Ignatieff misquoting the MSM to try make his book look better?
Oh my... it appears that in an effort to make his book "True Patriot Love" look better than it really is, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has been forced to stoop so low that he's having to deliberately misquote some of the MSM reviews of the book!
Ignatieff's paperback version of the book claims that the National Post said True Patriot Love had "Plenty of scope for a rich story...some wonderful anecdotes, particularly about George P. Grant...Well-written. - National Post"Yikes... if he's this "liberal" with the truth about his book, can you IMAGINE how "liberal" he might be with the truth on our Budget figures?
But that's not what the Post's book review said at all! What it actually said is: "True Patriot Love offers little that is new on the Grants save some wonderful anecdotes, particularly about George P. Grant." and that "True Patriot Love is a well-written disappointment." (National Post, May 9, 2009)
It gets worse. Ignatieff's paperback book quotes the Globe and Mail's book review saying it is "Ignatieff's paean to nationalism...It is illuminating to see how his ideas of trans-Canadian transport and labour corridor and a national energy strategy are so clearly rooted in the historical achievement of his great-great grandfather's journey with Fleming. - Globe & Mail"
What Ignatieff's book forgets to mention that the Globe also said that True Patriot Love "has evolved instead into a slim and disappointing brochure intended to advertise the author's apparently incontestable Canadian pedigree." (Globe and Mail. April 25, 2009)