The Freedom Convoy is pushing Government and Media in to an Uncomfortable Place

I woke up early this morning and did something I don’t normally do: I turned on a legacy media news program.  The program was CTV’s morning show out of Edmonton.  I don’t know why I bothered.  It took only minutes before I was nauseated.  CTV took the time to do a story about how hard the Freedom Convoy has been on the residents of Ottawa.  CTV explained that some Ottawa Seniors are afraid to leave the house and the isolation has been difficult for them.  Of course CTV did not speak to any of these frightened seniors.  They did not speak to any seniors at all for this blockbuster story about the concerns of seniors.

There is a good reason that CTV did not risk interviewing an actual senior.  They were unlikely to get the answer that they wanted.  I would hazard a guess that most seniors would be a lot more upset about 2 years of enforced isolation due to government tyranny than a 3 days of inconvenience from the Freedom protest.  An inconvenience that was increased by the police preventing so many truckers from approaching parliament and stranding them in other parts of the city.

The media is frantically searching for anyway to support the government agenda.  When they aren’t making up fake stories about frightened seniors they are trying to convince the protesters that they have made their point and they should quit while they are ahead.

André Pratte: The longer convoy protesters paralyze Ottawa, the more they damage their cause | National Post

The Media is desperate because the protests are working.  Quebec has backed off on their plan to fine unvaccinated and Jason Kenney in Alberta has a full blown crisis on his hands.  Truckers in Alberta joined the efforts by blocking the Coutts Border crossing.  When the RCMP finally moved the protesters truckers and farmers started blocking highways in southern Alberta.  United Conservative party (UCP) MLAs from southern Alberta negotiated a settlement with the truckers to drop vaccine passports in rural areas.  The UCP executive quickly stepped in to squash that but did it by promising to remove vaccine passports (restriction exemption program) everywhere within days.  Here is their press release.

It is quite telling that this came from the caucus chair and not the Premier.  This could indicate that Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has also gone in to hiding or that the party is pushing him aside.

If governments are forced to drop restrictions both the media and government will find themselves in hot water because nothing will happen.  There will be no surge in infections, hospitalizations, or deaths.  Even the most deeply committed COVIDiots will come to realize what academics have been saying for more than a year now.  The restrictions made no measurable difference.  They only made things worse.  There is a new study from John’s Hopkins that concluded just that.

While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted. In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.

A-Literature-Review-and-Meta-Analysis-of-the-Effects-of-Lockdowns-on-COVID-19-Mortality.pdf (

People are angry now.  How angry do you think they will be when they will be when they finally realize that none of this was necessary and that the media and government have lied to them for 2 years?