Dave Rubin on why he left the left

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive. He even had a show with The Young Turks! But now he’s not a progressive. He has left the left. Why? Dave Rubin shares his story.  You might like to share your stories about why you left the left as well. I know of at least one current cabinet minister that used to belong to the Labour party but left for ideological reasons.

I could never have supported the left, I grew up in a household where we were encouraged to explore politics and from a very young age was exposed to politicians from Muldoon through to the current crop.

My mother used to slay politicians for entertainment. I learned from her.

But also from a young age, when I was 15 years old, I learned that unions were useless and unionists violent and petulant scumbags. I was even assaulted by one unionist who went on to become a Labour cabinet minister. My crime? Crossing a picket line to work.

I’m sure readers have many such experiences.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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