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Trudeau invents license for “journalists” so readers know which ones are Government Approved Liars

Big Government is supposed to fear the free press who criticize it — When the press fear the government, it follows the press prints Fake News. It’s just an arm of Big Government. 

Justin Trudeau has invented a Social Credit system for journalists. What could possibly go wrong — Apart from death. corruption and wasted money.  It explains a lot — like why virtually none of the news media in Canada covered the Truckers Rally, the problems with vaccines, or discontent among the unacceptable working class people. Apart from Rebel News, the other media outlets were afraid of losing their QCJO, or their subsidies, their income tax breaks, and their right to get into government events.

It’s the oldest trick in the Dictators playbook — make the critics get a license. It’s as bad as it sounds. An anonymous panel sits in secret and assesses something called the Qualified Canadian Journalism Organisational Licence or a QCJO. Not surprisingly Rebel News did not get a license. The invisible bureaucrats claimed that only 1% of Rebel News is “news”  and therefore it doesn’t qualify. Which means Rebel News are banned from government events,  and punished and downranked on social media (even more than they already are), and their subscribers can no longer claim their subscription costs as a tax deduction. In return Rebel News are suing Justin Trudeau.

Ask yourself if the invisible bureaucrats will get bigger or small paypackets if Canadians vote for Bigger-leftier-governments? Which kind of “journalists” will make the bureaucrats richer?

Rebel Commander, Ezra Levant, points out 99% percent of Canadian Media outlets are dependent on Big Canadian government. 1,500 news media companies in Canada took $61 million in funds from the Canadian Government and none of them reported it. 

 

Thanks to Eric Worrall at WUWT who points out that last year the Biden administration introduced tax breaks for “local media” which are worth as much as $25,000 per journalist.

Biden’s tax breaks for local media an effort to turn them into ‘versions of leftist NPR or PBS,’ critic says

Published November 15

The tax break would allow eligible local media organizations, including newspapers, digital news websites and television stations to receive a tax credit of $25,000 per journalist they employ, and $15,000 for the following four years. The tax break can be claimed for up to 1,500 journalists.

He who is owned by Big Government is unlikely to be too critical of it. The fact that the US government wants to pay off the legacy media shows how important the legacy media is to the government.  The fact that the public don’t want to pay for the same media show how poorly it serves them.

 

 

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    nc

    Trudeau is working on controlling the internet in Canada

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      Jojodogfacedboy

      And how bad is our politicians overreaching on businesses…
      Nesting season shuts down pipeline construction and anything any activists complaining about.
      Higher humidity will get your business fined if your not shutdown. Forest fires is that excuse.
      Even digging a hole disturbing tree roots another property could get you fined.
      So, how can we possibly do business like in the past if our politicians fine you out of existence on more and more regulations and restrictions.
      People need training and safety equipment just to nail a piece of wood with a hammer and nail.
      Our governments trying to attract new citizens but the laws making basic survival challenging without government approved training.

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        Klem

        Wow and I thought we had it bad here in Canada, now I’m glad I didn’t move to Oz like I had originally planned.

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    […] Trudeau invents license for “journalists” so readers can spot Fake News (everyone with a… […]

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    Kalm Keith

    Back in the real world, decades ago, journalists explored matters of interest in the local community, business and politics with a notepad and pen.

    They learned their trade as an apprentice.

    Moving forward to the modern world, Journalists are manufactured in the local University where the principal skill developed is the ability to write voluminous stories with attractive rhyming headlines.

    Australia 2022, no degree, no job.

    That’s not much different to the Trudeau scheme.

    KK

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      Gerry, England

      I think the main skill of so-called journalists is to turn a press handout into a story with just the merest addition on their part.

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        b.nice

        And that only requires one journalist to do the writing, the rest just copy it. !

        Not an original thought needed.

        One could probably train parrots a lot more cheaply.

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      GlenM

      I recall UTS(University Technology Sydney) has a school of journalism. I think Wendy Bacon headed it up. In the 1990’s they turned out masses of Jana Wendt clones.

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        Ted1

        Wendy Bacon.

