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https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7773017-environment-minister-confronts-rebel-reporter-about-climate-barbie-slur/

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"So you're the Rebel Media that happens to call me 'climate Barbie.' I certainly hope that you will no longer use that hashtag," McKenna said.

Wilson replied that he personally has never called her that name.

However, the reporter has used it at least twice on Twitter and it appeared in an article published under his byline in January. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

this so-called reporter can’t even stand up for what he wrote and has to lie about it when confronted by Minister McKenna.

What a coward.

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this so called reporter, Wilson, doubled down on his stupidity after his "boss" showed his colors.

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The Rebel did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but on Saturday morning founder Ezra Levant tweeted, "Appointed to fill a gender quota; unable to control her emotions when criticized; spends taxes on vanity photo shoots. #ClimateBarbie fits.

And after his testy exchange with the minister Wilson wrote in a Twitter post, "Our Alberta bureau chief coined the phrase 'Climate Barbie,' a reference to McKenna's shallowness. She did not disprove that tonight."

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5 hours ago, drummindiver said:

The very article lies about the Rebel being alt right. They are not.

McKenna makes derogatory comments about anyone who doesn't share her beliefs yet demands different behaviour from others. Hypicrite[sic].

And as usual, HE off on one of his off topic tangents. Seek help son, you need ir[sic].

There's not much difference between the Alt-right and the far right Rebel crowd. They both hold and espouse racist views, their targets are just a wee bit different. 

 

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45 minutes ago, hot enough said:

Quote the portion that says this. 

 

52 minutes ago, hot enough said:

There's not much difference between the Alt-right and the far right Rebel crowd. They both hold and espouse racist views, their targets are just a wee bit different. 

 

Not much difference between the socialist of Canada and the socialists the old USSR right?

You know how alt right feel about ppl like Ezra, right?

 

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3 hours ago, drummindiver said:

She coined the phrase " coalition of idiots" , a play on coalition of the willing.

 

How can you so starkly avoid reality? Clearly these gullible dupes WERE a coalition of idiots, major idiots.

The illegal invasions of I and A were predicated on rank US/UK lies!

And there still are so many of the same idiots around supporting the USA in its war crimes/terrorism/ false accusations against Muslims, Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians, Libyans, ...  .

There are the USGOCT conspiracy theorist idiots who can't provide a single piece of evidence to support that nutty pastiche of arrant lies. These lies that have directly caused the deaths of millions, the ruined lives of hundreds of millions and the ongoing troubles in our much troubled world.

And the nuttiest thing of all, some incredibly stupid, naive or willfully blind westerners still cling to all the transparent lies advanced by the US/UK/... . 

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While I think Rebel Media has a place in Canadian news, they also need to realize that taking cheap, often personal shots at politicians and others will cause them to be treated poorly by those same people. You can't talk shit about people on the internet, and then expect to shake hands and share a joke, when you meet then in person.

In the case of Mckenna, she may have made some mistakes (which she should be held accountable for), but she is very well qualified, and deserves the position she was awarded. Furthermore, referring to her as Climate Barbie is sexist, and shouldn't be a term used by any serious news source. 

And to be fair, the left wing is just as guilty. The shots that took at Rob Ford and continue to take at Donald Trump are just as egregious. 
We need to stop taking cheap shots at right wing politicians and then cry foul when the right wing does the same. 

Remember when Now posted a naked picture of Rob Ford on its cover? Imagine if that was done to Andrea Horvath. 

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8 minutes ago, PIK said:

And her dismissing people that don't believe everything they have been told is worse.

"people that don't believe everything they have been told" would be, let me guess, climate science denying conservatives. The same folks who bought into Iraq WMDs, OBL being responsible for 911, the Taliban were bad guys, 19 Arab hijackers, in other words, some of thee most gullible people on the planet. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Thinkinoutsidethebox said:

"Climate Barbie"  is pretty catchy, instead of fighting it she should own it. That would teach her kids how to handle situations like this. It would also really piss off the righties :D

That is a possibility but her kids, being little kids can't really grasp those fine distinctions. 

An equally more important issue that has seen its rightful share of screen time is that this Rebel "reporter" lied and was caught in those bald faced lies. Is it not the duty of reporters to tell the truth?

[Of course I'm joking on my question. We live in the West!]

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37 minutes ago, hot enough said:

That is a possibility but her kids, being little kids can't really grasp those fine distinctions. 

An equally more important issue that has seen its rightful share of screen time is that this Rebel "reporter" lied and was caught in those bald faced lies. Is it not the duty of reporters to tell the truth?

[Of course I'm joking on my question. We live in the West!]

And she lies every time she opens her mouth.

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1 minute ago, PIK said:

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna blamed staff for a tweet issued from her ministerial account praising Syria for joining the Paris Climate Accord.  Always someone else's fault when they get caught telling what they really think. Climate barbie strikes again.

That has been already dealt with in another rabid right winger's SSU. 

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16 hours ago, hot enough said:

That is a possibility but her kids, being little kids can't really grasp those fine distinctions. 

An equally more important issue that has seen its rightful share of screen time is that this Rebel "reporter" lied and was caught in those bald faced lies. Is it not the duty of reporters to tell the truth?

[Of course I'm joking on my question. We live in the West!]

She's the one that brought her kids into this...

She called him on it and that was his knee jerk reaction, if she's been using climate change as a photo opp then he should have said so. There may be totally legitimate reasons to call her Climate Barbie.

Reporters enter the industry with the best of intentions, problem is they have to answer to editors and editors have to answer to the the board and the board have to answer to advertisers and/or subscribers. This is a problem with capitalist media and it's getting worse as they are getting squeezed by alternate news sources. I bet Rebel subscriptions fluctuate daily based on actions and decisions made  by staff and management, numbers = revenue.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Thinkinoutsidethebox said:

She's the one that brought her kids into this...

She called him on it and that was his knee jerk reaction, if she's been using climate change as a photo opp then he should have said so. There may be totally legitimate reasons to call her Climate Barbie.

Reporters enter the industry with the best of intentions, problem is they have to answer to editors and editors have to answer to the the board and the board have to answer to advertisers and/or subscribers. This is a problem with capitalist media and it's getting worse as they are getting squeezed by alternate news sources. I bet Rebel subscriptions fluctuate daily based on actions and decisions made  by staff and management, numbers = revenue.

Nice to know your morals all boil down to money.

As Seymor Hersh says, editors are mice trained to be rats. An addendum, reporters are mice to remain mice but they act like rats. 

There are some decent, honorable reporters, like Hersh, John Pilger,  William Blum, ... but mainstream media, and the Rebel like squads are pure propagandists.  

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54 minutes ago, hot enough said:

Nice to know your morals all boil down to money.

As Seymor Hersh says, editors are mice trained to be rats. An addendum, reporters are mice to remain mice but they act like rats. 

There are some decent, honorable reporters, like Hersh, John Pilger,  William Blum, ... but mainstream media, and the Rebel like squads are pure propagandists.  

Money? 

What makes these reporters more honorable then others? They align with your line of thinking? 

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39 minutes ago, Thinkinoutsidethebox said:

Money? 

What makes these reporters more honorable then others? They align with your line of thinking? 

Their careers have not been near as lucrative as a George Will or any of the other mainstream pimps. 

That has come about, the low pay, because, yes, they are more honorable, light years so, from the others who provide cover for all these war criminals/terrorists.

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