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When we hear from “anonymous Liberal sources” in the media, it’s usually to attack Dion or attack our strategy or to reveal our election strategy. On the other hand, when we hear from “anonymous Conservative sources” in the media, it’s to attack or smear independent agencies, such as Elections Canada.

Just an observation of mine. I’m not sure which is better (or worse). However, I’d sure like to know which senior Conservative officials these were, and why the media felt compelled to quote them if they weren’t willing to publicly state their views on this. The media gave these Cons. officials an anonymous front to try and attack Elections Canada’s credibility with. As Warren points out, these were clearly coordinated talking points, not some Maxime Bernier off-the-cuff stuff from an angry Conservative junior staffer.

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2 comments to On anonymous sources..

  • “When we hear from “anonymous Liberal sources” in the media, it’s usually to attack Dion or attack our strategy or to reveal our election strategy” – wait a second… the Liberals have a strategy to attack? 😉

  • Joseph Angolano

    “As Warren points out, these were clearly coordinated talking points, not some Maxime Bernier off-the-cuff stuff from an angry Conservative junior staffer.”

    -So what if they are? Isn’t that even better for the Liberals who want to keep this scandal on the frontpages for a long time?

    I think a deliberate and calculated attempt to mislead people by the CPC is much worse than someone not thinking and saying something they shouldn’t have said.

    The key thing now is to establish that they are talking points coordinated by the Conservative command and control.

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