Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Is Ezra Levant's Bigot Rebel Falling Apart?
For years Ezra Levant has been peddling bigotry for fun and profit.
And ever since the rise of Donald Trump, his ratty racist rag The Rebel has become more and more extreme.
Not just reaching out to the freaks, nasty nerds and neo-nazis of Trump's so-called Alt-Right army.
But actually jumping into bed with them.
And even worse, if that's possible, trying to imitate them.
But after what happened in Charlottesville the other day, and the way one of his "reporters" covered this act of domestic terrorism...
It seems that the "Rebel Commander" has had a sudden change of heart, and is now running for cover.
And trying to persuade his ignorant lowlife followers, and no doubt his few remaining sponsors, that he's really Mr Nice Guy.
When I first heard of the alt-right a year ago, I thought it simply meant the insurgent right, the politically incorrect right, the grassroots right, the nationalistic right, the right that was a counterweight to the establishment of the GOP, the right that backed Trump and his "Make America Great Again" style over Jeb Bush and the swamp. It was unashamed right-wingedness, with a sense of humour.
Claiming he had absolutely no idea what those funny Alt-Right guys were all about...
And that he's not a racist or a bigot, he's a CONSERVATIVE !!!
But while I can see why he might say that; these days it's harder than ever to tell the difference between The Rebel gang and the Cons...
Or decide who is the real leader of the Conservative Party, Levant or Andrew Scheer?
What Levant isn't telling you in that ridiculous "staff memo," is that The Rebel "reporter" in Charlottesville sounded a lot like an apologist for the white supremacists.
And that his attempt at damage control is not going well, especially in his beloved province of Alberta.
A leadership candidate for Alberta's United Conservative Party is calling on other candidates to condemn Rebel Media for its coverage of the deadly clash between anti-racism activists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Va. on the weekend.
Doug Schweitzer, facing a tough battle against leadership frontrunners Jason Kenney and Brian Jean, took to Twitter on Saturday to accuse the right-wing media outlet of defending the white supremacists during its coverage of the violence.
And what Levant also isn't telling you in that memo, is that his longtime collaborator Brian Lilley, the man I call The Fish, is also jumping off The Rebel, or swimming away.
I may have helped start The Rebel, but I am no longer with The Rebel. I wish them well going forward but no longer feel comfortable being part of the group that originally planned to carry on the legacy of Sun News.
This departure has been a long time coming. What may have started as a concern over the harsh tone taken on some subjects came to a head with this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. What anyone from The Rebel was doing at a so-called “unite the right” rally that was really an anti-Semitic white power rally is beyond me.
What The Rebel suffers from is a lack of editorial and behavioural judgment that left unchecked will destroy it and those around it. For that reason, I am leaving.
And who can blame The Fish?
When the Rebel has been showing its true colours for a long time...
And although Levant spends most of his time begging for money...
This campaign must be really hurting his bottom line.
And so soon after Levant lost a big and very expensive court case.
So while The Fish might be able to swim away, one really has to wonder whether Levant is going to go down with his ugly ship...
Are the rats leaving the sinking ship?
What will they scream as they go down?
MAGA!!! MAGA!! MAGAAAAARGH!!!!!
In the name of human decency, let us hope so.
Die Rebel DIE.
And the sooner the better...
Labels: bigotry, Brian Lilley, Charlotteville violence, Ezra Levant, The Death of Con Canada, The Rebel
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Doesn't Levant feel at least a tiny bit uncomfortable at outright Neo-Nazis and Klansmen shouting "Jew, Jew, Jew" at the mayor of Charlottesville? Or is he simply too thick? He was certainly stupid enough to fall into the vilification of Roma refugees whipped up by the Zündelscheiss crew...
Fuck off, Rebel. Fuck off you smelly bigots.
who are desperate to paint us as racist
Well, it's not hard for anyone who heard Ezra's rant about the Roma. That was about a racist as one gets.
