Thursday, February 23, 2012

Truth in Advertising

In this segment of last week's Billy Moyers Show, Kathleen Hall Jamieson points out TV/radio stations do not have to air 3rd party (SuperPAC) political ads & actually have an obligation to factcheck them. In the full show she cites the pro Issue 2 TV ad that used an anti Issue 2 spokeswoman's commentary and twisted it to promote their own view. Stations across Ohio yanked the ad.
If you see a political ad you think is untruthful (yeah, it's hard typing this through the laughter) her organization has a page with a collection of email addresses for Ohio TV station general managers so you can alert them to such ads. here

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