There has been a lot of drama, rumors and behind the scenes trouble at Rebel Media. The ongoing ‘Blackmail Scandal’ is front and centre of course.
Voat Conspiracy Thread that makes of couple of interesting points.
“I know nothing about any of these people, but I watched the video you linked and the video by the effeminate British kid. I would not trust ANYONE involved with ANY of the players in this after watching these videos. I wouldn’t watch Rebel Media, and I wouldn’t watch or trust whatever channel the effeminate British kid creates. Here’s what it seems like to me: YES there was something funny going on at Rebel Media with crowdfunding, and YES there was absolutely an attempt by the gay British kids to extort and BLACKMAIL the company. They not only took payment after payment of hush money, they actually surreptitiously recorded the blackmail negotiations so they could ask for MORE blackmail. None of the these people are trustworthy, and there are far too many alternatives in independent journalism out there for anyone to bother with these fighting snakes. “
At the very least there has been some serious mismanagement going on at The Rebel Media and at worst? The words Controlled Opposition come to mind. Either way the self-destruction of Rebel Media is a huge blow to any effort to rebuild the Canadian Right. Without a functional Alt-Media outlet things are going to be a lot harder going forward.
Not there weren’t warning signs. Time and time again Rebel Media would show up at a story do an excellent initial report and then fail to do any sort of in depth follow up. The story the Rebel is the story of what could have been.
There was also the very irritating problem that Ezra Levant seemed to have difficulty understanding that Canadians would have liked to see a Pro-Canada media organization and not necessarily a Pro-Israel one. America wasn’t the only country burnt by the Neocons and their foul stench continues to cling to the clothes of anyone still calling themselves Conservative in this country. Besides the paradigm has shifted. Canada might be one (or maybe two) election cycles behind the rest of Western Civilization but even these dark times will not endure forever. If France can survive the Reign of Terror, Canada can survive the Reign of Tumblr.
The problem of course is that no one knows what a Canadian Nationalist is supposed to look like. Much less how to be one. We’ll just have to figure that out together won’t we?
The Rebel Media denounces the Alt-Right [6 mins]
This message brought to you by everyone’s favourite useless diversity hire. What exactly do you do around here, Jay? You have no charisma, no in-depth political or historical knowledge and seem like you’re reading off a cue card with no idea what half of the words mean. So what purpose do you serve in the Rebel Media? As an audience member I’ve given you every chance to prove yourself and all you’ve done is prove your haters right. I’m sorry Mr. Fayza but you need to go back too.
This very shallow attack piece does highlight one very useful thing though, Richard Spencer has a truly magically punchable face.
So apparently Faith Goldy was fired for going on a Daily Stormer podcast. [5 mins]
“Something fishy that way swims.”
Everyone who supported Rebel Media understood that they were and we going to be very Pro-Israel and accepted that as the cost of doing business. That said this seems like a very cowardly way to be treating your people while proclaiming to be fighting for free speech. While there is undoubtedly more going on behind the scenes this is Gamma Leadership in action and Ezra is making a complete fool of himself here (and that’s discounting everything else that is going on.)
Friendly neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Titus Frost gives his HOT take. [10 mins]
He definitely brings the fire with this one. Highly entertaining on multiple levels. Plenty of notes in the video description.
As a counterpoint Mike Cernovich offers a defence and some much needed constructive criticism. [17 mins]
Relevant section is from 1:15 to 6:00. Using the Openmind archive channel link as it is less likely to be deleted than Mike’s official channels.
Final Thoughts: I’m not quite ready to abandon ship but the captain is drunk, we’re on an oil tanker, there’s a lot of icebergs this time of year and we’re coming up on Baby Seal Beach.
The ship hasn’t sunk yet. There’s still a chance we’ll make it to port but I hope to hell you can swim because the odds aren’t looking too good.
Plenty of work to do and the next few years are going to suck… not that anyone is looking too surprised. If Rebel does completely collapse if will just leave a large gap in the market for a genuine Opposition Media to form. A battle has been lost but the war continues and the Men of the West must rise up and meet it. Canada stands with the West, even if many of our brothers are slow to get to their feet we must not despair. There will be plenty of Deus Vult for everyone. God is with us. The question is are we with God?