Obama supporters on the Internet are agitated over the apparent darkening of Obama’s image in a Clinton attack ad.Our video team took a look. Our conclusions: The Obama frames from the ad do appear darker than other video of Obama from the same event. However, the YouTube copy of the ad, on which the bloggers base their conclusions, is darker overall than other copies of the ad. We obtained a digital recording of the ad as it actually appeared on a Texas TV station, and it is lighter.
Issues: TV ads
Accusations Fly in Senate Squeakers
Voters in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia – three states where polls have shown the Senate candidates to be neck-and-neck – have been particularly swamped with ads.
Foley Fallout: Scandal Spawns Ads On Child Predators
Candidates from both parties, as well as the parties themselves, have been releasing ads meant to convince voters that the other guy won’t be tough on child predators and sex offenders.
Taxing Times in Ohio Battleground
The National Republican Congressional Committee is going after Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy for violating a “no new taxes stand” that – in fact –she never took.
A Half-Truth in the Florida 22nd
Clay Shaw attacks Democrat opponent Ron Klein for being a lobbyist at the state level, but Klein is only a registered lobbyist locally in Palm Beach County.
‘XXX’ Marks the Spot Where Campaign Ads Head South
In an ad that many viewers will find distasteful, Republican House candidate Vernon Robinson accuses Democratic Rep. Brad Miller of voting to spend money on silly-sounding sex studies.
Casting Credentials Away in the Old Dominion
An attack ad by Republican Sen. George Allen tries to portray his opponent, Democrat James Webb, as a lightweight, wrongly claiming he served under former President Ronald Reagan for 10 months before quitting.
False Claims About Body Armor
A new ad claims Republican Sen. George Allen of Virginia “voted against giving our troops” modern body armor. He did no such thing.
Club for Growth: Chafing Chafee’s Record
The Club for Growth launches misleading attacks at Sen. Chafee’s record on taxes and “wasteful” spending.
Voting Record Tug-of-War in Montana
Montana Democrats and Sen. Burns contradict each other. Both are right, up to a point.