Almost everyone in Canada disagreed with Loreto’s comments. Yet, CBC managed to find three people who cast her as a victim, including one panelist who said “free speech defenders are only interested in defending white nationalism.”
CBC is often portrayed as a far-left network, pushing out leftist propaganda in an effort to manipulate Canadians. While there are some exceptions to that (CBC has some reporters who are fair-minded), the network all too often acts in a way that diminishes their credibility and seems less like reporting the news and more like social engineering.
That was certainly the case in a recent panel about the comments made by Nora Loreto. Loreto recently shared the following thoughts on Twitter, and received a massive backlash in response:
I'm trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy but the maleness, the youthfulness and the whiteness of the victims are, of course, playing a significant role.
— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) April 9, 2018
Notably, Loreto’s terrible comments weren’t a one-off.
She has also made terrible comments targeting people by race and gender:
White men are the worst beings that orbit the Sun. https://t.co/LmVv5JTkhv
— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) January 9, 2018
Considering the immense – and nearly unanimous condemnation of her comments – you would think that a panel representative of Canadians would make it clear that what she said was terrible, and that it’s no surprise there was such a strongly negative response to what she said.
But that’s not the case for a recent CBC panel.
On an issue where almost all Canadians are unified, CBC (paid for with our tax dollars), managed to find three people who cast Nora Loreto as a victim. Watch the panel discuss the issue in the video below:
The panel even managed to include someone so far to the left that they said “free speech defenders are only interested in defending white nationalism.”
Wow, as a mixed-race defender of free speech, that’s certainly news to me. More and more, we can see that the left have lost their minds.
Clearly, Loreto is not a victim here. She made a terrible comment, and she got a massive negative response. To try and play the victim is a total misunderstanding of free speech.
Plus, as others have pointed out, Loreto’s comments were just flat out wrong. Canadians have shown an outpouring of support for those of all backgrounds killed in terrible tragedies. In fact, Canadians raised millions of dollars to help victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti. Canadians are kind people.
Throwing crap, then playing the victim when it comes flying back.
Freedom of speech means people have a right to share their opinions, without fear that the government will punish or censor them.
Inherently, that means that when one person uses their free speech to share an opinion, others are able to share an opinion right back.
Nora Loreto used the freedom she had to share her thoughts, and a massive number of people strongly disagreed with those thoughts. That doesn’t make her a victim.
The CBC panel (funded with our taxpayer dollars), should have shown a true representation of Canadian public opinion, rather than trying to pass off radical left perspectives as somehow standing for what most Canadians think.
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