Monday, September 13, 2010

CD8: About That Conservatives For Congress Ad, Part II

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM

We wrote last week about an ad that Conservatives for Congress used to attack Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is facing a challenge from Republican Jesse Kelly. You can read our take here.

Now Factcheck.org says the ad was off-base:

An attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords by a group called Conservatives for Congress hoodwinks viewers with selectively edited clips from a House hearing earlier this year.

The TV ad, which has been running in the Tucson market, lampoons the Arizona Democrat for asking Gen. David Petraeus about the military’s use of alternative energy sources such as hydro and solar power in Afghanistan. The question "left Gen. Petraeus almost speechless," the ad’s narrator says. Petraeus, who at the time was Commander of the U.S. Central Command, is shown saying, "Uh, I pause." But it’s viewers who should pause before accepting this version of events.

Read the whole thing here.

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