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“ The CBC’s Neil Macdonald is an ignorant bigot. “

 

This airtight worldview is precisely the reason that the arrogance of the elites has left them so unprepared for what is happening across the Western world. When you silence your opponents with condescension and name-calling, you ensure that the only response can be political.”

 

https://thebridgehead.ca/2017/06/01/the-cbcs-neil-mcdonald-is-an-ignorant-bigot/

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Stolen from the net...

“ We are the parents of Corporal Michael James Alexander Seggie, Killed in Action on 3 September 2008. The recent interview on CBC with convicted terrorist - millionaire terrorist - Omar Khadr cannot go without being challenged as we feel that it is an insult to the memories of the158 Fallen Canadian soldiers from the Afghanistan war, not to mention the thousands wounded and still suffering the after effects of that war.
Omar Khadr was convicted of murdering an ally, Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer of the US Army. Mr. Khadr's father was a high ranking member of Al Qaeda. Mr. Khadr's sister Zaynab, who now resides in Sudan, is quite open in her admiration of Osama Bin Laden. Now, the CBC welcomes Mr. Khadr as if he were a national hero, all to an audience who stood and applauded him as he entered the set. 
It seems, at least to us, that the CBC, in its arrogance, has decided that our soldiers who served in Afghanistan are not worthy of the coverage that  a convicted terrorist murderer is.

Its estimated 40,000 Canadians served in Afghanistan, many on multiple deployments to that failed nation. Many of them still suffer the potentially devastating after effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as horrendous physical wounds. Yet the CBC continues to cover Mr. Khadr as if he were a returning hero. 
No doubt the CBC and their apologists will cry "freedom of the press" as their reason for allowing Mr. Khadr to appear. In their rush to hold up Omar Khadr as a victim of US and Canadian officials, they have conveniently forgotten the cost of the freedom of the press - the cost of blood of some of our best and brightest Canadians. 

Lest we forget - and it seems the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has forgotten.

Thank You “

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Very sad:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/police-fbi-thwart-army-veteran-s-plan-to-bomb-nazi-rally-1.4400866

North Americans usually associate this sort of activity with it happening “someplace else” and usually fail to consider how the country of “Someplace Else” ever got to a point where sectarian violence and hate fuelled revenge killings became routine.

Radically different ideologies (religions, values, etc), a tribal mentality and an active propaganda machine are key components and if you are thinking “ain’t no tribes here bro” try wearing a MAGA hat in some jurisdictions.

People who have spent their careers trying to keep this “someplace else” are now watching in awe as it takes root. A few years ago, had you suggested to the folks being run over in this article that it could happen to them (in the richest country in SA) they would have laughed too. I know, it's not the same thing right? It never is BTW, just variations on a theme.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela-uprising-turns-violent-after-military-armored-vehicle-seen-plowing-into-crowd-of-opposition-supporters

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/23/faked-pelosi-videos-slowed-make-her-appear-drunk-spread-across-social-media/?utm_term=.2b89e79b779d

Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media, highlighting how political disinformation that clouds public understanding can now grow at the speed of the Web.

The video of Pelosi’s onstage speech Wednesday at a Center for American Progress event, in which she said President Trump’s refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations was tantamount to a “coverup," was subtly edited to make her voice sound garbled and warped. It was then circulated widely across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

One version, posted by the conservative Facebook page Politics WatchDog, had been viewed more than 2 million times by Thursday night, been shared more than 45,000 times, and garnered 23,000 comments with users calling her “drunk” and “a babbling mess.”

The origin of the altered video remains unclear but its spread across social media comes amid a growing feud between congressional Democrats and Trump. In addition to links from multiple YouTube and Twitter accounts, the video has appeared in the comments sections of message boards and regional news outlets.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, tweeted a link to the altered video Thursday night with the note, “What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre.” The tweet has since been deleted.

