Monday, September 04, 2017
Now Will The CBC Finally Fire Rex Murphy?
Rex Murphy has always been a grubby right-wing demagogue, and a ghastly Con if ever there was one.
For years he has recycled Con talking points, and other material dredged from the soggy margins of the right-wing swamp.
He is a shabby climate change denier, and a shameless pimp for Big Oil.
But now he has finally gone over the deep end, and shown his true colours.
The colours of a lowlife Trump supporter.
There is a kernel of real fascism and real hate in North America. And it is the antifa movement, and its organizers, who are that kernel. They deserve no respect, and less tolerance. And trying to make them heroes of a non-existent, fatuous Resistance to a democratic vote only encourages street-violence that may grow to riot and mayhem, and ultimately stimulate the very breakdown of democratic order and respect for it the mob lying professes to be defending.
Antifa is not a friend of democracy. It despises democracy, and equally despises those who believe in democracy. There’s not a spit of difference between them and the neo-Nazis — except, and it’s a big except — they have supporters outside the coven.
For that screeching diatribe by that revolting Con dwarf could only have been written with a Trump hat on his head, and fascist foam pouring out of every orifice.
And while the CBC should have fired Murphy long ago, for debasing The National by pimping or whoring for Big Oil...
Now it must dismiss him immediately for truly exceeding the bounds of decency.
For not only does the Rexecrable Murphy fail to mention who was responsible for the murderous violence in Charlottesville...
That miserable misogynist also fails to mention the name of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a right-wing extremist while peacefully protesting...
And to add insult to injury, Murphy actually makes it sound like the anti fascists are more of a threat to American and Canadian democracy than the fascists.
Which while others in the right-wing media are also playing the same beer hall tune...
The Murphy story in the National Post was only one of three attacking the Antifa, including one from Conrad Black.
As Margaret Sullivan points out, that only plays into the hands of the Nazis and their would be Fuhrer Donald Trump.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at, what you say, the alt-right?” Trump asked a few days after Charlottesville’s confrontation. “What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? I think they do.”
Compares things that "aren’t the least bit equal, neither in scale nor in intent."
Right-wing extremists committed 74 percent of the 372 politically motivated murders recorded in the United States between 2007 and 2016. Left-wing extremists committed less than 2 percent.
And ignores what all real journalists, as opposed to fake news artists, should bear in mind:
The best thing journalists can do is to relentlessly explain the beliefs, scope and scale of antifa, and to resist conflating it with liberal groups. And most important, to challenge politically motivated efforts to create a false equivalency between antifa and the rising tide of white supremacy. There is no comparison.
For having failed to do that, and for trying to make us believe that the Nazis are less of a threat than those who oppose them, Rex Murphy has shown himself once again unfit to be on the CBC, which belongs to the Canadian people.
Who honour those who died fighting the fascists.
And for that alone he should be fired immediately...