CBC finally responds to Trudeau singing Bohemian Rhapsody

The CBC may be the last media outlet in Canada to report on Trudeau “jovially” singing Bohemian Rhapsody before the Queen's funeral.

CBC finally responds to Trudeau singing Bohemian Rhapsody
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Yesterday, Rebel News rounded up how both the foreign and domestic media reported on Justin Trudeau's conduct two days before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

From CTV and Global News to the Daily Mail and Rebel News, the framing of the video and backlash varied wildly.

But one news outlet was absent. The state-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was silent on the video — until yesterday afternoon.

READ MORE: Here's how the mainstream media framed viral Trudeau video

In a viral video, Justin Trudeau was filmed singing along to the song Bohemian Rhapsody by the band Queen as Quebec musician Gregory Charles played piano has unleashed hot takes on the appropriateness of the get-together around the world.

The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the authenticity of the video in a statement to Global News on Monday.

READ MORE: 'Trudeau is such a clown show,' Justin Trudeau sparks controversy over 'drunk' Bohemian Rhapsody performance

After the video was filmed, Trudeau was met by hecklers who jeered and booed at him as he joined his security entourage on his way to the state funeral.

READ MORE: Hecklers booed Justin Trudeau in London hours after he was caught belting out Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

So that's how social, independent and mainstream media covered the footage.

And then there's the CBC:

Trudeau spotted singing Bohemian Rhapsody days before Queen's funeral

...A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau singing Bohemian Rhapsody just days before Queen Elizabeth's funeral kicked off a debate on social media, with some criticizing Trudeau for a lack of decorum.

...The serenading occurred on Saturday night in the lobby of a hotel, according to a statement from Trudeau's office.

...But some on social media took issue with Trudeau jovially singing while in the U.K. to represent Canada at the Queen's funeral, which was held Monday.

...But others came to the prime minister's defence, arguing that the sing-along didn't take place during an official event.

That article was written by Darren Major (@DMajJourno).

CBC journalist Aaron Wherry (@AaronWherry), a senior writer for the organization, tweeted his incredulity that the video could cause such an uproar.

Toronto Star columnist, CBC panellist and Trudeau biographer Althia Raj went further, expressing pride in the performance.

The CBC receives approximately $1.1-billion every single year from the Trudeau government.

In 2020, Rebel News reported on the five-person Independent Advisory Board panel selected to vet press applications for some of Trudeau's $595 million in federal media subsidies.

READ MORE: Meet the “diverse” Liberals handing out Trudeau's $595 million media bailout

In 2021, Rebel News released a 29-page document showing the Canadian news organizations taking money from a special $61-million emergency fund handed out by Trudeau.

READ MORE: Every news media who secretly took Trudeau's $61M pre-election pay-off

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