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Dirty campaign tricks heads up from FOX Friends

Reported by Chrish - July 7, 2008 -

Coming soon to a teevee near you, FOX Friends this morning 7/7/08 gave notice that Barack Obama's reading of his book, Dreams from my Father may be used in attack ads. Clayton Morris, substituting for Brian Kilmeade, mentioned that Frank Luntz, Republican pollster and focus group analyst, stated that using the candidate's own voice in an ad has far more impact than a voice-over, so use of the audiobook with Obama reading should be far more damaging.
With video.

The passages expected to be used include his acknowledgment of "enthusiastically" trying pot as a high school youth: “I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically. … If the high didn’t solve whatever it was that was getting you down,” Obama intones, “it could at least help you laugh at the world’s ongoing folly.”

Politico.com was cited by Steve Doocy for reporting that for one passage Obama mimicked Jeremiah Wright's voice as he quoted him lamenting our society “where white folks’ greed runs a world in need. . This clip has already been played on right-winger Hugh Hewitt's radio program, but he insists that it's not intended to "give the wrong impression." Riiiight.

What was left out of the FOX report was Politico's reporting that Floyd Brown, the man known for the infamous Willie Horton ad, is behind the push for ads to be rolled out after Labor Day (new products). His perspective is that the most ill-informed voters won't even pay attention until then, so they will be ripe for damaging soundbites and he will deliver:

“Most haven’t looked at the issues. They don’t know Barack Obama. It’s all about delivering messages to those people during that moment in time when they’re listening.”

What a patriot.

FOX will be there to "report" these ads and amplify their misinformation, we can bet on that.