On Thursday night, Trump tweeted a separate video of Pelosi — a selectively edited supercut, taken from Fox News, focused on moments where she briefly paused or stumbled — that he claimed showed her stammering through a news conference. The clip included roughly 30 seconds of Pelosi’s full 21-minute briefing on Thursday, in which she took questions from reporters and discussed what she called Trump’s “temper tantrum.”

Analyses of the distorted Center for American Progress video by Washington Post journalists and outside researchers indicate that the video has been slowed to about 75 percent of its original speed. To possibly correct for how that speed change would deepen her tone, the video also appears to have been altered to modify her pitch, to more closely resemble the sound of her natural speech.

The altered video’s dissemination highlights the subtle way that viral misinformation could shape public perceptions in the run-up to the 2020 election. Spreaders of misinformation don’t need sophisticated technology to go viral: Even simple, crude manipulations can be used to undermine an opponent or score political points.

Clipping politicians’ speech into videos designed to disparage or embarrass them is nothing new. But the outright altering of sound and visuals signals a concerning new step for falsified news, as presidential campaigns and their supporters battle to boost political messages and influence people online.

“There is no question that the video has been slowed to alter Pelosi’s voice,” said Hany Farid, a computer-science professor and digital-forensics expert at University of California, Berkeley.

“It is striking that such a simple manipulation can be so effective and believable to some,” he added. “While I think that deepfake technology poses a real threat," he said, in reference to more sophisticated computer-altered videos, "this type of low-tech fake shows that there is a larger threat of misinformation campaigns — too many of us are willing to believe the worst in people that we disagree with.”

Facebook said late Thursday that the video had been “enqueued” for review by third-party fact-checkers, but that the process had not yet begun. If the video is deemed misleading, the company said it would “significantly reduce the distribution of this video in News Feed.” By Thursday evening, the video remained online.

Owners of the Politics WatchDog page did not respond to requests for comment. Pelosi’s office and Twitter declined to comment.

YouTube spokesman Farshad Shadloo said the Pelosi videos violated company policies and have been removed. They did not appear prominently on the site, he added, and searches for Pelosi-related videos surface content from more authoritative sources.

Pelosi’s voice was distorted in a separate YouTube video, posted earlier this month by a conservative channel with more than 28 million total views. That video slowed a speech Pelosi had given to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association to make her words sound notably slurred. That video appeared to be a version of another video with roughly 200,000 views, in which a man laughed over of a spliced montage of her speech. The original audio shows no such distortion.

Such minor manipulations have become a growing obstacle for covering and understanding Washington. In November, a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta holding onto a microphone while a White House intern attempted to retrieve it was subtly altered to make the altercation look more dramatic. The edited clip, originally shared by a creator of conspiracy-theory videos, was then shared widely across social media, including by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Pelosi has been the target of similar efforts before. A video last year from The Next News Network, a conservative YouTube channel with more than 1 million subscribers, said Pelosi was “fumbling” her speech because she was drunk or “pretty sick." The channel’s owner did not respond to requests for comment.

YouTube channel called The American Mirror posted a video saying Pelosi garbled her words and suffered an “awkward 5-second brain freeze” at a speech earlier this month. That channel, which is almost entirely dedicated to videos crafted to criticize or embarrass female Democratic leaders such as Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, has more than 30 million total views.

Kyle Olson, who runs the channel, said he found it "interesting" that "not a single reporter asks any questions when she suffers brain freezes." The videos, he added, "get hundreds of thousands of views because they speak for themselves: there is something not right with her."

Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said, “We’re not going to comment on this sexist trash.”

 

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No different than any other politician who is on the ropes (money does buy votes), this one however may suffer the same fate as Theresa when the Liberals accept that without him, they may live to govern again. 😀

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The best thing the Liberal party has done for Canada is allowing him to run. With Trudeau as their leader they all but guarantee losing in October. The big winners...CANADIANS !!

