The powers that be are nervous….people are beginning to wake up and spot the matrix for what it is.
If the Post can indulge in a baseless conspiracy theory that this is all because The Rebel is secretly owned by some anti-Islam tycoon (we’re not – we’re 100% owned by staff, and no single donor has given us more than 2% of our funds), then perhaps I can simply repeat what I have read in the Post itself: that for the past 18 months, Postmedia management has been lobbying for major financial assistance from Justin Trudeau.
Why demonize The Rebel for daring to criticize ‘political Islam’?
It’s a question someone at the Post should have asked before publishing the extraordinary, 10,000-word attack on me called ‘Rebel Without Applause’
By Ezra Levant
Re: Rebel Without Applause, Aug. 19th
When I served on the National Post’s editorial board, back in the paper’s glory days, we had arguments about what our editorial positions should be. The line often used to carry the day was, “we already have a Globe and Mail”. As in, there already was a newspaper with a politically correct, liberal, vanilla point of view. Wasn’t the Post supposed to be different?
It’s a question someone at the Post should have asked before publishing the extraordinary, 10,000-word attack on me called “Rebel Without Applause”.
Six pages long, including the entire front page. Reporter Richard Warnica worked on it for months, even calling up my schoolyard friends from when I was 14 years old, looking for dirt.
I’ve never seen anything like it. It was something I’d have expected from the CBC, the Globe or The Toronto Star, and reporters at those places gleefully promoted the story. National Post subscribers had a different response, though: every letter to the editor published in reply was disappointed, even baffled.
The reason the article elicited that reaction with Post readers is, “we already have a Globe and Mail”. Since when does the National Post demonize conservatives, using the language and the ideology of the left? And since when does the Post call people who are worried about terrorism and sharia law “Islamophobic”?