the name of human decency.
The sooner the better...
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