Ezra Sells Out! Lügenpants Reich-Sizing

How long can Ezra Levant keep on kampfing on?

The Rebel Obergruppenführer gamely continues his grisly goosestep two-step of course, but for an ever-shrinking audience of online lip-movers.

As recently as May 2017, Alexa.com ranked the Rebel 1818th among Canadian websites in terms of traffic. These days, Ezra’s alt-right AV club is down to number 3,451 and sinking.

The beginnings of this vertiginous drop can be traced with remarkable precision to August’s neo-Nazi knees-up in Charlottesville, VA, during which one woman was killed and Rebel correspondent Faith Goldy went a Führer too far with her torchlit cheerleading for the white-makes-right demonstrators.

Ez’ reluctantly fired Goldy, but by then, many of his cast of cretins had already exited: Brian Lilley, Barbara Kay, John Robson, Gavin McAnus and Rebel board member Hamish Marshall, Andrew Scheer’s campaign manager, all disavowed the too-toxic Rebel.

That exodus triggered a subscription backlash as Rebel lost 5,607 YouTube subscribers and suffered a 43.6 percentage decline in YouTube views over the next 30 days.

Further grinding the Rebel’s gears, a boycott campaign by Sleeping Giants, the anti-racist buzzkill collective, which claims to have driven 3,700 online advertisers away from fake news stalwart Breitbart, and 576 from its dumber Canadian cousin. (Among the Rebel refusers: Algonquin College, Benjamin Moore Canada, Coors Light Canada, Days Inn, etc, etc.)

How radioactive has the Rebel brand become? A Christmas crowdfunder for military families at CFB Borden raised $15,000 – but the base, after a quick Googling of its source, declined the cheque. (The Rebel is, sans doubt, in the process of returning the dosh to its original donors.)

Meanwhile, the little pisher’s ongoing legal woes continue to run up the bills. Lügenpants, readers will recall, ran out of road in his battle against legalist Khurrum Awan, who dinged him for $80,000 in defamation damages, plus $85,000 in costs at trial and appeal. Ezra’s subsequent petition to the Supreme Court went predictably nowhere.

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East filed another $120,000 libel claim against Rebel and Ezra last January.

And Levant’s Twitter-based slapfight with Robert “Canadian Cynic” Day, over the Rebel’s 2016 Fort Mac fire fundraiser (Franks passim), is headed for twin motion appeals in Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

The contretemps is estimated to have already run the combatants over $100,000 each. When the legalists squared off in court last spring, Ezra’s, Irvin Schein, was heard to incredulously ask Jeff Saikaley (Day’s), “How can your client afford this?”

Something’s got to give, and last week, something did, as Ezra’s recently-completed monster home in Forest Hill North popped up on MLS, list price: $4.2 million.

Casa Levant

The 8,000-square-foot pile, designed by Robin Nadel, features a finished basement, two family rooms, five bedrooms, eight (!) bathrooms, heated floors and intriguingly, a “secret library.” Poetically for the veteran astroturfer, Ezra’s backyard is covered with a durable carpet of artificial grass. Fake news, fake lawn.

Within days of its debut, however, the listing disappeared, indicating either a quick sale or cold feet. Frank fervently hopes for the former, as the ostentatious money pit can’t be doing much for our protagonist’s liquidity.

Ezra and wife Irina snapped up the property for a mere $1.6 mil in 2014, while Ez’ was still drawing a regular Sun TV paycheque. (In a prudent bit of judgment-proofing, they put in in Irina’s name.) The purchase, the bulldozing of the existing shack and the construction of a new monster home were financed with a $2.5 million mortgage from Scotiabank.

In October 2016, they took out a second $1.2 million mortgage with the delightfully-named Gonad Holdings Inc, which has been squeezing Ezra for interest-only payments at eight per cent per annum, or $8,000 a month, ever since. Going, going, Gonad!

UPDATE: SOLD!

