Saturday, September 08, 2007

When facts don't matter...

take something out of context and put it in a TV ad. Well, at least if you're a Liberal anti-war relic. Thank God Republicans are finally fighting back against this sort of propaganda!

Anti-McConnell Ad Pulled Down
Public Campaign Action Fund ad was deceptive

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the NRSC successfully challenged the legality of a Public Campaign Action Fund ad that was set to air tonight against U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, "[a] national group that favors public financing of elections will air ads starting today that criticize Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by accusing him of using his influence to help a firm with connections. But McConnell's camp responded that several charges are 'patently false' in the 30-second spot..." (Herald-Leader, 9/6/07)

Under challenge from the NRSC General Counsel's office, at least one local Kentucky television station has refused to air the ad. Several more challenges are pending.

"Liberal shadow groups operating as a front for the Democrat party will not be allowed to twist and distort the truth for partisan benefit, especially at the expense of our brave men and women fighting abroad," NRSC Communications Director Rebecca Fisher said.

"Sen. McConnell has been a tireless champion not only for the state of Kentucky, but also for U.S. troops. We are encouraged that one station is refusing to air the advertisement, and hope other stations follow suit."

For the record and to add some badly needed context to the statements made in this ad: This particular piece of propaganda states that McConnell voted against additional funds for more body armor for our troops -- this is patently FALSE! The funding they mention was in the war funding supplemental to which Dems tied "withdrawl timeline" amendments. Senator McConnell and many other Senators voted to TABLE it which was the proper and patriotic thing to do. As was proper and correct, the troops still got funding for body armor WITHOUT the surrender language of that amendment.

I am really tired of hearing about how the Left in this country is about "nuance" and "shades of grey" while the Right is all "black and white." This could not be further from the truth when they air ads making statements that are MEANT to be taken fully out of context. Where is the nuance? Where are those lovely shades of grey? This is more Orwellian groupthink-doublespeak nonsense from the Left.

UPDATE: The Herald-Leader has an update to this story today. Evidently, the ad will air after all.

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