Saturday, June 18, 2005

FAQ 5d. Who was responsible for the editing of the tapes?

We know that Grewal was involved in the editing (see here). But he did not do this on his own.

According to the Conservative press release of June 2nd (the so-called suicide note):
Mr. Grewal provided the Office of the Leader of the Opposition with all of the tapes he had. They were loaded onto a computer to create a master file. A series of CDs were then created from this master file, which were used in the translation and transcription process. It appears that a technical problem occurrred during this transfer to CD. In two locations on the CD, brief passages of a few seconds each are missing.
Leaving aside the misleading characterization of how much was edited and how this happened (on which see the slide show), this press release clearly implies that whatever happened to the tapes happened in Harper's Office: his office had original tapes and prepared the edited versions. We can only assume that the whole editing process was supervised by Harper's office.

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