Actually, I don’t think it’s fair that he gets the creative credit for this new ad, but I like the title of this post and I’m not changing it. If I wanted to be more accurate, however, I’d change the title to: “Joe Lieberman Approves This Made Up Message“
Liberal Oasis realized the significance of this deception, and I’m happy I could help out with the video clip (above):
A TV ad, with a message approved by Sen. Joe Lieberman, uses a phony Ned Lamont bumper sticker to falsely claim that all Lamont has to say is “No More Joe.”
The ad ran today on Hartford’s Fox affiliate WTIC-61, during “Fox News Sunday.” (It was also shown during C-Span’s airing of the Lieberman-Lamont debate.)
The narrator begins the ad with: “In the battle of the bumper stickers, this one has a simple message: ‘No More Joe.’ But what else does Lamont really have to say?”
A graphic of a “NO MORE JOE” sticker is shown. The second line of the sticker reads: “Ned Lamont * Democrat for U.S. Senate”. In the bottom right corner of the sticker is a URL, www.nomorejoe.com.
Problem is: there is no www.nomorejoe.com.
In contrast, Ned Lamont’s ad featuring a Lieberman bumper sticker being replaced with a Lamont bumper sticker doesn’t resort to making shit up:
Note the use of Lieberman’s real URL and real name–not some made-up bullshit.
BranfordBoy calls some attention to this deceptive bullshit as well, and in the comments section there, Mel_Gibson makes a good point:
My impression of this new joe ad is that it is a standard stock template GENERAL ELECTION ad, not a primary ad –
methinks that this new joe ad is intended to play to the NON-dems and the “low information voters” that joe needs to win in NOVEMBER (because joe has already determined that he is gonna lose the primary)
It’s style does differ from that of Lieberman’s previous ads:
I’ll let you decide, but I think Mel is on to something here.