        In 1981 we landed in Sydney from the bush with a child with cancer. A wonderful friend from school days (with whom I, a farmer, disagreed violently on matters political. He was a lawyer in the Department of Industrial relations) visited us at the hospital. He worked in the state bank building at the head of Oxford St and lived near Campbelltown. He invited me to visit him at work. So when the pressure eased one afternoon I did. We were 36 years old.

        He said: we’ll be knocking off in half an hour and going to the pub for a few beers. would you like to wait and come with us. So i did.

        At the pub the topic of conversation was Wendy Bacon’s application for admission to the bar. To my surprise these lawyers were against her. I am quite sure that ten or fifteen years earlier they would have been rabid in their support, and I would have been against. But in 1981 I would have given her credit for getting this far.

        The long and the short of it is that it is wonderful what a wife, a couple of kids and a mortgage can do for a young bloke’s outlook on life.

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      Bruce

      Churnalists have pretty much ALWAYS bee a vaguely adult manifestation of the classic schoolyard tattle-tales.

      They do not refer to themselves as “opinion-shapers” for no reason. Wanna-be “king-makers” and, by logical extension, “King BREAKERS”.

      Once again; the words of General William T. Sherman:

      “I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all, there would be news from Hell before breakfast.”

      Personal experience prevents my having a more “charitable” opinion.

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      Wet Mountains

      Here in Colorado, our governor has waved the college degree requirement for state employees. Seems they are having a hard time filling positions. Now 20 years of experience means something over a 25 years with their masters in “Marriage and the Family”.

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    Joao Martins

    Turning journalists, who are employees of PRIVATE enterprises that pay their salaries, into civil servants of government.

    Unbelievable.

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      Greg in NZ

      ‘World leader’ Jabcinda Ardern of the NZ branch of the WEF/UN/WHO introduced this government financial takeover of ‘our’ media two years ago in 2020 to ‘save the press’ from bankruptcy and/or death by a thousand covids…

      It’s a Brave New World of jiffy-lube greenwash for the masses and I don’t believe a word of it: as with climate SCIENCE™, if you take the complete opposite view of what is written, you’ll have a much clearer understanding of how things are.

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      Unbelievable. Au contraire, mon ami. Control of mass media stems from editorial policy – and approval for srory coverage. If it doesn’t fall within guidelines of military ‘intelligence’, nothing is approved.
      What, you thought those stories about ‘the company’ erred ? It did not in the late 18th century in British press ‘covering’ suppression of rebellion in India.

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    François Riverin

    And don’t forget it: Canadian government own 100 % of CBC’s French and English public network. May be it’s a coincidence, but those two networks main coverages are climate and Aboriginals, the same as the current liberal government. Those two networks, and all others medias, completely embarked in the Fake news of the year: the ‘discovering’ of 215 children unmarked graves in Kamloops Indian Residential School. Almost a year since the announce, not one body has been unearthed, first because there is, probably, none. Now the Indian ban considered it as a sacred land, so it will be long before anybody can unearth the truth.

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    Curious George

    While I can’t ban a criticism of Myself, at least I’ll be able to deny a license.

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    Gerry, England

    The legacy media is already fading away as it is so turning them into government propaganda outlets will be the final nail in their coffin.

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    Honk R Smith

    Looks like we may start running low on hills to not die on.

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    David Maddison

    The Australian Government is playing by the same puppet masters as Trudeau. Our Government is going in a similar direction with the following (at link below) Orwellian laws.

    I have mentioned this here before.

    Imagine how much worse it will be under Green Labor if even the Liberals (pretend conservative party) want to do this?

    The implications of this legislation are extremely concerning. For example, any questioning and discusdion of the coronavirus narrative or anthropogenic global warming (such as on this blog) would be deemed to be “dangerous disinformation”.

    https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/new-disinformation-laws

    New disinformation laws
    The Morrison Government will introduce legislation this year to combat harmful disinformation and misinformation online.

    The legislation will provide the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with new regulatory powers to hold big tech companies to account for harmful content on their platforms.

    Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, made the announcement of the new powers today while releasing a report by ACMA on the adequacy of digital platforms’ current disinformation and news quality measures.

    “ACMA’s report highlights that disinformation and misinformation are significant and ongoing issues,” Minister Fletcher said.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

    Orwell prophesied it correctly in these two quotes:

    There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.’

