Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obama's Two-Faced Ad

Jake Tapper's Political Punch blog over at ABC News exposes the incredible dishonesty of the Obama campaign's recent Spanish-language attack ad "Dos Caras" ("Two Faces") in which out-of-context Rush Limbaugh quotes are used to paint McCain as an immigrant-hating nativist. Except Rush isn't much of a fan of McCain and particularly opposes him on his immigration policy, which is well to the left of Rush's audience. Furthermore, neither quote from Rush is at all hateful in its original context. I know this is Spin-proofing 101, but if they're only giving you five or six words of a quote it might be worth looking up the whole thing.

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