Breaking: Trudeau calls Rebel News ‘disinformation’ responsible for stoking ‘anger’ in Canada

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Prime Minister Trudeau teed off on Rebel News journalist Tamara Ugolini after Wednesday’s federal leadership debate after asking Trudeau why their news organization had to fight the federal government in court to ask him questions post-debate. Trudeau held no punches, calling the Rebel a website that spreads “misinformation and disinformation” regarding COVID data. Trudeau also said that the Rebel — which he refused to call a media organization — was “partly responsible” for the “polarization we see in this country.” “The reality is organizations — organizations like yours that continue to spread misinformation and disinformation on the science around vaccines, around how we’re going to actually get through this pandemic, and be there for each other, and keep our kids safe is part of why we see such unfortunate anger and lack of understanding of basic science,” said the prime minister. “Quite frankly, your — I won’t call it a media organization — your group of individuals need to account for some of the polarization that we see in this country, and I think Canadians are clueing in to the fact that there is a critical decision we take about the kind of country we want to see.”

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