American media personalities have jumped onto the convoy story. Here’s what that could mean for Canada

2022-01-29 4:19:00 AM

It could mean a boon for Donald Trump, among other things.

Truck Convoy, Ottawa

American media personalities have jumped onto the convoy story. Here’s what that could mean for Canada

It could mean a boon for Donald Trump, among other things.

.The convoy has received substantial air time from U.S. right-wing outlets and big-name American political commentators on social media all week.It started last weekend as a protest against a newCOVID-19 policyfor truckers. As of Jan. 15, the federal government required Canadian truckers to be fully vaccinated if they want to avoid a 14-day quarantine when they cross the border from the United States.

The convoy is criticized for being incoherent, having ties to the far right, making calls to dissolve the federal government and courting some who threaten violence.Some American media experts say the story fits a perfect mould for an audience in the United States that has been fed an anti-vaccine narrative for months by outlets such as Fox News looking to make Biden look bad and, in turn,

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Who do you think is footing the bills? Duh Kinda funny, Americans watching Canadians, eh ? Usually it the Canadians watching the Americans all day. So now, Canadians look at Americans looking at Canada, eh ? Ohh no somebody woke up the morons. Uh no…poor you, are you gonna cry? dmrider So are you . Stop making stupid people famous

'fringe-minority' I think we might need a forensic audit of the GoFundMe. Pretty sure it will reveal who the real foreign funded extremists are. I’m so sorry this is happening to you right now. Not all these people are fighting against vaccines. Freedumb!

Organizer of GoFundMe campaign for trucker convoy withdraws $1M, company confirms | Globalnews.caThe convoy movement, known as the “Save Canada” movement or the “ freedom convoy ,” started last Sunday in British Columbia and is making its way across Canada. Good. Let's keep at people, and stand with our fellow Canadians against this corrupt government extorting us our of our rights, because we won't be their test subjects on their substance that is ok clinical trials untill 2023 and each jab at risk of heart inflammation. You forgot to put racist, extremist in you title. You guys are slacking. Come on Global these people might be able to get their freedoms back, we wouldn’t want that.

🇨🇦🇺🇸🇨🇦Truck Fascist Trudeau🇨🇦🇺🇸🇨🇦 This should come as no surprise since the Toronto Star and CBC brought this on themselves with their woke agenda and fear to challenge the government as they receive taxpayer subsidies. People want actual news not Trudeau mouthpieces. Shame on torontostar for this fake news : toronto canpoli

'Hospitals are underfunded! One story blames a small population who have no power. The other story points towards corporate irresponsibility and government mishandling of funding, which story do you believe the powerful want you to believe?' Russel Brand Tesla CEO Elon Musk has praised the Canadian truckers for bravely rising up against the ‘New World Order’ and has warned President Biden that the American public will no longer tolerate being treated like fools.

Siete un giornalaccio fascista The governments have chipped away our fundamental rights, under the cover of a pandemic emergency (COVID-19). At last count 5 billion trucks will be rolling into Ottawa this weekend. You love to see it Garbage news.

Anti-vaxxer truck convoy signals insidious spread of Trumpism in CanadaThe Conservative Party of Canada seems content to keep pushing us down this dark road, writes columnist Max Fawcett. maxfawcett NatObserver Wedge issue bullshit. No war but class war! maxfawcett NatObserver FAKE NEWS. The convoy is about ending mandates, period. This has nothing to do with any former presidents. ConvoyForFreedom ConvoyForFreedom2022 maxfawcett NatObserver maxfawcett needs to take a deep breath, dial down his moral panic and get a booster shot.

Not even going to read this article.. is it jus me.. or does any1 else find it bat shit crazy the headline is a lead to telling you what you should think. Never thought I would share a Tucker Carlson Interview but here it press needs to step up their game. GitRDoneLarry 👍👍TruckersForFreedom 💪💪 There is you red flag right there! If the Americans are 'jumping on their bandwagon' it must be bad

All it means is you'll cry more.

Here's what you need to know about the truck convoy moving into Ottawa todayThe Canada Unity website says a convoy of truckers and supporters will depart Kingston, Ont. at 8:30 a.m. Friday, arriving in downtown Ottawa at 12 p.m. Maybe someone should tell you what you need to know about it, since you won’t accurately cover what is going on. CTV= TRASH Yes ctv, please tell me what I need to know. 🙄

Police on guard against 'lone wolves' as protest convoy arrives in Ottawa | CBC News Ottawa 's police chief says officials are watching for ' social media actors' and 'lone wolves' who might try to infiltrate this weekend's convoy protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandate s. Lone nuts, you mean. Good. That's what is needed. There are far too many people in Ottawa right now that would benefit from this turning violent. This would only play into CBCNews & Trudeau little game of division

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Duclos: 'Vaccines are not to punish people'Jan. 28: Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos comments on the trucker convoy and vaccine mandate s. zzzzzzzzero interest. Anti-vaxxers : government lies, and everyone agrees with us .... RESIGN, biggest message from convoy is we no longer trust the government resign,resign

making its way to Ottawa this week .GoFundMe said the organizer, presumably Lich, will share more information over the coming weeks around which charities will be selected to receive the remaining funds.droughts on the Prairies , for example, not to mention the growing percentage of truck drivers and other key employees who are sick with the Omicron variant), and that this is showing up in the form of shortages of certain products in our grocery stores.The first vehicles from a trucker convoy protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other public health measures are expected to arrive in Ottawa today.

