"the audio clip in question, while simultaneously monitoring the wave form, there are two noticeable audio and visual inconsistencies. This is exhibited in the voice pattern and background noise dropping by several decibels at first and than a background noise jumping up several decibels, for no identifable reasoning for the timeframe of two seconds"
I'm not going to get into the validity of the technical questions, one because I can't, and two, this is clearly a sideshow. What is relevant here, the fact that the Tories felt it necessary to have the tape analyzed in the first place, with such speed.
In attempting to discredit the tape, is that not an indirect admission that the contents are damaging? If this tape is really benign, Harper fails to implicate or acknowledge any wrong doing, then why go to such extremes to question the tape itself? This smells of a desperate attempt to cast some doubt, cloud the issue, distract, a disinformation campaign. In going to these lengths, the Conservatives actually lend credence to the view that this tape is toxic for Harper.
Another release from the Conservatives. Apparently, if you play the tape backwards, it repeats the words "Stephane Dion is not a leader, not worth the risk" over and over. More, as becomes available...