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...