The convoy has received substantial air time from U.S.2 cases. right-wing outlets and big-name American political commentators on social media all week. In a recent tweet, Thornhill MP Melissa Lantsman (who was once heralded as a bright, new moderate voice in the party) used a stock image of empty shelves in a British grocery store in a post that suggested “empty Canadian grocery store shevles [sic] could become a larger problem. It started last weekend as a protest against a new COVID-19 policy for truckers. “Our goal is to protect the generosity of donors and ensure that all donations go to those intended,” the company said. As of Jan.m.

15, the federal government required Canadian truckers to be fully vaccinated if they want to avoid a 14-day quarantine when they cross the border from the United States.” Story continues below advertisement Hundreds show up as trucker convoy passes through GTA Hundreds show up as trucker convoy passes through GTA The federal government ended the truckers’ exemption to the vaccine mandate on Jan. 6 moment? asks columnist @maxfawcett. The convoy is criticized for being incoherent, having ties to the far right, making calls to dissolve the federal government and courting some who threaten violence. Some American media experts say the story fits a perfect mould for an audience in the United States that has been fed an anti-vaccine narrative for months by outlets such as Fox News looking to make Biden look bad and, in turn, look good. This means Canadian truck drivers need to be fully vaccinated if they want to avoid a two-week quarantine and pre-arrival molecular test for COVID-19 before crossing into Canada. In short: vaccines, restrictions and Biden — bad. But what makes the CPC’s recent conduct even more dangerous is the obvious desire on the part of its key members, including former leader Scheer and potential leadership front-runner Pierre Poilievre , to provoke a portion of the Canadian public that’s already inclined towards anti-social behaviour — and direct their fury towards the prime minister. Trump and “freedom” — good.S. With snowbanks & some lane encroachment it may be difficult to keep Gardiners Rd northbound left thru lane open to regular traffic near Centennial Dr.

In Canada, meanwhile, some journalism experts say all the international attention could provide fuel for the movement behind the convoy, which some have pegged as anti-science and potentially dangerous. The website of Fox News’ Sean Hannity blasted out a story this week with the headline “TRUCK YEAH: Canada Forms Freedom Convoy of 10K Trucks to Protest Vax Mandates, ‘Overreach is Over. © 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.’” The convoy, by official measurements, is a fraction of that 10,000-trucks figure that’s been floating around online (some have even suggested the number is as high as 50,000). Officials in Ottawa — where the protesters began to arrive Friday — have pegged it as being between 1,000 and 2,000 vehicles. Police in Kingston, Ont. Convoys from eastern Canada will roll into Vankleek Hill this evening, before completing the journey to Ottawa on Saturday morning.

, said Friday that the convoy leaving that city had 17 full tractor-trailers, 104 tractors without trailers, 424 passenger vehicles and six RVs. Another large convoy is expected to arrive from Western Canada by Saturday. American podcaster Joe Rogan commented on the convoy , saying Canada was a “country in revolt” on a recent show. Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, declared that “Canadian truckers rule” on Twitter. Right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro has been posting articles on his Facebook page all week about the convoy. The protest was initially sparked by outrage over a vaccine mandate imposed this month on cross-border truckers, but has since garnered support from anti-vaccine mandate groups.

“Canadian truckers are rightfully demonstrating against authoritarian vaccine mandates,” Shapiro said Tuesday. On Thursday, English comedian and social commentator Russell Brand released a video decrying the media for ignoring the story — despite it being the one of the top stories for most outlets in Canada for days. “Truckers, who were previously regarded as heroes when they were delivering vital goods and working during the lockdown, are now villains as they protest vaccine mandates,” he said in a YouTube video. Fox News “is naturally going to pick this up,” said American University communications professor Jane Hall, who was a contributor to the channel for years, but has criticized it since departing about nine years ago. The story is visual, it’s dramatic and it fuels a narrative about how vaccine rules are a government violation of personal freedom, she said. The Ottawa Police Service is asking people not to travel in Ottawa this weekend, and if you do travel to expect delays.

“The attention will beget more people and the coverage will beget more attention,” said Hall. “How widespread this opposition is, and how representative this group is, is very likely to get lost in the drama.” RELATED STORIES .