Political attack ads continue unabated


Political attack ads continue unabated

Columbus Dispatch – I had hoped that the Nov. 8 election would mean the end of political ads on local television, at least for a while. Unfortunately, we continue to be inundated with false and misleading commercials dogging Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, fomented by out-of-state interests.

First it was a commercial featuring that old rightwinger, Pat Boone, telling us that Brown is responsible for all the ills of the country. These commercials were sponsored by 60 Plus, an organization formed when AARP was deemed to be too liberal for supporting health-care reform.

When Boone’s commercial was judged by PolitiFact Ohio to have the veracity level of “Pants On Fire,” it was replaced by another commercial expressing the same sentiments about Brown from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a known opponent of so-called Obamacare.

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