    And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’

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      PeterS

      Governments worldwide are struggling to contain a new virus that could have a huge impact on billions of lives worldwide. The virus is called TRUTH

      IMHO that virus has already done its job to fool so many to keep supporting the major parties, and it now working on the next phase; complete submission to said governments.

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      RobB

      So much for free speech hey? Once upon a time it was sacred, and only communists and Nazis censored speech. It is unbelievable that the “conservative” government should be writing laws like this. They should be doing the opposite. In truth, even the government is brainwashed. All got their nice Marxist degrees at university. They probably all think they are doing good.

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      b.nice

      ‘that disinformation and misinformation are significant and ongoing issues”

      Yes, the Government should certainly stop doing this !

      The constant stream of government and political based disinformation is passed a joke !.

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      wal1957

      Who would determine what is disinformation or misinformation?
      Example…I say a man can’t give birth. Apparently according to the “in crowd” I am wrong and should suffer some form of punishment. Who is living in fantasy?
      This is really scary stuff.
      There has been quite a few “conspiracy theories” over the last few years that I wrote off as being absolute fairy tales….then some turned out to be true.
      If opposing opinions are not allowed, how do we prove a theory? All theories should be questioned, that is how we get to some semblance of truth.
      The phrase… “We’re from the government and we’re here to help” more often than not turns out to be the opposite of that statement. The more intrusive a government becomes, the more freedom the population loses.

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    Saighdear

    All this kind of legislation: like in the UK we had BullShit 5750 before they saw the light of ISO 2001 /2002 ( eyesore ) just designed to bleed good companies of cash to do a circular papertrail which no one ever really checked. All that trees felled for sheets of paper trails. Then we have the Ackilly’s Heel to allow you to tender for work with the juicy grovelling NGO companies, etc. Subscribe to this and subscribe to that. Doesn’t mean to say that you KNOW or CAN do ANYTHING ( other than do Origami & Macramé ) Now all this leads to the scams from Call centres , spawned and in-breeding , from this type of regulation. Are you going to deal with a Journo – just because they are licensed, or go underground with someone who KNOWS what they’re doing ? We are definitely entering dark times. Beware the Ides of March.
    At the end of the day, who is this trudder, what is Canada ? very little coverage of anything from there in the british News. Joe ‘n the Clown is all we hear about, and now for a wee whilie, there’s the othe blond clown getting away with party games. ….

    [The UK acronyms might need a bit more explanation? – Jo]

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      Gerry, England

      ‘BullShit 5750’ refers to British Standard 5750 which was a quality standard that was then replaced by the International Standards Organisation version. I worked for companies that had BS5750 accreditation – in fact we had others that were more stringent than that. I worked in manufacturing pumps for petro-chemical, nuclear and hazardous environments and the application of 5750 was to ensure that you followed a documented process that could be audited, and in that it was no bad thing. Who wants a chemical plant to blow up?

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    Peter the Moderate

    USA – press card
    GB – press card
    AUS – press card
    CAN – press card

    So it is not just Canada

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    John Hultquist

    A “press card” (3 types) in the USA is very different from the thing Trudeau’s government is wanting.

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    Mark Allinson

    The Morrison Government will introduce legislation this year to combat harmful disinformation and misinformation online.

    Which suggests that sites such as this one are doomed.

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      b.nice

      “that sites such as this one are doomed”

      Mainly because they look at actual real data and information, that nearly always contradicts “the agenda”.

      Fact and data are considered “misinformation” to the standard totalitarian lefty like ScMo and the leftie Lib, and are a total anathema to the Lab Green anti-humanists.

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      el+gordo

      ‘ … doomed.’

      Not necessarily, when it comes to climate change they cannot touch us.

      Throughout the US election and pandemic we were vulnerable, but no harm was done.

      In China they imprison people for spreading ‘false rumour’, thankfully we have a democracy and free speech, HK now has neither.

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        Mark Allinson

        ” … when it comes to climate change they cannot touch us.”

        Why so?

        This site regularly questions the official dogma, and THAT is the Capital Crime.

        Not whether we are right or wrong, but because we are challenging the orthodoxy.

        ” … thankfully we have a democracy and free speech …”

        The people of Canada believed the same thing.

        The illusion of Democracy might last a little longer here, but not for long.

