CBS Takes Down ‘Misleading’ McCain Webad

Say what? The McCain campaign had an ad up that was ‘misleading.’

Via Politico:

YouTube has removed a webad that casts Sarah Palin as the victim of sexism on the request of CBS, whose anchor Katie Couric was featured in the ad.

“One of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life,” Couric is quoted in the ad.

In the original clip, which aired months before Palin entered the race, Couric was talking about Hillary Clinton. The ad applies her words to Palin.

Asked about the ad, CBS spokeswoman Leigh Farris said, “CBS News does not endorse any candidate in the Presidential race. Any use of CBS personnel in political advertising that suggests the contrary is misleading.”

YouTube’s page displaying the ad now tells visitors, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS Interactive Inc.”

Couric’s original commentary can be seen here. McCain still has the ad, “Lipstick,” on his website.

Imagine that… John McCain ‘misleading’ the voters. Wake up America… A vote for John McCain is nuthin but more of the same. Good for CBS for standing up for principle.

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One Response to CBS Takes Down ‘Misleading’ McCain Webad

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    That whole “sex education for five year olds” thing is by far the lowest, and probably most effective thing that McCain has stooped to. If Obama doesn’t flood the airways with an “at our house we make sure that a five year old learns about inappropriate touching, and I’m sure you teach your young kids the same thing. Maybe it’s been so long since McCain raised a kid that he can’t remember how to do it right” ad.