I am not quite sure of the proper adjective to cover his wild rants about Muslims but after listening to his interview with the quack psychiatrist who testified at Omar Khadr's kangaroo court hearing, he definitely is madly prejudiced.
I hate to see the free market fall apart
Damage control indeed Simon. If he thinks we believe his lame explanation for what he thought the alt right was then he's as dumb as his followers. He's proven time and again that he's racist scum and by sending the equally offensive Faith Goldy to follow this despicable event and show sympathy for the white supremacists proves this without a doubt.
Simon, I would love to see The Rebel go down in flames as much as you and you know as well as I that the way to do this is to starve them of their advertising dollars. We need to know who is buying up their ad space and they need to be shamed and boycotted until they realize what The Rebel agenda truly is.
I watched the interview on CNN between Anderson Cooper and the victim's(Heather Heyer) mother and was very moved by how deeply caring this wonderful young woman was. All she wanted was equality for all and tragically, end's up being murdered by a deranged neo-nazi.
If we can take down The Rebel and their ilk then her death will not be in vain. I hope everyone takes the time to let their voices be heard and help end this madness.
"Prejudiced" or "bigoted" would probably be the most accurate terms, as Muslims are either followers of Islam or people born into that religion and|or culture, not a people or race. While Judaism is also one of the monotheistic religions, people are labelled as "Jews, Jews, Jews" even if they are utterly atheistic or even converts to another religion (Disraeli, Marx's dad etc). And Roma are another historically persecuted people.
Not precisely xenophobic as there have been Muslims in most western countries for centuries, but it is "othering", presenting them as somehow eternally foreign. Definite bigotry and demagogy.
"Not precisely xenophobic" was exactly my problem. Bigoted probably is the best work. Thanks
In the words of the immortal David Bowie, "Rebel Rebel, your face is a mess!" Ezra's got egg all over it, that's why.
Ground control to Major Levant... take your psych pills and put your tinfoil helmet on...
He's got multiple screws loose, and is a self-hating Jew and probably a subconsciously self-destructive closet case as well. He blames the Trudeau family for all his failures in life. Yes, the whole family and not just Justin. He smeared Maggie this past year with an insinuation on teh Rebel blog that she tried to seduce Trump of all people -- blech! He started the whole Nannygate nonsense attempting to paint Sophie as an uncaring mother (because she's a young mom who wanted in-home care for her kids while she continued her activism work), and is well-known for having once called Pierre a "slut." I believe he's even brought the other brother Sacha in on it, with conspiracies about him being a crypto-Muslim just because he made a documentary or two for Press TV. So far I don't think he's badmouthed poor Michel, but I wouldn't put that past him. He has no boundaries and will do anything for attention.
I'm not alone in thinking he's got an unrequited crush on Justin Trudeau (to the point of stalker-like obsession) and will go to any lengths just to get the PM to pay attention to him at all -- even negative attention. Read what an American-located Canadiphile blogger has documented about Ezra on her site:
"Many Canadians already hate Levant for his vicious attacks especially on the Trudeau family and his bigotry. And then there is what I consider Levant's homoerotic obsession with Justin Trudeau - I found Youtube footage from 2011 where Levant calls Trudeau 'Shiny Pony' - I thought he coined the term for the boxing match in 2012.
Although we are supposed to believe that Levant is simply being deliberately outrageous and ironical with his constant over-the-top commentary about Trudeau's hair and appearance, I think there is something real underneath it all. And Levant certainly wouldn't be the first masculinity-obsessed conservative in a closet.
Oddly enough, someone posted a video on Youtube listing five reasons why Levant might be gay and none of them was about Levant's obsession with Trudeau. The Urban Dictionary also appears to believe that Levant is a closeted homosexual. Now of course I sympathize with Levant's desire for Trudeau - millions of straight women and gay men and bisexuals do. But his obsession with Trudeau on a personal level while pretending to hate his guts is truly creepy."
I swear this guy spends his nights at home ripping out stuck-together pages of Common Ground and saying, "I love you, I hate you not..." Yet he'd be the first to rally the troops in support of Paragraph 175.