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8 comments on “Ezra Sells Out! Lügenpants Reich-Sizing
  1. Boris Moris says:

    How does one manage to list a metaphorical toxic dump site with a home selling realtor?
    Maybe that’s why the listing disappeared. Maybe the realtor finally smelled something that the mendacity and hate mongering was masking.

  2. OJM says:

    The Fall of the House of Pisher?

  3. Alan Smithee says:

    Poor Ezraballs. Hung by his own retard. — And now comes word that Obergruppenführerdoc Kellie Leitch won’t be running with her fellow reptiles come 2019. No doubt still seething after not securing a front seat at the Scheer trough. Paging Nick Kouvalis. Oh how the mighty er.. whitey, have fallen.

  4. daveS says:

    That link at the end of your appreciation of Mr. Levant’s gall SOLD [ http://www.freemanrealty.com/listing/toronto/c4023629 ] leads to “Your search has found 0 properties. Data Last Updated January 24, 2018, 9:54 am

    • daveS says:

      However looking up the MLS number 4023629 finds
      56 Old Park Rd (MLS® #: C4023629) – See this detached house for sale in …
      Ultimate In Luxury Living! Spectacular 63 +Ft W I D E Lot! Magnificent Forest Hill Custom Blt Home Designed By Robin Nadel. Impressive Modern Elegance, Impeccable …
      [Search domain http://www.ariebuzilo.com] ariebuzilo.com/idx/C4023629/Toronto/56-old-park-rd.html
      More results

      While the general site Zoocasa shows Portapotties on the construction fenced grounds.
      It further says: “Forest Hill, Toronto, ON has a population of approximately 23,835. The properties in this area have an average asking price of $6,496,238.
      Approximately 48% of the properties in Forest Hill, Toronto, ON are owned while 52% are rented.”

      Poor Ezra….

  5. wolfkir says:

    Gonad Holdings Inc? Their name’s a fair warning. You borrows their money, and then they has you by your gonads.

  6. ChosenBarley says:

    No woman was killed in the Charlottesville neonazi knees-up. She was a whale-sized chronic heavy smoker who died of a heart attack from all the excitement. Her own mother said so.

  7. daveS says:

    Why is this housing story coming up again as of 23 November 2018 in Frank’s Pop-Unpop list?

    There is an ongoing column in Ipolitics.ca “The Rebel to Rabble Review” titled The Rebel to Rabble Review: ‘A plan for rich people’ By iPolitics. Published on Nov 23, 2018 4:00pm about media union Unifor and their fingers in the pie.
    Mostly the Rebel connection is the fringe The Rebel some-time reporters in Alberta doing dirty work on dear Rachel Notley’s inactions and about a few of her cabinet ministers.

    The Brits, earlier in the month, found that Ezra Levant might have broken some laws filming inside the courthouse over the Tommy Robinson trial…..
    “Tommy Robinson’s former employer will not face police action over filming inside Old Bailey”
    PHOTO Ezra Levant, the Canadian founder of Rebel Media, filmed from inside the court in September
    by Lizzie Dearden Home Affairs Correspondent @lizziedearden The Independent (London) Wednesday 7 November 2018 16:36
    The National Post (Toronto) covered this in October 11, 2018
    “London police looking into video posted on Ezra Levant’s Twitter account. It is not known who recorded the video, which appears to show filming inside a U.K. courthouse after an appearance by activist Tommy Robinson”

    The house?
    “Status: Not an active property listing on Home.ca.
    Removed 310 days ago. Ask us if it sold and the sale price.”

    Zolo says “56 Old Park Road, Toronto, Forest Hill North
    $4,075,000 Listed: $4,200,000 Sold on Jan 20, 2018
    Note: This property is not currently for sale or for rent.”

    A new service Allhx.ca shows a lovely set of maps, property lines
    and a list of all schools, including private prepatory [Oops!], and distances
    from the home, along with the Nicol MacNicol Parkette (118m) just to the south.

    HouseMax provides a virtual tour of the house. Those can’t be the real books on the shelves.
    youtube.com/watch?v=qmTo8zLAWdQ

    Nyaah. Probably just the mainstream press checking on background pieces on Mr. Levant.

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