|June 7, 2020
We have a problem that no other Canadian media companies have: left-wing thugs physically attack our reporters.
It just doesn’t happen to any other media. But I regret that it happens to us all too frequently.
Sheila Gunn Reid, Keean Bexte and David Menzies have all been attacked by leftists for simply reporting the news. So have two of our cameramen.
This never happens to the CBC, or left-wing newspaper like the Toronto Star. Because Antifa correctly see them as their propaganda wings. They would never attack their own media allies.
That’s why they hate us — we tell the other side of the story. We tell the truth about Antifa.
Whenever anyone attacks our reporters, we sue them for assault — especially if the police do nothing. And all too often, the police do nothing.
But suing a thug for assault after the fact isn’t a solution. It’s better to not have our reporters harmed in the first place. And one of these days — God forbid — the attack could be serious.
So we have to do something that no other media has to do: we hire bodyguards.
I’m talking about professionals — trained and licensed, often former police, who know how to survey a situation and pre-empt any problems.
But professional security costs a lot of money — hundreds of dollars. Just yesterday, for example, we had to have TWO security guards accompany our reporter and cameraman in Toronto, where Antifa have been violent before.
Obviously this is priority one for me. But it’s turning into a major burden.
So I’ve set up a new fund — the Journalist Defence Fund. It’s to help cover our security costs — especially in these dangerous days.
Click here for the details:
Can you please help me protect Sheila and David and Keean, and our other reporters and cameramen? Sometimes — like yesterday — we hire security and it turns out they weren’t needed. But I’d rather do that, than not send security one day, on a day where we really, really did need them.
That costs money — money that we don’t get from Justin Trudeau, like the CBC does. We rely 100% on viewers like you. Can you please help me out, even with $20? I promise you I will do my best to protect our journalists.
They fight every day to tell us the truth — they deserve nothing less!
Thank you so much.
P.S. Making sure our reporters are protected from leftist thugs like Antifa is very important to me. If you can spare a few bucks, consider donating at JournalistDefenceFund.com to make sure our reporters stay safe while they bring you the other side of the story.