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CBS News Forces YouTube to Pull McCain ‘Lipstick’ Ad
Fox News ^ | September 11, 2001 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 09/11/2008 1:34:40 PM PDT by americanophile

CBS News has jumped into the middle of the presidential race, forcing YouTube to take down a Web ad by John McCain’s campaign that the network calls “misleading” in its use of Katie Couric.

The ad, entitled “Lipstick,” accuses Barack Obama of calling McCain running mate Sarah Palin a lipstick-wearing pig. It features at the end a quote from Couric bemoaning the “continued and accepted role of sexism in American life.” Couric at the time was referring to Democratic primary coverage of Sen. Hillary Clinton.

The ad ends with a picture of Obama and a caption reading, “Ready to lead? No. Ready to smear? Yes.”

The link to the ad on YouTube now leads to a message: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS Interactive Inc.”

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; cbs; cbsnews; couric; dbm; electionads; gop; katietheclown; lipstick; mccain; mccainpalin; palin; youtube
...anything CBS can do to help Obambi
1 posted on 09/11/2008 1:34:40 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Anyone else think it’s funny that these journalists who march around demanding their “right” to tell everyone our nation’s military secrets, invade the personal lives of everyday citizens, take things out of context, report wild left wing rumors as true and pull out faked photoshopped pictures as proof of America’s wrongdoing around the world hate it when they’re cited by others?


2 posted on 09/11/2008 1:38:10 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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Good, it was a stupid ad and they should be careful with copyright...

They handled that whole controversy poorly...


3 posted on 09/11/2008 1:38:37 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: americanophile

Headline should read: CBS goes to bat for Obama


4 posted on 09/11/2008 1:43:13 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: americanophile

The McCain campaign ought to splice in somebody else saying the same thing as Couric and keep the ad running, IMO.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 1:47:10 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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OK, so lets see if I understand what Katie really did mean:

1) America is unfairly sexist against women like Hillary.
2) America is not sexist against women like Sarah.

I think she is full of it, but let us assume this is right.

Well, then why call it "sexism" when we a fair to one woman and unfair to another. Whatever prejudice it is, it must be based on something other then gender.

So now, is poor Katie didn't want to be "taken out of context" perhaps she should have tried making sense.

7 posted on 09/11/2008 1:47:56 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Post Toasties

Maybe a SNL skit type Couric impersonator:)


8 posted on 09/11/2008 1:48:08 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: bahblahbah

CNS abused their copyright claim with a fradulent DMCA takedown notice. There are penalties for that. It’s up to the campaign to respond, but it looks like CBS unwittingly accomplished the exact opposite of suppression by reacting. Now it’s news, I even saw it on TV. This was utterly predictable, someone at CBS is either an idiot or a double agent. VRWC shoutout if the latter - yeah!


9 posted on 09/11/2008 1:48:16 PM PDT by no-s
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Good, it was a stupid ad and they should be careful with copyright...

I didn't think they used Couric's statement falsely. I didn't get the impression from the ad that Couric was referring directly to Obama's lipstick on a pig comment, so how was it used in a misleading way?

Just because Couric only wants to bring up sexism when it furthers her ends doesn't mean that the use of the clip doesn't fall under fair use.

If CBS refuses to let the McCain campaign use clips but allows Obama, that should be considered making a campaign contribution. A rather large one.

10 posted on 09/11/2008 2:07:46 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: Tzimisce
demanding their “right” to tell everyone our nation’s military secrets,

The DBM may think they have a "right" to publish NSA secrets on the front page of the NY Slimes, but GWB could have launched a investigation and prosecution through DOJ. See story below. GWB could be a tad more forceful, and gone after that little pinchie.

In 1942, a livid President Franklin Roosevelt briefly contemplated sending Marines to occupy Tribune Tower because of a report in this newspaper that naval officials feared would tip the Japanese that the U.S. had broken their military code. An investigation later cleared the Tribune and two of its staffers of violating an espionage law.

Read more at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1656477/posts
11 posted on 09/11/2008 2:08:36 PM PDT by Cheerio
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...anything CBS can do to help Obambi

Unless I am reading all this really wrong, the MSM doesn’t have enough UMPH to help nobama now. How are they ever going to be able to play down the “My muslim faith” piled on top of all the other nobama loser crap?

Sarahcuda has the dims calling for Dr. Kevorkian.


12 posted on 09/11/2008 2:33:46 PM PDT by dusttoyou
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