September 22, 2008
Is a PR firm behind an 'Anti-Palin' video? How much is Obama involved? UPDATED
Dr. Rusty Shackleford makes the case
We believe that the case has been made that the Palin smear video was produced by the Publicis Groupe's Winner & Associates. We believe the evidence to this effect is compelling.
We also believe that the evidence shows that W&A tried to spread the lies about Palin in such a way as to catch the attention of the leftwing netroot supporters of Barack Obama. We think it is unlikely that one of the largest PR firms in the world would do this for free. That they would pay for video production out of their own pockets, hire a well known voice actress, or that its employees would work together in their free time to help the video go viral.
So, if we're right, who paid them? As of this writing we cannot answer that question. Our initial reaction was that this campaign had all the hallmarks of the Soros funded Moveon.org, but given David Axelrod's known predilection to these type of stealth campaigns it would not surprise us in the least if the Obama campaign itself was orchestrating it.
Time for the FEC to be called.
UPDATE: In a grand move that confirms everything that Rusty has reported, the cover up begins with "eswinner" closing his account and attempting to toss the videos down the memory hole -- WITHIN AN HOUR of the posting.
Posted by Darleen at September 22, 2008 12:09 AM
The only error in that ad is that it states Palin was a member of the AIP, when only Todd was a member. Sarah is just a sympathizer. Somehow I doubt you'd be giving Obama a pass if Michelle had been a member of the Black Panthers.
Shackleford doesn't have anything more than speculation. Pretty weak tea you folks are serving up these days.
Posted by: Josh at September 22, 2008 07:40 AM