Sunday, January 20, 2008

WTF is wrong with the media in this country

Seriously, would someone like to please explain to me why, arguably the most important story in years regarding our basic rights is being ignored by the main stream media in Canada? If there is a valid reason why the news isn't 'all Ezra, all of the time', I would like to hear it, because not only does this sham proceeding against Ezra effect all Canadian citizens right to free speech and expression, but it also greatly effects the very heart of what the free press/MSM is, and supposedly stand for in a democracy such as Canada.

This should be a bread and butter issue with the Canadian MSM, but yet most of them remain strangely silent as a fellow magazine publisher gets hauled before a government sanctioned body to explain why he published news worthy cartoons in a news magazine, and explain to them what his motives and thoughts were when he did so. Something that threatens the very existence of the free press/MSM is all but being ignored by those that it may have the most profound effect on. I don't even have a word for something like this, but unbefuckinlievable comes close to my thoughts on the entire thing.

As of this writing, a Google news search only produces 54 hits for Ezra Levant. 54!!! 78 with duplicates included and the real sad thing is that almost half of these new stories come from sources OUTSIDE of Canada. If you take out the National Post, Sun Media, and the now online only Western Standard stories from the list, and you are left with a little over a dozen hits on the HRC/Levant story. A quick search of our taxpayer funded CBC News site gives a grand total of zero ( I guess Rex's rant does not qualify as news to Google), and an exact same total of zero hits can be found over at the CTV News website.

Bloggers have again jumped in where the MSM fear to tread, which is to be expected as most of us can see the potential threat in all of this to what we do in our spare time. Even those opposed to Ezra because of his political leanings or past writings should conclude that their own freedom to write that scathing post about Levant, is the exact same right that Ezra exercised when he decided to publish the cartoons.

Freedom of thought, speech, and ideas form the backbone of what it means to live in a free society, and when those basic rights are attacked, threatened or even possibly curtailed, the rest of our rights of which we should hold so dear, are very much in danger themselves of being removed all together.

Again, where is the media on this?


Honey Pot said...

I am with you.There has been a few columnist who wrote about it, but it should have been a national story. I feel this is an historic event for Canadians, and the msm is ignoring it. It creeps me out that the msm is ignoring it.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Obviously most media pundits must feel intimidated by the HRC.

Anonymous said...

No , I think it is more fundamental than the fear.

For years the MSM has been harping on issues of "privileged white-Canadians" persecuting anyone of colour , immigrants , socially disadvantaged etc. Now , when some of those supposedly "disadvantaged" groups begin persecuting "privileged white-Canadians" it is either seen as payback or the lib-elite MSM cannot accept what is happening and are unable to rationalize their actions over the past years.

It is a complete oxymoron , just like the lib-left supporting radical Islamists.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Maybe we should send letters to those media outlets that are ignoring the story and ask them if they are aware of it, and if so, why don't they cover the story?

Anonymous said...

First, from anonymous: It is a complete oxymoron , just like the lib-left supporting radical Islamists. - I don't necessarily agree that it is an oxymoron - the left has always been about imposition of its agenda on socity. The left has always been about demeaning, belittling and supressing anybody and anything that doesn't fit into it's Political Correct religion. This is perfectly in keeping with their active support of radical feminism, radical HRCs, or radical Islam. As for why the media is ignoring the Ezra story -it may be because their commitment to freedom is surface only. The case doesn't affect them so they don't care. They still get to print any left wing story they want so they don't see the problem. One day, these HRC's will come after one of them and then you will see the howling and whining. Until then, shut-up, vote Liberal and the kickbacks, hand-outs, bribes, and graft will continue - it's the Canadian way.

Just being honest said...

Yes, yes, yes and yes. And reporting the Ezra story might require a msm reporter to examine comments questioning the "religion of peace" mantra and actually have to confront the validity of Syed Soharwardy's complaint and you can't question a protected group's complaints.

Honey Pot said...

They are not going to have much choice on reporting it, now that the call to dismantle the hrc's and their star chambers are being put front and center.

It will be made an election issue, one the left are going to have a hard time promoting to Canadian citizens.

The hrc's reek of communism, it is something every Canadian will be able to understand, and hopefully reject.

Anonymous said...

Add to all the above points that Ezra is an 'in your face' conservative and most of the MSM would rather eat road apples than defend a conservative, even from a blatantly unjust inquisition.

Letter writing is a good idea, I will begin this afternoon. Not just MSM, but politicians both provincial and federal also. Friends and family as well. The poisonous attitudes that drive these witch-hunts thrive best when they can stay under the radar, hidden from the mainstream of public consciousness. The light of public scrutiny can be a wonderful antiseptic, (I hope).

Anonymous said...

If nobody hears the tree falling did it really fall?

Anonymous said...

The MSM does not see a problem with the HRC's because they know they are all stacked with people who think the same as they do. Only white people can be racist and so only those cases will be prosecuted.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Islamofascist-Dhimmi Axis Assault on Free Speech

Muslims Against Sharia are proud to be the first Muslim group to publicly support Ezra Levant and denounce HRC inquisition.

Proceedings against Ezra Levant are nothing short of ridiculous. HRC legitimizes radicals' claims that Islam cannot be criticized and Freedom of Speech only applies to radical Muslims.

But Ezra Levant is not alone. The latest casualties of Islamofascist-Dhimmi Axis Assault on Free Speech include Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Fouad al-Farhan, Joe Kaufman, Paul Ray, Michael Savage, Mark Steyn, TomaShot, Andrew Whitehead, and many others. Are you going to be next?

Anonymous said...

Ezra scorned the MSM for lying about respecting religion as the reason they did not publish the cartoon and rubbed their noses in the fact that they have no problem publishing stories about the Piss christ etc. He wiped the floor with their idiotic hypocrisy and lies.
Is their silence payback? Do they put their childish little hurt feelings above as an important right as freedom of speech?
I'd say that's the real reason for their silence.
I doubt very much it is even shame that silences them, because they are so morally weak and just plain stupid that feeling ashamed of their gutless hypocritical behavior never occurred to them.

Ardvark said...

This is the same media that screamed when they were not allowed onto PRIVATE property for a private function of the CPC. The same ones that cry about how PM Harper is trying to control his own press conferences. Yet when they are facing a very real threat to themselves.......the sound of the crickets chirping is only interrupted when a tumbleweed blows by.

Anonymous said...

The MSM are communists and they DO NOT want free speech. (real conservative)