I think it's time to start pressuring YouTube to demonetize them if they haven't already, or just outright purge the channel along with everything else alt-right. Google is under no obligation to waste bandwidth and server space for this Bannon wannabe and his Kluless Klutz Klowns like Goldy Showers and Gavin McAnus. Let him go find a VPS in Moscow like Daily Stormer and the rest of the hate net did, and exile himself to Siberia.
The above comment was deleted because it made a thinly veiled death threat against me. The person who made it has made several in the past few months, and like all the others will have to deal with the legal repercussions. Death threats from cowardly Con keyboard warriors don't scare me in the least. But I have come to the conclusion that those Cons do need to be punished, to make this country cleaner and safer for everyone...
I agree with anon11:20 pm. Go to YouTube and report every one of their video's and screenshot their ads and ask them to stop supporting the Hate Site. I read online last night Brian Lilly left because the FBI are now investigating if the Rebel paid the diver to run down the crowd at the Nazi Riot and kill Heather. Nazi Skank Faith Goldy coincidentally just happened to film the whole thing. I don't believe in coincidences. These people are filth and shouldn't be walking the streets with the rest of us. When their Fuehrer is removed they will riot, then they can finally be jailed.
Richard Spencer says they have money and lawyers and will sue air b&b and anyone else who tries to stop them from bringing their Nazi Horde to your city. Good. Let's drain their accounts and all their go fund me " defence fund " money from their zombies. I hope all the victims sue the organizers of the riot since they have so much money. Drain the Nazi accounts, report their filth and take them down. Poor Ezra, looks like he might have to declare bankruptcy soon. ❤️ Pamela. Sunny Ways🌞Good People.
@ lagatta -- people are even labeled as "Jews, Jews, Jews" with dog whistle terms if they're not Jewish. Sometimes even by self-hating Jewish people deflecting towards others whom they accuse of being part of some sort of subversive fifth column. I'm speaking in this case not only of Levant and his attacks on the very Catholic Trudeau as a "globalist," but of Trump's latest PR goon Stephen Miller accusing Cuban-American CNN reporter James Acosta of a "cosmopolitan bias." All because he asked a very valid question about Trump wanting to limit immigration to "English-speaking countries" only: is nobody going to come here except from Great Britain and Australia? (The only reason he left out Canada is because in theory, Trump's proposal goes so far as to be a a travel ban against Québec.)
Just like Niemöller's timeless poem about totalitarian mission creep, we're at a point now where anyone who even remotely sympathizes with the "undesirables" or displays "cosmopolitan" traits -- like knowing, or having a desire to know, a non-English language -- is doomed to be thrown in the (so far, metaphorical) ovens with the despised "international Jews."
You hearken back to February when Trump embarrassed himself once again by adjusting his earpiece in a fit of frustration because he had no idea why Trudeau's audio feed all of a sudden got "dubbed" into French. Apparently no one told the moron that Justin is bilingual (which Trump, who claims to know "the best words" and have an IQ of 170, probably thinks means Justin's a switch-hitter). Sophie, meanwhile, is actually trilingual -- horror of horrors, she knows Spanish too!
So Trudeau reads at well above a grade 2 level in two languages, was a widely beloved schoolteacher of mathematics and dramatic arts at a prestigious prep school in Vancouver, and is married to a woman who knows three languages and is every bit her husband's equal in both aesthetic attractiveness and brain power. Merkel, meanwhile, is a former physicist, now a competent and powerful leader who speaks German, and, ironically, is now the leader of the free world, with America and Russia now the Axis Powers. Macron appears to have been something of a child prodigy and polymath who, as an adult, has come to the conclusion that there need not be a conflict between defining oneself as pan-continental and a denizen of your birth country.
