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Monday | July 14, 2003

DNC Ad: 'Bush lied"

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This is a web-only ad for now, but the party hopes to raise money to broadcast it.

I've got to be honest, I'm not too crazy about it. The clickety clack typewriter noise grates on me. And it's visually boring. More video would make it more engaging (and there's plenty of video of Bush making these false claims).

But I do like two things in the ad: 1) the use of Fox News as the video "source" of the ad (it's delicious irony), and 2) the prominent use of the word "truth".

As Steve Gilliard has discussed quite eloquently, the administration's problems with the truth are a serious breach of trust and sullies the White House far beyond anything Clinton ever did. Beyond what anyone has ever done.

Bush promised to "restore dignity" in the White House. The trail of death and misery his LIES have wrought lay waste to that promise. So this particular LIE just 16 words? Who cares? "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" was only nine. It didn't stop the GOP from impeaching Clinton.

The number of words is irrelevant. It's the content and effect of those words. And in any case, 16 words will soon become hundreds once the press focus on the bogus links between Iraq and Al Qaeda, and the aluminum tubes, and the mobile labs, and so on.

Bush lied, people died.

Posted July 14, 2003 12:13 AM


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