Skip to comments.More Media Shenanigans: Delaware TV Station 'Forgets' to Broadcast O'Donnell 30 Minute Ads
Posted on 11/01/2010 7:40:03 AM PDT by kristinn
The Christine O'Donnell campaign bought three thirty minute blocks of time on Delaware TV channel 28 to broadcast an infomercial on her candidacy the last two days before Tuesday's election.
Last night's scheduled 11:30 broadcast failed to happen. This morning, the scheduled 10:00 broadcast also failed to happen.
The O'Donnell campaign just Tweeted about the incidents:
This isn't our show either! We are told channel 28 "forgot" to air it...both times... even though we paid for the time slot last week.
4 minutes ago via txt
The infomercial, entitled We the People, was posted this morning to O'Donnell's campaign website and can be viewed here.
The next scheduled broadcast is for 3:00 p.m. today.
No, the media isn’t biased.
What would lead you to think it was? Your racist, hate filled philosophy? :)
Megyn Kelly on FNC just mentioned there was an audio problem with FNC in Ohio and they were working hard to correct it.
Disband the FCC and FEC, they aren’t worth squat if you aren’t a DemocRat.
The campaign was told everything was squared away and the ad was scheduled to run. Now the station is telling people who call them the problem was the campaign’s fault. I’m sure they are spinning that story to the Lib media.
I hope the campaign is recording their phone conversations to catch people that lie to them.
Thanks for the ping.
I had the same thing happen at my house. I fixed my TVs by going to my comcast remote and going into the setup mode.
That would be infinitely easier if O'Donnell allowed the video to be downloaded to our hard drives to share with friends and family.
Also, of course, to post on YouTube.
Tim Qualls, executive producer at Channel 28, said in an interview the ad did not air because O’Donnell’s campaign did not bring a tape to the production studio by the agreed upon deadline. She reserved the time on Thursday, for $2,500, and agreed to bring a tape by Friday at 5 p.m., Qualls said.
“I did not receive a tape until Sunday night at one of my employees’ houses,” Qualls said. “It has nothing to do with us refusing to air it. I just didn’t get the tape by my deadline.”
But her campaign manager isn’t bright enough to think of this.
No it's not.
Do you know what "Airing" means?
Streaming it on their web site is NOT what they were paid for.
I did manage to save it to my hard drive from her web site. It is 124 Mb in MP4. I'm not sure whether YouTube accepts uploads that big.
You're being too kind, melancholy. I heard this on Rush while I was out running errands. I hope and pray Christine has the last laugh although she's probably too much of a good person to laugh in their faces.
That the opportunity to weigh 60 minutes of this candidate expressing her views and bonding with the voters were clearly stolen for her is not in question.
No matter what the outcome, the station clearly defrauded a candidate for purposes of disenfranchising the citizens of Delaware, as well as effectively disenfranchising every voter in the United States should she lose as a result.
Even if she does win, the crime has been committed, and the station should realize the consequenses.
Hopefully the state AG will bury the station and incarcerate those who conspired, cause we got a pretty good idea what Obama's boy will do.
Um, unless he loses tomorrow, the state AG's name is Beau Biden.
LOL!! Thanks, I had no idea.
It is actually kowtow.
No cows are harmed.
Ah, at last I found something wrong with Christine!
What the tv guy said was not unreasonable. I’ve worked with Comcast. I know what they used to want, and if they still want what they used to. They make reference to an obscure media format known as “tape”. Unless there was someone at the campaign that knew that this “tape” format was required, they might’ve assumed that a digital file would suffice.
10 years ago, Comcast wanted Beta SP. I happened to be owed favors by a production house with a Beta SP deck, and they made the dubs for me that I would deliver to Comcast.
I have no idea what Comcast in Wilmington(?) wants, but unless they checked all that out beforehand, it’s possible that the Christine campaign did not know exactly how to give them a Beta SP dub quickly.
I predict that Beau Biden will win tomorrow. Yes, it’s a Republican year, but the DE GOP in their ultimate wisdom, decided that Beau should run unopposed.
The size of the file is not a problem. Typically, 1GB file size limit for youtube.
The length could be a problem. Youtube might still have a 10 minute limit.
You or someone could cut it into 3 parts.
From Redstate Oct. 30
Final Gubernatorial and Senatorial Predictions by numbers
ODonnell(R)-52%, Coons(D)-47%, Rash(L)-1%
Sources on this or something similar...
Doesn’t LIVE STREAM imply it’s showing what was airing on the channel at that moment?
I’m guessing that the “source” was the brain of the author.
Nope. That one is way off. Even if it’s a 30 point race - that’s 65-35. Rasmussen had that as a 13 point race, not a 68 point race.
That dude is likely just making things up. But he gives us everything but the 6 “safe” or “never discussed” Dem seats. He even gives us DioGuardi, so that’s 5 Dem holds. He just made that all up. I’m not saying he’s wrong.
Looks to me like she blew it. I work in tv broadcast industry and when they say get it here by 5:30pm on Friday, it means 5:30pm on Friday...not 2 days later.
