Loc: Alexandria, VA
While I agree that they bear some responsibility for their ignorance in hosting it (I don't really buy that they knew it was there the *second* it was posted), and they DID apologize for letting it stand for as long as it did and said that it wouldn't happen again, I do agree that the ad itself was reprehensible - although calling it "MoveOn's ad" is just political opportunism at it's finest, IMHO, when it's obvious they had nothing to to do with creating, supporting, or sustaining that ad ...<br><br>I really believe the Hitler ads were NOT in the spirit of their competition (and obviously the people who voted didn't think so either) ...<br><br>However, they DO have a point in that the RNC's moral outrage sounds hollow when they remained conspicuously silent about a Republican ad that compared a disabled Vietnam veteran who served his country both militarily and politically to a terrorist who killed thousands. And no one ever apologized for THAT ad, IIRC ...<br><br>Which just goes to support your idea that things have sunk to a low level on both sides, and we would all be better served if such gimmicks ended sooner than later ...<br><br>***matt<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
I can think of at least two other pretty high/low-water marks. First is the "Daisy" ad, which horrified me when it aired back during the Johnson vs. Goldwater campaign and still sticks in my memory very clearly, the mushroom-cloud ad that in effect made Goldwater into a nuclear terrorist. Second is an ad that aired during the Bush vs. Dukakis campaign, the "Willie Horton" ad, for the unfairness of which this page is illuminating.<br><br>
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