Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Why I hate MoveOn

I've been avoiding talking about the MoveOn ad.

However, I really have to say something.

A "local" blog has said that the MoveOn ad worked, because nobody can hear General Petraeus without think of General Betray Us.

Except that Shaun, who had not heard of the ad, made that connection.

The General didn't Betray Us. He betrayed the men and women fighting in Iraq.

Furthermore, all we are talking about is that ad, even two weeks after it ran. We aren't talking about how bad things really are in Iraq, nor the numerous errors in the Petraeus Report. The US Senate even held a vote on the subject last week.

Keith Olbermann talks about why Bush and the Republicans are hypocrites for condemming the ad:


Marshall said...

The only thing the move-on ad proved is that the right wing noise machine is alive and kicking. We thought we subdued it but we haven't and it will be around to smear anyone that dares question of the logic of these horrible right wing policies. Our work is cut out for us.

rmwarnick said...

I think the reason the ad worked is that every condemnation of the ad includes a repetition of the fact that General Petraeus lied to Congress on behalf of the Bush administration.

The U.S. Senate spent most of a day debating this. Sure, they voted to condemn the ad but MoveOn isn't hurt by that at all.

Cameron said...

The ad simply mimicked the "right wing noise machine", which is just one of the reasons it was stupid.