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          el+gordo

          Sky News often questions official dogma and we are doing the same with a satirical edge.

          There are too many voters who believe that AGW is a hoax, so its unlikely to be their focus. Harmless discussions on weather and climate is safe.

          The pandemic produced upheaval and the authorities became alarmed at the anti vaccination blogs spreading what they thought was misinformation. The break down in law and order, like the Melbourne riots, was fuelled by social media.

          https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/new-disinformation-laws

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            Mark Allinson

            ” The break down in law and order, like the Melbourne riots …”

            What you mean is the people took to the streets to protest the government’s abandonment of law and order.

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              el+gordo

              It was considered a national emergency and the punishing bodies were in their element. At least they had the opportunity to riot, its definitely off the agenda in Shanghai.

              History will tell us if governments over reacted to the virus, implementing lockdowns at great social and economic cost.

              Dan will feel the heat at the next state election.

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                MP

                The only riot was from your trade unionist mates, the rest were people standing up for your rights.

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                b.nice

                MP, the only people I saw rioting in Melbourne, were the police. !

                And in true BLM fashion as well… violence, thuggery and all.

                Everyone else was basically peaceful.

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                el+gordo

                ‘ … standing up for your rights.’

                Mainstream society accepted the lockdown restrictions, but in Victoria they lingered too long and people marched in a peaceful protest.

                ‘The combination of a global health emergency and an informational ecosystem where false and misleading information can thrive has proven to be a lethal cocktail. Australia has weathered this terrain reasonably well, but as these recent protests have demonstrated the country is not immune to social unrest fueled by grievance, paranoia, conspiracy, and actors working to intentionally deceive.’ (The Diplomat)

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            Gary S

            Not being a ‘journalist’, I can possibly give a more accurate view of the ‘riots by trade union mates’ if the reference is to the protest outside the office of the CFMEU in Melbourne last year.
            The criminal leadership of the said union together with their bikie enforcer goons were, like every single other union in this country, completely missing in action when it came to standing up for their members’ right to work and resisting vaccine mandates when simply testing would have sufficed, just as miners are regularly screened for alcohol and drug use.
            The tradies were forced to take matters in their own hands. My eldest son was one of those who marched to the union HQ, not to riot, but to ask their ‘leaders’ to actually lead them in a march to parliament house to voice their grievances.
            The response of the cowards in charge was to ask for time to consider this request and then retreat to a back room and telephone a talkback radio station to criticise their membership and even suggest that they were some sort of activist plants!
            Nothing could be further from the truth. When the telephone conversation became known to the assembled group, they reacted as any group betrayed by the very people they elected to represent them.
            This episode ought to stand as a salutary lesson to all such elected representatives to remember where your supporter base comes from.
            None of these people will be paying union ‘dues’ for the foreseeable future.
            Here’s hoping a few facts can find a way through the bullsh*t.

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            “Harmless discussions on weather and climate is safe.”
            Make that ‘endless discussions are safe’ and irrelevancy is clear. When moving the goalposts is standard practice, the matter of reasonable conclusion is drowned in evasion.

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    a+happy+little+debunker

    Albanese tried something like this on his first day of campaigning – when during a press conference where he had invited ‘all-comers’ a citizen asked if he’d be big enough to field his question.

    Albo denied any further public discussion (prior to the question ever being asked) because is was a MEAA union ‘organised’ press conference.

    The MSM in Australia is a closed shop and dissenters are not allowed…

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    Honk R Smith

    I would like to state, that in NO WAY, do I see the assault on a free press in the Western World as more dangerous than than Russia’s assault on a country on it’s own border, that was being meddled in by the US, where the current POTUS’s meth addled son had been paid upwards of a million $ plus for nothing.
    I see nothing.
    Nada.
    Zilch.
    FREE UKRAINE FOR HUNTER.

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    Richard+Jenkins

    Many Canadian pilots fought in the battle for Britain.
    What did our fathers and uncles fight and many die for?

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    Nb

    I presume a list of government approved journalists is published. Easy. That’s a list of who not to bother to read.

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    JB

    So this is what a never ending plague of wokists looks like.

