Tory online attack takes aim at Justin Trudeau
The Conservative Party of Canada launched an online effort on Monday devoted to attacking Justin Trudeau, the newly-minted leader of the Liberal Party.
- The digital attack uses both conventional web sites and social media. The web site:
- It appears the Tories have planned this for some time. The web site, according to a Whois lookup, was created on Mar. 22 and is registered to the CPC.
- The Tories also created a companion Facebook page, which hosts the first video and a slew of comments. Many of those comments, though, are critical of the Conservatives' strategy.
- Comments on the Facebook page were mostly negative. One example: "Wow, that's just pathetic. Your "K.O" is a quote, taken out of context, made 14 years ago..."
- This video, posted on YouTube and hosted on the justinoverhishead.com site, is at the heart of the social media response. On YouTube, comments are closed.
- The segment of the above video where Trudeau discusses Quebec superiority is part of this lengthier CTV video:
- Huffington Post Canada is also crying foul, claiming "The video clip was taken from The Huffington Post Canada without permission. (HuffPost is making its concerns known to the Conservative Party.)"
- Twitter is awash with comments about the Tory attacks, most of it negative. Even some of Canada's heavyweight political pundits weighed in:
- Further to the "cheap shot" Martin refers to, the Canadian Liver Foundation re-iterated its gratitude for Trudeau's charity effort:
- But most comments came from the non-pundit class:
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