Skip to comments.“FALSE”: KRDO Slams Giron & Morse Defense Ads For “Low Blow” Attacks That Aren’t True
Posted on 08/04/2013 10:08:17 AM PDT by Red Steel
KRDO, a local TV station covering Colorado Springs and Pueblo, did a fact check on new recall defense TV ads for State Senators Angela Giron and John Morse and found them full of false and misleading attacks they characterized as low blows.
And just like The Denver Post did, KRDO notes the fact that Giron and Morse completely ignore their gun control votes in recall ads that came about due to those very votes.
Notably missing from both ads is any mention of the controversial gun control legislation that sparked the recall efforts.
Another similarity is misleading information about exactly whos behind those efforts, with both ads citing extreme groups from Denver.
A spokeswoman for A Whole Lot of People For John Morse, the group that created the ad, says the line is referencing the fact that there have been plenty of outside contributions to the recall campaign, including money from Denver.
But the bottom line is, the recall signatures were collected from local voters, in Colorado Springs for Morse and Pueblo for Giron. And the beginnings of the recall attempt for Giron was as grassroots as it gets: a 28-year-old Pueblo plumber and his brother got it going.
The two gentlemen that started this, they are not the type of people you would label special interest, said political analyst Clarissa Arellano. You know, blue collar workers from Pueblo, the core of that community. To suggest that outside sources and special interests drove that campaign, that is a low blow.
Check out the full video of KRDOs fact check here. Its not to be missed.
We know Morse and Giron want to paint their opposition as a powerful gun lobby run by the NRA, and have succeeded in getting some lazy reporters to frame it that way, but the facts have a way of catching up to them.
As KRDO points out, Victor Head the 28-year-old plumber from Pueblo behind Girons recall is a blue collar worker from Pueblo, the core of that community.
KRDO says it best to suggest that outside sources and special interests drove that campaign, that is a low blow.
Then again, the recall defense campaigns of Senators Giron and Morse have taught us to not expect anything but.
Both of these districts are small enough that nearly everyone who cares knows every facet and detail of the issue, the candidates, and these underhanded tactics.
The fact that blue collar types are behind the recall in Pueblo, and both Republican campaigns are mostly locally funded are huge pluses for our side.
Outside money for the Dems is simply the capper.
I predict decisive R wins.
I suspect you're right; Morse barely won last year, and is very vulnerable.
When is the election?
Until the community organizers get bused in from Chicago.
These plumber types better not drive their own cars, stay away from planes, and watch their neighborhoods for roving bands of yutes with hoodies.
Wait, is that profiling?
“Until the community organizers get bused in from Chicago.”
It then becomes a blow out. Outsiders will simply enrage the locals.
True, state house districts are really small. These people are well enough known that this tactic is blaringly stupid