Friday, January 15, 2010

Democrats use image of the World Trade Center in first version of Coakley ad.

Are the people running the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee tone deaf or just plain stupid?  In what must have been a rush ad job,  Politico reports that the DSCC has used the World Trade Center as a symbol of Wall Street greed in an add for Martha Coakley:
A new ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee uses an unlikely symbol of Wall Street greed: the World Trade Center.

The image in the attack on Scott Brown for his alleged closeness to Wall Street pictures the Trade Center and the destroyed Marriott Hotel on its western side.

A National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman, Brian Walsh, attacked its use.

“Using the image of a site where over 2,700 Americans died in a terrorist attack to distort Scott Brown’s position on regulating Wall Street is both distasteful and disrespectful. Martha Coakley should immediately renounce this ad and call for it to be removed from the airwaves," he said.

A spokesman for the DSCC, Eric Schultz, said the image should not have appeared in the ad and that it was being pulled and aired with a different image.

UPDATE: The ad is no longer on YouTube; you can see it here. The revised ad, now airing, is here.
With friends like the DSCC, who needs enemies?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Coakley's people no longer have feet to shoot at - only threadbare shreds remain...

    But, I am sure that she would do one hell of a job as a senator.