Instantly after the Conservative Party released the above ad mocking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for being “In way over his head” was the predictable outcry from the Ottawa Press Gallery as if it’s their job to defend Trudeau.
CTV’s Don Martin – “So the shirtless Justin Trudeau in that Con attack ad raised almost $3,000 for the CLF just for auctioning a lunch. Cheap shot by the CPC”
Postmedia’s Michael Den Tandt – “Day one ‘attack’ reinforces Harper nastiness and underlines Trudeau charitable work. In that sense it is even dumber than ’93 Chretien ad”
CBC’s Kady O’Malley – “So basically, the new Conservative ad campaign goes after Trudeau for not one but two charitable endeavours.”
Noticeably absent was any reference to Trudeau’s practise of using charities to make big money (see here) but of course that would get in the way of their narrative.
The other ‘outrage’ was over the CPC taking Trudeau’s words out of context when it came to the line “Quebecers are better than the rest of Canada, because, you know, we’re Quebecers or whatever.”
Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor – “If I intentionally took a quote that badly out of context, I would quite rightly be fired.”
The Media Party are flipping out that Justin was in fact quoting his dad yet this attributed PET quote has not been produced by the media so far and all we have to go on is Justin’s words:
“My father’s philosophy, and certainly he has passed it on to us, has always been that Quebecers are better than the rest of Canada. Because, you know, we’re Quebecers or whatever. A lot more of us are bilingual, bicultural, a lot more awareness of the rest, and that’s a richness.”
Notice the importance of “and certainly he has passed it on to us” which is ignored.
This is what happens when the Media Party regurgitates Liberal talking points – it just ends up making them looking like foolish shills.