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(Fox News)   What's a good Democrat to do if she wants to use her remarks from a Senate hearing in a campaign ad, but accidentally flubbed them on camera? Why, restage the hearing and pretend like it's the real one, of course   (foxnews.com) divider line 107
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2014-04-16 01:37:07 PM  
This is important.  Someone should also alert the nation that all those commericals where they are working at a desk then look up to smile at the camera are all staged.  THEY AREN'T ACTUALLY REVIEWING ANY LEGISLATION AT THAT MOMENT!

Don't get me started on how disingenuous it is when they do that walk through a park with the family thing.  Too bad the MSM media is too in the tank to report on this earth-shattering discovery.
 
2014-04-16 01:38:37 PM  
No 1 curr.
 
2014-04-16 01:41:02 PM  
"The truth is that in this footage Mary Landrieu is talking tough to an empty chair, not anyone in the Obama administration. If Mary Landrieu cared about being honest with voters in Louisiana, she'd appropriately label the footage as a dramatization or a reenactment, especially since she has actually voted with President Obama 97 percent of the time -- a fact which deeply undercuts the entire spot," spokesman Brad Dayspring said.

I guess I can get on board with the bolded part.

But they have huge frikkin' balls to biatch about talking tough to an empty chair.
 
2014-04-16 01:50:28 PM  
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2014-04-16 02:20:17 PM  
Um... What? She re-enacted an actual event that she was part of and polished it up for re-broadcast. Okay thats a bit... off. It's not something I would get behind in regards to Campaign Ads (though I rarely get behind Campaign Ads at all).

But hey how bout that one repub, oh who was it... Oh yeah this guy who put a completely one hundred percent fabricated phone call in his ad.

Yeah yeah "your side is worse" blah blah... I just can't get angry when a Dem's worst crime is shining up a turd, and the Repubs are painting their turd yellow and calling it gold.
 
2014-04-16 02:21:03 PM  
Actually, Submittard, it was reenacted because you can't use footage from hearings in ads.
 
2014-04-16 02:41:25 PM  

Diogenes: "The truth is that in this footage Mary Landrieu is talking tough to an empty chair, not anyone in the Obama administration. If Mary Landrieu cared about being honest with voters in Louisiana, she'd appropriately label the footage as a dramatization or a reenactment, especially since she has actually voted with President Obama 97 percent of the time -- a fact which deeply undercuts the entire spot," spokesman Brad Dayspring said.

I guess I can get on board with the bolded part.

But they have huge frikkin' balls to biatch about talking tough to an empty chair.


I'll get on board with that idea when they reverse time and label everything James O'Keefe published as a "dramatization."
 
2014-04-16 02:42:21 PM  

Diogenes: "The truth is that in this footage Mary Landrieu is talking tough to an empty chair, not anyone in the Obama administration. If Mary Landrieu cared about being honest with voters in Louisiana, she'd appropriately label the footage as a dramatization or a reenactment, especially since she has actually voted with President Obama 97 percent of the time -- a fact which deeply undercuts the entire spot," spokesman Brad Dayspring said.

I guess I can get on board with the bolded part.

But they have huge frikkin' balls to biatch about talking tough to an empty chair.


But Republicans thought an empty chair represented the Obama administration or at least Obama himself. What's the problem?
 
2014-04-16 02:42:33 PM  
Digging deep for some indignant outrage, coming up empty.
 
2014-04-16 02:43:13 PM  
Well this is quite a gotcha moment. You can bet that none of us in Massachusetts are going to vote for her ever again.
 
2014-04-16 02:43:34 PM  
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2014-04-16 02:43:52 PM  

BSABSVR: This is important.  Someone should also alert the nation that all those commericals where they are working at a desk then look up to smile at the camera are all staged.  THEY AREN'T ACTUALLY REVIEWING ANY LEGISLATION AT THAT MOMENT!

Don't get me started on how disingenuous it is when they do that walk through a park with the family thing.  Too bad the MSM media is too in the tank to report on this earth-shattering discovery.


At least someone was on it.
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2014-04-16 02:44:56 PM  
newsbusters.org
 
2014-04-16 02:46:19 PM  

Hollie Maea: Actually, Submittard, it was reenacted because you can't use footage from hearings in ads.


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2014-04-16 02:46:27 PM  
Of course, the real reason is that it's illegal to use actual Senate hearing footage for campaign purposes, but let's not stand in the way of a good outrage.
 
2014-04-16 02:46:40 PM  
yippayap.com
 
2014-04-16 02:48:16 PM  

mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]


No, no, NO, it's OBVIOUS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!

That's a dyed in the wool god feerin' REPUBLICAN doin' GODSWERK, helpin them poors and stuff.

Not some uppity split tail that don't know her place is in the kitchen.
 
2014-04-16 02:48:25 PM  
The fairy godmother with a wand thing was hardly worth re-enacting, even with the correction.
 
