How a far-right movement is getting a free ride in Quebec media - 2017-11-28
Last December, the CBC published a 1,700-word piece about La Meute. First, credit where it's due: Journalist Jonathan Montpetit was the first to write extensively about La Meute, thus providing an introduction to the burgeoning group. He had good access to its leadership and delved into its history and structure — all valuable information.
Yet the piece draws no attention to the hate and vitriol rampant on the group's private site at the time. Nor is there any mention of how, despite public declarations to the contrary, La Meute's executive and many of its members make no distinction between Islam and the Islamists who commit bloodshed in its name.
Yet there it is, plain as day. "Muslims, you are lying to us," Roch wrote in August 2016, over a blood-spattered background. The conversation in which Johane Cayer mused about using blood to desecrate would-be Muslim holy sites was available to anyone with access to the private page until early last October, when it suddenly disappeared.