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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The campaign of President Trump is threatening to sue television stations if they continue to run a political ad by the liberal super PAC Priorities USA. The organization plans to spend $6 million to show the ad in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It splices audio of Trump downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic while a graph shows the cases in the U.S. growing exponentially. "We stand by the facts in the ad and will continue to make sure that Donald Trump is held accountable for his words and actions that are making this crisis even worse," said Priorities USA strategist Josh Schwerin.

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Great ad! Surprised we don't have a lot more ads whacking Trump with his own words and the actual truth.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-03-25 10:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Seem kinda unfair to use Trump's own words against him. Shouldn't he get some sort of handicap, like when he cheats at golf?

#2 | Posted by censored at 2020-03-25 10:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and probably a few more times in the future).

If Pres Trump's campaign and/or his other allies want to stop people from quoting Pres Trump saying stupid things or showing videos of Pres Trump saying stupid things...

The best way to resolve the problem is to get Pres Trump to stop saying stupid things.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-25 11:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

And right wingers are trying to argue that Biden is the master of gaffes? lol.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-03-25 11:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trumps statements are not gaffes.... they are 100% intentional IMO.

I hope this goes to trial and they have his lawyers claim its unfair to use Trumps own words against him... should be hilarious.

#5 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-03-26 01:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LAMP

"If Pres Trump's campaign and/or his other allies want to stop people from quoting Pres Trump saying stupid things or showing videos of Pres Trump saying stupid things..."

You aren't alone. I've marveled many times about Trump writing the opposition's campaign ads for them. There must be thousands of examples.

I've seen the ads this thread is talking about and they're devastating.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-03-26 07:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is going to kill more Americans than Osama Bin Laden.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-26 09:19 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by bored

He already has most of them just don't know it yet.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-26 10:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gawd, their campaign is just as petulant as their candidate! Good luck with that lawsuit you Russia colluding POS. Oh, and it's all the truth!

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-03-26 07:17 PM | Reply

And yet Facebook continues to run thousands of Trump Campaign adverts which have been demonstrated to be at best, misleading, and at worst, outright lies.

OCU

#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-03-26 09:36 PM | Reply

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... which stitched together ...

When I "stitch" together photographs to make panoramas, you do not see any "seam" where two photos are merged.

(btw, I use Microsoft's excellent (and free, as in no charge) Image Compostie Editor www.microsoft.com ).

When I listened to the ad in question, it was quite apparent to me that the segments were separate and distinct, i.e., various excerpts.

I would not use the word "stitched" as that has a special meaning in media.

I will say (again), If Trump's campaign wants his opponents to stop playing excerpts of Pres Trump saying stupid things, the best means to that end is for Pres trump to stop saying stupid things.

(I may make the previous sentence a keyboard macro...)

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 10:06 AM | Reply

In other words, when the truth makes Trump look bad then the truth is a lie.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-27 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"the best means to that end is for Pres trump to stop saying stupid things."

Never going to happen. Stupid brains cause stupid statements. Trump is stupid but he inherited 400 million dollars so he had a platform to sell himself, otherwise he'd we would have never heard of him.
God, that is a beautiful thought.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-27 10:37 AM | Reply

Sure, you guys support this until Pelosi's or Biden's words are used against themselves. Then, a flurry of articles come out with headlines like; "Trump Runs Fake Voiceover Ad - Our Experts Dissected the Audio and it's A Criminal Offense with Possible Articles of Impeachment to Follow!!!"

Hilarious.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-27 12:18 PM | Reply

@#4 ... Sure, you guys support this until Pelosi's or Biden's words are used against themselves. ...

Not really.

Both Spkr Pelosi and Mr Biden have said plenty that can be used against them politically. That's political opinion and that's open game.

The ad in question here is not showing Pres Trump politically.

It is showing Pres Trump to be totally clueless during the early days of the pandemic's arrival in the Country.

If it were just the usual political ad, the Trump campaign would not be trying to stop from being seen.

That the Trump campaign is trying to stop people seeing the ad negates the argument you proffer.

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 01:42 PM | Reply

Hilarious.

#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

There's nothing dishonest or inaccurate about the ad, moron.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-27 02:21 PM | Reply

Fact and Sheeples don't mix.... ex'specially when it comes to Dear Orange Leader.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 03:05 PM | Reply

The only dishonesty in that ad is coming out of Trump's mouth.

#18 | Posted by anton at 2020-03-27 05:40 PM | Reply

It's a good ad.

Not as good as Willie Horton, because Trump isn't black, but it's a good ad.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-27 05:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I would love to see this go to court and all the while I would love to see it played constantly.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2020-03-27 06:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#10

Yeah, that aspect may have been a tactical error by the Trump campaign.


#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 07:05 PM | Reply

Money is protected Firt Amendment speech, but actual speech isn't protected First Amendment speech.

Any questions?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-27 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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