Rebel News owner Ezra Levant accused a journalist at Global News of spreading “fake news” and circulating a “conspiracy theory” after he publicly questioned the veracity of a recent Rebel News story. To invalidate claims of authenticity, Ezra Levant posted what appears to be unedited clip of the story in question.
On Thursday Rebel News broke a story of one of their journalists, David Menzies, getting detained by Trudeau’s bodyguards outside of an event. David Akin, an employee of competitor Global News, responded by mocking Menzies and his history of fundraising. In a Tweet posted on Thursday, Akin wrote mockingly: “David Menzies arrested trying to ask Patrick Brown a question. Send money!”
On Friday, Ezra Levant pushed back, and accused Akin of spreading “fake news” and “circulating a conspiracy theory.” Levant Tweeted: “David Akin is circulating a conspiracy theory that our reporter David Menzies somehow planned or wanted to be mugged by Trudeau’s bodyguards. It’s fake news. Global News needs to disavow this kook.”
Levant linked a copy of the “full, raw video of the encounter.” The video purports to show Menzies pushing his way through Trudeau’s bodyguards, before being briefly detained. It is not clear whether the bodyguards were private, or if they were police officers.
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