Montreal Simon: The Con Media, Andrew Scheer, and the Rebel Connection

For months I have been hoping that our shabby media would notice how Andrew Scheer's Cons and Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel were beginning to resemble each other.With Levant seeming or screaming to tell Scheer what to do.And yesterday they finally did, sort of.It began when the Con propaganda machine began calling for an emergency debate on ...

Montreal Simon: Did Ezra Levant’s Ghastly Rebel Trigger a Terrorist Act in Britain?

I like to mock Ezra Levant and his ratty rag The Rebel.As I did yesterday.But of course the man is not a joke, or at least not funny, and I have always worried that his relentless hate mongering might lead to tragedy.By inspiring one of his sick followers to hurt or kill people.And now it ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the Fatal Rebel Connection

As we now know, Hamish Marshall, the Con's new campaign manager who used to work at The Rebel, has been desperately trying to change Andrew Scheer's image.From Dr Schmear and Mr Schmeagol, depending on the phase of the moon, to Mr Nice Guy, or Mr Average Canadian.But it's not easy, and it's not working. Not when ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and The Rebel Ties That Bind

As we all know, Andrew Scheer has vowed not to grant more interviews to Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel until it changes its "editorial direction."Whatever that means.But after having spent so much time with the Rebel, and after having one of Levant's flunkies run his Con leadership campaign, severing the ties that bind isn't easy.So ...

Montreal Simon: The Wonderful Humiliation of the Bigot Ezra Levant

For days even as his ratty Rebel started to take on water, and half his crew abandoned ship, Ezra Levant insisted that everything was under control.But now that ghastly bigot has finally been forced to confront reality.Now he's finally admitting that The Rebel is in deep trouble.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Cowardly Non Condemnation of Ezra Levant

Earlier today I wrote a post demanding to know why Andrew Scheer was hesitating to condemn the white supremacist views of Ezra Levant's bigot Rebel.After spending so much time riding on that stinking and sinking boat.  Well now it turns out he did say something about it in B.C. last night.And it couldn't be more pathetic.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Is Ezra Levant’s Bigot Rebel Falling Apart?

For years Ezra Levant has been peddling bigotry for fun and profit. And ever since the rise of Donald Trump, his ratty racist rag The Rebel has become more and more extreme. Not just reaching out to the freaks, nasty nerds and neo-nazis of Trump's so-called Alt-Right army. But actually jumping into bed with them.And even worse, if that's possible, ...

Montreal Simon: How You Can Help Put The Squeeze On The Rebel

As you know, Ezra Levant likes to call himself a "Rebel Commander" and portray himself and The Rebel as a champions of free speech.Even though The Rebel is just a tacky hate mongering rag, which should have been closed down long ago by the vice squad.And Levant is only in it for the money. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and The Rebel Connection

I'm pretty sure that most Canadians know very little about Andrew Scheer, the new leader of the Cons, who likes to call himself "Harper with a smile."They just see a friendly looking man who always has a smile on his face, even when he's talking about the recent death of his mother. Or trying to stick ...

Montreal Simon: The French Hacking Attack and the Rebel Connection

With only 24 hours to go before the French presidential election, and Emmanuel Macron leading Marine Le Pen in the polls, this was hardly surprising. The campaign of the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was hit on Friday by a large dump of leaked emails and other documents on a file-sharing website.Le Pen's neo-nazis are about ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Horrible and Expensive Year’s End

As we all know Ezra Levant spends a lot of his time begging for money. And I mean a lot of time.There isn't a day that goes by that he can't be seen rattling his tin cup, or bellowing through his bullhorn.So I'm sorry to report that his begging is about to become even more ...

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch, Donald Trump, and the Racist Rebel

I don't know from what diseased mind or minds those hateful posters came from. I don't know whether those racists were inspired by their Lord Emperor Donald Trump.Or boosted by Kellie Leitch's emulation of him, and her politics of division.But I must say I find this deeply disturbing.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Pathetic Plea To Justin Trudeau

No media personality in this country has attacked Justin Trudeau as viciously as has Ezra Levant.He has called him a terrorist, he has attacked his family in the lowest possible way.During Trudeau's fight with Patrick Brazeau he got so carried away, he practically came in his pants wondering whether Justin would be removed in an ...

