My blogger-husband is being sued for… linking to Mark Steyn’s website?


A short time ago, NewsReal readers got a surprise lesson in Canadian libel law when I was threatened with legal action for blogging (at my own site) about George Soros. It’s not my first “brush with the law”: in 2008, I was served — along with Ezra Levant and a group of other Canadian conservative [...]

Newsflash: Journalists Who Don’t Take Themselves Seriously Captured on Film


We bash the MSM a lot here at NewsReal, and for good reason. The legacy media clings to many now-debunked myths of their own importance. The average person still thinks All the President’s Men is a documentary, that Walter Cronkite convinced LBJ that he’d lost support among middle Americans for the Vietnam War, and that [...]

5 Leftist Lies About the Best Source of Oil on Earth


Last week, I reported the news that the U.S. based Tides Foundation is funding Canadian environmentalists who are trying to shut down Alberta’s oil sands industry. Canada provides the United States with tens of millions of barrels of oil that otherwise would have come from Saudi Arabia, the misogynistic sheik-ocracy that most of the 9/11 [...]

Hot Post: Why is Google News Libeling Rush Limbaugh?


Editor’s Note: This popular post was first published on October 18 here. As part of the research I do each week for my talk radio recap column, I poke around Google News for the latest on Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and other conservative talk radio hosts. This week, I noticed something troubling at Google News. [...]

5 Leftist Lies About the Best Source of Oil on Earth


Last week, I reported the news that the U.S. based Tides Foundation is funding Canadian environmentalists who are trying to shut down Alberta’s oil sands industry. Canada provides the United States with tens of millions of barrels of oil that otherwise would have come from Saudi Arabia, the misogynistic sheik-ocracy that most of the 9/11 [...]

8 Things I Wish I’d Known (or Remembered) When I Was a Leftist


In my own defense: a) I was drunk the whole time, and b) I was never a socialist or a communist. My anarchist/libertarian gang were 1980s “Neither East nor West” peaceniks who believed America and the USSR were equally bad. We made fun of the communists at demonstrations, quoting SCTV “3CP1″ catchphrases at them. Like [...]

Mark Steyn Banned From Speaking after Muslims Complain


There’s something about London, Ontario. It was the scene of Ann Coulter’s world-famous “Take a camel!” speech earlier this year. And in 2009, when Ezra Levant, Salim Mansur and I were scheduled to speak there, we were “banned” from one venue, found a bigger one — and sold out all 600 seats. That was after [...]

Why is Google News Libeling Rush Limbaugh?


As part of the research I do each week for my talk radio recap column, I poke around Google News for the latest on Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and other conservative talk radio hosts. This week, I noticed something troubling at Google News. Thinking it might be a glitch, I cleared my cache this morning, [...]

8 Things I Wish I’d Known (or Remembered) When I Was a Leftist


In my own defense: a) I was drunk the whole time, and b) I was never a socialist or a communist. My anarchist/libertarian gang were 1980s “Neither East nor West” peaceniks who believed America and the USSR were equally bad. We made fun of the communists at demonstrations, quoting SCTV “3CP1″ catchphrases at them. Like [...]

AstroTurf: Tides Foundation funds ‘grassroots’ protests against Canadian oil sands


AstroTurf® has a petrochemical backing. But in the world of political “astroturfing,” manufactured outrage against Big Oil gets its backing from mega-foundations. Today, Canada’s Financial Post revealed that protests against domestic oil production are being funded by progressive American “charities”: Like most protests, the one against oil tankers has all the look and feel of [...]