Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Out-Of-Context Sound Bites In Political Ads

Romney with me in 2009, right after I ambushed him with my friend Ian and got him to sign eight baseballs and sold them on eBay for $70 each.

I kind of want to make using sound bites in campaign ads illegal without putting the whole context in legible print at the bottom of the ad.

Mitt Romney's recent ad that sampled Obama saying something like, "If we stick with the economy, we're going to lose," when Obama was actually directly quoting John McCain in 2008, almost made me sick. And now reading all of these news sources semi-quoting Mitt Romney as having said, "I enjoy firing people," is making me angry too, even though he deserves it.