Perhaps the pressure is getting to Mr. Selvers, but just hours after announcing a live tv interview ONNtv Thursday, Dave Selvers has decided not to do the interview.
Selvers originally agreed to the ONNtv request last week, making demands that the show be live as he didn’t trust “recorded” material and that Andy Martens was to conduct the interview. Despite agreeing to his terms, the controversial blogger informed us Wednesday afternoon that he will no longer do the interview.
“We’re disappointed that Mr. Selvers has decided to back down from a one on one interview. We wanted to give him a chance to explain himself in his own words, as a news organization, it was the only fair thing to do – to allow an opportunity for him to defend himself and his comments – I guess he doesn’t believe in being accountable for his actions”, said Craig Huckerby Executive Producer ONNtv. “Selvers was told by someone not connected with ONNtv that the interview was going to be done by ONNtv’s Tim Murphy and that’s why he is pulling out”, Huckerby said. “Murphy was never interested in doing the interview”
Last week a local Sault Ste. Marie businessman was put in the media spotlight surrounding blog posts and online comments that some would describe as “hate speech” Dave Selvers, owner of Millennium Crane Rentals was singled out by the web site ANTI-HATE.CA in an article describing Selvers as a racists and white supremacist for his views on Canadian Immigration Policies, Muslims and the Trudeau Liberal government.
Selvers maintains that what he writes is not hate speech despite posting derogatory posts calling for the execution of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling Mexicans “filth” and stating “Trudeau must be arrested and tried immediately for treason and upon being found guilty, executed… I despise this faggot twerp as much as I do that black Muslim N—-r terrorist Obama both are of the same retarded mind”.
Selvers, who organized the Yellow Vest movement locally, has agreed to an exclusive live interview with ONNtv Thursday airing at 2:30pm
The broadcast will also be repeated at 8pm and be available on demand later on SaultOnline.com
During the interview Selvers will be asked to defend his comments, his views on the current Liberal government and his support for U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian gun laws and much more.
Since a fire storm of media attention, several local businesses and institutions have severed ties with Selvers, such as the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Steel and Sault College have all come out and denounced Selvers position.