by Ezra Levant
August 24, 2017
A lot of people want The Rebel to die, and this seems to be their moment; they’re all piling on.
The mainstream media says we’re dead already. Canada’s biggest newspaper, The Toronto Star wrote, “Is this the beginning of the end for Canada’s Rebel Media?” Their answer, is “of course”. But they’ve said that since the day we were born.
It’s really been just 30 journalists, but when they all have newspapers or TV stations or websites, it can sound like the whole world is screaming at you.
But I’m not going to let you down. I’m not hiding, quitting, or going away.
It all started when Faith Goldy went to Charlottesville, Virginia where the alt-right and the alt-left had duelling-protests.
Faith was standing near the leftists, when an alt-right extremist rammed his car into them, killing one person. Faith caught it all on tape. It was an act of terrorism. And it immediately transformed the nature of the alt-right from peaceful cranks to a violent danger.
Faith shouldn’t have even gone to Charlottesville; I asked her not to go, even as a reporter. The alt-right isn’t who we are at the Rebel — they’re racist and their torch-lit march was really nothing more than a Ku Klux Klan rally.
Last Monday, I wrote a staff memo clarifying our position on the alt-right — we’ve never been alt-right, we’re against it.