Thursday, August 17, 2017
Why Are The Cons Still Riding On The Sinking Rebel?
For weeks even as his ratty Rebel sank slowly beneath his feet, Ezra Levant desperately flogged tickets for a Caribbean cruise.
No doubt because he really needed the money to pay for all his legal bills.
As well as a little sun and fresh air to try to make him forget the sight and the stench, of the skanky Faith Goldy heaping praise on white supremacists and neo-Nazis...
Especially since Goldy's disgusting performance may turn out to be for The Rebel, what the iceberg was to the Titanic.
For first some of the best known members of his scurvy crew, like Brian Lilley, John Robson, and Barbara Kay, jumped off the Rebel, and started swimming for their lives. Or what was left of their reputations.
And now the self-styled "Rebel Commander" has been hit by another iceberg, or torpedo.
The Norwegian Cruise Line company has decided to give Levant and his gang the hook or the boot, as have so many other businesses.
And after years of trying to normalize the grubby hate mongers, some in the MSM are starting to wonder whether the Charlottesville fiasco is the beginning of the end of Canada's Rebel Media.
These are (again) tough days for the Rebel Commander. But this time it feels different for Ezra Levant and his Rebel Media because the appalling scene that unfolded in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, threatens to wash away the house of sand his alternative media site is built upon.
Levant is nothing if not resilient. His following is devoted. He has not been slowed by lawsuits, forced apologies or social media attacks. Such controversy is his oxygen; his crack cocaine.
But if The Rebel is becoming toxic, and there are signs it is, he will not come back this time.
As well as letting Levant know what they think of his absurd claim that The Rebel is not a willing tool of the so-called alt-right...
But despite the wave of revulsion sweeping across Canada, one group of Canadians is refusing to condemn Levant's filthy Rebel, Andrew Scheer's hate mongering Cons.
For while Cons like Michael Chong have vowed never to appear on The Rebel again, and Michelle Rempel seems to be suggesting the same thing.
Even if Rempel's conversion comes a little late, considering the number of times she has appeared on The Rebel to spread her own toxic message...
And seek the fame that continues to elude her.
The sad fact is that although the Cons have made The Rebel their favourite sandbox or sewer, those are the only two Harperites willing to denounce it.
An analysis of the Rebel Media website by Press Progress reveals one-quarter of all Conservative MPs elected in 2015 have previously made appearances on the alt-right website. Contacted by Press Progress, only two Conservative MPs would denounce Rebel Media's activities in Charlottesville.
And this story is even more disturbing.
A statement from the Conservative Party distancing itself from the controversial alt-right Rebel Media has been shown to Andrew Scheer, the party’s leader, but has yet to be released.
It’s not clear whether Scheer, who has been interviewed by the controversial opinion site on four different occasions, is uncomfortable with the move, or whether the announcement is merely delayed.
For it suggests that Scheer doesn't really want to condemn the Rebel, even though he's spent a lot of time breaking bread with those bigots,
Last November, Scheer sat down with Ezra Levant to talk immigration; then again with host Faith Goldy in February to talk about his opposition to a motion condemning Islamophobia; with Alberta correspondent Sheila Gunn Reid in August; and finally with former correspondent Brian Lilley immediately after winning his bid for the leadership in May.
But then why should we be surprised?
When Scheer could lose at least half his rabid base if he said something nasty about their beloved "Rebel Commander."
He owes the The Rebel sooooooo much, including his job.
Scheer's campaign manager during the 2017 Conservative leadership race was Hamish Marshall – one of Rebel Media's directors.
And as I've pointed out before Scheer is also a right-wing extremist who conceals his sinister views behind a creepy smile.
Even though you can't put lipstick on a record like this one...
Which is in many respects as reactionary as Levant's record, and explains why him and the grubby Rebel Commander are a marriage made in heaven.
Or should I say in view of the latest developments, a marriage made in hell...
Because the ugly truth is that both men need each other, for both are fishing in the same bigot pond.
But the good news is that by embracing Levant, the Cons are also embracing Trump's smelly and thoroughly un-Canadian political philosophy...
The Cons have now branded themselves as the alt-right party, the party of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
And that will be the death of them.
You know, I've spent years denouncing Levant and his scummy gang of bigots, because I knew that sooner or later they would end up poisoning this country.
So the day that they are finally broken and buried, will be a happy day indeed...