Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Tells TV Stations Not to Run NRA TV Ads
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 ...
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.
Both Democrat house organs.
The Brown Shirts are next.
Community Organizers at work.
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.
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.
Obama is an old-fashioned Stalinist. I wonder where my “reeducation camp” will be located?
Here’s one of Obama’s first chickens coming home to roost, and the man hasn’t even been elected yet....
More fascism following Barak then anyone else in this world
The Obama campaign referenced âthree Pinocchiosâ while their on campaign is on Pinocchio Level 99.
ANOTHER OBAMA BROWNSHIRT PING. This time to ABC!!
annenberg foundation —> 100 mill donation to obama, ayers chicago school reeducation camps -—>
annenberg foundation -—> donation funds factcheck.org
I wish I were an Oscar Myer Weiner.
But I will admit there are more bad commercials today than ever.
Who sponsors factcheck.org?
Thanks..keeping it on top
I hope you are right and I share your fears on the MSM.
Obama’s Community Organizers.
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
hope, change, not politics as usual....
Since when does factcheck.org control our elections? Obama needs to sit down and shut his Marxist pie hole!
These TV stations should tell Bauer to stuff it. Hussein 0bama lies all the time on paid TV ads.
“Who sponsors factcheck.org?” - Annenberg
I just wrote my check. I’m mailing it tomorrow.
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.
Senator Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which is a Division of the Annenberg Foundation.
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.
Dis storey has many stinks too.
I joined tonight, and renewed Jim’s membership last week:)
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 Ohios 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.
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.
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.
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Thanks for the link. I linked its thread in comment# 37, IIRC.
Barack Obama’s Gun-Related Votes The U.S. Senate Debated: Obama
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
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.
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.
Associate membership is only $10....
So, are the adds running or have they been shut down?
Thanks for the ping!
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.
thanks neverdem, Fred Nerks, and LucyT.
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