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OMG..😂😂 This is almost too good to be true. 

 

“ CBC program that hosted Omar Khadr has been suspended from Twitter for “glorifying terrorism”

Tout le Monde en Parle” the French-language CBC program which hosted convicted-terrorist Omar Khadr on their Easter Sunday program this year has been suspended from Twitter.

 

According to the official Radio-Canada website a disgruntled user took credit for the account suspension claiming the program was “glorifying terrorism” and that it was a “terror apologist”.

Khadr, who was convicted of being responsible for the death of U.S. Army Sergeant Christopher Speer, entered the program’s studio to general applause before being interviewed by the TV show’s host Guy A. Lepage.

The segment which was called “Omar Khadr: dreaming of an ordinary life”, included an interview discussing his relationship with his father, the former Al-Qaeda financier Ahmed Khadr.

“No, I don’t resent him. I don’t think my dad knew the extent of what I was doing,” claimed Khadr regarding the period he worked as a translator and Al-Qaeda member

The interview also touched upon the $10.5 million settlement awarded to him by the Trudeau government. Shortly after the settlement was announced, the prime minister claimed that the federal government was pressed with a human rights challenge it would have lost against Khadr and that a settlement was the best option for Canada.

Shortly after the television program, the show’s host, Lepage, fired back at critics who took issue with Khadr’s appearance on the national broadcasting channel by calling them “nobody”.

Currently, Twitter has not been willing to comment on the individual suspension. 

The profile was last known to have nearly 150,000 followers before being suspended. According to Lepage, the situation is in the process of being remedied.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/cbc-program-that-hosted-omar-khadr-has-been-suspended-from-twitter-for-glorifying-terrorism/

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Are you one of them?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fake-news-facebook-twitter-poll-1.5169916

Ninety per cent of Canadians say they have fallen for fake news online, with many listing Facebook as the most common source of misleading reports, according to a new international public opinion poll.

The poll of 25,229 internet users, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for Canada's Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), found that only 10 per cent of Canadian respondents said they had never fallen for fake news, which the poll defined as wholly or partly false information.

Another 52 per cent said that while they have fallen for fake news, they do it seldom; 33 per cent said it happened "sometimes" while 5 per cent said it happened "frequently."

The poll found that Canadians reported falling for fake news at a rate slightly higher than the international rate of 86 per cent and the North American average of 87 per cent.

The highest rate reported in the poll came from Egypt, where 93 per cent of respondents admitted to having fallen for fake news. The lowest reported rate was in Pakistan, where only 72 per cent said they had ever fallen for fake news.

'Social media has a big image problem'

In fact, the poll found there are more Canadians now saying they distrust social media companies (89 per cent) than there are Canadians saying they distrust cybercriminals (85 per cent) — despite the fact that those who are charged with protecting Canadians online often cite cybercrime as their biggest concern.

"Currently, social media has a big image problem," said Fen Osler Hampson, CIGI's director of global security and politics. "I think they know that.

"What we're seeing is very high levels of distrust and it is going to empower governments to regulate them if they don't take stronger measures themselves to clean up their act."

Asked to identify sources of fake news, 68 per cent of Canadian respondents pointed at Facebook; 65 per cent blamed social media in general, 62 per cent blamed "the internet" and 49 per cited YouTube. Television was cited by 45 per cent of Canadian respondents, followed closely by the "mainstream media" at 43 per cent and print media at 35 per cent.

 
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While the poll found that 36 per cent said they believe Twitter is a source of fake news, it also found that 47 per cent of respondents weren't on Twitter at all and 16 per cent said they hadn't seen fake news on Twitter.

The poll found that 91 per cent of Canadian respondents agreed that fake news is made worse by online distribution. The poll found that 81 per cent believe it negatively affects Canadian politics, while 80 per cent say fake news has a negative impact on the political conversation in Canada.