2014-04-16 02:49:16 PM  
This is an outrage.
 
2014-04-16 02:49:29 PM  
So rather than use a recording of a speech in which she flubbed a line, she's using a recording of the same speech in which she didn't flub a line?

Better get James O'Keefe to bug her office. She might be writing a speech AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
 
2014-04-16 02:50:32 PM  
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2014-04-16 02:50:43 PM  

Hollie Maea: Actually, Submittard, it was reenacted because you can't use footage from hearings in ads.


Cite on that? I don't disbelieve you, but never heard that and I thought I've seen such before.
 
2014-04-16 02:50:59 PM  
So?

Issa has used his whole committee to repeatedly reshoot BENGHAZI! commericals, and Foxnews just keeps telling him to roll more film.
And what about the House?  Every time some new representative gets elected, the entire body has to drop what it's doing and give the new meat a change to tape an "I voted to repeal Obamacare" commercial.
 
2014-04-16 02:52:07 PM  

Hollie Maea: Actually, Submittard, it was reenacted because you can't use footage from hearings in ads.


OK, This I did not know.  Interesting tidbit. Thanks.

Does this mean that the republicans cannot use the 'What difference at this point does it make' footage in attack adds against Hillary? Because I was dreading hearing that phrase on a loop this coming cycle.
 
2014-04-16 02:52:08 PM  

Cletus C.: The fairy godmother with a wand thing was hardly worth re-enacting, even with the correction.


That's what I was thinking. THAT'S your best folksy, gotcha moment? Somehow that will still appeal to voters so good for her.
 
2014-04-16 02:53:43 PM  
Fox news is concerned that something is staged, oh wow!
 
2014-04-16 02:55:04 PM  

karmaceutical: Diogenes: "The truth is that in this footage Mary Landrieu is talking tough to an empty chair, not anyone in the Obama administration. If Mary Landrieu cared about being honest with voters in Louisiana, she'd appropriately label the footage as a dramatization or a reenactment, especially since she has actually voted with President Obama 97 percent of the time -- a fact which deeply undercuts the entire spot," spokesman Brad Dayspring said.

I guess I can get on board with the bolded part.

But they have huge frikkin' balls to biatch about talking tough to an empty chair.

I'll get on board with that idea when they reverse time and label everything James O'Keefe published as a "dramatization."


An excellent point if I ever heard one.
 
2014-04-16 02:55:31 PM  

BSABSVR: This is important.

 
2014-04-16 02:57:25 PM  
Wolf everyone!  Wolf!  I swear there is a huge Democrat wolf this time!
 
2014-04-16 03:00:13 PM  
So, a dramatic re-enactment?  This is how people get turned in to the police for being on Crimebusters!!!
 
2014-04-16 03:03:08 PM  

mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]


For that matter, Romney should have been required to wear a sign stating "Not an actual human being."
 
2014-04-16 03:04:31 PM  

BSABSVR: This is important.  Someone should also alert the nation that all those commericals where they are working at a desk then look up to smile at the camera are all staged.  THEY AREN'T ACTUALLY REVIEWING ANY LEGISLATION AT THAT MOMENT!

Don't get me started on how disingenuous it is when they do that walk through a park with the family thing.  Too bad the MSM media is too in the tank to report on this earth-shattering discovery.


Next you are going to tell me that my reps do not randomly visit farms and lustfully look at fields of corn then watch in rapt amazement when a farmer checks an ear of corn.
 
2014-04-16 03:04:41 PM  

Diogenes: mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]

For that matter, Romney should have been required to wear a sign stating "Not an actual human being."


Are you still campaigning against Romney?  Dude let it go. He lost.
 
2014-04-16 03:06:47 PM  
Not even petty biatching is below Fox "News" I don't know why I'm surprised.
 
2014-04-16 03:08:41 PM  

BSABSVR: This is important.


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-16 03:10:40 PM  
i was only able to achieve a half-outrage, but was unable to maintain it.
 
2014-04-16 03:15:18 PM  

Summercat: Hollie Maea: Actually, Submittard, it was reenacted because you can't use footage from hearings in ads.

Cite on that? I don't disbelieve you, but never heard that and I thought I've seen such before.


You could read the article?
 
2014-04-16 03:15:38 PM  
Senate ethics rules bar Senators from using footage from the floor in campaign ads. So, essentially, Fox News is angry that a democrat recorded a campaign ad.

What a shock.

What's even more shocking is that this "story" began its rounds on a bunch of far-right extremism sites like Breitbart and Townhall in almost exactly this same form about 24 hours ago.

Why... it's almost enough to make one think that Fox News is less a news organization than it is some sort of front that allows any old random babble to filter up from unaccountable bloggers to national "news" with minimal requirement for fact-checking and accuracy.

Nah. That couldn't be it. That would make them some sort of sinister liars, cynically manipulating the emotions of voters for their own devious ends, after all.
 
