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Media Covers Itself in Shame With Its Coverage of Canadian Freedom Convoy

Media Covers Itself in Shame With Its Coverage of Canadian Freedom Convoy

Press is taking pages from its hateful “Tea Party” coverage playbook.

This weekend, I mentioned that the elite media (both in Canada and the United States) failed to cover the attack on Freedom Convoy participants in Winnipeg.

Now, the media is shamefully portraying protests that specifically challenge ineffective pandemic policies as “anti-government demonstrations.”

For example, here is how The New York Times reported the increasingly popular Canadian grassroots movement.

Ottawa Mayor Declares State of Emergency Amid Antigovernment Protests

One day after the police chief in Canada’s capital said his city was under “siege” by thousands of truckers and other protesters angry over government policies, the mayor on Sunday declared a state of emergency and called for outside help.

“We’re in the midst of a serious emergency, the most serious emergency our city has ever faced,” the mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, said in a television interview after declaring the emergency. “And we need to get moving much more quickly and much more proactively to bring order back to the streets.”

“Someone is going to get killed or seriously injured because of the irresponsible behavior of some of these people,” the mayor warned.

Across Canada this weekend, thousands of protesters took to the streets for the second week in a row, snarling traffic and disrupting business and residential neighborhoods. The truckers, whose cross-country convoy sparked the protest, paralyzed downtown Ottawa and the area around Parliament, parking their vehicles in intersections and across busy thoroughfares.

Here is a snippet of the Ottawa activity that the NYT depicted as potentially dangerous and unhappy government officials want to declare an emergency.

Government officials are still bitterly clinging to vaccine mandates, despite the fact that the data now clearly show vaccines neither stop people from contracting covid or transmitting it.

Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said on Sunday that the government would not back down on the issue.

“We put the question of vaccines and vaccine mandates on the ballot … in the (2021) election and we’re simply carrying out the promise that we made with the support of the vast majority of Canadians,” he said on CBC television.

The #FreedomConvoy has now become the target of infiltators and hoaxes.

Canadian officials calling for an “emergency declaration” is not going over very well, as the truckers and their supporters are still reeling from covid emergency policies that have been in place for 2 years.

Finally, the participants in the “Freedom convoy” in Ottawa are now also facing a lawsuit from an Ottawa woman who has opened her case up for others to join as a potential class action.

On Friday, Ottawa resident Zexi Li filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court, seeking damages for emotional and mental distress, headaches, sleeping difficulties, difficulty concentrating and interference with quiet enjoyment of her home.

“The Class Members are living in daily torment caused by the incessant blasting of truck horns,” reads the statement of claim.

The suit seeks $9.8 million in damages plus costs for participants in the potential class action.

The suit names Chris Barber, Benjamin Dichter, Tamara Lich and Patrick King as organizers of the “Freedom convoy,” based on them being listed as such on social media accounts used to organize the event.

Clearly, the media and government officials are using pages from the “Attacking Tea Party” playbook.

Here’s hoping the Canadians have success in freeing their country from senseless and endemic policies.

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The shameless have no qualms covering themselves in shame.

Especially not if they think it might help them achieve their objectives. For Leninists all that matters is advancing The Cause. Lenin openly advocated telling any lie that might work.

The Marxist media has been telling nothing but blatant lies about the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

Rumor has it Fidel’s bastard son is planning Tiananmen II, The Ottawa Version. Hopefully without the gunfire. The opening act would be a cell phone and internet blackout in the area.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to JHogan. | February 8, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Yes, I saw the interview with the organizers. No f-bombs, no threats of violence, no violence, no out of control anger. Just calm fortitude. We are here, we will be peaceful, we are staying, we want to talk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fBFdLGUZw I do not know how long youtube will allow it to stay up

      There is no way the leftwing fascists running Canada and Ottawa will be able to prevent video of an aggressive mass crackdown getting out. There are too many cell phones with cameras and too many ways the recorded video can be disseminated without using nearby cell phone towers or the internet.

      Not to mention eyewitness reports.

      Such a heavy-handed move could trigger a nationwide trucker strike and possibly even a general strike.

The traditional MSM has been captured by the elite / establishment viewpoint for a long time. Which is very rational on their part as the various organs have been consolidated and purchased by corporate interests.

I understand the Canadian government now wants to go after criminal charges for Americans who donated money to the truckers–how exactly is that going to work?

