1. Important Links
(Prior work on media corruption and bias)
CLICK HERE, for Reddit posting on Azrieli media empire.
CLICK HERE, for Matthew Azrieli’s LinkedIn page.
CLICK HERE, for Wikipedia page on David Azrieli.
CLICK HERE, for Azrieli Foundation, David’s passing.
CLICK HERE, for VIVA!DIVA! CAN INC.
CLICK HERE, for America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
CLICK HERE, for Israel Bonds.
CLICK HERE, for Navigator, (crisis communications firm)
CLICK HERE, for Ontario Proud, Ballingall’s outfit.
CLICK HERE, for Jeff Ballingall working for Erin O’Toole.
CLICK HERE, for who funds Ontario Proud.
CLICK HERE, for “Elect Conservatives” (Pollak’s group).
CLICK HERE, for TPM’s statement on ethical journalism.
2. Some Context For This Article
Canadians, and people in general, need to know what is going on in the world around them.
With all of the shoddy and corrupt journalism that goes on, it is important to know if a media outlet is pushing a particular agenda. It’s also necessary to see what allegiances the outlet has, and is it what it claims to be? Post Media Corp controls most of the media in Canada, and has a virtual stranglehold on “conservative” media. This applies not only to MSM content, but to the alternative media as well. Many “conservative” talking heads have ties to Koch/Atlas and other globalist groups.
The last piece covered TRUE NORTH CANADA, consisting of a renamed/repurposed charity and a non-profit that Candice Malcolm “founded”. Very deceptive to the readers, especially given that TNC sold itself as independent journalism and research, focusing on immigration.
Now we get to THE POST MILLENNIAL. Who is behind it, and what exactly are they pushing? The public might be interested in knowing some answers.
3. Matthew Azrieli Is David Azrieli’s Grandson
Matthew Azrieli Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Post Millennial, according to his LinkedIn page. However, according to his profile, he holds another job at the same time. He is the Chief Operations Officer of VIVA!DIVA! CAN INC.
Sharon Azrieli, daughter of media giant, David Azrieli, is a Director of VIVA!DIVA! CAN INC., which Matthew Azrieli claims to be managing as well. Is she Matthew’s mother? Is David his grandfather? Well, actually, yes he is.
Just check out David Azrieli’s profile page on the Azrieli Foundation website. It lists who his children and grandchildren are.
Beloved husband of Stephanie Lefcort for 57 years, loving father, father-in-law and grandfather of Rafi Azrieli; Sharon Azrieli Perez, Avi Perez, Matthew and Solomon Azrieli; Naomi Azrieli, François Blanc, Joseph, Gabriel and Madeleine; Danna Azrieli, Danny Hakim, Galia and Ella. David will be truly missed by all of us who loved him so dearly.
Interesting note: Matthew Azrieli lists 2 organizations (along with details), on his LinkedIn page. Here is the quote from both of them.
So the head of the “alternative media” Post Millennial outfit is Matthew Azrieli, the grandson David Azrieli, the billionaire and Israeli media tycoon. Good to see some real opposition to the status quo here in Canada.
Now, let’s take a look at the 2 foundations which Matthew Azrieli is a board member of.
4. America-Israel Cultural Foundation
One group that Azrieli is a board member of, but doesn’t list on his Post Millennial biography, is the America-Isreal Cultural Foundation. One would think that a CEO of a “Canadian” media outlet would be interested in Canadian culture, but it seems not.
5. Israel Bonds
Take a look at the National Directors. While Azrieli is supposedly the CEO of a media organization for Canadian news, he is also a board member of an organization promoting sales of bonds to boost Israel. Funny, he doesn’t mention that conflict of interest either.
6. Jeff Ballingall: Navigator, Can-Proud, Ontario Proud, Erin O’Toole Operative
On the “ABOUT” page, Ballingall is listed as being the Chief Marketing Officer, and specializes in user growth, advertising, and digital media distribution. This sounds harmless enough, but Jeff omits very relevant parts of his past on his TPM biography.
Ballingall was working at the “crisis communications” firm called Navigator, when he came up with the idea of Ontario Proud. In essence, it would be for pushback against ideas than ran contrary to the Conservative Inc. doctrine that his people wanted to push. He is also involved in a Federal counterpart.
Nothing nefarious about having political beliefs. However, the fact that Ballingall is a “crisis communicator” by profession, and a conservative partisan, greatly reduces the chances that he is involved in unbiased journalism.
The grandson of an Israeli media tycoon and billionaire (Azrieli), and a professional mouthpiece (Ballingall), team up to run independent media. But let’s see what the story is on some of the other players.
7. 3rd Party Donors, Ontario Proud
|Donor Name||Amount Given|
|Alliston Lumber Co. Ltd||$10,00|
|Ballantry Homes Inc||$10,000|
|Braylea Investments Inc||$2500|
|Callian Capital Partners Inc.||$10,000|
|Corrado Carpentr Contractor Ltd||$10,000|
|Davie Real Estate||$2500|
|Denford Estates Inc||$2500|
|Garden Village Development Inc||$2500|
|Giampaolo Invetments Ltd||$10,000|
|Grosso McCarthyh Inc||$7000|
|Lakeview Homes Inc.||$10,000|
|Maple Drywall Inc||$10,000|
|Michael Bros. Excavating||$10,000|
|Midhaven Homes Ltd||$1,000|
|Millrun Investments Inc||$2,500|
|Opportunities Asia Ltd||$30,000|
|Res Prescast Inc||$10,000|
|Riva Plumbing Ltd||$10,000|
|Shiplake Properties Limitted||$25,000|
|Triple M Metal Corp.||$10,000|
There are other donors, but this should prove the point. Ontario Proud, Jeff Ballingall’s organization, was heavily involved in the 2018 election, trying to get Doug Ford elected. See this piece from Canadaland.
Why should Ballingall be taken seriously in any journalistic sense? He is little more than a political fundraiser and mouthpiece.
8. Yaakov Pollak: “Elect Conservatives” Strategist
I bet this group doesn’t feel the same way towards Israel. Letting in tons of immigrants (more per capita than any other nation), doesn’t do anything to protect your culture. He comes across as another Ben Shapiro, speaking out both sides of his mouth.
More diversity and migrants for thee.
Less diversity and migrants for me.
But I digress.
9. Barrett Wilson: Who Is That?
Barrett Wilson is apparently a pen name for one of their senior editors. There is vague information about being a social justice warrior until the crowd turned.
In fairness, work here is done anonymously. It seems strange to happen on a “more legit” site though.
10. Spencer Fernando: Nat’l Citizens Coalition
Mentioned before, but worth repeating. An author for the Post Millennial is Spencer Fernando, a fellow at the lobbying firm National Citizens Coalition. Of course, this was Stephen Harper’s old organization.
11. Recycled Post Media Writers
While getting a variety of voices is always a nice thing to have, it seems that many of the authors who contribute have all been writing for various Post Media outlets. Not very independent when it is a lot of the same people from the mainstream media.
12. TPM On Journalistic Integrity
Conflict of Interests
The Post Millennial’s staff is dedicated to maintaining the newspaper’s credibility and integrity and, thus, has pledged against engaging in conflicts of interests which may compromise such maintenance. All staff are expected to report to senior staff members well before engaging in such actions. Disciplinary action may follow a conflict of interest.
Certainly being dedicated to upholding standards of accuracy and truthfulness are important. However, this statement reads like it was cut and pasted from several sources. Also, given the openly political activities the group engages in, what exactly are they doing to prevent any conflict of interest from taking place?
This outfit is actually more sleazy than True North Canada, and that is saying a lot.