October 1st, 2017 | R. Rados
September 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000
In a Facebook post put up by Rebel contributor, Brian Lilley, on August 14, 2017, (which was subsequently deleted) Lilley cited the “lack of editorial and behavioural judgment” embraced by the Rebel, and while I’m certain this related to many other stories produced by the Rebel, it came on the heels of Goldy’s attendance at the Charlottesville rally, an event where some of the attendees were known to be open racists and anti-Semites. It’s difficult to speculate the real reasons for Lilley’s departure. His statement that the Rebel had increasingly used “harsh tones” to discuss both Islam and the migrant crisis was suspect. His use of the “us and them” phraseology, typical of hard-left university types, could lead us to believe that perhaps Lilley’s personal politics have shifted left. Time will tell. Regardless, shortly after Lilley’s resignation, National Post contributor Barbara Kay as well as John Robson also resigned from the Rebel.
August 18th, 2017 | R. Rados
Canada's girly magazine usually fails to provide any kind of journalistic integrity, but their latest article on white nationalism takes top honours. We shouldn't really expect anything less from a magazine that highlights all of its links in a stereotypical and gender assuming colour like pink, but even a tiny bit of research could have saved the magazine some credibility. The magazine's editor-at-large, Rachel Giese, has dropped the biggest and most factually inaccurate piece of journalistic garbage I've seen in a long time. Giese even managed to fit three lies into two small sentences. That's something I've never seen before. Given the current climate, I'll also add that Nazis and white nationalists are human trash. It should normally go without saying, but anyone who likes facts seems to get called a Nazi sympathizer in 2017.
July 6th, 2017 | T. Carter
CNN has had a bad month. It started with the network being busted and almost sued for spreading another fake Trump-Russia story, then their month got worse with the release of the latest Project Veritas videos exposing CNN employees calling voters stupid and the Trump-Russia conspiracy a "nothing burger". However, things got really bad after Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself bodyslamming a WWE wrestler with the CNN logo superimposed on his face. What followed was a series of deplorable attacks by CNN on the anonymous creator of the innocent meme. These attacks on private citizens from a massive media corporation are dirty and unacceptable. You, as a consumer, can help hit CNN where it hurts. You can help hit CNN and its sponsors where it hurts by doing two simple things: switching beers and toothpaste.
April 23rd, 2017 | R. Rados
In an interview with Salon, Rashad Robinson of Color Of Change admitted his organization's role in ousting Bill O'Reilly. If you're unfamiliar with Color Of Change, it's a black activist group co-founded by CNN pundit and former Obama aide, Van Jones. The group partnered with none other than David Brock's Media Matters to disseminate the contact information of O'Reilly Factor sponsors in an effort to have them drop their sponsorship. By creating a groundswell of fake outrage, Color Of Change was able to coerce Bill O'Reilly's sponsors into dropping support for his show and forcing Fox News to terminate his contract. These are the tactics being effectively used against conservatives by similar leftist groups across North America. Just over the past few months, we've seen sponsors terminate contracts en masse with Breitbart and Youtube due to outrage that was funded, manufactured and stoked by groups like Color Of Change.
December 1st, 2016 | R. Rados
Had Stephen Harper's government privatized or dismantled the CBC with his short-lived, single term majority, we wouldn't be talking about this. Instead, his government incrementally cut away at the CBC's budget, causing a slow and painful bleed that resulted in even more anti-Conservative sentiments inside the organization. In the most perfect scenario, the CBC wouldn't have been around for the 2015 election. Now we're left with a Liberal majority and an even stronger CBC. Whether we like it or not, the CBC will control the narrative in the 2019 election. By renewing calls to privatize or dismantle the CBC, Conservatives are only guaranteeing a stronger anti-Conservative narrative.
December 1st, 2015 | S.P.
Where could this blood thirst have come from? Was it the tyrannical nature of his leadership? Was it the black, leather muzzles he tightly tied across the mouths of every Canadian scientist with his own, bare hands? Was it his bitter, heartless refusal to spend our money on stopping bad weather from happening in places where bad weather has always happened? Was it his cold blooded promise to only take in a measly 10,000 Syrian refugees? Or was it his diabolically racist preference to take in the most persecuted of religious minorities and families? Could it have been his hateful, sexist preference to require new citizens to uncover their faces during a brief oath ceremony? What could it have been that drove this frenzied urge to eat Stephen Harper alive on October 19?
August 1st, 2015 | T. Carter
Dylan Roof was a racist and the Confederate Flag was a symbol of his hatred. Although most Americans don't view the unofficial flag of the Confederate States as a racist symbol, activists and media set out on a long, relentless quest to stir up resentment and outrage over the flag's existence. The fact that Roof had posed with the flag in pictures only reinforced their divisive narrative. The Roof shootings gave Democrats an opportunity to spin another senseless shooting into a political attack against Southern, Republican states and their conservative voters. It was another strike in an ongoing war against pro-gun, "bigoted" Republican voters.
