Politics & Policy

Feingold Denies Request to Pull Ad

Sen. Russ Feingold said his campaign will not stop running his most recent television ad, which uses footage taken from local news broadcasts. One of the stations, WKOW, wasn’t too happy about it, and asked that the ad, which the AP called “misleading” be pulled from air:

“They took out all the context, balance and other side of the story,” said Perry Boxx, WKOW News Director. “He did it without any permission. It may be legal, but it’s just plain wrong.”

Not only did WKOW not give permission for the use of those clips from our copyrighted newscast, we never even knew they had been used until the political ad first hit the air on Monday.

Meanwhile, Feingold still wants opponent Ron Johnson to stop running an ad that calls Feingold a “career politician.”

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...


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