Why are folks calling it an attack ad? Well, because they used scary, ominous things like Mission Impossible-style music, a confused bald eagle, video of AmerIowa cornfields, helicopters, earth-quaking bags of national debt money falling from the sky (I thought only God caused earthquakes!), Newt Gingrich, cars that erupt, cow-pig-bread merry-go-rounds (I thought those were banned in most states), suicidal piggy banks, etc., etc., etc.
Additionally, the network aired the video twice. People had to watch Newt Gingrich two times! That is simply unjust. And after all this, Steve Doocy says, “Hats off to Chris White, one of the producers on our team. He’s been in a small editing room for the last couple of weeks reliving the last four years.”
I want the last four minutes of my life back, Steve!
Of course in the wake of the sh!t storm that arose when the high pressure system of journalistic ethics collided with the low pressure system of the morons at Fox News, the senior executives tried some damage control by issuing a statement through executive vice president for programming, Bill Shine:
The package that aired on FOX & Friends was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network. This has been addressed with the show’s producers.
And if you believe that, I have a cable news network in New York to sell you.
- Fox’s Anti-Obama Propaganda: The Mother of All Attack Ads (thedailybeast.com)
- Fox & Friends create and run ‘fair and balanced’ anti-Obama attack video (dailykos.com)
- Fox releases 4-minute Obama attack (politico.com)