Friday, August 12, 2022

And this is why Rebel News is going to get someone killed.

A totally unsurprising development [emphasis added]:

An armed man suspected of trying to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati field office on Thursday was killed after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement, authorities say...

On the [Facebook] account, which has only been active the last few weeks, the user posted thoughts that were politically violent and revolution-minded. But it was not until the FBI executed a search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home that the user began to fixate on responding with violence toward the agency.

“People, this is it,” the user wrote on August 8, the day the FBI executed the warrant. “I hope a call to arms comes from someone better qualified, but if not, this is your call to arms from me.

Gosh, who could imagine that the right-wing media's relentless demonization of individuals or groups and its perpetual misrepresentation of facts could end badly? Oh, wait:

So if Rebel News' recent demonization of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau related to filing an utterly dishonest and shameless United Nations Human Rights Complaint against him inspires some nutbar to violence against the PM or his family, someone better be asking complaint author and barrister desperately looking to get disbarred Sarah Miller whether she feels the least bit responsible.

Spoiler: She should.


SUPER DUPER BONUS TRACK: And in today's installment of "Tweets that aged unbelievably fucking badly," here's Rebel News Obergruppenfuhrer Ezra Levant, openly mocking (Trump-appointed) FBI director Chris Wray for condemning violence and threats against law enforcement officers:

Rebel News is going to get someone killed. It's only a matter of time.

P.S. We're not done with barrister Sarah Miller's potential professional misconduct. Not by a country mile. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

thwap said...

The Liberal Party leadership are merely more intelligent overseers of the same capitalist system as the Conservative Party's. As such, they serve Fossil Fuels, Bay Street, Big Telecom and other capitalist scum.

But grifters like Ezra Levant (who is supported/protected by elements from within the same capitalist elite) keeps his shit-for-brains fans infuriated with Trudeau and the Liberals.

It seems to me that the more extremist and frightening the right-wing base becomes, the more some people seem to think it necessary to coalesce around the Liberals (or in the USA, the Democrats) despite the Liberals (or Democrats) being just as responsible for the growing desperation of the populace.