Campaign ad nauseam
When big donors drive big ad campaigns, expect the truth to get bent
Published: April 11, 2012
So the prez's campaign got a one-Pinocchio rating for its truth-stretching there. Previous ads by the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA and the Democratic National Committee each earned three-Pinocchio ratings for making unsubstantiated claims that Romney is being bought by Big Oil.
The American Energy Alliance ad likewise earned a three-Pinocchio rating.
All of which should serve as a note of caution for voters as the campaign heats up. Unprecedented amounts of money are going to be spent to influence the upcoming election. And no side is going to emerge with clean hands.
News Hits is written by Curt Guyette. Contact the column at 313-202-8004 or NewsHits@metrotimes.com.
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