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Misogyny of Ezra Levant’s Rebel Rag

As you probably know, the hate mongering internet rag The Rebel is as revolting as it's self-styled "Rebel Commander" Ezra Levant. It's a swollen sewer, a raging torrent of bigotry aimed at all kinds of people, especially Muslims. It goes after anti-bullying groups trying to protect gay children in our schools. It promotes neo-Nazi propaganda.  And as ...

Blunt Objects Blog: On The Rebel’s Lauren Southern getting PO’d

To all progressive, feminist, anti-fascist and otherwise generally sane people who, for some reason, like to feed the trolls: Stop feeding the trolls. Seriously. First off, really? What possibly compels you to do such a thing? No winning argument ends with a bottle of urine dumped on someone’s head. Grow up. Second, and more importantly, ...

Blunt Objects Blog: On The Rebel’s Lauren Southern getting PO’d

To all progressive, feminist, anti-fascist and otherwise generally sane people who, for some reason, like to feed the trolls: Stop feeding the trolls. Seriously. First off, really? What possibly compels you to do such a thing? No winning argument ends with a bottle of urine dumped on someone’s head. Grow up. Second, and more importantly, ...

Blunt Objects Blog: On The Rebel’s Lauren Southern getting PO’d

To all progressive, feminist, anti-fascist and otherwise generally sane people who, for some reason, like to feed the trolls: Stop feeding the trolls. Seriously. First off, really? What possibly compels you to do such a thing? No winning argument ends with a bottle of urine dumped on someone’s head. Grow up. Second, and more importantly, ...

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 7: Horse racing put down; The Rebel yells

Edmonton Northlands, the so-called ‘agricultural society’ that has been a force in Edmonton since Edmonton was in diapers, announced a sweeping plan to rebuilt the soon-to-be-vacant arena and the area surrounding it. It’s partly a great idea, and partly nutty. The great idea, if they can find $85 million between the government’s couch cushions, is ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On Ezra’s Dustup This Week And Ethics In Journalism

Okay, Ezra won a battle this week with Alberta's NDP government.  They tried to toss him from press events held by the government, and he made enough of a stink about it to get the government to back down.  In the last few days, we've seen all sorts of media personalities start blathering on about ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On Ezra’s Dustup This Week And Ethics In Journalism

Okay, Ezra won a battle this week with Alberta's NDP government.  They tried to toss him from press events held by the government, and he made enough of a stink about it to get the government to back down.  In the last few days, we've seen all sorts of media personalities start blathering on about ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On Ezra’s Dustup This Week And Ethics In Journalism

Okay, Ezra won a battle this week with Alberta's NDP government.  They tried to toss him from press events held by the government, and he made enough of a stink about it to get the government to back down.  In the last few days, we've seen all sorts of media personalities start blathering on about ...

Alberta Politics: Go figure! Ezra Levant, the Pied Piper of right-wing-nuttery, has the mainstream media singing his tune!

PHOTOS: Right-wing commentator Ezra Levant in a typical pose, photo by David Stobbe of the University of Saskatchewan. Below: stringer Sheila Gunn Reid in a screen shot of The Rebel’s approach to journalism; Mr. Levant in another familiar pose, a few months before Sun TV folded its tent; and Edmonton Sun-Journal political columnist Lorne Gunter, ...

A. Picazo: As Some Fight To “Take Alberta Back,” Others Work To Move It Forward

In 1954, when the U.S. Senate voted to censure Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy, a man whose motivations were deemed “evil and unmatched in malice,” it closed the book on a particularly shameful chapter of American politics; One marked by relentless character assassinations, vicious demagoguery, and incessant partisan witch hunts. The extent to which the ...

A. Picazo: Rebel Without A Spine

Facts often prove a nuisance to those with an agenda to push or a narrative to sell. Just as those who peddle snake-oil rely on manufactured illness to hawk miracle cures, those who ply their trade in fear rely on ignorance to further an ideology. I’ve long used social media as a means to combat ...