A recent item in Politico’s Morning Score noted that “nearly $11.3 million has been spent on television ads in Democratic incumbents’ districts [between October 1 and December 6], according to data provided to Score by Advertising Analytics. A whopping $9.4 million of that has come from Republican groups, led by American Action Network’s $4.4 million.”
Representative anti-impeach ad from AAN, targeting Rep. Susie Lee in NV-03.
Of course, one group’s charade is another group’s sham – witness the theme of this full-page newspaper ad from America First Policies.
According to an AFP press release, $276,750 of the $2 million advertising campaign is going to a variety of newspapers.
But not the Boston Globe.
The stately local broadsheet rejected this version of the ad according to a Fox News report last night. (It’s in two pieces due to technical difficulties.)
Nuts to you graf:
The Boston Globe told Fox News that the ad “does not meet our advertising acceptability standards” but that it was “open to reviewing a reworked version.” The paper also insisted that it accepted opinion advertisements “regardless of our editorial position on any given subject.”
However, according to America First Policies, the “modifications” the Globe suggested included removing the word “sham” and using a “better picture” of Pappas.
AFP, in turn, told Fox News that “more than two dozen papers approved its printing, including the Chicago Tribune, the Des Moines Register and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Kelly Sadler, the group’s communications director, added this: “We know the Boston Globe’s editorial board is pro-impeachment, but had no idea that bias extended to its sales department.”
The hardreading staff awaits the next shoe to drop.