16 January 2006

Connies: "our fear mongering's bigger"

Take a trip to see "balloon fear", one of the newest Connie ads.

It's a fearmongering piece about gun violence that includes the completely false claim that the homicide rate in Canada is up. It's actually down by 7% and has gone down just about every year since the early 1990s if memory serves.

The circus music is appropriate: the election has quickly descended into a fun-house mirror world in which reality (what Connies will really do) is deliberately distorted in order to mislead and frighten.

Word is the Connie team is busily looking around for a Canadian Willie Horton.

Who knows, the next Connie spot might feature Carla Homolka and Paul Bernardo.