How would Fox cover a blockade by a group that it didn’t sympathize with? We don’t have to wonder… My report has examples pic.twitter.com/YUKbZOUAYt— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 11, 2022
I would simply remove the trucks from the bridge pic.twitter.com/cckVSrbHWY— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 10, 2022
“Fake news.” “Go home.” “You’re the virus."— Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom) February 12, 2022
These are just some of the insults that protesters have hurled at journalist in Canada who are covering protests over pandemic restrictions.https://t.co/uCGWRtogmc
I’ve noticed a lot of socialists are angry about this.
How can you not be on the side of the truckers against Justin Trudeau?
“Right-wing populism, whatever its champions might say to the contrary, has no solutions to offer here. But a key lesson of American politics since 2016 is that reactionary sentiment cannot be beaten back through shame and moral condemnation, and will continue to gain steam in the absence of a strong populist left alternative to the COVID culture war. For a variety of reasons, millions of Canadians have yet to be vaccinated. We simply can’t afford to write them all off as irredeemably backward deplorables nor leave any more of them to be organized by the Right.”
“The so-called “Freedom Convoy” of truckers currently occupying Canada’s capital city claims to be a broad people’s movement concerned with the plight of workers — specifically truckers — who have suffered throughout the pandemic.
The convoy has received plaudits from the likes of Elon Musk and Jordan Peterson, sympathetic coverage from conservative media, and acclaim from some Canadian members of parliament. The Freedom Convoy’s GoFundMe has thus far raised $10 million in donations. Despite this wide recognition and support, the convoy presents itself as a scrappy coalition of working people who, fed up with the hardship they have undergone, are now speaking truth to power.
But a closer look at key “Freedom Convoy” participants reveals that many of the concerns of the protesters have little to do with workers’ rights or labor issues within Canada’s trucking industry …”
Stealing all this money from truckers and their gasoline and threatening them is illiberalism. It is authoritarianism. This isn’t even the worst we have seen in Canada.