Charlottesville was a turning point for The Rebel.
Faith Goldy’s sympathetic coverage of the white-supremacist rally in Virginia and casual discussion of the “JQ” (Jewish Question) sparked a crisis for the Canadian far-right site that saw contributors leave, its cruise cancelled, politicians distance themselves, former employees turn into whistleblowers, and star correspondent Goldy fired for going on a neo-Nazi podcast on which she laughed about her Jewish boss’ fondness for bacon but only when he can get it for free. All within five days.
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