Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brian Lilley, Co-Founder of the Rebel, Leaves the Conservative Media Website

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brian Lilley, Co-Founder of the Rebel, Leaves the Conservative Media Website

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A co-founder of The Rebel resigning

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OTTAWA - A co-founder of The Rebel says he's leaving the conservative media website.

Ottawa radio talk show host Brian Lilley announced Monday in a Facebook post that he's parting ways with The Rebel because he no longer feels "comfortable" being part of the organization.

Lilley says he had been concerned over the "harsh tone" The Rebel has taken on some subjects, but it came to a head over last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va.

Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, was killed and at least 19 other people were injured when a car plowed into counter protesters at a white nationalist rally.

Lilley questions what a reporter from The Rebel was doing at a "unite the right" rally that he calls an "anti-Semitic white power rally" dedicated to keeping up a statue of Robert E. …

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