It seems that the slimy blog slanders of Jason Cherniak and other desperate Liberalbloggers against Parkdale-High Park NDP Candidate Cheri DiNovo have made it into official Liberal Party of Ontario press releases.
Coincide? I think not.
Sylvia Watson, the Toronto city councillor running for the Liberals, issued a news release questioning the values of Ms. DiNovo, a minister and community activist. The release, under the headline "NDP by-election candidate compares the media's treatment of Karla Homolka to the persecution of Jesus Christ," quoted portions of one of Ms. DiNovo's sermons out of context and described the remarks as "previously hidden." During a campaign stop in the riding yesterday, Premier Dalton McGuinty refused to answer questions from reporters about what critics were quick to describe as a smear campaign. The release had been handed out to the news media by a member of his staff earlier in the day.
Amid NDP and Progressive Conservative charges of mud-slinging, McGuinty defended the tactics."Look, it's a tough by-election for us," the premier told reporters at an event held at the High Park home of prominent Liberal strategist Peter Donolo. "We're going to fight as hard as we can."
Warren Kinsella who also spread these slanders on his blog, is an advisor to McGuinty.
Peter Donolo is a staff member of the polling company Strategic Council, who is used by Liberal dominated Globe and Mail/CTV/Bell media.
So who was the staffer that wrote press release made up of quotes from Cherniaks blog? Was it Cherniak himself? Perhaps wordsmith Kinsella?
And is this the reason the Liberals are so desperate?
Inquiring minds want to know.
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