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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:20 PM
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Ad By Crossroads, Karl Rove's Outfit, Yanked Off Air For Being False (UPDATE)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/crossroads-ad-karl-rove-false-jon-tester_n_1089182.html

WASHINGTON -- An ad by Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS was yanked from rotation on a Montana cable show because it made claims that the network deemed false.

Recently a number of ads by the well-funded conservative outfit have been declared misleading and false, but the spot targeting Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is apparently the first pulled from the air. The Associated Press reported that other outlets are still running the ad.

In it, Tester is accused of supporting an Environmental Protection Agency rule -- a rule that was never in fact proposed -- to regulate farm dust. But the vote that the ad cites actually had nothing to do with dust or the EPA; it was a procedural vote on a measure aimed at cracking down on China for manipulating currency.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had hoped to bring up the anti-EPA amendment -- which targeted regulation of soot, not farm dust -- but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) never even let it get to the floor.

Because of that, Cablevision's Optimum cable service dropped the ad, the AP reported.

More at the link --
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:23 PM
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1. Olbermann was on this last night
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:35 PM
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2. it's about time that the media stop airing falsehoods.
I hope this is the start of a trend.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:40 PM
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4. Unfortunately, they are still airing it--see below. nt
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:39 PM
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3. Well, that headline misleads--the ad is still on, which sucks.
They're going after Elizabeth Warren too--if you'd like to send a few dollars her way to answer this Rovian sewage treatment, I'm sure she'd appreciate it.


At the bottom of the article:

UPDATE: Friday 7:17 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. -- Nate Hodson of Crossroads said in defense of the pulled ad, "It was a very small cable system. The four largest broadcast stations in Montana reviewed the facts supporting the ad and will continue airing it."

He said later, "We are communicating with the cable system and expect that the ad will be back up and running on cable soon."
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:33 PM
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5. k&r
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