Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Ezra Goes Bananas!
Ezra Levant was completely entitled to cast doubt on the sincerity of the Chiquita company and to call for a boycott of its products because the latter does not share his views on the relatively “green” nature of the Alberta oil sands. However, Levant did not stop there. He began by accusing the Chiquita company of being anti-Canadian bigots, which is, all in all, acceptable in treating a controversial issue.
However, while it became apparent when viewing the segment in question that Levant was reading from a prepared text, he indulged in language excesses that widely overstep the limits of what is acceptable in dealing with a controversial issue, even from a biased point of view. He named the Chiquita executive who is a man with a Spanish name and said in a distinctly aggressive tone, several times, that the latter was a liar. He then concluded his tirade by hurling the following offensive insult, particularly to Hispanics, at the Chiquita representative: “Hey you. Yeah you, [name of Chiquita executive]. Chinga tu madre.”
Some more background here. Amazing how Ezra manages to scare up so much controversy and still nobody watches his show.
Meanwhile, 61 per cent of the people who voted in Bourque's bogus poll want Ezra to contest the Conservative nomination in downtown Calgary. Prime Minister Levant. Has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. C'mon, Ez, you can't win if you don't play.