Fake news less likely to affect political discussions in Canada

However, Canadians were among the people least likely to agree with the claim that fake news had a negative effect on their political discussions with family and friends. The poll found only 58 per cent of Canadian respondents agreed with that statement, compared to 88 per cent in Nigeria and 68 per cent in the United States. Only France and Japan had lower rates than Canada.

"There is a greater belief that fake news negatively impacts political discussions with family and friends among citizens living in the developing economies of the world," Ipsos wrote.

Which country is most responsible for the disruption caused by fake news? The poll found that Canadians, along with Turks, were the most likely to point the finger at the United States. While 59 per cent of Canadians and Turks said the U.S. is most responsible, 57 per cent of Americans also blamed the U.S.

The poll found the British were the respondents most likely to blame Russia for fake news, while those in Hong Kong and Japan were more likely to blame China.

Canadian respondents were only slightly more likely to suspect right wing parties (75 per cent) of spreading fake news than left wing parties (72 per cent).

When it comes to fixing the problem, Canadian respondents were more likely to support social media companies taking action — such as closing accounts or removing fake news posts — rather than encouraging the government to step in or supporting efforts to publicly shame those who post fake news.

 
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The poll also found that Canadians are more worried about their online privacy than they were a year ago, with 76 per cent saying they're concerned — a 48 per cent increase over last year's results.

The number of Canadians who blame social media companies for their distrust of the media also has risen to 89 per cent in 2019 from 81 per cent in 2018.

Respondents in 25 economies were interviewed for the Ipsos poll between Dec. 21, 2018 and Feb. 10, 2019. Results using the Ipsos internet panel system are considered accurate to within 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, while the margin of error for face-to-face interviews is 3.1 percentage points.

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20 Times Breitbart Reported on Migrant Deaths During Obama-Biden Years and No One Cared

 

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted an image of a migrant father and daughter who had died on the U.S.-Mexico border and he attempted to link the deaths to cruelty from President Donald Trump. However, Breitbart News consistently reported on the deaths of hundreds of migrants along the border during the Obama-Biden administration — horrors that then-Vice President Biden never spoke about during his time in the White House.

During the Obama-Biden administration, 535 migrants died in one Texas county alone — Brooks County. The county is located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border and is home to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/06/26/20-times-breitbart-reported-migrant-deaths-during-obama-biden-years-and-no-one-cared/

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CBC blurs line between media criticism and jealousy

Ali Taghva by Ali Taghva
 
 Today, we find our ragtag independent news organization the subject of a CBC article

The national state broadcaster has claimed that we blur ethical lines. While we appreciate the attention of the CBC, partisanship is an interesting charge coming from them, a major outlet that continues to take hundreds of millions of your tax dollars while spreading woke social justice messages and left-leaning content on an hourly basis. 

The argument is that we exist in a “grey area” between journalism and “pamphleteering.” In their attempt to establish this argument, they dust off Alan Conter, a professor of journalism from Concordia University. Conter claims that transparency is key, and that what we do is “less journalism and more pamphleteering.” What CBC and Conter fail to disclose is that Conter is a former CBC executive producer. Conter is right about one thing: Transparency is key. We wonder why CBC wasn’t transparent about this connection.

This all comes at a time when public confidence in the state-funded broadcaster is at an all-time low. The public sees the slow dance between legacy media like the CBC and the Trudeau government. It’s right there in plain view, under a spotlight. It’s almost romantic. 

In November of 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would be handing out 600 million dollars to media organizations. Instead of focusing on innovative, independent, new media outlets that would reflect ideological diversity, the Trudeau government had a pre-approved list of “acceptable” organizations. 

