Tory strategist defends promoting terrorism in interview

Julian Wolfe
June 29th, 2015

Conservative strategist Kory Teneycke defended the Conservative Party’s latest ad which promotes terrorism in an interview with Tom Clark on Global’s The West Block.

Teneycke is responsible for most of the Conservative Party’s strategic decisions which includes messaging and narrative.

Teneycke said the use of ISIS imagery and their anthem in the ad was similar to the way news agencies deal with ISIS when their attacks make the news. Clark responded that news agencies don’t use the ISIS anthem in news broadcasts.

Promoting Terrorism was “Part of a choice”

Teneycke went on to explain running the video and anthem of the “barbaric” terrorist organization whose actions are “disturbing” was “part of a choice” the Tories wanted to portray.

When he was asked how the song and video were germane, Teneycke went on to claim it was part of the contrast between voting for Harper and Trudeau on the basis of their differing opinions on the bombing mission in Syria and Iraq.

For the record: You don’t need to use the ISIS anthem to show a contrast in Conservative and Liberal positions – let alone take them out of context. You don’t need to promote terrorism to attack it.

“We are better than the news. We are truthful”

Teneycke went on to talk about the decision Canadians have between as he says, one party that is dealing with terrorism and two parties that he says would repeal these actions. He recognizes it as a polarizing issue to which he will talk about it in “very real, very truthful, very frank” terms.

A Stark Double Standard Emerges in the Conservative Position

More Terrorist Promotion to Come?

Teneycke’s responses in this interview confirmed that Bill C51 is meaningless to the Conservatives and was just a wedge to pry into people’s private lives. He has revealed the thought process of a government built on entitlement and arrogance that is so out of touch they think they are more truthful than the news – a statement he tried to instantly bury as well. Nonetheless, Teneycke believes that it is alright to promote terrorism, so long as it is done by the Conservatives – and that they did.

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