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.
This terrifies Trudeau
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 6, 2022
Stop the madness in Ottawa – these truckers are out of control! pic.twitter.com/IbapTvfb4a
— Truckistan Amb. Poso 🏁 (@JackPosobiec) February 6, 2022
Just returned from a perilous excursion into the Ottawa badlands. It was tough but the world needs to see these disturbing visuals of “mercenaries” at ground zero. These “occupying forces” continue to threaten civilization as we know it. #FreedomConvoy pic.twitter.com/OWn2gyrWhF
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) February 3, 2022
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.
The head of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (@antihateca) posted a shocking racist flyer he said was in “plain sight” at the Ottawa #FreedomConvoy. @BernieFarber‘s tweet went viral, sparking outrage & condemnation. But it turns out it was a hoax. #HateHoax https://t.co/EF85i9Qdgj
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 7, 2022
Over the weekend, a leftist counter-protester tried to stop a truck at the #FreedomConvoy in Ottawa. The protester staged a dramatic collapse to the ground after pretending to be hit. Moments later, he gets up to confront others. Video posted by @aginnt: pic.twitter.com/HIJGhlImN9
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 7, 2022
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.
After shuttering small businesses for MONTHS with threats of fines and jail time, today Doug Ford had the nerve to admonish #FreedomConvoy protesters in Ottawa for slowing down the reopening of businesses that he crippled!@NewBlueON #EndTheMandates #onpoli pic.twitter.com/avuH56434q
— Belinda Karahalios (@BKarahalios) February 1, 2022
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.
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