Some opponents of vaccine passes are planning to gather for what they hope will be a big rally outside the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation office in Vancouver on October 22.
It reflects activists’ growing dissatisfaction with the way the media covers COVID-19, vaccine passports and a mandatory mask mandate in schools.
“The media is the virus, “Ryan Kulbaba claimed from the scene at a recent” freedom meeting “in Abbotsford.
At the same rally, another speaker, Marcella Desjarlais, claimed she had been “threatened by the media”.
Desjarlais, also known as Marcella Williams, ran for the People’s Party of Canada in Burnaby South in the recent federal election.
She did not elaborate on the nature of this “threat” from the media.
But she acknowledged that Georgia Straight published an article about a meme on his Facebook page. Her post has since been removed.
Meme stated: “During the Nuremberg trials, even the media were prosecuted and killed for lying to the public.”
Next to this meme, Desjarlais wrote: “Should happen again!”
That meme was shared 416 times, Desjarlais revealed at the Abbotsford convention.
Then she received a message from Facebook.
The social media giant instructed her that she could not share anything on the platform for 30 days.
Desjarlais told the crowd that she was not consulted by Just for her October 3 story about why she posted the Nuremberg meme.
“The media took it as if I was coming after them,” she said.
After Vancouver Sun. followed up with a Oct. 4 article on the post, Desjarlais said she received a “nice piece of hate mail from a lady I don’t even know.”
“They can threaten me anything they want,” she said, “but as my song said, I will stand in my place. Come to me. You betcha.”
Opponents of vaccine passports sometimes criticize the media for not reporting on the number of people experiencing side effects as a result of being vaccinated.
On September 1, it became Just posted an article on this very topic.
According to Health Canada, there were 56,151,862 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of October 1 in this country.
About three people out of every 10,000 reported one or more “side effects”.
“Of the 17,982 individual reports, 13,307 were considered non-serious (0.024% of all doses administered) and 4,675 were considered serious (0.008% of all doses administered),” Health Canada states on its website.
All serious incidents are subject to a medical examination according to Health Canada.