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Obama Campaign Tells TV Stations Not to Run NRA TV Ads
abcnews.com ^ | September 26, 2008 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 09/28/2008 10:22:17 PM PDT by neverdem

In this letter sent this week to TV station managers from Obama campaign general counsel Bob Bauer, obtained by ABC News, the Obama campaign argues that a TV ad by the National Rifle Association should not air.

"Unlike federal candidates, independent political organizations do not have a 'right to command the use of broadcast facilities,'" Bauer writes. "Moreover, you have a duty 'to protect the public from false, misleading or deceptive advertising.'"

The Obama campaign takes issue with an ad called "Hunter," pointing out that claims in the ad were called "false" by Factcheck.org, and was given three Pinocchios by the Washington Post's "Factchecker."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: ads; banglist; censorship; concealedcarry; confiscation; disarmament; gungrabbers; intimidation; nra; obama; obamabrownshirts; obamatruthsquad; rkba; swingstates
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1 posted on 09/28/2008 10:22:26 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

I think people really need to discuss with their moderate and independent friends, and even open-minded liberal friends, exactly how much pressure Obama is using to silence critics. Between lecturing TV stations as to who does and does not have the right to be heard (wanna bet they have a different stance on the AFL-CIO?), and insisting that law enforcement prosecute anyone who “lies” about Obama in Missouri, we are seeing the most blatant attempt to censor critics I recall in American history.

Just imagine what these people would do with the full force of the Department of Justice behind them.


2 posted on 09/28/2008 10:27:33 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: neverdem
pointing out that claims in the ad were called "false" by Factcheck.org, and was given three Pinocchios by the Washington Post's "Factchecker."

Both Democrat house organs.

3 posted on 09/28/2008 10:27:33 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: neverdem

The Brown Shirts are next.

Community Organizers at work.


4 posted on 09/28/2008 10:28:16 PM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: neverdem

We live in a free society where you can exchange money for goods and services. I am unsure if Obama knows this but every commercial is at least somewhat deceptive, that is what marketing is all about.


5 posted on 09/28/2008 10:28:26 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: neverdem

You guys got that, News Media? I know that this is how you make your money, by advertising, but I’m the Obamessiah and I say you can’t make money this way.

Maybe this will cause the press to realize they’ve been hoodwinked by a fraud. It’s funny how it happens that way — when someone’s bread & butter livelihood is threatened, they start to see the truth they were so reluctant to see before.

But they probably won’t. They’re too stupid.


6 posted on 09/28/2008 10:30:27 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: neverdem

Obama is an old-fashioned Stalinist. I wonder where my “reeducation camp” will be located?


7 posted on 09/28/2008 10:31:17 PM PDT by devere
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To: neverdem

Here’s one of Obama’s first chickens coming home to roost, and the man hasn’t even been elected yet....


8 posted on 09/28/2008 10:33:01 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: neverdem

More fascism following Barak then anyone else in this world


9 posted on 09/28/2008 10:34:04 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: neverdem

The Obama campaign referenced “three Pinocchios” while their on campaign is on Pinocchio Level 99.


10 posted on 09/28/2008 10:35:11 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a Typical White Person)
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To: neverdem; STARWISE; Miss Didi; SE Mom

ANOTHER OBAMA BROWNSHIRT PING. This time to ABC!!


11 posted on 09/28/2008 10:36:20 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: JennysCool

factcheck.org

annenberg foundation —> 100 mill donation to obama, ayers chicago school reeducation camps -—>

annenberg foundation -—> donation funds factcheck.org


12 posted on 09/28/2008 10:38:48 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: LukeL
"every commercial is at least somewhat deceptive, that is what marketing is all about."

Bull Crap.
I wish I were an Oscar Myer Weiner.

etc., etc.

But I will admit there are more bad commercials today than ever.

13 posted on 09/28/2008 10:39:11 PM PDT by AGreatPer (If it's in the Yellow Pages our government shouldn't get involved.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who sponsors factcheck.org?


14 posted on 09/28/2008 10:40:38 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (CNN - Hey Soledad, it's CaroLINE Kennedy, not CaroLYN Kennedy.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks..keeping it on top


15 posted on 09/28/2008 10:40:38 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: AGreatPer

LOL


16 posted on 09/28/2008 10:41:29 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Kevmo

I hope you are right and I share your fears on the MSM.


