Written by Grant G
I must admit my surprise when The National Post...Globe and Mail..Calgary Herald and even more newspapers ran to the defense of Ezra Levant....Front page stories to boot..
Rachel Notley made a mistake in banning the Rebel from Government pressers...I understand Rachel Notley's frustration, Ezra Levant lies, distorts and spews bile hatred every time he opens his mouth or keyboard..
Alberta's woes aren't the fault of NDP government, it's the price of oil yet somehow the racist hatemongers believe the NDP government caused oil to crash in value...
Oh indeed, the world glut of oil at the same time China stopped building ghost cites, shale oil, tight oil, Iran sanctions lifted and boy oh boy does Iran want to sell sweet crude...Every country wanting to sell more oil as oil consumption and demand wane...
Alberta tar oil, mined oil or injected steam into the ground to liquefy buried oil, they all have one thing in common...It's expensive oil to process...What does Ezra Levant and the oil industry want...
Pipelines west, many pipelines west, pipelines east, pipelines south and north to the now not frozen arctic..
Ezra Levant and the oil industry's answer to the world glut of oil is to add millions and millions of barrels of oil into the already saturated market..
I'm not a rocket scientist but that doesn't sound like a prudent economic plan....And..there are no oil companies willing to dig up, dilute and pipe any oil at the current price level...The same scenario exists in the world LNG market..too much gas for not enough available customers....Who is prepared to not sell their petro product so other petro sellers can prosper...no one...Only low-cost producers will survive in this current scenario..
That makes Canadian LNG and Alberta tar-goop oil stranded assets, and for many, for the majority, that is a good thing...Canada's petro industry is a sunsetting industry..
However, this posting isn;t about the new clean economy, this article is about how sad the mainstream corporate media has become...Vancouver Sun..Calgary Herald, National Post no longer produce journalism....They engage in what I call "Goebbelism"...As in Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's chief propagandist...
Postmedia's newspaper chain has been hijacked by the corporate sector, even once respected columnists/journalists like Michael Smyth and Vaughn Palmer in recent times have become irrelevant,,..Michael Smyth writes nothing, no thought, inane drivel and as for Vaughn Palmer, he merely quotes BC Liberal Government ministers, matters not if those BC Liberal ministers lie or distort,,,,Sadly Vaughn Palmer has found a way to lie to the public using other people's words..
As for rightwing corporate media running to the defense of so-called journalism and or freedom of speech, admirable indeed, that is if the journalist of note was a worthy person...Ezra Levant deserves no such rescue,,
Robin Mathews was denied media accreditation and was forbidden to report the truth about the BC Rail trial.....The Gordon Campbell media juggernaut won the day...Keith Baldrey had no qualms in denying Robin Mathews the freedom of speech....Yet all of a sudden Keith Baldrey found the light when it comes to Ezra Levant..
Robin Mathews was never convicted of slander, libel, multiple times convicted of libel and slander like Ezra Levant......Robin Mathews didn't accuse environmentalists of deliberately causing the Lac Megantic vapourization like Ezra Levant did, oh indeed, Ezra Levant and Greg Renouf made complete asses out of themselves
Robin Mathews didn't call Adrian Dix's wife a beatnik on SunNews...Remember the SunNews network(now defunct)...Their prime-time viewing audience Canada wide was a mere 5000 people, even as Stephen Harper and CAPP lavished oil dollars and Federal Government ad dollars on Sunnews they still couldn't garner any viewers..
What was Adrian Dix's wife sin that so outraged Ezra Levant?...She doesn't have a cellphone, reads poetry and takes transit...Oh the humanity..
Robin Mathews never had to beg on air for money to pay his legal fees like Ezra Levant has done on many occasions..
I don't recommend to anyone that they check out Ezra Levant's Twitter feed, however, I'm convinced that if it was lefty person threatening a rightwing government, or big oil and corporations, along with racebaiting the RCMP would swoop in and arrest the person for hate-speech and racial fearmongering in a New York minute......But somehow the RCMP, Postmedia and corporate Canada is comfortable with Ezra Levant's hatred and racebaiting..
The face of Conservatism...The face of the Conservative Party of Canada...The face of the Conservative Party of Alberta,,,Ezra Levant, Brian Lilley and Sheila Gunn Reid are the chosen ones...
Maybe a few years ago this would have bothered me but not today, not in 2016.....The oil and LNG industry is in sunset mode...raping and pillaging the earth is oh so 20th century..
Post Media...The Vancouver Sun...Global BC,,,Calgary Herald...National Post...
I'm glad those corporate entities have chosen their heroes, their spokespersons.. ..
Because, for decent, forward thinking modern day Canadians need the constant reminder of why on mass we voted out The Stephen Harper Conservative Party of Canada....
Conservatism, corporate conservatism,..... with spokespersons and pundits like Ezra Levant, Brian Lilly and Sheila Gunn Reid singing the praises of corporate conservatism a calm cool relaxing feeling overwhelms us.....
That and the vision of the Conservative Party of Canada reduced to fourth party status will warm Canadian's kindred spirits..
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