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The Trump campaign ad touting the administration’s coronavirus response is really something

The Trump campaign is running a TV ad touting the administration’s great work in combatting the coronavirus. It contains footage from CNN and elsewhere that is highly edited, snipping words out of context from clips that, if shown in full, give a very different impression. I would call the add highly, deeply and widely deceptive. But I wouldn’t expect anyone to take my word for it, any more than I would expect Trump admirers to agree with that conclusion if God stated it in fiery letters in the sky.

But, for those with open minds, and assuming you’re going to see the ad, I’ll link below to the workup of the ad from the highly-esteemed Washington Post Fact-Checker operation.

If, after reading and watching the Post’s workup, you find the ad within screaming distance of honest, I have some land in Wuhan I’d like to sell you.

The Post’s item, which includes embedded video from the ad, is readable (and viewable) here.

An ad is an ad. Nobody expects it to meet the norms of fairness and accuracy of a news story from a reputable publication. But if you bought a product based on an ad this deceptive, you’d demand a refund.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 05/08/2020 - 05:37 pm.

    I saw it… I’m waiting for Cuomo and other people shown in out-of-context clips to sue Trump.

  2. Submitted by Joel Stegner on 05/09/2020 - 09:55 am.

    Democrats should run a counter ad that shows the snippets and the full context – title – laughable lies from the TP ticket.

  3. Submitted by Dennis Wagner on 05/10/2020 - 04:06 pm.

    Well lets be honest, the campaign is “The Death Star” and Trump Vader, key objectives, keep all the mindless “Storm Troopers” Trump Zombies in line and remove all traces of intelligent life and free thinking freedom loving, justice minded people from the universe. Looks about right don’t you think?

  4. Submitted by Roy Everson on 05/11/2020 - 09:44 am.

    A chunk of voters has to believe in nonsense for Republicans to have any chance to win.

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