Sunday, November 18, 2018

The continuing collapse of Rebel Media.

It's been almost a year since your humble correspondent documented the sad yet entertaining collapse of Ezra Levant's boutique media outlet, Rebel Media, which behooves us to check in on same and see how much further Canada's "Rebel Commander" has fallen. It is not a pretty sight.

From 16 vacuous yobs as of the end of January of 2018, we are now down to 13:


but that doesn't begin to tell the story.

It's educational to identify the rats that fled the foundering S.S. Rebel -- Tommy Robinson (possibly destined for a UK prison in the near future), Eric Duhaime, Christopher Wilson, Alexander Jones, Mark Latham, John Cardillo, Lucy Brown, and the utterly vacuous Holly Nicholas, replaced by a new assortment of hacks, shills and propagandists. But this is still not the whole story.

As before, it's instructional to look a bit closer to see which of the above 13 can legitimately claim to be producing anything on a regular basis, and the picture is not a healthy one.

Rebeler Rob Shimshock does not seem to be holding up his end productivity-wise, producing only six pieces in the last five months:


Even worse, Rebeler Tanveer Ahmed seems to have gone missing in action sometime last July:


Even superstar acquisition and bankruptcy looking for a place to happen Katie Hopkins seems to have fallen off a cliff sometime last month:


As for new arrivals, well, say hello to smoldering hunk of Alberta manhood Keean Bexte:



whose main claim to fame seems to be the love affair with white nationalism required to hang out at Rebel Media these days:



In any event, once one discards the mostly (if not entirely) unproductive "journalists" at Rebel, what one is left with is, charitably, maybe nine people keeping the lights on. This is quite the comedown from the heady days of Ezra bragging about 50 staff members:


One suspects the Rebel Media Christmas party this year is going to be a quiet affair in a Motel 6 in Oshawa, featuring a pre-packaged tray of cold cuts and cheese cubes from Safeway, and a 24-pack of Dr. Pepper to wash it down.

That's if all nine of those people are still there.

AFTERSNARK: It's hilarious to see newbie Keean Bexte sporting the pompous title of "Calgary Mission Specialist." One is reminded of ...


Sunday, September 23, 2018

JUXTAPOSE!

Media outlet that relentlessly misinforms millennials now mocks millennials for being misinformed.


Friday, September 21, 2018

P.S.: Send money.

One wonders if diehard supporters of Rebel Media are getting at all tired of their donations being used to keep Rebelers out of prison.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Well, that didn't last long.

Whoopsie:


Being "de-platformed" to deprive someone of their right to free speech ... yeah, that must just fucking suck.

AFTERSNARK: I will leave it to my readers to ponder the irony of someone who runs his own media outlet and brags of over one million YouTube Subscribers of being "de-platformed."

FURTHER MUSINGS: What are the chances that this cruise was a total fiction from the beginning, meant only for political propaganda purposes after it was cancelled due to possible "violence by extremist opponents?"

I'm just asking.

WHILE WE'RE HERE, there's a certain hypocrisy in Rebel Media whining about being de-platformed, given that Rebel has a long and inglorious history of boycotting anyone that happens to disagree with them. One can see their history of boycotts against (among others) Tim Hortons, Earls Restaurant, Porter Airlines, and Whistler Blackcomb.

It takes some nerve to announce one boycott after another, then whine about being "de-platformed." I suspect the irony is lost on some of these people.

Monday, September 17, 2018

She could have settled inexpensively but ... no.

Why exactly did Katie Hopkins file for an Individual Voluntary Arrangement? How much did she actually owe? Oh ...


At this point, five thousands pounds seems like a bargain, hindsight being what it is.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Down the memory hole.

It seems like only yesterday (well, August 11, 2018) when Ezra was sniggering publicly, just waiting for the chance to blame a Mooslim for the murder of four people, including two police officers, in Fredericton, NB:


However, the instant Ezra learned that it was just a homegrown, white boy, well, let's check out how aggressively he pursued that story starting August 12:


And the result? Ruh roh ...


I'm guessing even Joe Warmington has a longer attention span than that. Or maybe not.

AFTERSNARK: From back on August 11, here's a comment from a Rebel Media acolyte that does not seem to have aged well:



Since then, well, there's been a whole lotta quiet:


It's almost like they don't want to talk about it, being a media outlet and all.

DOUBLE PLUS AFTERSNARK: That moment when you realize that a juvenile, assholish, throwaway tweet from last year didn't age particularly well:

Friday, September 07, 2018

Well, this is ... inconvenient.

Alleged Fredericton shooter charged with killing four people including two police officers, caught on tape admitting he gets his news from (among other sources) Rebel Media:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=199&v=tnr-cXbI9KQ

Yeah, that's kind of awkward. Check it all out here:


AFTERSNARK: This looks like the kind of tweet from back in August that has the potential to backfire spectacularly: