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Harper Conservatives: The perpetrators of Purple File politics

"Don't bother me with facts, son. I've already made up my mind."

Foghorn Leghorn, the animated rooster, Warner Brothers cartoons.

And so spring election fever begins with a frenzy of Ignatieff attack ads, alternating with Canada Action Plan infotainment commercials, a hypnotic media campaign of character assassination and confusing, paternalistic benevolence, orchestrated by Harperland.

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| March 18, 2011
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