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If consumer goods ads must meet factual requirements, why not political ads?

Papa Johns was sued over “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza”

Red Bull was sued over “It gives you wings”

Yet political ads can be horribly misleading and flat-out lying

I wouldn’t mind seeing a Fairness Doctrine-esque commission that reviews all ads for misleading and false claims

THREE ads in FL attacking a Democratic State Senator are what triggered this thought:

Here’s an article about one (Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee just broadcast the same ad, too)

Republican Brodeur and new group launch false attacks on Democrat Sigman in key Senate race
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/2020-election/os-ne-sigman-attack-ad-20200903-46yenbgavvelpayowfzahvobi4-story.html
The group, Economic Improvement Fund, sent mailers to voters in District 9 in Seminole County and parts of Volusia County claiming “Money meant to save jobs is pouring down on Patricia Sigman’s campaign. ... Shame on you, Patricia Sigman, return the money now!”

The mailers quote from Politico and Washington Post stories about the Democratic Party of Florida receiving $780,000 in Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loans earlier this year.

But the stories don’t mention Sigman, because neither she nor her campaign received any PPP money. Senate Victory, the Democratic-affiliated political committee that has backed Sigman, also did not receive any PPP money from the state party, which is a legally separate entity.

The party returned the money in July after receiving criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike.


Yes. There have been THREE separate ads from different groups, all pushing the same lie

Someone asked me to list a few reasons why I don't like trump. A few...

1) He’s a traitor (to the country and the constitution)
2) he’s a grifter
3) he’s a pathological liar
4) he’s caused the unnecessary deaths of probably 100,000 people
5) he’s allowing the Senate to pack the courts with inexperienced and corrupt judges
6) he’s destroyed the economy with the tax cuts, trade wars, and ignoring the pandemic
7) he doesn’t care about environment
8) he’s turned cabinet positions into pure lobbyist/grifter positions
9) he’s used his position and those of his vile offspring to sell influence
10) he has sought foreign interference in our election, from multiple countries
11) he panders to fake christians
12) he encourages hatred and bigotry and panders to white supremacists
13) he has a white supremacist running his domestic policy and has separated thousands of children from their parents, illegally
14) he’s violated the Hatch Act MANY times
15) he’s misused campaign funds to enrich himself and payoff mistresses
16) he’s divulged the utmost of top secret information to the kremlin (and probably Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, etc)
17) he helped cover up the dismemberment of a US resident and Washington Post reporter
18) he’s insulted Gold Star families
19) he’s shafted our troops (esp the national guard)
20) he panders to dictators and enemies of america and democracy
21) he’s broken decades-long alliances

22) sexual predator. Dozens of credible claims of sex assault and rape. Evidence of involvement with minors

Shall I go on?

Jack White is the SNL musical guest tonight. Odds he plays this?



This would be perfection!!

Is it just me or...

https://twitter.com/ReportsDaNews/status/1314904983167524866
Is it just me or is Dr Conley the Kayleigh McEnany of medicine?


Nailed it!!

Conley is as trustworthy as Baghdad Bob

BREAKING: trump campaign confirms president will be in Sanford, FL for an event Mon

BREAKING:
@realDonaldTrump
campaign confirms president will be in Sanford for a campaign event Monday night:

https://twitter.com/WESH/status/1314670912885719041


https://www.wesh.com/article/trump-rally-sanford-monday/34332030
SANFORD, Fla. —
President Donald Trump will be in Sanford on Monday for a campaign rally, his team announced Friday.

The rally will be one of the president’s first since he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The event will be held at the Sanford Orlando International Airport at 7 p.m.

Trump had been scheduled to hold a rally at the airport last Friday, but the event was canceled after he announced that he’d tested positive for coronavirus.


And this will get canceled too

He’s still contagious. He was coughing and losing his voice last night

Once he’s off the steroids, he’s going to feel like he was hit by a freight train

Ladies and gents, the next WH Press Secretary.

another racist, nazi woman...

And this comment wins the internet for the day!


https://twitter.com/Bastet_AZ/status/1314578457301405696

trump drops F-bomb at Iran on his ranting call into Limbaugh's show

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1314627983471239168
Aaron Rupar @atrupar
“If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before.” — the President of the United States


Yeah...how presidential!

Bet he's forgotten he's on a public call and thinks he's talking to Rush directly, in private

Sooo...trump canNOT do a virtual debate, right? But he can phone into Limbaugh and drone on for 3hrs

gotcha

To the teachers of the world. It's ok to not be okay!

Are Teachers Ok? No, and Toxic Positivity Isn’t Helping
Because pretending to be okay when you’re not isn’t okay.

...

What do we mean by toxic positivity?
When someone says to you, “it could be worse” or “look on the bright side,” they might mean well, but what they are saying is an example of toxic positivity. Toxic positivity is when we focus on the positive and reject, deny, or displace the negative. In theory, it sounds like being optimistic, but in reality, pushing aside our unpleasant emotions only make them bigger.

1. Stop showing up early and staying late
2. Stop taking work with you everywhere you go
3. Stop saying yes to more work because you feel like you should
4. Rewrite the story: the teacher martyr work 24/7 narrative has got to go
5. At the end of the day, teaching is a job, and it’s ok to see it that way


(more at the link)

https://www.weareteachers.com/toxic-positivity-schools/

Aaron Rupar is nothing shy of a national hero!

He's covered and posted video snippets of trump's various events for months now

I don't know how he's maintained his sanity

He's covering the limbaugh/trump echo chamber of insanity today:

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1314600989740150790
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