17 posted on 09/28/2008 10:43:11 PM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: neverdem

bump


18 posted on 09/28/2008 10:43:39 PM PDT by VOA
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To: kralcmot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQalRPQ8stI

Obama’s Community Organizers.


19 posted on 09/28/2008 10:44:46 PM PDT by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die!)
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To: All

Every freeper should join the NRA and convince family and friends to join. It is $25 well spent.
and don’t forget to support Free Republic


20 posted on 09/28/2008 10:45:57 PM PDT by roughman ( roughmen stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm (orwell))
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To: neverdem

hope, change, not politics as usual....


21 posted on 09/28/2008 10:46:02 PM PDT by Tempest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNlXgzzdJQA)
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To: neverdem
Doesn't like anyone looking at his past.

Now we have his Truth Squads, and apparently you can't even ask a simple question some places without getting arrested.

22 posted on 09/28/2008 10:46:06 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: neverdem

Since when does factcheck.org control our elections? Obama needs to sit down and shut his Marxist pie hole!


23 posted on 09/28/2008 10:47:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: neverdem
The Obama campaign ... was given three Pinocchios ...


24 posted on 09/28/2008 10:47:27 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: neverdem

These TV stations should tell Bauer to stuff it. Hussein 0bama lies all the time on paid TV ads.


25 posted on 09/28/2008 10:47:39 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: JavaJumpy

“Who sponsors factcheck.org?” - Annenberg


26 posted on 09/28/2008 10:56:02 PM PDT by anglian ( If BS could fill an empty stomach, democrats could feed the world)
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To: roughman

I just wrote my check. I’m mailing it tomorrow.


27 posted on 09/28/2008 10:58:47 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.
http://www.factcheck.org/about/


28 posted on 09/28/2008 10:59:16 PM PDT by anglian ( If BS could fill an empty stomach, democrats could feed the world)
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To: JavaJumpy
Factcheck.org is funded by the Annenberg Foundation.

Senator Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which is a Division of the Annenberg Foundation.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Annenberg+Foundation+Barack+Obama++William+Ayers&btnG=Search&hl=en&sa=2

29 posted on 09/28/2008 11:05:40 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: JavaJumpy

Factchecker.org which they says is non-partisan, is actually funded and operated by the Annennberg Foundation. The same one that funded the Annennberg Challenge with Obama and Bill Ayers that wasted millions with no improvement in the schools. The bios of staff and researchers are all liberal persons closely aligned with other Annennberg groups. Too close an association to Obama to ever be trusted as fair.


30 posted on 09/28/2008 11:06:27 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: neverdem

31 posted on 09/28/2008 11:10:04 PM PDT by GeeMoney (Hey Obama, it's God BLESS America!)
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To: neverdem

Dis storey has many stinks too.


32 posted on 09/28/2008 11:10:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: roughman

I joined tonight, and renewed Jim’s membership last week:)
Jim’s wife:)


33 posted on 09/28/2008 11:17:55 PM PDT by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: neverdem

Fairfax, VA-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has sent threatening letters to news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing ads exposing his anti-gun record sponsored by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF).

The kicker? NRA-PVF’s Ohio’s ads have not yet begun running.

“Barack Obama and his campaign are terrified of the truth,” declared Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF. “Sen. Obama’s statements and support for restricting access to firearms, raising taxes on guns and ammunition and voting against the use of firearms for self-defense in the home are a matter of public record. NRA-PVF will make sure that everyone knows of Obama’s abysmal record on guns and hunting.”

The Obama campaign sent cease and desist letters to news outlets in Pennsylvania and Ohio, denouncing the ads and demanding their removal from the airwaves. All stations where NRA-PVF has purchased or plans to purchase ads have been provided with documented evidence of Sen. Obama’s anti-gun record.

Obama Campaign Cease and Desist Letter

NRA-PVF Response Memo

NRA-PVF Response to Washington Post “fact check”

“Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in our nation’s history. That’s the truth,” concluded Cox. “NRA-PVF has the facts on our side. No amount of running from or lying about his record and then intimidating news outlets in the hope of deceiving American gun owners and hunters is going to work. Those strong arm tactics may work in Chicago, but not in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and not as long as NRA-PVF has anything to say about it.”
http://www.nrapvf.org/news/Read.aspx?ID=11588&T=1


34 posted on 09/28/2008 11:23:22 PM PDT by anglian ( If BS could fill an empty stomach, democrats could feed the world)
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To: roses of sharon

Yeah, but they won’t live long when their own food riots and home invasions for survival start to implode the big cities. Pitty them, but forget them.


