Justin Trudeau falls for clearly-fake Craigslist posting
When Papineau MP Justin Trudeau turned in his teachers' books for an order paper as an elected Member of Parliament, it may have been for the best.
As an MP, he's demonstrated a distinct lack of critical thinking skills.
Recently, Trudeau has seemingly made a point of demonstrating precisely how shallow his comprehension of a lot of issues are. He stirred up a hornets nets recently, when he objected to the government referring to honour killings as a barbaric practice in a new citizenship guide.
Trudeau complained. "There's nothing that the word 'barbaric' achieves that the words 'absolutely unacceptable' would not have achieved."
It was a clear sign from a politician with a coveted lineage simply doesn't get so many issues. Canadians judge honour killings perjoratively, and with good cause. Canadians simply don't accept cultural relativism related this issue, in any way, shape or form.
Trudeau's tendency to leap without looking bit him again this week, as he took to his Twitter profile to comment on a Craig's List ad calling for "right wing paid commenters".
"I think this is worth repeating, in case anyone actually thought social media trolls were genuine believers," Trudeau mused.
He made this comment despite the fact that the posting in question has been flagged and removed. And there's good reason for that, too.
The posting is very clearly fake, posted by someone who didn't bother to so much as run the ad through the spellcheck on Microsoft Word before publishing it, something no self-respecting public relations firm would do.
It's basically a case of "crash the Tea Party" tactics brought to Canada.
That an allegedly-serious MP seeking reelection would bother giving this kind of fakery the time of day sends a message about Trudeau's judgement: that he's too busy chasing non-issues around the Twitterverse and decrying suitable uses of the word "barbaric" to keep appraised of what the real issues are.
It should have some voters in Papineau thinking twice about casting their ballot for Justin Trudeau.