Rebel Media co-founder quits over company's ties to right-wing groups - 2017-08-14
Brian Lilley, a co-founder of the upstart conservative online news and opinion outlet The Rebel Media, quit the company on Monday, saying that he was not comfortable working for an organization that, "is being increasingly viewed as associated with the likes of (white supremacist) Richard Spencer."
In a Facebook post, Mr. Lilley noted that The Rebel, based in Toronto, had arisen from the ashes of the right-wing cable channel Sun News in February, 2015, to serve "an audience looking for informed commentary from a small c conservative perspective," but he was no longer confident it was doing that.
The departure, he wrote, was "a long time coming. What may have started as a concern over the harsh tone taken on some subjects came to a head with this weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia. What anyone from The Rebel was doing at a so-called 'unite the right' rally that was really an anti-Semitic white power rally is beyond me."