NARAL pulls Roberts' abortion ad

News & Politics

In the face of week-long protests of its ad linking Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to early-90s anti-abortion violence, NARAL pulled the ad and apologized to the many people who "misconstrued" the ad.

MediaGirl writes:


Predictably, people who think a woman's womb belongs to the state are rejoicing. And I have to admit, after Jon Stewart's mocking, I couldn't see much gain in pushing the ad further.[...]

But it got me thinking (again) about a problem I have with political ads in general:

They totally suck.

These Beltway agencies just crank these pieces of rhetorical shit out their pipelines like Twinkies. All the same. All seeming to have a solid shape on the outside. All full of mushy garbage of no value on the inside.

I'd like to see some liberal/progressive politicians and causes to hire someone else to do their ads. Look at the ads for The Island or The Constant Gardener. A lot more fucking interesting than the same old melodramatic music, the same urgent voice, the same on-screen graphics.... Who's getting paid to make this crap, anyway?

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