With the self-inflicted demise of the Conservatives' Dionbook Facebook parody, let's take a quick look at the Liberals' entry in the parody website game: Scandalpedia, a Wikipedia-like "free encyclopedia" of supposed Conservative scandals.
In addition to a rather pleasing design, the site is surprisingly deep, which says something either about the extent of Liberal nitpicking or alleged Conservative malfeasance. The site includes "biographies" of Conservative figures like Environment Minister (or "former Treasury Board secretary") John Baird, campaign chair Doug Finley and former foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier, and such well-worn "scandals" as the Chuck Cadman Affair and the "In-and-Out" election spending spat with Elections Canada - as well as more obscure ones (what's the "Convention fee boondoggle"?) and promises of more to come.
Truthfully, it is hard to believe that attack sites like Scandalpedia or the Conservatives' notaleader.ca really affect voter behaviour - or even attract many viewers. The site-ranking website Alexa.com reports that notaleader.ca ranks 26,960th among websites in Canada, while scandalpedia.ca sits in 51,368th spot.
But in terms of the style, maybe it's revealing that the Liberals chose to go with an encyclopedia while the Conservatives went with cartoons.