35 posted on 09/28/2008 11:25:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: roughman

One of the finest speeches I’ve ever heard regarding the sovereignty of We The People came from Wayne Lapierre. And an armed society is a peaceful society.


36 posted on 09/28/2008 11:27:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis It's long, but fairly comprehensive.

Ready to have your head completely blown off? Check out tonight's thread at Obama Crimes...

Obama Campaign Threaten Legal Action Over NRA Ads

Factcheck And Brady Campaign Share Same Sugar Daddy

Some noteworthy articles about politics, foreign and military affairs, IMHO, FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.

37 posted on 09/28/2008 11:39:39 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: anglian

Thanks for the link. I linked its thread in comment# 37, IIRC.


38 posted on 09/28/2008 11:47:26 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: devere
I wonder where my “reeducation camp” will be located?

Chicago?

39 posted on 09/29/2008 12:34:24 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin! YES CA Prop 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: GeeMoney

40 posted on 09/29/2008 12:36:03 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin! YES CA Prop 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: neverdem

Barack Obama’s Gun-Related Votes The U.S. Senate Debated: Obama
Voted:
Supporting concealed carry for citizens-Anti-gun
Banning many common semi-automatic firearms-Anti-gun
Disallowing self-defense in towns where guns are banned- Anti-gun
Imposing one handgun a month restrictions- Anti-gun
Requiring lock up your safety trigger locks-Anti-gun
Protecting gun dealers from frivolous lawsuits-Anti-gun
Outlawing gun confiscations during a national emergency- Pro-gun
Squelching the free speech rights of gun owners-Anti-gun
Restricting the interstate sales of firearms- Anti-gun
Repealing the gun ban in Washington, DC- Anti-gun


41 posted on 09/29/2008 3:09:26 AM PDT by mirkwood (Palin has my vote!)
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To: neverdem

America needs to wake up!

The MSM as Fifth Column is THE major factor of why things are spinning as they are.

I need NO further proof of the MSM’s complicity in this Marxist coup other than their silence over a most disturbing story: the chilling of the First Amendment by the NObama campaign.

How dare the MSM not forcefully report the attempts to have people in Missouri arrested for expressing anti-obama ideas

How dare the MSM not jump all over Nobama threats against the NRA and TV stations for running anti-obama ads.

If the MSM will not oppose and expose actions of a campaign that repress First Amendment freedoms, then they will never come out of the tank.

This is the issue that needs to be exposed by the 527 and Mccain ads this next month. Such ads will not only attack and expose the pro-Marxist/pro-facsist BS spewed by the MSM, but will also show how dangerous Nobama is for this country.


42 posted on 09/29/2008 5:35:51 AM PDT by Canedawg (If the law supposes that, said Mr. Bumble, the law is a ass, a idiot.)
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To: neverdem
"Unlike federal candidates, independent political organizations do not have a 'right to command the use of broadcast facilities,'" Bauer writes.

No, but radio and TV sations have a right to play the spots produced by any paying customer. That's how they make their bread and butter.

43 posted on 09/29/2008 7:31:13 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (No longer holding my nose to vote - McCain/Palin 2008!)
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To: roughman

Associate membership is only $10....


44 posted on 09/29/2008 8:09:30 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret) "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: neverdem

So, are the adds running or have they been shut down?


45 posted on 09/29/2008 9:28:18 AM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 09/29/2008 10:42:03 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: CriticalJ
So, are the adds running or have they been shut down?

Check the the link, "Obama Campaign Threaten Legal Action Over NRA Ads," in comment# 37. The ad hasn't run in Ohio yet, IIRC. It's just bullying from the left in PA & MO so far, nothing new.

47 posted on 09/29/2008 10:46:50 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: TonyRo76; Born Conservative; airborne; smoothsailing; Dr. Scarpetta; martin_fierro; Coop; ...
BANG!
48 posted on 09/29/2008 12:25:06 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: Fred Nerks; LucyT; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; george76; ..

thanks neverdem, Fred Nerks, and LucyT.

Obama Campaign’s National Network Separate from the Democratic Party
Death By A Thousand Papercuts | September 24th, 2008 | by Mondoreb
Posted on 09/27/2008 9:28:30 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2092187/posts


49 posted on 09/29/2008 3:52:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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