Here’s How to Get Their Ads Booted from the Airwaves
While looking through some old copies of Campaign & Elections I came across this 2014 article by Joe Slade White & Ben Nuckels. Super PACs Lying About Your Candidate? Here’s How to Get Their Ads Booted from the Airwaves.
We’ve all been there… The TV comes on, and for the next 30 seconds we see lies and willful misinterpretations of the candidate and his record.
What do you do next. These three steps are a good start!
1. Disclaimer Violations
Disclaimer violations are the easiest way by far to get any political ad (Super
PAC or candidate ad) yanked off the air.
2. Provable, Clear Cut Errors
Most local TV stations will give the benefit of the doubt to the advertiser; they
do want to keep their money, after all.
3. Outright Lies
As we noted earlier, Super PACs and candidate committees are not held to the
same standard when it comes to telling the truth.