In a recent episode of “The Ezra Levant Show,” Ezra Levant discussed the claim made by CBC CEO Catherine Tait that the public broadcaster’s journalists are facing increasing threats to their safety. Tait also stated that the CBC is “defending media freedom” so that their journalists can focus on important stories like the pandemic, war in Ukraine, and convoy protests.
Ezra challenged the CBC’s assertion, stating, “The CBC is defending media freedom? That’s a new one. How are they defending media freedom? Where? When? I haven’t heard about any court cases where they defended press freedom.”
He also pointed out that the CBC failed to defend press freedom during the pandemic when Rebel News reporters, David Menzies and Alexa Lavoie, were assaulted. Additionally, they remained silent when the Montreal police attempted to search Rebel News’ Airbnb houseboat without a warrant. “So what do they mean by defending press freedom?” Ezra questioned.
Furthermore, Ezra questioned the CBC’s claims about defending freedom of the press in Ukraine, pointing out that they don’t even have a reporter stationed there. While they sent a reporter for a few days last year, they haven’t had a permanent presence in Ukraine for quite some time.
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In conclusion, Ezra Levant’s analysis of CBC’s claim to defend media freedom raises valid questions about the actions of the public broadcaster. The examples provided by Ezra highlight the lack of action taken by the CBC to protect press freedom, and their failure to support Rebel News reporters when they faced assault and unwarranted searches. The absence of a permanent CBC presence in Ukraine further calls into question their commitment to defending press freedom. By subscribing to RebelNews+, viewers can access independent journalism that challenges the mainstream narrative and supports media freedom.