Hate Speech from the Mainstream Media
This is a prime example of how despicable many members of the Canadian Media are and why Action4Canada has created the Media Notice of Liability as a way to put a halt to this insanity.
In this “opinion” piece below, John Ibbitson of The Globe and Mail, uses his platform to promote hate speech against those who choose not to take the experimental gene therapy jabs. Some of the hateful comments he provoked from his readers are also highlighted below.
In his first dig he deligitimizes the concerns of the un-jabbed and labels them as being “ornery”.
“Still, a small minority of Canadians refuse to take the vaccine. Some may require more information and education, but most are just being ornery.”
He then goes on to denigrate them by labelling them as “refuseniks” and implying that they are dangerous and the reason hospitals are cancelling important procedures:
These refuseniks can become infected much more easily, can infect others, and may end up in intensive-care units, forcing people in need to forgo important procedures.
And if that was not already enough to stoke divide and hate, he then positions them as unworthy and unacceptable when he dictates that, “they shouldn’t be allowed to work among us, to fly or take the train, to eat in restaurants, work out in gyms, or sit in theatres or arenas”.
He then ends with further belittlement: “But if they want to live in isolation and howl at each other and the moon, we should let them. It’s worth the risk to keep the peace”.
Wait a minute, isn’t that in breach of The Globe and Mail’s Code of Conduct? And a further violation of the Liberal’s “multi-faceted approach to combat on-line hate speech, Bill C-36” which is also listed as a form of discrimination? Bill C-36 amends the Criminal Code to create a recognizance to keep the peace relating to hate propaganda and hate crime, and to define “hatred” for the purposes of two hate propaganda offences (incite and promote).
In addition, it amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to provide that it is a discriminatory practice to communicate or cause to be communicated hate speech by means of the Internet or other means of telecommunication in a context in which the hate speech is likely to foment detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination. It authorizes the Canadian Human Rights Commission to accept complaints alleging this discriminatory practice and authorizes the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to adjudicate complaints and order remedies.
Call to Action: Contact and serve John Ibbitson the Media NOL
Globe and Mail Centre:
351 King Street East
Meaning of Hatred:
In 2013, Justice Rothstein, speaking for the unanimous court, explained the meaning of “hatred”, in relation to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code:
In my view, “detestation” and “vilification” aptly describe the harmful effect that the Code seeks to eliminate. Representations that expose a target group to detestation tend to inspire enmity and extreme ill-will against them, which goes beyond mere disdain or dislike. Representations vilifying a person or group will seek to abuse, denigrate or delegitimize them, to render them lawless, dangerous, unworthy or unacceptable in the eyes of the audience. Expression exposing vulnerable groups to detestation and vilification goes far beyond merely discrediting, humiliating or offending the victims.
Canadian Criminal Code:
Section 319(2): Promoting hatred – makes it an offence to wilfully promote hatred against any identifiable group, by making statements (other than in private conversation). The Crown prosecutor can proceed either by indictment or by summary process. The maximum penalty is imprisonment of not more than two years.