Re: “Libertarian group attacks McKenna’s chief of staff, Liberal MPs in fundraising campaign,” (The Hill Times, Aug. 9, p.1). How interesting that Gerry Nicholls, who used to work at the National Citizens Coalition, criticized the Libertarian group, Conservative Futures, not for using character assassination and misdirection techniques in their blogs but for smearing relative unknowns. “This is a problem because it’s so much easier to build on already existing anger; if you have to explain in your letter why a person is a ‘bad guy,’ then the emotional fervour, which you need to trigger donations, probably isn’t there.”
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