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    Ross

    Same racket applies in Victoria, Australia. There’s this really unhealthy symbiosis between most of the political media and the state Labor party. Those that criticise or don’t toe the line are outcasted. During all the freedom protests late last year in Melbourne, pretty well all the media called the protestors “anti – vaxxers”. Even though a majority were just protesting loss of freedoms etc. If you listen to any commercial radio driving around etc virtually every ad break is punctuated by some form of government advertising. During COVID lockdowns the govt advertising was upper level. Continuous ads on TV, radio, newspapers, internet sites. Major ad hoardings also devoted to state government ads, even the overhead signs on the freeway. If you got your coffee at 7-11 there’s those rolling signs. Same. The income that the MSM gets from govt advertising must be spectacular and keeps them in business. Then you also have federal government ads in addition to state government.

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      Annie

      I sometimes listen to TalkRadio, a UK station. Not only have they had ads from the Vic Gov’t encouraging child ‘vaccination’ (5-11 year olds) but I have also heard one from the Fed Gov’t. It’s wonderful how they liberally sprinkle OUR money on all this indoctrination.

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      David Maddison

      I guess the promise of government advertising revenue is a way to purchase the friendship of the media. It’s a hidden form of corruption, just like in the US Hunter Biden is paid outrageous amounts for his beginner artworks or Bill Clinton was paid US$300,000 per hour for his speeches when his wife was Secretary of State.

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    Define invisible? Who issues Australian press passes?

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      Tel

      Who issues Australian press passes?

      For the Commonwealth … that would be the presiding officers of the Australian Parliament.

      The Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives is one and President of the Australian Senate is another one. Not sure if there are any more.

      However, this licensing business is trying to control who is a journalist at all, regardless of what they are reporting. Seems ridiculous to me.

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        The question was rhetorical. Licensing can also restrict numbers. Press in parliament house are not confined to the public spaces so there has to be some sort of vetting that they are not going to e.g spy for China or big business.

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    David Maddison

    There are no leaders in the Western world that now believe in anything good, fight for good or do good.

    Some of the Beatles lyrics are appropriate for Morrison, Biden, Trudeau, Ardern, Johnson etc..

    He’s a real nowhere man
    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
    Doesn’t have a point of view
    Knows not where he’s going to

    Donald Trump was the last hope of the US and the West in general and then there was a coup d’état against him. Even if he can return in the next term, the damage Biden’s controllers have done to the US and the West in general is severe. It is not clear it is recoverable. We are heading for very dark times indeed with the Left unleashing the full powers of Evil at their disposal.

    (Apologies for “mis-gendering” Ardern but I’m sure it won’t mind, it is a Leftist so it probably “identifies” as all 57 genders, or none…)

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    David Maddison

    In Vicdanistan, Dictator Dan has prohibited independent journalist Avi Yemeni from attending Dan’s pressers because Avi asks difficult questions, unlike to the rest of the highly compliant and unquestioning sycophants of the media.

    Avi is currently suing the Andrews regime over this in the Vicdanistan Supreme Court.

    https://www.rebelnews.com/closing_statements_in_avi_yemini_fight_for_press_freedom

    The court heard on Tuesday from Yemini’s legal team that he was denied procedural fairness when his application for a Victorian media pass was denied.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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      David Maddison

      I meant to also say, as per the Canadian case that Jo mentioned involving Rebel News Canada, Avi Yemeni works for Rebel News Australia.

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      David Maddison

      I meant to also say, as per the Canadian case that Jo mentioned involving Rebel News Canada, Avi Yemeni works for Rebel News Australia.

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      Yonniestone.

      Also last year Vicpol continuously stopped and questioned Avi’s valid press pass when covering protests or Andrew’s TV covid show, this ploy stopped Rebel News getting coverage of many events, I hope the blackshirts are proud of their actions.

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      through true reporters such as Avi we have seen how the MSM really work, where Avi was in the thick of it showing the truth the MSM would be reporting from half a mile away behind the black shirts wondering why nobody would believe anything they would say and typical of the anti’s it is always blamed on “misinformation” by the guys who were welcomed because they reported the truth

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    RickWill

    He who is owned by Big Government is unlikely to be too critical of it.

    That would describe academia as well. Although some institutions rely heavily on Chinese students and are beholding to China.