Recently, MP Tom Kmiec asked the Finance Committee whether or not our organization was eligible for these funds to support journalism in Canada. Of course, there was no clear answer to this question. Would we qualify? We doubt it because the plan seems to have been to shore up support to the old guard of information. This is why the panel tasked with deciding who gets the funds was stacked with left-wing organizations like UNIFOR

Even if we did qualify, we would reject the funding. Why? Just as we are not beholden to the whims of the Conservative party, we refuse to be duty-bound to the Trudeau government as well. Despite the CBC’s flaccid attempt to paint TPM as conservative activism, we are actually remarkably ideologically diverse, boasting contributors from across the world and all over the political spectrum.

Looking past these problems, pound for pound, the CBC has been ineffective at actually meeting its own mandate. For example, the CBC chose to air an episode of Murdoch Mysteries instead of a Toronto Mayoral debate.

Is an episode of Murdoch more important than actually using government funds to put forward content that relates to the people of Canada? Perhaps Murdoch should solve the mystery of CBC’s priorities. 

Over the last few years, the organization seems to have moved more towards becoming an America obsessed news and entertainment platform hungry for advertising-driven content, rather than a wholesome public broadcaster out to tell the Canadian story. 

As a result, I would even argue, the CBC has become destructive to the media ecosystem as a whole. Even with a $1 billion in annual grants, the CBC continues to report their competitors’ scoops often without credit, according to Canadaland.

When mistakes are not being made, and scooped competitors not going uncited, the CBC appears to be stuck making content which simply fails to grab the imagination of most Canadians.

CBC’s television ratings are abysmal. They often don’t even make an appearance in the top thirty weekly television programs in Canada. If they do, it’s the result of a hockey game. If it weren’t for their hometown hockey teams, most viewers would probably forget that the CBC exists. It’s not just on TV that the company fails to get an audience, The CBC’s website on Alexa ranks at 24 in Canada, Narcity, a local website which spends less than $10 million ranks in at 22. 

Ever wonder why so many established media companies need bailouts while the younger ones don’t? It isn’t because we rely on the work of others. It is because young companies like ours are eating the digital lunch of the establishment while the CBC is desperately trying to catch up. To be honest, the CBC seems a little bit jealous.

For the most part, outside of us and a few other organizations, there is no separated private market now. Just a straight-up state broadcaster, and a plethora of other companies jumping over each other to compete for the same pool of cash. The Post Millennial is outside of that context. We do not want and will not take federal bailout funds. 

If we did, we would actually be in the grey area that the CBC was struggling to project onto us.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/cbc-blurs-line-between-media-criticism-and-jealousy/

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If this is where you get your opinions.....

https://north99.org/2019/07/11/far-right-rebel-media-personality-tommy-robinson-jailed-for-nine-months

Far-right Rebel Media host and street tough Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known as Tommy Robinson, was sent to jail for nine months for contempt of court after he breached a reporting ban. Robinson has eleven previous convictions for violence, public order offences, fraud and disobedience of court orders.

Robinson is a correspondent with Rebel Media, Canada’s far-right online video network that publishes anti-Muslim videos, and previously featured now-white supremacist Faith Goldy. Rebel was co-founded by Andrew Scheer’s campaign manager Hamish Marshall.

Robinson and his fans have repeatedly incited violence against their political opponents and journalists. Hours after the verdict was announced, Robinson’s supporters violently attacked journalists covering the proceedings.

Rebel Media sent online personalities to cover the proceedings, using the opportunity to raise money from subscribers.

 

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North99 is a combination between a media source and an activist portal. The news reported always favors the left and uses loaded language such as this: Voter Fraud, Illegal Fundraising, Racism – A Timeline of Every Doug Ford Ontario Election Controversy. Essentially, the sole purpose of the website is to discredit right wing politicians and policy in Canada. News articles are reasonably sourced to mainstream media outlets.

factual search reveals that North99 has failed a fact check. However, they corrected this errorwhen discovered and maintains a high factual rating.

Overall, we rate North99 Left Biased for story selection that always favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 6/10/2018) Updated (2/16/2019)

 

 

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The dumbing down of a total generation by the media the likes of CNN and the New York Times.

 

 

 

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