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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
Oh oh! A little of his dictator persona slipped out with this. Flexing his ‘muscle’ to influence freedom of speech!
Incidentally, has he offered to pay to remove those ads?
How dare you question the integrity of Acorn!!
Why they single handedly got both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson to register Dhim, along with Peter Parker, and Clark Kent!
Fraud indeed!!!! Why some of their workers refuse payment in cash! (They like crack better!!)
And another $200 of my dollars goes to the NRA tonight.
Obamas war on freedom of speech.
Hannity was going crazy over those ads today and rightfully so.
If MSNBC had any integrity, they would have refused to run the ads themselves. But it’s red meat for their 10 code pink viewers.
I seriously doubt that there will be riots if Obama loses.
What a crybaby. This just goes to prove that Obama hates the idea of free speech, and can't wait to establish a Marxist totalitarian dictatorship- His views or no views. Come to think of it, Islam is like that too.
I wouldn’t be too sure about that. I get you tube links to it in an e-mail about twice a week. The MSM no longer has the strangle hold they used to have.
>> “This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama’s position on the Second Amendment,”
Then MAKE, AND AIR, YOUR OWN AD, 0-Boy.
Spell out your real position on the 2nd amendment, and sign your name to it.
It’s as simple as that.
Except that the truth about your 2nd amendment position won’t play well with the electorate. And if you lie and pretend to support 2nd amendment rights, THAT won’t play well with your base.
Sucks to be you, 0bama.
the obama-baby can’t take the truth.
shut down anyone who tells the truth about the underside of the obama belly.
They are F'n fascists.
Johnah Goldberg has it pegged in his new book:" Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of Americas left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning."
Well worth the read.It reveals just who Obama and his idjits are.
This from the people who fill my car radio with an ad that insists that "McCain and Palin oppose stem cell research."
Send him packing.
Hey Brocco! In the words of this renowned hockey Mom, "Puck you!"
I don’t, there has been more then a few “community leaders” who have promised violence if he isn’t elected. Quannel X being one of them.
I can honestly see this guy stomping his feet, throwing his hands around, screeching at his campaign staff whenever his poll numbers or something comes out he does not like.
I’m not even sure he’s going to hold it together (or his wife) when he has to give his concession speech.
Join the NRA, send in those checks, they’re the ones fighting for you. Then there are those that just because they don’t agree 100% they go off in a snit instead of looking at the NRAs record and what they’ve stood for from the beginning.
Do you see your Congressmen standing up like this?? No you don’t.
... pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association.
***That’s how he operates. That’s how he has kept the birth certificate thing from surfacing. He actually met with the top execs at Fox News, and probably other media outlets. Ya think he wasn’t this forceful?
Could you please include the URLs to the story on the Washington post? I got onto the post web site and searched for all the keywords separately and all together National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (”NRA-PVF”) I cannot find the article you are writing about. Though equally disturbing I found an article about Obama wanting to raise the tax on guns and ammo 500% no not a typo five hundred percent, WTF I love to shoot Im a law abiding citizen, I pay my taxes and if it costs me $10 to shoot one round, its just one more thing I cant afford.
Utter BS. The gun grabbing record that Obama is suddenly pretending wasn't his isn't some outgrown position from the distant 90s, which is as far back as his zero experience track record goes, it was his on record position through most of this year.
Obama the state legislator voted in 2003 to ban and confiscate most rifles and shotguns, even single shots. Illinois SB1195.
That same year, Obama voted to prevent 18-20 year old adults from acquiring an FOID card in Illinois, which is required to legally purchase or possess any firearm or ammunition whatsoever. Effectively a total ban on gun possession for those adults. Illinois SB2163.
In the US Senate in 2005, Obama voted to ban all centerfire rifle ammunition. US S.397, Kennedy Amendment.
And in 2008 the Heller case gave Obama the oppurtunity to show his modern, less extreme position.. and he used it to voice his support for local governments like DC, Chicago and NYC to ignore the 2nd Amendment and outright ban any or all types of firearm.
Typical leftist. Can’t stand free speech.
If he denies it now HE IS A LIAR!!!
Since when does Barry care is he lies?
Already a member :-)
He has the NRA response to the Washington Post Reports. From a quick scan, it looks like the Post has written many pro-Obama stories trying to debunk the “notion” that Obama is anti-gun.
I’ll see what I can find on the WP site for you as well.
I found it pretty quickly on the WP site. It’s a “factcheck” article
I hope the NRA makes 20 more ads about his stance on guns! This is truely unAmerican to demand something you don’t like be taken down with threats like this! Wake up America we do not need Obama browshirts telling us what we can and can not say!