    Probably the greatest sin in Australian political history was the creation of Canberra. Coddling Federal politicians and their administrations in a place of make-believe sets them apart from reality. Canberra is a massive drain on Australian resources. Canberrans vote 2 to 1 for Labor against the rest. They are for the party that makes big governments. Canberrans despise Liberal governments but few Liberals can stand apart once tinged with the Canberra ethos of privilege and smarmy self-righteousness. They all become Penny Wong!

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    David Maddison

    **OFF TOPIC**

    BUT IMPORTANT

    Apparently unvaxxed Australians will no longer need an exit visa to leave the country (which as with North Korea would not have been granted). The changes took place as of 18th April but the Storm Troopers at ze border might still ask your vaccination status even though your medical record is supposedly protected by the Privacy Act.

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/unvaccinated-travellers/australian-citizens-and-pr/leaving-australia

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      David Maddison

      I wonder if the impending election had something to do with the cancelling the requirement for exit visas which prohibited the 10% of adult voters who are unvaxxed from leaving?

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      Kalm Keith

      The link to our beloved government’s declaration reads like double dutch.

      You can read it any way you like and you are still in their power.

      Good one ScoMo.

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      Outrageous. When did North Korea stop issuing Australian exit visas?

      I am also outraged that the totalitarian state didn’t eventuate. I was looking forward to the lockdowns being permanent etc as predicted.

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      GreatAuntJanet

      Unless you are ‘fully vaccinated’, you have to apply for an exemption – still, as of today on the website. And you will only be given an exemption to travel unvaccinated if you are covered by one of the exemption reasons, which are (and certainly do not include visiting family or an overseas holiday):

      You can apply for a travel exemption if you:

      are travelling as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid
      need urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia
      are travelling for a compelling reason and for three months or longer
      your travel is in the national interest
      you are ordinarily resident in a country other than Australia.
      are travelling for your business or employer
      providing critical skills or working in a critical sector.

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    A friend of mine is a psychologist and a colleague of hers was very concerned about the impact of lockdowns on children and families. So she started investigating more formally and it was truely frightening the levels of depression, suicidal thoughts (and actual suicides) etc she found.

    She put together a large presentation on it and sent it to the almost 5000 journalists registered here in Australia.

    She has had decades in the profession both practicing and teaching – her study was detailed and gave lots of detail.

    Guess how many responses she had?

    ZERO

    Truely disgusting that no journalist wants to show up the horrific results of the completely useless lockdowns. Too busy reporting on the reality TV style covid press conferences, the “he said she said” rubbish that amounts to political coverage etc – anything but actually trying to shine a very bright light on a very dark corner, and which will show up the govts incompetent policies and help our most vulnerable have a voice.

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      Kalm Keith

      A brave lady indeed.

      The pain of dislocation over the last two years of KovidLock has been enormous and tempered only marginally by our Government’s equivalent of Big Pharma medication in the form of Jobbykeeper and SlobbyJobbySeeker.

      Good luck with paying all that off Australia.

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      5000 journalists? Including those on Fox etc?

      And this person didn’t publish this anywhere else so we can have a look at it? If it is not published but is just a thing, formal or not (whatever that means), no journalist should touch it. There is nothing to touch.

      Maybe you could give her some media training? Even if you know nothing about it you’d be doing a better job than her. Either that or you’d be talking to yourself.

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        Richard+Jenkins

        She didn’t publish it anywhere else GeeAye? If she posted it to 5,000 journalists, and she is a well established specialist, how do you get published?
        I have had discussions with Liberal politicians over many years and been told amazing facts. They all complain that the pr realeases are ignored.
        How should they get published???

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        Quite incredible GA
        So a decades experienced psychologist cannot provide any insights at all because she has not published her findings??

        I have no formal training in Packaging yet when I joined Nestle I was able to deliver savings and improvements beyond anything ever seen before in the division I worked in.

        I had not run a factory before but when I took over the performance of the site improved astronomically and the business within a year beat all the other businesses that company ran across the Asia Pacific.

        Yet because I am not published you won’t believe anything I have to say about Packaging or running a factory/business??