    Only thing I can think of is if there are Canadian judges are willing to along with it (probably), that will be a means for at least some of the donors to be banned from ever entering Canada. I wonder how many of those cases would be tried with the donor on trial being in absentia.

      randian in reply to p. | February 9, 2022 at 1:18 am

      will be a means for at least some of the donors to be banned from ever entering Canada

      But the absurd testing and quarantine requirements already functionally ban me from entering Canada.

    donewiththis in reply to rochf. | February 8, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    It’s not. Period. If some Canuck judge wants to come down here and discuss it, that can be arranged.

    SDN in reply to rochf. | February 9, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Probably using the financial regulations for going after “terrorists” and their supporters. It’s the same playbook the DoJ has been using to go after parents and the J6 people. You can also figure on Canada having something similar.

“How long do you think this trucker protest will last?” One resident asked.

“Not long at all, just give us two weeks to flatten the curve.” the trucker answered.

They are really jonesing for some J6 style arrests. Glad the truckers are being smart about this.

Tea Party playbook is right. If not for ‘shame’ prog media would have no cover at all.

Completely off topic but this just out from the Cocaine Turtle:

https://www.centralmaine.com/2022/02/08/sen-mcconnell-rebukes-republican-national-committee-calls-jan-6-violent-insurrection/

So McConnell has aligned himself with the House 1/6 committee and is officially defending Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Declares 1/6 protest was a “violent insurrection.”

Thank God he kept Merrick Garland off of the Supreme Court? The Turtle is not only out of step with Republican voters, he is even siding with the Squad.

#MeanTweets2024

    alaskabob in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 8, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Does the GOPe really..I mean.. REALLY think this wins them anything but LOSER status? Whose running the GOPe? (Hint: Xi).

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 8, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    And… he will be re-elected as often as he runs, and if the GOP takes the Senate he will still be leader.

    Count on it.

    McConnell likely never plans to run for re-election again.

    So he thinks he can now freely express his utter contempt for the conservative base and Trump supporters and voters.

    In McConnell’s world grandmas who wandered into the Capital building after the doors were opened, and with no one trying to stop anyone from entering, and who spent ten minutes peacefully looking around and taking selfies are ‘violent insurrectionists’.

    Mitch and the rest of the RINOs and GOPe elites are terrified Trump will run again and win.

    So he’s all on board with doing everything possible to ‘legally’ — in the banana republic sense of the word — prevent Trump from becoming a ‘legitimate’ candidate for POTUS again.

    We no longer live in a nation ruled by laws. The law is whatever the ruling elites say it is and it is enforced only when they want it enforced.

    America is now a banana republic. It became one in November, 2020 when the election was ‘rigged’ to install Biden and virtually no one in the GOP did anything about it. Not then or since then.

    At issue is whether or not it will it remain one. The junta is doing everything it can to solidify control of the executive branch to make it even more election-proof than Obama did during his reign. McConnell is a fool who thinks the judges he helped confirm will keep it from getting completely out of control. The wealthy GOPe elites like Mitch only care about preserving their wealth and the wealth of their family and friends.

      I believe McConnell wants to hang on long enough to designate who will replace his as Republican Senate Leader and will campaign in Kentucky for a hand-picked successor from Kentucky. It’s well known that he has been grooming John Thune to replace him as Senate leader which is why Trump is campaigning for Thune’s primary challenger this year. Last polls showed that they are neck-and-neck.

      Trump is also fighting McConnell in Georgia over Herschel Walker. Yes, McConnell came around to endorse Walker but will probably work to enable the Democrat to win as he did in 2020.

      Even if the Republicans win the Senate and replace McConnell, it isn’t likely to make much of a difference unless somebody like Cruz or Paul or Cotton become Majority Leader. Let’s see how many Senate squishes Trump unseats.

      SDN in reply to JHogan. | February 9, 2022 at 6:49 am

      “the judges he helped confirm will keep it from getting completely out of control.”

      And he may have good reason for that. Just remember that background checks for each one were conducted by the CoupBI. And that assumes that a few deepfakes weren’t added to the data.

The Globalist Elite/CCP thought they had Canada in the bag as they did Australia and New Zealand. Oops! Maybe it’s the weather or the nature of the beast… but we are seeing real Canadian Nationalist wanting (kindly) their country back. However, they are facing a foe with (literally) communist blood flowing in their veins. Justin (Castro!) Trudeau (?) is taking his position from Xi and Uncle Raul. The quaint chique socialist Canada.. isn’t…now that they have had their lives upended. Trudope will make this very painful. As for traditional Canadian values… kiss the RCMP goodbye. “The Mounties always get their man… especially if they are innocent.”

