Well, well, well. I hate to say I told you so to all the bloggers that praised him, but in the blink of an eye the Villagers have turned on MoveOn. For all those that thought Chuck Todd was so cool---guess what? He's going to stick with the Villagers every time. I'm not saying that he's wrong all the time, but in the end, you'll wind up with this. And the right wing doesn't even have to engage them in the MoveOn ad because the Chuck Todd's will never need any convincing to attack the left. They will instinctively do it to appease the right wing and demonstrate to them that "I'm not part of that crowd." That's why I focus on the media so much.
Geist: It might be fair, it might be effective, I just opposed dangling babies. <corrected>
Todd: I think it was a borderline shameless ad, using a baby like that. It just seemed like a sledge hammer on the message...
I'm sorry, but there was nothing wrong about MoveOn's ad and if the Republicans had done a similar one the same Villagers would be praising it as making a cutting edge ad that makes liberals look weak. John McCain saying he'll stay in Iraq for 100 years is OK to criticism him with. The DNC made an ad about it. Just because the RNC cried about it and McCain has flip flopped his position on it doesn't excuse his words and actions on the Iraq war. Mika defends McCain's refuting his horrible position. Even The Scar said it was fair game.
Mika: At this point it looks like a cheap shot. That line has almost practically been revoked by John McCain. Or at least clarified.
The Scar...that being said, if you say things like that, it's going to come back and you're going to hear time and time again in the campaign.
Here are a few more posts on this subject:
I didn't notice any outcry from NBC when Progress for America aired this ad - one of the largest political TV ad purchases in 2004 - exploiting American deaths on 9/11 to promote Bush's reelection.
Do you still want Chuck Todd to be the host of Meet the Press?