Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum's re-election campaign has pulled most of its television ads from broadcast television and is now mostly advertising on cable.
A Franklin and Marshall College political science professor says this is typically a sign of a cash-flow problem. He says it doesn't make sense to give up advertising on major network shows if a campaign can afford it.
But Santorum media consultant John Brabender says that's not so.
He says advertising on channels such as CNN, A&E and the Discovery Channel is a strategic move to reach undecided voters.
The news comes after the Santorum has released a controversial television ad that shows a photo of Democratic challenger Bob Casey's face next to a mushroom cloud. It accuses him of supporting policies that hurt national security.
The ad said North Korea and Iran are close to having nuclear missiles that could reach the United States. It said Casey opposes bunker-busting bombs and deploying a missile defense system.
The Casey campaign said that is not true.
The Santorum campaign said it has purchased $700,000 worth of ad time. But the Casey campaign accused his opponent of making a small "phantom" buy to get publicity.
i told you this was coming. the republicants are going to tell you that the democrats are actually going to set off nuclear weapons for the terrorists. the democrats will actually hold your daughters down while the tewrrorists rape them. this is all bullshit needless to say but its this kind of attack that they are so good at. its like the last election when we allowed them to go after war heroes when none of the administration served a day in the military anywhere. get out and vote everyone....show them it wont work this time.
and in a related story.................
NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE
In an Ironic Twist of Events, NBC and The CW Television Network Refuse to Air Ads for Documentary Focusing on Freedom of Speech
NBC and The CW Television Network have taken a stand against the Dixie’s Chicks new documentary “Shut Up & Sing” a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible political and media fallout that occurred in 2003 after the Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.
NBC responded to a clearance report submitted by the Weinstein Company’s media agency saying that the network “cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush.
Famed litigator David Boies stated, “It is disappointing and troubling that NBC and The CW would refuse to accept an otherwise appropriate ad merely because it is critical of President Bush."
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company stated, “It’s a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America. The idea that anyone should be penalized for criticizing the president is sad and profoundly un-American.”
patriotism is not defined as going along with everything the government says..as a matter of fact patriotism demands that you hold the government to a higher standard and that you do question them at every turn. we the people are their employers. we should have the right to hire and fire them and to ask them to explain their work and demand that they do it the way we would like it done. this is a sad day for america. this is the kind of stuff you read about happening in the mid east or north korea or some other fifth world country. i guess the land of the free doesnt mean the same thing to this administration.
glad we could end the week on a good note. happy weekend everyone