Language watch

Asked this afternoon about a new round of quote-unquote “attack ads” apparently launched by the Conservative party against the coalition, the Prime Minister corrected that his party was airing only quote-unquote “response ads.”

He also, if I heard correctly, suggested that there have been pro-coalition ads airing (ergo the need for a “response,” one supposes). This was news to me, but someone has helpfully posted a Canadian Labour Congress radio ad to YouTube.

Has anyone heard such traitorous propaganda on their favourite radio stations? Are there other ads? How wide and devious is the campaign Mr. Harper has nobly chosen to respond to?