Today in Sun Media Douchebaggery, Part One

Right-wing pundit Ezra Levant used his Sun News tree-killer to bash the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for an anti-Christian bias in its coverage of last week`s terror attacks in Norway.

The problem is though, is that the CBC is guilty of nothing more than Journalism 101: they covered the story and repeated what the investigating authorities said at the time. It was the the deputy chief of the Norwegian police who called him a Christian fundamentalist. (Reuters)

“At Utoeya, the water is still being searched for more victims,” he said.

He declined to comment on the possible motive for the killings, but said: “We have no more information than … what has been found on (his) own websites, which is that is goes toward the right (wing) and that it is, so to speak, Christian fundamentalist.”

So, accurate journalism is one of the things Levant is campaigning against, apparently.

Then again, who reads Sun Media for the journalism, apart from the sports section — and since Perry Lefko left for Sportsnet, that avenue is also getting thin.

Good God, could Ezra Levant and Co. even cover a nude midget stripper with a king-size duvet, much less a news story?

(EDIT: there’s some at the dog who say readers may think I’m an insensitive dolt for the use of a term that today is seen as a politically incorrect insult against little people. That’s understandable and I will forthwith promise to use a more acceptable term in one of my favorite expressions in the future. Even though I think I’m an insensitive dolt at times …)

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

6 thoughts on “Today in Sun Media Douchebaggery, Part One”

  1. Ezra was 100% right in his assessment on the CBC. They were harping on the “Chrisitian Fundamentalist” aspect so hard, it was obvious they had an agenda.

    Not once did they report, though, that in Brevik’s own manifesto, he claimed that he DID NOT have a personal relationship with Jesus! Ezra reduced Brevik to what he really is, “a narcissistic terrorist.”

    I guess for the CBC, it is easier to label him a Fundamental Christian, than a terrorist, for I have yet to see the T word used in their reporting.

  2. Beyond predictable. The rightwing media will dodge ideological complicity with a madman by attacking anyone who dares mention he is Christian and rightwing. It’s so beyond predictable.

  3. Read his manifesto, Talbot. He berates Christians for their soft-heartedness. There is no room for Jesus in his definition of Christian, just a handy descriptive term for white, European society.

    The motherfuckers in the mainstream media need to do their research and stop trying to church him up! Because this dude is as Christian as Stephen Whitworth is Catholic.

  4. Ezra isn’t even the biggest douchebag with Sun Media. His fellow anti-jihad jihadist Michael Coren essentially argued that the Norwegian children deserved to die because earlier in the day they had passed a resolution critical of Israeli policy towards Palestinians.

    Of course, they pale next to North America’s Douchebag-in-Chief Glenn Beck who claimed that the children deserved to die because the Norwegian Labour Party youth section were essentially the Hitler Youth.

  5. Yes, I forgot there is no such thing as a left wing douchebag.How dumb do you think people are.

    Insert insult here

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