Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Blogger Victory #2

After winning a major victory before the election with the "Memogate" scandal, bloggers have had another victory in pressuring to give up on their latest"Anti-Bush" Ad that was run on CNN. CNS reports that the ad has been officially pulled due to criticism about the ad.

So remember, if you're going to try to cheat people into thinking the way you want them to, don't hire a liberal.

Hat Tip: GOP and the City

*Update* Brit Hume reportedly used one of the side by side analysis used by GOP and College and GOP and the City in tonight's "Special Report." Fox New's website also has the story covered.

"Liberal activists at have yanked an anti-war ad blasting the administration for leaving U.S. troops in Iraq over the holidays after the Pentagon pointed out it used British soldiers to represent Americans in Iraq. The picture appeared as the ad's narrator says, "A hundred and fifty thousand American men and women are stuck in Iraq."

But a Pentagon spokesman tells Cybercast News that American men and women wear darker fatigues with a different pattern and don't have shorts as part of their combat uniforms. After trying to fix the error by doctoring the original photo to darken the uniforms and put long pants on the soldier in shorts removed the ad from its Web site."

*Update 2*
Blinq went even farther and called a spokesman for Moveon:
"Blinq called a MoveOn spokesman who acknowledged the soldiers in the picture were British. Said the advertising firm grabbed a picture that didn't specify the soldiers' nationality. Wouldn't comment about the addition of long pants."