Maureen from Regina | February 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm

A couple of observations
1. Truckers work in conditions where they need to be independent and resourceful. Anything the bureaucrats and their politicians do they have already a plan.
2. Has any journalist from the MSM actually interviewed a trucker.
3. The Canadian Trucking Assoc. Is NOT a union. It represents the industry. Most truckers are independent
4.

    Well put. Independent, resourceful, self-employed – literally the last people you would think need health mandates. Is Trudeau buying himself a nice supply chain backup in Canada?

    If you want good man-on-the-street interviews, you have to go to the independent vloggers. I highly recommend Viva Frei’s live walk around Ottawa yesterday, particularly starting at 2:23. He comes across a woman who lost both her sons during the lock downs, neither to covid, both to drug overdoses. The lockdowns killed her sons. It’s a powerful interview you would never ever see on mainstream media.

Justina was sooooo qualified to lead their nation.
That part-time job as a ski instructor immediately before he ran for the House positioned him well!!
Or….maybe it was his last name and his true biological father Fidel???

The day before yesterday, truckers (and drivers of regular cars) spread the demonstrations to the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit/Windsor Ontario. Many people on both sides of the border commute daily across that bridge and something like 25-35% of all cross-border freight comes across it. During rush hour last night, the Canada-bound lanes were completely shut down, and later, both sides were shut down. (Currently, the Canada-bound lanes are shut.) The traffic includes a great deal of auto parts going both into and out of Canada.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the Mounties and Ottawa police are planning to begin arrests before the week is out.

But, if you stop and think about who the protesters are–highly mobile truckers–and think about the border crossings in both Coutts and, now, Windsor being shut down, you realize how very stuck the government is.

Truckers are mobile. Despite a vast US/Canada border, there are actually a limited number of major highway crossings, especially in the east, where the Great Lakes are in the way. There’s no bridge across Lake Superior.

Looking at the map, there is the I-5 near Vancouver, the I-15 in Coutts, the I-29 going to Winnipeg along the ND/MN border, there is a non-interstate crossings near International Falls and Thunder Bay, the I-75 out of the UP of Michigan, the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, the I-69 & I-94 out of Flint (which is seriously backed up this morning going into Canada), there are crossings in Buffalo, another north of Syracuse, then crossings near Montreal and Quebec City.

That’s just a dozen major highway crossings, and there are a lot of trucks (and farmers) in Canada.

If they start cracking down in Ottawa, look for trucks to block more crossings and slowing down all truck traffic nationwide.

Trudeau has few cards to play.

    I’ve only seen this reported once and it was two days ago when the organizers had a press conference but they made it clear that if the police start arresting them, they will not resist. They are very lawyered up and are not going to give the government any reason to arrest them for serious charges. Besides, the police just don’t have the manpower to arrest a significant number of them.

“We’re in the midst of a serious emergency, the most serious emergency our city has ever faced,” the mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, said in a television interview. That’s correct. Electing dictatorial, all-controlling, lying left wingers to run your country and major cities is a serious emergency. Time to fix that emergency and throw every single one of these leftist cowards right out onto the streets.

The vile Dhimmi-crats and their Leftist counterparts around the globe cannot countenance any expression of dissent, criticism or scrutiny of their Wuhan virus totalitarianism and attendant antics.

    Name one way Muslims are connected to this story, oh wait you can’t your just here to tell all of us to hate Muslims, doesn’t even matter if there are any in it.

Kudos to the truckers who recognize that even if 99.9% of them are peaceful, one plant will be all the press will pay attention to. I saw a video of the confederate flag holder attempting to get into the demonstration, and the rapid response of the truckers to get him pushed out and away. Reminded me of the J6 demonstration with ten thousand US and Trump flags and one Confederate flag. Who did the press mob three deep in order to take photos? You guessed it.

What is disgusting is the way they genuinely feel Canadians hob knobbing with protestors is a catastrophe, almost as if dehumanization is their agenda and any defeat of such an agenda item is a catastrophe.

GR8 coverage: thanks!

Just a point of info re “Here is a snippet of the Ottawa activity that the NYT depicted as potentially dangerous and unhappy government officials want to declare an emergency.”

This actually took place in Toronto, a few blocks from where I live, on February 5th. And, yes, it terrifies Trudeau like the truth showing itself in Ottawa. Like Biden, Trudeau is bought and paid for by the globalists and China. What scum they all are.

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