Wednesday 18 December 2013

Liberals looking for digital professionals to crop out English

With the offending quote!
The Liberal Party of Canada is now cropping English out of photographs.

In an email blast, in English and in French, as part of its hunt for “five new digital professionals across our engagement, analytics and digital operations departments” the party has used the same photograph twice – but the English version included a quote from the Scots writer Andrew Lang, which was then cropped out of the French version.

The funny thing is that the two images appear in same email.
The French version  - with the upsetting English removed

The Lang quote states – “He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts – for support rather than illumination.” We are not sure if the Liberal Party is an admirer of said drunken man, given their view of “numbers”.

We are also not sure to what extent they admire Mr. Lang, best known as an author of folk and fairy tales.

(TE Wilson is the author of Mezcalero, a Detective Sánchez novel. )

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