        I have learnt huge amounts from operators in the factories I have worked in, people with commonsense and able to run rings around the total idiots who we have at the helm. Hazzard dropped his mandates as soon as it became clear he would have to actually provide some details of the review he had done when he put them in place. He did no review whatsoever other than to call his WEF mates and listen to what they told him to do, and then do it. The lockdowns the psychologist referred to have in peer reviewed paper after paper been shown to be no better than other methods of containment, and catastrophic economically to boot. They have been avoided for precisely the reasons she had raised – they destroy lives and livelihoods for nothing.

        Except no journalist dares bite the govt hand that feeds, or will risk being cast out due to questioning the worst public policy in history. Utterly wrong and disgusting.

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        b.nice

        I bet she knows far more than you, or any journalist in the subject area.

        She has spent her time helping people for all her career, rather than seeking publicity through publishing papers.

        She also cares, so deserves far more credence than any journalist.

        .. and certainly more than an insignificant little whinger on the web.

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        el+gordo

        ‘Maybe you could give her some media training?’

        Better she stick to her profession and seek out investigative journalists who will carry the can for a scoop. The story is no longer newsworthy, but it could be picked up by Tracy Grimshaw’s team.

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    Catherine

    Reuters:
    ‘April 14 (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk took aim at Twitter Inc with a $43 billion cash takeover offer on Thursday, with the Tesla CEO saying the social media company needs to be taken private to grow and become a platform for free speech.’
    ———–

    on Substack:
    ‘Media figures everywhere are openly complaining that they dislike the Musk move because they’re terrified he will censor people less.’

    “For democracy to survive, it needs more censorship”! A professional journalist who opposed free speech was not long ago considered a logical impossibility.

    My blue-checked friends in media worked very hard to create this thriving intellectual paradise, so of course they’re devastated to imagine that a single rich person could even try to walk in and upend the project.’
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    Investopedia:
    ‘Institutional investors dominated the list of Twitter’s top shareholders until April 2022, when Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk disclosed he had accumulated a 9% stake in the social media company.
    Musk’s purchase briefly made him Twitter’s largest shareholder—at least according to public sources—until mutual fund giant The Vanguard Group disclosed in a filing with the SEC that its funds held 82.4 million shares, accounting for 10.3% of Twitter’s common stock, as of March 31, 2022.
    The other top shareholders of the social media company were asset managers Vanguard, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock and State Street.’
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    on YouTube:
    ‘Kim Iversen:Elon Musk BLASTS World Economic Forum’s ESG Social Score. Bill Gates TOPS The List’

    Lockheed Martin has a better social responsibility score than Tesla

    The score is political.

    Microsoft is at the top.

    Klaus Schwab: “It is the mechanism of the future to push compagnies and society in the direction that we want.” ‘

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    David Maddison

    The political left’s attempts to silence ideas they cannot, or will not, debate are a confession of intellectual bankruptcy.

    Thomas Sowell

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    I just love the way that clueless journalists go totally against their training (to investigate EVERYTHING) and think they know about anything concerning electrical power generation, of any type at all.

    The simple following of that ‘inquire about everything’ training would see that at least one journalist somewhere would be asking pertinent questions about the renewable power generation sources of choice, instead of just mindlessly following the mantra they all now all just ‘take for granted’.

    Imagine the career trajectory of the journalist who actually stumbles across the fact that they are absolutely useless, and then has the guts to write about it.

    Tony.

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      el+gordo

      The young jurno, working for the majors, is restrained by deadlines and doesn’t have time for investigative journalism. More senior journalists like Graham Lloyd have greater flexibility but are heavily restrained.

      On climate and energy they are woefully ignorant and simply accept the mantra. Its a disgraceful situation, but I’m pretty sure the climate has changed in our favour and discussion on energy won’t be far behind.

      Here is the Journalist Code of Ethics for your amusement.

      https://www.meaa.org/meaa-media/code-of-ethics/

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    Honk R Smith

    I suppose this is simple institutionalization of territory taken in the war that we all pretended wasn’t happening.

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    b.nice

    Greta reporting ….

    “The climate crisis doesn’t exist. “

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/20/a-puppet-slip-of-the-tongue-did-she-really-just-say-that-monday-mirthiness/

    I wonder when we will that on the MSM… 🙂

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    Trudeau constantly projects. Note the anger with which he issues his edict about the independent (real) journalists generating public anger; when it’s all down to him and his tyranny.

    Please don’t let spoilt brats run your country. Even after they “grow up”.

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