More fall-out from this week’s Power and Politics shitshow with Rebel Media braunshirt Gavin McInnes.
In case you were fortunate enough to miss it, the Rebel “provocateur” appeared on network television to defend the five Canadian Forces louts who disrupted a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax on Canada Day.
Turns out they were affiliated with The Proud Boys, the white nationalist outfit created by McAnus. They’ve been suspended, pending an investigation.
Protestors were holding a ceremony at the statue of Edward Cornwallis who founded Halifax in 1749, and who allegedly posted a bounty of 10 Guineas, for every Micmac taken or killed.
When P&P host Hannah Thibedeau asked McInnes if he could understand why the “Indigenous people were protesting,” he replied: “Can you see why Cornwallis issued a bounty on Mi’kmaqs?”
McInnes was then allowed to rant for the next several minutes.
A torrent of social media outrage ensued and the next day CBC groveled for not informing viewers about McInnes’ “controversial views” and allowing him to burble on, unchallenged by Thibedeau.
How the crack team at Power and Politics overlooked McAnus’ previous ravings is a mystery to us.
Just last March we published some of the Rebel unfunnyman’s pensees on Jews:
- “I felt myself defending the super-far-right Nazis, just because I was sick of so much [Holocaust] brainwashing.”
- “God, [Jews are] so obsessed with the Holocaust. […] I don’t know if it’s healthy to dwell.”
- “…much less than six million [were murdered in the Holocaust] and they starved to death and they weren’t gassed.”
- “[A man-made famine that killed millions in Soviet Ukraine was caused] by Jews. That was by Marxist, Stalinist, left-wing, commie, socialist Jews.”
After a trip to Israel with Rebel Obergruppenfuhrer Ezra Levant last spring, McInnes posted a video of his stand-up routine, replete with his best I Hate Jews knee slappers. According to Levant, McInnes had ‘em rolling in the aisles: “During the week I spent with him in Israel, I laughed more than I have since I was a child.”
But when McInnes started getting attaboys from the likes of David Duke and Richard Spencer, the vid’ was abruptly disappeared from YouTube over, er, “copyright infringement.”
Meanwhile, back at the Corpse, the big loser in the McInnes farce is Thibedeau, who’s been filling in as P&P host for vacationing Rosie Barton.
Now that Barton has been tapped to be one of three hosts on The National’s new edition, her gig at P&P is up for grabs.
Alas, this week’s events confirmed suspicions that Thibedeau is indeed a thickie, and any chance she had of becoming Rosie’s successor perished in the McAnus disaster.