'That's just racist': Ezra Levant distances The Rebel from alt-right as contributors resign - 2017-08-16
If last weekend's rally in Charlottesville, Va., was meant as a show of strength by those hoping to "Unite the Right" in an America consumed by political division, its out-and-out embrace of Nazi symbolism, goonery and violence has instead created a wedge among hard-right partisans — and is leading some of Canada's best-known contributors to the culture wars to try to distance themselves from the so-called alt-right.
The aftermath of Charlottesville has hit The Rebel, an ultra-conservative online Canadian media outlet, particularly hard, with three regular contributors resigning over its recent content, despite its proprietor issuing a disavowal of the alt-right and one of its most popular personalities harshly condemning the rally and its organizers.
"It pretended to be 'unite the right' but it was basically Nazis saying, 'shit or get off the pot, become a white nationalist or f–k off.' And a lot of people told them to f–k off," Gavin McInnes told the National Post in an interview.