The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) falsely reported that The Counter Signal’s videographer Mocha Bezirgan was killed at the notorious Roxham Road illegal border crossing.
The state broadcaster used a photo capturing Mocha Bezirgan, a Turkish-Canadian documentarian, as he was at the Roxham Road crossing for journalistic purposes. They paired the image of Bezirgan with the headline “Man dies after encountering patrol agents at Canada-U.S. border.”
To the casual reader on social media that knows better than to click on a link to the state broadcaster’s website, they would have seen the following image and would have been left to assume that Bezirgan was the victim.
Bezirgan’s father, Erol Bezirgan told The Counter Signal that his friends started calling him when the CBC published the story.
“My friend called me asking if my son was okay, saying that he saw a news story about his death. Until the time I called my son my heart was racing to hear back from him,” Mr. Bezirgan said.
“They [CBC] need to be more careful with their reporting, his mother from Turkey also panicked when she heard the claims,” he added.
“Could they not find a different picture to report a death? What is this? Are they calling you an illegal? Your mother says take whatever legal action is necessary.”
Keean Bexte, Editor-in-Chief of The Counter Signal, released a statement following the incident:
“I am happy to report that our cameraman, Mocha, who was on the ground covering the story of record-high illegal border crossings at Roxham Road, has not been killed. It is not clear if the CBC made this erroneous report out of malice, incompetence, or just casual racism, as Mocha is a visible minority. But one thing is clear: the CBC can’t be trusted to report on the most basic matters.”
If a reader took the time to click on the story, they would see a caption to the offending image that reads, “A man waits for transportation at the border at Roxham Road.”
As previously reported, the US National Guard is distributing bus tickets to the asylum-shopping migrants so they can leave America and illegally enter Canada via Roxham Road instead.
Last year, illegal immigration levels in Quebec reached new highs, with approximately 39,000 asylum-shopping migrants crossing the US-Canada border.