February 1st, 2015 | T. Carter
American Sniper burst into the box office like an anti-terror war machine. Republican sympathizer, Clint Eastwood, directed the film based on a book written by a now deceased American sniper named Chris Kyle. American liberals, who are a different breed than the military service men and women who have put their lives on the line, have lamented the film for its depiction of a professional sniper with a 160 kill count. What they ignore is the important story American Sniper tells about the detrimental affects of the Iraq war on the mental health of servicemen like Chris Kyle.
September 2nd, 2014 | R. Rados
Journalist James O'Keefe recently tricked actors Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemingway into accepting fake Middle Eastern money to help fund an anti-fracking film in Hollywood. Neither Begley or Hemingway knew they were being duped and secretly filmed. Both actors agreed to hide the fact that their film would be funded by Middle Eastern interests. O'Keefe also captured Hollywood producers explaining methods of hiding the funding, referring to various “non-profit groups” that would help keep Middle Eastern funding under wraps.
September 2nd, 2014 | J. Hodgson
Here at Poletical, we often write about current events and politics with a libertarian bent. As anyone who tries to articulate libertarian ideas knows, it can be difficult to do so without coming off as fringe. Even though many people live relatively libertarian lives, they find the broader concepts scary.
July 15th, 2014 | R. Rados
That's right – I said it. It might be difficult for some people to grasp how a nation that kills children by firing missiles at its enemies can still be credited for being morally superior. If you're an anti-semite, you probably froth at the mouth and spit with anger any time someone takes Israel's side.
June 1st, 2014 | D. Stone
If anyone unfamiliar with Canadian politics were to watch the CBC or read anything published by Postmedia, they would believe that the Liberal Party was the official opposition. In Canada's current media environment, it seems easy to forget that Thomas Mulcair is the real leader of Canada's official opposition.
February 1st, 2014 | J. Hodgson
The Liberal Party was never more full of hubris and contempt for conservatives. After three majority wins they expected to govern forever. Paul Martin was destined to win the biggest majority in the history of Canada. Quebec was governed by the socialist PQ and all the provinces in western Canada were NDP with the exception of Alberta.
February 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
If Harvey Weinstein kept his mouth shut, we would assume he supported gun rights and gun ownership. With the significant role guns have played in his movies, we could assume he's fully aware of the important role guns have played in the history of America. After all, one of the biggest mistakes the British Empire made was letting their American colonists own guns.
January 1st,2014 | K. McGregor
Depending on what poll you read, between 40-60% of the public doesn't believe or trust the mainstream media. This trust issue is causing the public to grow frustrated with the media. It resulted in activists staging protests in early November 2013 as part of a coordinated series of demonstrations across the UK and the US known as the "March Against Mainstream Media".
September 1st, 2013 | R. Rados
The title of this piece is funny, isn't it? It's a direct response to some progressive bloggers that have tried to smear conservatives with studies linking prejudice to low intelligence. Blogs like Alternet have proven to employ liberal bigots looking to cash in on negative stereotypes.
December 1st, 2013 | R. Rados
In the midst of Rob Ford's admission to smoking crack while in office, Canadians seem to have forgotten what lengths some bloggers and journalists were willing to go to have him brought down. Gawker – with the support of the Toronto Star – was willing to hand $200,000 to drug dealers for a video showing the mayor doing something illegal.
August 1st, 2013 | D. Stone
Through the months of June and July, Poletical asked its Canadian readers if they thought that being gay and conservative is a contradiction. The results were a loud "No", but it was still a bit too close for comfort.
May 1st, 2013 | T.Carter
It's a terrifying trend, that of liberals finding the most deceitful ways of convincing Americans that Islamic extremism is not a real problem. Thirty minutes following the atrocious Boston Marathon bombings, CNN's Peter Bergen suggests that the bombings may have been the work of right-wing extremists.
May 1st, 2013 | R. Rados
If the Conservative Party Of Canada breaks in half, the Liberals or the NDP will win a majority government. This isn't something that would be in the best interest of conservatives or libertarians. If we go back to the days of the PCP and Canadian Alliance, the country's fragile conservative movement will shatter.
May 1st, 2013 | R. Rados
In one way or another, a society will be destroyed. Either literally by radical groups who despise individualism and freedom, or figuratively by true individualists who respect and value personal liberty. The question is: will it be society or society that bites the dust?
April 1st, 2013 | R. Rados
Atlas Shrugged is one of the most criticized books ever written. No other author that I can think of has gained as much attention and notoriety as Ayn Rand. One of the strongest and most intelligent women to have ever lived has been defamed, undermined, and disregarded by left-wing zealots, feminist hypocrites, and talentless journalists.