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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra, The School Board, And The Muslims: Day Three

Well, as my CBSC (and also CRTC) complaints await processing in Ottawa, it’s time for a few updates.  Most importantly, Ezra has offered his side of the story, and also an email exchange between himself and  Greater Essex County District School Board representative Scott Scantlebury.

Probably the most important bit from his “Factual background” is this:

. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra, The School Board, And The Muslims: Day Three

BigCityLib Strikes Back: My First CBSC Complaint!

From the submission I filed with them this morning:

In this segment, Sun News Network personality Ezra Levant implies that the Greater Essex County District School Board has sent around an email to its principals exempting Muslim students from Remembrance Day celebrations due to possible conflicts with their/their families’ religious beliefs. As evidence that the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: My First CBSC Complaint!

Alberta Diary: Sun Media – not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant – is the problem

Ezra Levant, on the job with his Sun News microphone. Mr. Levant is not the problem. Sun Media is the problem. Below: Justin Trudeau, Bernie Farber, and Brian Mulroney.

Ezra Levant is a squalid nuisance, barely worth contemplating.

Sun Media is the problem.

On Monday, Sun Media apologized for Mr. Levant’s repellent and . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun Media – not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant – is the problem

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Dings Ezra Levant Again!

From the release:

The host of The Source, Ezra Levant, showed videoclips of a protest that had occurred outside the Sun’s Toronto office.  The protestors objected to Sun Media’s coverage of the Idle No More movement.  A few days later, Levant replayed the clips, saying that, following their initial broadcast, he had received information from . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Dings Ezra Levant Again!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: CBSC Dings CBC

From the release:

Ottawa, August 7, 2013 – The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) today released its decision concerning news reports broadcast on CTV News Channel on February 25, 2013.  Two reports erroneously stated that a Palestinian man being detained in an Israeli prison had been participating in a hunger strike when he died.  The . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: CBSC Dings CBC

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Dean Blundell Show Sanctioned For Advocating Violence

Ottawa, July 17, 2013 – The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) today released its decision concerning a conversation broadcast on the Dean Blundell Show on CFNY-FM (102.1 The Edge, Toronto).  The conversation was about a fist-fight that had broken out at the Toronto Remembrance Day ceremony.  The program hosts commended a man who had beaten up a protestor.  The CBSC found . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Dean Blundell Show Sanctioned For Advocating Violence

Alberta Diary: Apparently being Ezra Levant means never having to say you’re sorry

Sun News Network commentator Ezra Levant in a typical pose. (So typical, it’s a Sun News photo, as a matter of fact.) As tout le monde tout le monde nervously awaits today’s U.S. election, the story generating buzz on the Canadian Interwebs is a sorry tale of a Manitoba journalist fired for annoying her local … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Apparently being Ezra Levant means never having to say you’re sorry

Alberta Diary: Sun News Network apologizes … sort of … while the CRTC runs and the CBSC surrenders

Intrepid CRTC investigator looks into Sun News Network’s on-air obscenities. Agents of the Canadian broadcast regulator may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Sun News commentator Ezra Levant; Bernie M. Farber.

Canada’s broadcast regulator has dropped its investigation of foul-mouthed commentator Ezra Levant’s obscene on-air language last June after Sun News Network issued . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun News Network apologizes … sort of … while the CRTC runs and the CBSC surrenders

Alberta Diary: Who’s censoring Ezra now? Has Sun News Network seen the light?

A screen shot of the blank spot on Ezra Levant’s website: no link, the plug pulled, presumably by Sun News Network. Below: Mr. Levant in full rhetorical flight.

Where is Ezra Levant’s Sun News Network rant on Roma immigration to Canada, which has been depicted as ethnic stereotyping to foment hate?

. . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Who’s censoring Ezra now? Has Sun News Network seen the light?

Alberta Diary: Question for regulators: Can Sun News Network be trusted to keep inconvenient agreements?

Promises, promises: It’s not a musical, and it’s not funny. What confidence can Canadian broadcast regulators have that Sun News Network will abide by the agreements it makes? Below: Broadcaster Ezra Levant.

Whatever one may think of the value of obscenity to public discourse, the debate over the use on the air of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Question for regulators: Can Sun News Network be trusted to keep inconvenient agreements?

Alberta Diary: Can one old man with a typewriter really have Fox News North on the ropes?

The Source, With David Climenhaga: Here I am on the set of my new Fox News North TV show with two polite young people from the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties to whom I’m about to be rude. Below: Sun News Network commentator Ezra Levant; Senator Patrick Brazeau.

Sun News Network commentator Ezra . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Can one old man with a typewriter really have Fox News North on the ropes?

Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

This Sun News Network truck has now moved on, obviously the result of your blogger’s bullying. Below: Ezra Levant assails the CSBC. Below that: Ezra Levant comments on the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton. Below that: Well, actually, it’s pretty hard to go any lower than that.

Radio and television network owners join . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

This Sun News Network truck has now moved on, obviously the result of your blogger’s bullying. Below: Ezra Levant assails the CSBC. Below that: Ezra Levant comments on the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton. Below that: Well, actually, it’s pretty hard to go any lower than that.

Radio and television network owners join . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Sun News Network’s vulgar response reveals CBSC as toothless, demonstrates need for meaningful rules

Alberta Diary: Broadcast council’s ruling on Ezra Levant ‘tirade’ a victory for civility in Canadian political discourse

Sun News Network commentator Ezra Levant

Today’s ruling by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council that the Sun News Network breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Code of Ethics in a December 2011 broadcast of Ezra Levant’s commentary program is a victory for civility in Canadian political discourse.

As a result of formal complaints filed . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Broadcast council’s ruling on Ezra Levant ‘tirade’ a victory for civility in Canadian political discourse