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All That’s Missing Is the Unicorn

Canadian journalism hits new low as reporter makes excuses for Indians who carjacked her station's van and stole her equipment.

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Kathy Shaidle

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October 22, 2013 - 9:00 am

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This sad story tells itself, thanks to one Canadian reporter’s Twitter stream, but some background is still in order:

During protests and “occupations,” Canadian Indians have a history of attacking journalists, soldiers, police and even ordinary civilians.

It just happened again.

When the RCMP finally tried to break up an anti-fracking blockade in New Brunswick, Indian protesters responded by setting the Mounties’ vehicles on fire.

Mainstream reporters were on hand, of course — although it’s hard to film out-of-control demonstrations when protesters seize your camera equipment and news truck:

[Laura] Brown was covering the aftermath of the violence that erupted in the area Thursday when RCMP, acting on a court injunction, moved in to disperse a three-week-long blockade of seismic testing equipment owned by SWN Resources.

Brown was among a group of reporters looking at the wreckage of a police vehicle that was torched on Thursday, demonstrators clashed with RCMP officers armed with riot gear.

On Saturday morning, Brown and another reporter were subjected to threats and later had their equipment seized.

According to the report she did manage to file (but which I can’t embed here), Laura Brown repeatedly insists that the protest had been “peaceful” up until that moment — even though she tweeted photos of torched RCMP vehicles just minutes before being accosted.

As for what happened to her, Brown recounts that belligerent Indians ordered her out of her truck.

She complied for some reason.

When she asked them if she could at least retrieve the station’s camera and sound equipment out of the truck, the protesters told her that the equipment “belonged to them” and seized that too.

I’m not a lawyer, but I’m thinking that sounds an awful lot like car-jacking and theft over $5000.

 

Laura Brown didn’t see it like that, though.

In fact, she quickly jumped in to make excuses for her attackers:

Let’s pretend that Brown’s truck and equipment had been seized by “only about 5″ pro-life protesters outside an abortion clinic, after some of their number had set fire to a half dozen police cars.

Somehow I doubt she and her Twitter fans would’ve been quite so sanguine about all that.

Anyhow, a fellow reporter from evil, right-wing competitor Sun News took Brown to the RCMP to file an official complaint.

That reporter, the Sun’s Kris Sims, was threatened by Indians too.

That went a little differently…

Don’t panic, though.

Ace Global News reporter Laura Brown wants you to know that the nice Indians were really truly super duper sorry for everything that happened.

They gave her Global’s equipment back… after a few hours.

They were so nice!

They even invited her to one of their meetings and gave her a hug and everything!

I wonder if they gave her an “Indian name,” too?

Maybe “Reports With Bias”?

( I see the MicMac Dictionary doesn’t have a word for “Stockholm Syndrome.”)

(Of course, it doesn’t have a word for “wheel,” either, so…)

 

 

I bet Brown’s subsequent reports from this active crime scene will be even more fair and accurate than they were before!

After leaving the meeting, Brown noticed something very special that she wanted to share with us all.

I almost wish I could confess that this was my idea of a joke, but my Photoshop skills are non-existent.

This is her actual tweet:

 

All that’s missing is the unicorn!

Don’t worry, Canada. Sun News didn’t need that stupid CRTC license anyhow.

As you can see, the nation’s legacy broadcast news media is in great hands!

Global News should go all out and just hire this dude:

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(KATHY SHAIDLE is a blogging pioneer who runs FiveFeetOfFury, now in its 14th year. She's been called "one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our time," by MARK STEYN. Her NEW book is Confessions of A Failed Slut (Thought Catalog, 2014).

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"First Immigrants", Geoff. There were no Americas when they arrived, and besides, the accuracy of it really annoys the leftists.

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People with courage die once. Cowards die 1000 times.
44 weeks ago
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Anyone remember the cartoon Dudley Do-Right?

"Dudley Do-Right is a dim-witted, but conscientious and cheerful Canadian Mountie who is always trying to catch his nemesis Snidely Whiplash, usually succeeding by pure luck"

It is time for a new cartoon of an RCMP officer.

One that is a simpering, craven boot licking fool whose bosses and the politicians are of the same stock.

We can alter the names slightly to indict the guilty.
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Well let's see. Nobody from the mainstream media will cover the thuggish nature of these acts because a) All American Indians are "cute" and can only be the victims of violence and, b) They were protesting fracking which the media has decided is harmful and dangerous and damaging to ole' Ma Earth. As a result - No story here!
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People will usually live up to your expectations. Low expectations=low results. High expectations=better results.
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Good article. Now I know for a certainty that, using this logic, all white honkies aren't cultural appropriating racist pig-snouts - just most of them.
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" Canadian Indians have a history of attacking journalists, soldiers, police and even ordinary civilians."

Which of these things is not like the other?

That's right, kiddies, the soldiers. The soldiers are not like the rest. They are part of what is known as "the military", which is also sometimes called "the armed forces". They operate under the authority of the Chief Executive, and are subject to a different set of laws than the rest of the populace. In Canada, this set of laws is called the Code of Service Discipline. In America, it's the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/military-justice-system

The other groups listed are subject to the ordinary laws of their province and the national government, NOT the Code of Service Discipline, and therefore, are "ordinary civilians".


Well, some of them may, as individuals, be extraordinary, but I think you get the point.
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First Nations (Canada's preferred term for Natives/Indians -- I like First Americans myself) are among Canada's poorest people. Fracking would produce revenues, jobs, and lower-cost energy to warm those New Brunswick winters. I was stationed in Northern Maine and I know what those NB winters are like.
So of course the radical part of the First Nation tribe demands to stop one of the most valuable things that could happen. And the reporter is just chipper about it, even with the damage to vehicles and theft of equipment.
That burned RCMP cruiser produced more CO2 and pollution than fracking is likele to do, and the soot from the cruiser is all to no purpose.
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"First Immigrants", Geoff. There were no Americas when they arrived, and besides, the accuracy of it really annoys the leftists.

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There is some evidence that the "American Indian" was not the first group to arrive here. They likely engaged in conquest from an earlier group.
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No bluebirds? Get SWN Resources to put some bluebirds over your rainbows and all will be well.
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With her combination of gullibility, neediness and low self-esteem, I predict Miss Brown is going to meet a great many...interesting...people as she goes through life.
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