Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dear Ezra. Do Let the Door Hit Your Ass On Your Way Out.

And I hope it hits you hard enough that you squeal.

The New Republic has a feature on Ezra Levant and his Rebel Media.

The article focuses on how the Rebel Commander and his alt-right news outlet have fallen on precipitous and hard times in the wake of the Charlottesville fiasco that includes a list of prominent former Rebels who have parted company with Ezra and his enterprise.

TNR concludes that Ezra may have shot his bolt as far as Canada is concerned and may be unable to resist the fascist sirens' call from the U.S.

The Canadian Rebel is dying. But as the president of the United States fans the flames of racism south of the border, Levant’s toxic xenophobic website could still come roaring back, repurposed for an American audience. Both BuzzFeed and The Walrus have predicted that Levant will abandon his Canadian audience for good and align himself with the readers (and donors) of the American alt-right. If Levant chooses that path, he’ll follow in the ignominious footsteps of other right-wing Canadians who found greener pastures in the States, including Father Charles Coughlin, David Frum, Mark Steyn, and Richard John Neuhaus. Instead of a Canadian Breitbart, we may end up with an Americanized Rebel.

Go, Ezra, go. And do let the door hit your ass on your way out.


Anonymous said...

TNR left out the biggest right-wing Canadian to find greener pastures south of the border: Ted Cruz.

Of course, there's always the counter example of a right-winger who couldn't stand the Florida heat and rushed back to Canada as soon as he could: Lord Tubby.


The Mound of Sound said...

Let's say that Connie's departure from the U.S. wasn't a matter of his own choosing.

Lulymay said...

So true, Mound. But as obnoxious and arrogant was Connie, he at least had some brains when he decided to use them. These other birds are just loudmouths with strange money backing them.

Watched one on CNN last night that Don Lemon had absolutely no control over, hollering over everyone else with his one line, both siderism, b.s. was more than I could listen to.