TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath and the NDP deliberately
altered a controversial quote, changing its meaning, all in a desperate
attempt to mislead the media.
Yesterday, Andrea Horwath angrily stood by Antony Marco, her candidate
in Niagara West-Glanbrook, who says Naziism is just another "religion"
and those who dedicate themselves to opposing it are "pretty messed
Horwath insisted that Marco's comments had been taken out of context,
but the NDP-issued transcript is itself misleading and altered. The
NDP deliberately left the impression with an altered transcript that
Marco would burn an Adolf Hitler book:
"But there are a couple that I would suggest burning, and it's not even
from an ideological perspective. Like 'oh, burn stuff by Adolph
There's one big problem with this. It leaves out key words that change
the meaning of Marco's sentiment. The biggest is the word "no." Here
is Marco's full quote:
"Maybe someday I should throw books away, but I don't throw them away.
But there are a couple of ones that I would suggest burning. And you
know what, it's not even from an ideological perspective, it's not even
like 'oh well, burn stuff by Adolf Hitler,' no. Whatever. If you want
to read that stuff, read that stuff."
The full audio of Marco's podcast can be found here (http://bit.ly/pmVQO8 - go to the 7 minute mark) and it's clear that Horwath's team
consciously and deliberately removed the word "no" and replaced it with
If Andrea Horwath and the NDP are so convinced that Marco didn't do or
say anything wrong, why are they changing his words? And why did they
order his entire website removed?
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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