Thursday, September 18, 2008

A ray of sunshine from the AP

An interesting bit of campaign journalism from an AP spot-news tale:

McCain released a television ad Thursday charging that Obama would increase the size of the federal government amid an economic crisis. Contending that "a big government casts a big shadow on us all," the ad features the image of a shadow slowly covering a sleeping baby as a narrator misstates the reach of the Obama tax proposal.

Something refreshingly casual about that, isn't there? As if ad fibs are something you're supposed to just point out on your own in routine eight-graf stories written off the morning talk shows? Without having to find an expert or surrogate to say it for you?

(The story's getting big play at Fox -- right under the 'I feel you' tale -- but for some mysterious reason, the abovementioned graf is missing. Space must be tight on the intertubes today.)


Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

That is nice. Just dropping it in there as part of the description.

3:33 PM, September 18, 2008  

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