Skip to main content

Tristin Hopper: All the Fake News fit to Print

Not wanting to miss the 'Trump is a Nazi' bandwagon, National Post 'journalist' Tristin Hopper penned a column suggesting a Canadian conservative of Iranian birth was now banned from the U.S.
That is, in a word, a lie. Kaz Nejatian, the Iranian born Canadian in question, is not a dual citizen and travels on a valid Canadian passport, mainly to the Bay area where his tech business is based. So there are no restrictions on his travel.
Just as there are no restrictions on former Israeli Minister of Defence, Shaul Mofaz, who happened to be born in Tehran in 1948, but has been an Israeli citizen his entire adult life, there are no travel restrictions on Israelis, but that didn't stop Hopper from claiming there were (hey, why let truth get in the way, right?)

Hopper is of course the journalist who defamed me on Twitter a few weeks ago, so I'm already familiar with his complete (and actionable) dishonesty. However, many National Post readers, thinking that publication to be a reputable one by virtue, perhaps, of its large government subsidy, may not be, and so consider Hopper's writing to have some relationship with the truth.
This is the era not only of fake news, but topsy-turvydom, where the (so-called) mainstream media accuse upstart bloggers and vloggers of desseminating fake news, while doing exactly that what they accuse others of.

While this might make for an interesting premise in a Gilbert and Sullivan play, it is an alarming trend for the Fourth Estate. Especially in Canada, where media is highly concentrated in the hands of just a few large companies, all of which enjoy government subsidy. As bad as that is, it is about to get much worse, as print media conglomerates are demanding a government bailout and will likely have to agree to some sort of nationalization as a result. Meaning blatantly dishonest, and libellous 'journalists' like Hopper, will receive a generous taxpayer supported salary to 'report' government approved 'news' (yes I know I'm overdoing the scare quotes, but it's a scary thought).
What a brave new world we're entering.


Popular posts from this blog

Trudeau's tearful apology tour

The conservative leadership race according to Lauren Southern

To be fair the above headline should include Faith Goldy, but there's only so much room. At any rate the two Rebel Media reporters posted a piece online attempting to explain the Canadian Conservative Party leadership race to be decided this May. It's a crucial choice for a party that's gotten it so wrong, so many times, and to bungle it this time means another four years of Justin Trudeau, and he's already done a lot of damage.
If you're as yet unfamiliar with the boy king (his father, Pierre, ruled Canada for 16 years) then check out this link:
 And that's no exaggeration, a lot of his 'finest' moments didn't even make the cut.

However back to the Tory leadership race, as far as anyone sensible person should be concerned right-leaning Maxine Bernier is the only choice for Canada.
And to her credit, Lauren Southern chose Bernier as her top pick for Conservative leader and (hopefully) Prime Minister…

Youtube the multi billion dollar corp that steals from me

A couple of weeks back the ad sense account linked to my Youtube channel showed revenue declining. I don't mean revenue was going down as compared to previous days, accrued revenue in my account was being subtracted. At first just a couple of dollars a day, but now it's $9-$10, so at that pace it won't take long until my entire account is emptied.
During this period my fewer ship has increased substantially, in a 45 day period I gained 3000 subscribers and went from just several hundred views to almost 400,000. Yes I've had a few of my nearly 50 videos demonetized, but actually none of the real blockbuster ones (over 10,000 views) and I've received no community or copyright strikes. So what's going on?
This is exactly what I asked Youtube, repeatedly. At first their answer was analytics and Ad Sense can take a few days to reconcile their numbers, when I pointed out I was talking about a period of weeks, …