A fight over a four-bedroom house: The Rebel Media meltdown and the full recording at the centre of the controversy - 2017-08-19
With politicians including Conservative heavyweights Andrew Scheer and Brian Jean swearing off appearances and a raft of exits by prominent contributors, Ezra Levant's far-right video and commentary network The Rebel spent the last week in damage control, trying to distance itself from the extremist alt-right movement whose values many have alleged the site's content too often sympathized with.
Levant — a long-time conservative persona who has morphed from early Reform Party figure to Western Standard publisher to right wing Sun News Network host to independent far right internet gadfly— asserted Tuesday that his company was not sympathetic to the white nationalist group comprised of several loosely affiliated extremist groups including neo-Nazis, known as the alt-right.
Many of these factions marched on Charlottesville, Va. last weekend. (One counter-protester was killed and 19 were injured in a car attack. An Ohio man, James Alex Fields, is charged with second degree murder.)