In a recent episode of The Ezra Levant Show, host Ezra Levant discussed the refusal of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to label Hamas as a terrorist group. Despite Hamas being legally designated as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government, the CBC has instructed its employees not to use the term “terrorist” when referring to Hamas in a memo.
Levant also highlighted the deliberate mistranslation by Global News BC of Hamas’ call for a day of Jihad or “rage.” The media outlet translated it as a “day of action,” minimizing the true nature of Hamas’ intentions.
This misinformation and censorship by the CBC are particularly concerning considering their willingness to label other groups as terrorists. Levant pointed out that the CBC has no problem referring to the Proud Boys and the January 6 protesters as terrorists, despite the lack of evidence for such claims.
To further emphasize the biases and censorship within the CBC, Levant read from a Blacklocks article that revealed how the Trudeau-funded corporation can censor its competitors on social media. The article explained that Facebook designated CBC News as a fact-checker during the 2021 election, allowing them to significantly reduce the distribution of content labeled as false. This power to control the narrative and label opposing viewpoints as false is a glaring example of biased media control.
Responding to suggestions that Rebel News should be renamed “Truth News,” Levant expressed his humility in not claiming to be the sole arbiter of truth. However, he highlighted the hypocrisy of the CBC, which claims to be a “beacon of truth” while refusing to acknowledge the truth about Hamas and the Canadian victims of their terror.
The CBC’s refusal to use the term “terrorist” when referring to Hamas raises serious questions about their journalistic integrity and objectivity. By downplaying the actions of a designated terrorist group, the CBC is failing to accurately inform the Canadian public and contribute to a fair and balanced media landscape.
The role of the media is to provide accurate and unbiased information to the public, enabling them to form their own opinions. However, when institutions such as the CBC selectively choose their language and manipulate the truth, they undermine their credibility and betray the public’s trust.
The issue of media bias and censorship is one that should concern all Canadians. With a free press being fundamental to a functioning democracy, it is essential that media organizations adhere to the principles of honesty, integrity, and impartiality. The CBC’s actions, as highlighted by Ezra Levant, serve as a reminder of the importance of holding the media accountable and advocating for transparency and truth in reporting.