The Corner

Re: Another Dishonest Shane Osborn Ad

I posted the other day on this dishonest Shane Osborn ad accusing Ben Sasse of supporting Obamacare. Now, the Nebraska newspaper whose reporting he distorted in the ad is objecting in an editorial:

. . . it’s disturbing to see our publication used in some of the negative political advertising that pops up every election cycle. Far too often these advertisements take quotations and thoughts out of context or conveniently leave out the background surrounding the supposedly shocking comments.

One case in point appeared this week in television ads produced for and endorsed by U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn. We believe Mr. Osborn took statements made by Midland University president Ben Sasse during a 2010 health care symposium out of context.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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