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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Anti-Gillespie Ad Depicting Violent Driver Pulled After NYC Truck Attack

WaPo editorial: 'Sad' it took attack in New York to make group realize ad was 'out of bounds'

An ad depicting a rampaging truck driver who supports Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has been canceled after a truck attack occurred in New York City, killing eight.

Latino Victory Fund pulled the ad following the truck attack and issued a statement claiming that the ad was able to "ruffle feathers" as they expected. The organization's president Cristóbal J. Alex did not apologize but merely said "events" caused them to remove the ad.

"We knew our ad would ruffle feathers. We held a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don't like what they see," Alex said. "We have decided to pull our ad at this time."

"Given recent events, we will be placing other powerful ads into rotation that highlight the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders in Virginia," he added.



Anonymous said...

That ad may cost the Libs the election.

Anonymous said...

They do not think it is out of bounds and they will do this crap again. They are only responding to the current event impact. They do not really care.

Anonymous said...

The left make us out to be violent when in fact it is the left that creates the violence. These ads and the attacks only strengthen the rights vision for America. MAGA all the way. Liberal clowns with their lax immigration and attacks on police and conservatives will make the Dems only a memory. I say bring on the snowflake SJW's the Antifa jackasses and the looney dems like Schumer and the rodeo clown from Florida. MAGA gets stronger every day.

Anonymous said...

Less than a week until the election commercials are replaced by the car xmas ads during news time!!!!

Anonymous said...

That ad was sick, and not in any sort of good way. Race baiting is a horrible illness among some.

lmclain said...

...the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders...."

The MAIN reason is their "leaders' have found out that "we, the people" have a few dollars of discretionary spending money and they can't stand it.
If y0ou still have money in your pocket, they don't think they are doing enough to get to it.
Liberal leaders. ALWAYS liberal with YOUR money.
Keep cheering.