Source: Julie Moos / Poynter.org
Supporters of embattled presidential hopeful Herman Cain have released a new campaign ad that targets the media for his troubles. The spot — which lasts about one minute and 15 seconds — features footage from MSNBC, front pages from the LA Times and New York Times, and logos from The Daily Beast, Politico, The Huffington Post, CNN, ABC, NPR and The Washington Post. “The mainstream media goes for the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative,” says Rush Limbaugh in a voice-over taken from comments made earlier in the week.
The ad also recycles footage of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings, during which he famously described his experience as a “high-tech lynching.”
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