Which means everyone I just listed is now a sworn enemy of the most powerful and dangerous nuclear-capable nation in the world, because just by being themselves, they embarrass Trump and the vaunted "poorly educated" who voted him in and still adore him. The deplorable blogs and forums malign Canada as a "product of Jews," publicly engage in wild and disturbing fantasies about what he does with George Soros (or Soros does to him), and warp the PM's words about moving towards post-nationalism (meaning polyculturism) well out of context. They write Merkel's and Macron's names in parentheses (the keyboard version of the yellow star) and even tag ordinary civilians working in "professions of the mind," like schoolteacher and librarian, as useful idiots of the "Jewish regime" if not willing "propagandists."
The long march of the mental institutions. Trump will never dip below that "turd" of approval ratings any more than the northern cons will get below 20%. And we know that the Nazis, of course, were merciless to intellectuals too. Ein Volk, Ein Drumpenfuhrer... 330 million Dumkopfvefes acting as gleeful book-burners. Bradbury is spinning in his grave!
Make America High School Again. We've become a nation of gun-toting dumb jocks beating up on the hapless nerds.
You are right. It is not only disgusting; these days, it is scary.
This is exactly why I advocate free speech: While what they say may be conformable or troubling, it does get their views out in the open and expose them for who they really are. And inevitably they push things too far and end up destroying themselves. Hate is not self-sustaining. Love and truth ultimately shine through on their own accord. And personally, I don't know how you do it, Simon. I truly don't. I don't know how you can keep on these guys and not lose your sanity with all the bs and goofy fallacies they spew. I stopped paying attention to these morons months ago because they are so far over the edge a 747 couldn't bring them back. Keep up the good right sir!
The time to ignore is over Simon, you did the right thing. These lowlifes need to be called out and dealt with to the full extent of the law.
hi lagatta...I don't think Levant is capable of shame. All he's interested in is stirring up hatred and making money...
hi anon 11:17... You know I've never thought that the greasy Levant might have a fevered crush on Justin Trudeau. And to be quite honest I don't think I can handle it. It's just too horrible... ;)
hi jrkrideau...Every time I write something about Levant, I should include what he said about the Roma, for it was one of the most disgusting and most cowardly rants I have ever read, and right out of the Third Reich. In Britain, for writing something like that, he would would have been fined or jailed. But here he got off with a half hearted apology...
hi lagatta...I have received many death threats in the almost twelve years I have been blogging, but I have never received so many, as I have in the last six months. Trump's victory has emboldened the crazy bigots, but as I said above they don't scare me one bit...
hi JD...I hesitated before I decided to initiate legal action because it's a hassle I don't need. But when I discovered that I had not just two stalkers on my back but FIVE, I decided that enough was ENOUGH...
hi Steve...I'm not quite sure what you mean. But if The Rebel goes down the ghastly Levant has nobody to blame but himself...
hi JD...I must confess that after reading Levant's attempt to make it sound like he's not a bigot, he's a crusader against intolerance, I felt like laughing and vomiting. What a smarmy creature he is. But you're right, the best way to attack him is by targeting his wallet. The Sleeping Giant's campaign is really putting a hole in his bottom line, and after Goldy's bigot fest scaring off advertisers should be even easier...
hi anon 11:20...yes, I forgot to mention that YouTube is finally decided to get serious about hate mongering sites, In fact Levant is so worried he's raising money to keep the Rebel afloat if Google does pull the plug. As of course that shameless hustler would. So yes, let Levant and his wretched rag join the Daily Stormer in Siberia....
hi anon 11:02... I hate to think of the great David Bowie at the same time as I think of the grubby Levant. But yes you're right. Ezra and the Rebel do have egg all over their ugly faces...
hi Pamela...I don't believe the Rebel paid that Nazi to run down people. But Levant's filthy minions have created an atmosphere where such horrible things can happen. And nobody should remain silent while those hate monger poison our society...
hi Way Way Up...Sometimes I don't know how I do it either. Maybe I am crazy. ;) It's probably because ever since I decided to take on a pack of bullies at school who were terrifying gentler kids, I just can't let those beasts get away with it. I have mellowed a lot since then, but since I believe we are at a crossroads in human history, I'll try to summon up the strength to keep going a little longer...
What a waste of good eggs!
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