Skip to comments.Obama seeks to take down NRA ad
Posted on 09/25/2008 6:15:48 PM PDT by Brytani
September 25, 2008
Categories: Barack Obama
Obama seeks to take down NRA ad
The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association.
"This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama's position on the Second Amendment," says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement."
The ad, "Hunter," conflates Obama's anti-gun stances of the 1990s with his current, more pro-gun, stand, and was chided for inaccuracy in The Washington Post, an item to which Bauer's letter refers.
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam, who provided the letter, said it shows clear evidence that the ads are "hurting him," and stood by their substance. He also provided a copy of the NRA's own letter to the stations and memo disputing the Post story, after the jump. He also said the ad is running only in Pennsylvania at the moment.
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TO: Station Managers
FROM: Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Counsel to National Rifle Association
DATE: September 25, 2008
RE: Documentation for Advertising by National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund ("NRA-PVF")
This firm serves as counsel to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund ("NRA-PVF"), which is the federal political action committee of the NRA and the sponsor of certain advertising purchased and soon-to-be purchased on your station. It has come to my clients attention that the Obama for President campaign is engaging in an effort to prevent or stop the airing of certain ads by NRA-PVF, falsely alleging that the ads are inaccurate.
The Obama presidential campaign apparently relies on an article appearing in the Washington Post on September 23, 2008 to support its contention that the NRA-PVF ads should not be aired.
The Washington Post is hardly an objective news source on any subject related to the issues to which the NRA is dedicated, having spent decades attacking not only the NRA but also fighting against the legislation and policies NRA supports to protect the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as well as supporting every conceivable government proposal or policy any officeholder or candidate suggests to weaken and disrupt the guarantees of the Second Amendment. It is therefore no surprise that the Washington Post would now attack the NRA for advertisements which truthfully disclose the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment record of Barack Obama, the candidate supported by the Washington Post.
Attached please find the point-by-point refutation of the Washington Posts article about the NRA-PVF ads regarding Obamas record on the Second Amendment, as well as an article disclosing the bias of the decidedly not neutral FactChecker on which the Washington Post article is ostensibly based.
The NRA devotes 100% of its time and resources to protecting the Second Amendment and fighting for government policies and legislation furtherance of the rights of the American people to keep and bear arms.
The legislative and policy record of candidates and officeholders such as Barack Obama are well known and documented by the NRA on an ongoing basis. NRA-PVFs advertising during the 2008 election cycle is based on that extensive research and documentation, which is being furnished to you with this Memorandum.
Accordingly, we respectfully request that your station disregard the shamefully false assertions from the Obama campaign and its attorneys regarding the NRA-PVF ads and that the ads run in accordance with the purchase(s) made by NRA-PVF in the media buy.
Please feel free to contact me at (202) 295-xxxx if you have any questions. Thank you.
He's scared as the truth about his real positions comes out.
I expect the next NRA flood of ads will include the Rep. Hastings remarks from this morning.
Good luck with that, Bambi lol.
Obammy is only interested in free liberal lying speech. Conservative speech is to be stomped out.
ZERO wants to stiffle anything that doesn’t praise him — this man must be defeated and by a wide margin!
NRA now should make an AD telling everyone how obama wants to close their meassage down
obama has yet again showed why the man is dangerous for this country along with the cult what follows him
Geez. How many ads has he tried to have pulled now?
If the ads aren’t accurate, one would think he’d rebut them instead of sending out the lawyers. I really hope McCain wins by a landslide; although even then, I imagine we’ll see swarms of Obama lawyers in every state contesting every vote.
there will be cries of racism and intimidation bu let me ask
have you ever seen or would think that in a black area a little old white women working as poll worker is going to intimidate hundreds of blacks
no me neither
of course the voter fraud will be ignored by the media and I expect over 3 million ovtes will be cast form fraud
ACORN has had a long time to get this done
Look for a lot more of this censorship if Obama is elected president; talk radio will be the first to go.
0 is threatening their station FCC license. That’s despicable.
But that’s 0’s MO.
But this threatening of media outlets that Obama's machine does so easily- it's almost like... oh, what was that term from a few years back... oh yes... "a whiff of fascism?"
His campaign has a solid history or bullying radio and TV stations, reporters, newspapers, talk radio personalities AND people who are not Obama supporters.
I hate HATE throwing out the Nazi reference in relation to anyone - but I swear this guy has taken a page straight from Joseph Goebbels.
I have never seen a campaign that has threatened lawsuits for campaign commercials as much as I have seen with the “one”-—he is a damn whiner and people should be questioning how much he protests everything and how secretive he is-—maybe because people are revealing truth and he can’t handle it—unlike his ads which contain blatant lies. Shove it Bambi.
Isn’t this the same jackass who cried foul with the ad showing the “baby born alive” adult who chastised him for his stand on murdering “botched abortion babies”?
I understand that his rebutal ad says that McCain says Hussein Obama wants to deny health care to new-born infants, and that (according to Obama) is a horrible accusation and should corrected.
Only trouble is, Hussein Obama’s ad leaves out the “botched abortion babies” who were born alive. McCain never said Obama was in favor of denying health care to newborns, just the “botched abortion babies” who were born alive.
This guy has an arrogant attitude that stinks to high heaven. What a pompous, arrogant, self-absorbed jackass!
In a way, what scares me more is him not getting elected. After the riots stop and we’re forced to spend billions of dollars rebuilding areas the rioters destroyed, he STILL goes back to the Senate.
As completely irrational as the democrats are at this point, can you imagine the types of “get back at” bills they’ll be able to get through as retaliation for the Messiah’s loss?
Looks like the NRA-PVF ads are working.
Time to write a check.
And the 70% of the population who either don’t care about the news or get it from the Alphabet channels will NEVER hear about that bill, or Obama voting against it I believe, 4 different time.
For once the a-hold from the yea/nea button and it was to allow babies born alive from an abortion die.....scary isn’t it?
Has 0bama asked MSNBC not to run the John McCain melanoma ads?
Obama brownshirts at it again eh? LOL
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