It took the Media Party three days to figure out how they were going to handle Liberal Andrew Leslie saying Israel fired indiscriminately on women and children (see here) – go after the Conservatives:
Federal Conservatives are putting a new twist on an old tactic: spying on political opponents.
They’re no longer content to send observers to rival parties’ public events, passively monitoring proceedings in hopes of spotting a gaffe that can be exploited.
They’re now employing agents provocateur who actively try to instigate a miscue, secretly record it and then leak it to the media.
Liberals, who’ve been on the receiving end of the ploy twice in the past three months, call the tactic entrapment, unethical and “Nixonian.” (see here)
Also: See earlier post on the Liberals sending in teenager-operatives to sabotage a Conservative event and then lie about it to the complicit Media Party here