The first two paragraphs went something like this:
For 30 days Julian Fantino held his tongue, campaigning as the Conservative candidate in the suburban Toronto riding of Vaughan, surviving on pizza and trying to ignore the Liberal attacks.Then, somewhere down the line, Taber seems to have forgotten her first two paragraphs, then publishes this Fantino comment:
He had vowed to take the high road during his campaign – and he did.
“I think they [the Liberals] intended to hurt my campaign. The things they said ... a lot of them were absolute lies. They keep repeating [them]. I call it the Hitler Theory. You tell a lie often enough you hope that some people will believe it.Forget for a minute that the statement doesn't make sort of sense - lying is now the sole domain of Hitler? - and remember the first two paragraphs of the article, and ask yourself whether comparing the Liberals to Hitler is "the high road."
Then again, if Julian Fantino tells a lie often enough, he must assume someone will believe it. Apparently that person was Jane Taber, not surprising, given her ability to turn nonsense into widely-praised articles, without ever actually getting rid of the nonsense.