The analysis, which was obtained by Public Eye, states "much of the media, not to mention some 'nervous Nellies' within the LPC's own ranks, appear to have unquestioningly bought into a narrative about (Michael Ignatieff) and LPC's electoral prospects under his leadership that has all the marks of being Tory/NDP-inspired."
Specifically, "the 'consensus worldview of the Canadian press' since June 2009 has been this: Ignatieff being arrogant and aloof among other things, is unable to 'connect' with ordinary Canadians. It naturally follows that he is doomed to failure as a leader and will inevitably lead LPC to defeat in the next election."
The analysis goes on to describe why that consensus is wrong and how the Liberals are, in fact, positioned to win the next election. For example, it states impressions of Mr. Ignatieff "are so far removed from the reality of who he is that they are not likely to survive the inevitable scrutiny of a more engaged electorate during a lively campaign."Much more here but read it for yourself.
Note the chart on page 5 where it states Jan 2006 and April 2006 that Dion was the leader.
In Jan 2006 Paul Martin (he didn't even make the chart at all) was the leader, at least until the election Jan 23, 2006 when he resigned soon after, then he was replaced by Bill Graham as leader until Dion won in December 2006.
What does it say about the state of the Liberal Party when its President Alfred Apps does not even know who the leader of his own party was!
Perhaps the MSM made that chart for Apps; what other explanation could there be.
Perspective and context for Liberals
Update: Alfred Apps stirs up the ghost of Pierre Trudeau.
Related idiocy from Apps: In November 2009 Apps called H1N1 Stephen Harper's hurricane Katrina!!