In his latest column Andrew Coyne vigorously defends Liberal Andrew Leslie and condemns the Conservatives for daring to question his integrity for expensing $72,000 to move a few blocks:
Possibly Andrew Leslie, had he known what he was getting into, might have thought better of this whole politics game. The former Canadian Forces general has been the subject of unrelenting criticism since it emerged that the military had picked up the costs for him to move house after he retired. I doubt he has ever before had his integrity so publicly questioned. It must be an unsettling experience, especially coming from a profession that places such high stock in notions of personal honour — unlike, say, politics. (see here)
But apparently the National Post’s top columnist didn’t do any research because Leslie had his “integrity publicly questioned” quite recently at a war crimes tribunal for his actions in Croatia where he was accused by the UN of not telling the truth about shelling targets and having two subordinates lie for him:
How embarrassing huh?
The question Coyne now needs to answer was whether he intentionally omitted this very public record to protect the Liberals and damage the Conservatives or is so completely incompetent that he does zero research before writing a column – his choice.