Monday, June 20, 2005

Harper: Incorrect tape posted

As mentioned in the previous post, we now have a Canadian Press story (archived here) where Martin says that he no longer wants Grewal as an MP in his party, and Harper responds by saying he doesn't regret backing Grewal, who did nothing wrong. The point that deserves attention, however, is Harper's statement that "the incorrect tape was posted on our website."

This is new. In the famous 'suicide-note' press release, the public was told
A technical problem occurred during this transfer to CD. In two locations on the CD, brief passages of a few seconds each are missing.
Now we are told that the error was that the wrong tape was posted.

The question, of course, is why the edited version of the tape and its accompanying transcript were created in the first place.