So sad, we would have had the Senate but now we won’t because this complete idiot was nominated. Sigh.
“The funny thing is that bias is so obvious”
Right. But I’m sure they know that, so I guess they don’t give a rat’s @$$ either.
I believe that the station owes C.O. twice what she paid due
to some law or agreement with reference to Station owners and political ads that they may fail to air at a given time.
That’s the real issue.
They should refund her what she already paid.
Certain accounts can run as long as needed. Interesting tie over to some other very different videos.
You are going to support and or vote for the Republican, right?
I’m an ex-broadcaster also. This is as deliberate as it comes.
Breach of contract,failure to provide agreed services in a timely manner.
Biblically a thief is supposed to pay back three times what was taken;this station effectively stole her campaign money.
I live in California. I voted last week for Whitman and Fiorina. I did my part.
I just struggle with what we did in Delware and potentially in Nevada, though I hope Sharon can hold Reid and the unions off.
As much as I dislike Castle, O’Donnell is a complete joke and could have meant the Senate. That’s a shame in so many ways.
I’d rather have a RINO Castle in a bright blue state that votes with us 50% of the time than a liberal Senator in that same state that votes with us 0% of the time.
Got news for you. The primary is over RINO. Castle LOST!! You effin RINO cowards are idiots!!
This is a CONSERVATIVE site. If you don’t like us promoting and voting FOR conservatives, get the hell off our site!!
RINOs are the not the solution; they are the problem!!
GO, Christine, GO!!
The problem with 50/50 RINOs is that they'll vote conservative on the minors and liberal on the major stuff. No thanks. Better the enemy you know than the "friend" waiting to stab you in the back in the name of one-sided bipartisanship.
I’m not a RINO...hell, I’m not even a Republican. I’m an independent conservative with a strong libertarian bent. I knew O’Donnell would get crushed, which of course she did tonight.
Next time Obama nominates a liberal justice of SCOTUS, etc and we lose by a vote or two, ask me then why a RINO is better than a full throated liberal.
Don’t get me wrong, I would rather have a conservative 24/7/365 but in certain states, that’s impossible.
If we lose Nevada, also, we BLEW what could have been the best night possibly ever.
OK, but how is that worse than losing 100% of the time to the liberal on those positions?
Don’t get me wrong, I want the conservative to win, but in certain states that isn’t possible so you take what you can get.
By the way Jim, do you talk to all of your donors that way? I respect your site and have been a member here for many years and have donated periodically to help you pay for the site. Maybe you were just caught up in the moment, but I don’t appreciate you telling me to get the hell off this site.
That’s part of the problem, too, you know. The level of discourse is terrible in this country and if we go out and act like you just did, the electorate will throw power right back to the Democrats in 2012.
It’s not about the money. If you’re going to bad mouth our constitutional conservative candidates, then there’s no reason for you to be here. This site is here to restore the constitution by promoting and electing constitutional conservatives. All others can take a hike!
Don’t look now, but you’re taking the RINO position again.
At least with the liberal, you aren't on pins and needles wondering, "Will Mr. liberal vote the right way?!" Most people prefer to deal with people who are consistent, even if they're consistently wrong. RINOs aren't consistent and no one likes inconsistency.
Jim, you can’t be so blind as to support everyone. O’Donnell was a complete whack job and so was Angle.
We had both states locked up. What’s really sad is in Nevada we didn’t even have to run a RINO to win, just someone...SANE!!
I’m all for Constitutional Conservativism, but I’m even more for WINNING. In states that are deep blue, there is ZERO chance of putting a strict conservative in office so better to have a RINO than a 100% liberal. Period.
Sometimes you guys want to win the battles but never the war and the big picture is lost.
Oh well, what could have been. Sad. Now we get Reid for 6 more years. We blew it there, no other way to state it. We blew it there!!
You got your Kirk. You got your Murkowski. You got your McCain. You didn’t get that puke Castle. So sad for you. Quit dancing on the graves of good people.
Luke...why do you say “I got”. I’m not from Illinois or Arizona or Alaska. Aren’t we all major backers of STATES rights? The voters in those states chose THEIR representatives.
Now, for the record, I wanted Miller in Alaska and can’t stand Murkowski. Alaska is a very red state and we should have a CONSERVATIVE in office there, not that hack Lisa.
In Illinois, I’ll take a RINO Kirk over a 100% liberal and criminal then the Democrat. Illinois is a blue state, so you take what you can get.
McCain....don’t get me started. I would have loved Kyl or someone else other than McLame. But, on most issues, McLame is still going to be on our side...especially with the military.
I’m not dancing on the graves of good people. I don’t understand when our strategy is Conservative, Conservative, Conservative when in some states that means instant loss. What good does that do?
I would say Conservative, Conservative, Conservative in red states but do everything you can not to give up on the blue states by putting someone in there that has ZERO shot to win. All you’re doing is continuing to give liberals power when we do this. Do you want that?