2014-04-16 03:15:47 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Diogenes: mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]

For that matter, Romney should have been required to wear a sign stating "Not an actual human being."

Are you still campaigning against Romney?  Dude let it go. He lost.


Someone should tell him.
 
2014-04-16 03:15:52 PM  

Summercat: Hollie Maea: Actually, Submittard, it was reenacted because you can't use footage from hearings in ads.

Cite on that? I don't disbelieve you, but never heard that and I thought I've seen such before.


He likely just read it in the article as its what her campaign manager said.

Anyways, I looked around for such a rule and couldn't find it, I think its covered under can't use Senate Resources for campaigns in any ways. And I guess the footage was a senate resource, but I think she may have been stretching.
 
2014-04-16 03:18:03 PM  

Diogenes: Tricky Chicken: Diogenes: mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]

For that matter, Romney should have been required to wear a sign stating "Not an actual human being."

Are you still campaigning against Romney?  Dude let it go. He lost.

Someone should tell him.


Yeah, President Obama should really stop letting him sleep in the White House and sign all that legislation.
 
2014-04-16 03:18:35 PM  

mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]


THIS!
 
2014-04-16 03:20:11 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Diogenes: Tricky Chicken: Diogenes: mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]

For that matter, Romney should have been required to wear a sign stating "Not an actual human being."

Are you still campaigning against Romney?  Dude let it go. He lost.

Someone should tell him.

Yeah, President Obama should really stop letting him sleep in the White House and sign all that legislation.


Weeeeeeaaaaaak. That was awful. Maybe try again in a studio setting?
 
2014-04-16 03:20:21 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: This is an outrage.

?

FTFY
 
2014-04-16 03:22:48 PM  
"It is against Senate ethics rules to use footage that was shot using Senate cameras in campaign ads, so we reenacted it," Landrieu's campaign manager Adam Sullivan said.

Oh, so ANYBODY recreating something from Senate cameras would re-create it? Sounds like this is done, stick a fork...

Oh, wait, this is coming in now...

However, the National Republican Senatorial Committee slammed the ad as "deceptive," with a spokesman saying voters deserve truth in campaigns.

Hmmm, wonder what else they have to say?

"The truth is that in this footage Mary Landrieu is talking tough to an empty chair, not anyone in the Obama administration..."

Oh, so what about the first appearance, was that an empty chair as well?

*Skims through original video*

Sorry, not seeing the "empty seat" there, buddy. You're trying too hard, I think.
 
2014-04-16 03:24:25 PM  
FTA The Republican Party of Louisiana called the ad a "misdirection campaign."

What misdirection might look like ...

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2014-04-16 03:25:52 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Tricky Chicken: Diogenes: Tricky Chicken: Diogenes: mayIFark: [newsbusters.org image 823x456]

For that matter, Romney should have been required to wear a sign stating "Not an actual human being."

Are you still campaigning against Romney?  Dude let it go. He lost.

Someone should tell him.

Yeah, President Obama should really stop letting him sleep in the White House and sign all that legislation.

Weeeeeeaaaaaak. That was awful. Maybe try again in a studio setting?


Are you saying that continuing to campaign against Romney is weak? Because it is. SNL did a funny series of commercials about it to point out how stuipd it is.  Wil Farrell won an election against Parnell, but continued to run ads against him for some time afterward.  And since much of Fark gets all their political thinking straight from SNL, you know that makes it true.
 
2014-04-16 03:26:49 PM  

Will-Mun: Um... What? She re-enacted an actual event that she was part of and polished it up for re-broadcast. Okay thats a bit... off. It's not something I would get behind in regards to Campaign Ads


Why? She can't use the original footage. Is she supposed to put the flub in the campaign ad? Seriously, you probably should make sure never to work for a campaign for anyone running for office.
 
2014-04-16 03:27:25 PM  

skozlaw: Senate ethics rules bar Senators from using footage from the floor in campaign ads. So, essentially, Fox News is angry that a democrat recorded a campaign ad.

What a shock.

What's even more shocking is that this "story" began its rounds on a bunch of far-right extremism sites like Breitbart and Townhall in almost exactly this same form about 24 hours ago.

Why... it's almost enough to make one think that Fox News is less a news organization than it is some sort of front that allows any old random babble to filter up from unaccountable bloggers to national "news" with minimal requirement for fact-checking and accuracy.

Nah. That couldn't be it. That would make them some sort of sinister liars, cynically manipulating the emotions of voters for their own devious ends, after all.


"Sources are saying that Democrats are going to force abortions on Christians and grab their guns.  Now we go to Dianne. What are patriots saying in the Twittersphere, Dianne?"
 
2014-04-16 03:27:36 PM  

colon_pow: i was only able to achieve a half-outrage, but was unable to maintain it.


So you got kind of a soft outrage? I think they have something you can take for that.
 
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