The Top 5 Right-Wing Propaganda Ads Aired on Fox

Fox News declared it would not air an ad by the progressive group, VoteVets, reportedly because it found the ad "too confusing." That got us to thinking: What ads doesn't Fox News consider "confusing," as made self-evident by their appearance on the channel? So we rummaged through Media Matters' expansive Fox News archives and found a few examples.

American Future Fund: This ad claims that "liberals are crafting a secret health-care bill behind closed doors" -- even though it was clear by the time this ad aired (March 19) that the House would try to pass the Senate's health care reform bill, which was right out there in the open. The ad also references "sleazy deals" like the purported "Cornhusker Kickback" (which was extended to all 50 states under the reconciliation measure that accompanied the House's passage of the Senate bill) and "Louisiana Purchase"(which was intended to fix Medicaid shortfalls caused by Hurricane Katrina as was supported by state GOP officials).

Survivial Seed Bank: Any company that touts "emerging totalitarianism" and cites WorldNetDaily to back up its claims can't possibly be confusing, especially not to Glenn Beck's audience. So what is the confusing part (for Beck's audience, anyway)? The narrator's claim that "non-hybrid seeds could become more valuable than even silver and gold." Come to think of it, that may confuse precious-metals hawker Beck as well.

Employment Policies Institute: In this ad, a classroom filled with children is pledging allegiance to the "America's debt and to the Chinese government that lends us money." Isn't this the kind of indoctrination Fox News warned us about?

Americans for Prosperity: The doctor in the ad first complains that "Bureaucrats should never be able to deny or delay the care that doctors provide," then laments that "Medicare will be bankrupt in eight years." And who administers the Medicare the doctor is afraid will go away if it isn't fixed? Bureaucrats.

Rosland Capital: What could be more confusing than a convicted felon, admitted murder-plotter and adviser on how to shoot ATF agents like G. Gordon Liddy trying to sell you gold?


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