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A no-no: Using children as cover at press conference

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Follow the bouncing Foley ball to a disgusting end:

Republican congressman Mark Foley writes e-mails sent to a 16-year-old who described them as “sick, sick, sick …”

He gets caught. Foley’s campaign blames his Democratic opponent, Tim Mahoney, for outing him. Democrats and Republicans alike shout throw the bum out. Foley resigns. Then begins the Nixonian chorus: Who knew what and when did they know it? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

October 3, 2006 at 3:12 pm

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Political ads swallow local TV air time

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Political campaign spending on local television is likely to hit $1.6 billion in this election cycle, says trade mag Broadcasting & Cable.

That means, as I’ve posted earlier, viewers will be subjected to waves and waves of attack ads. But what is this ad blitz’s impact on local commerce? Says B&C:

[The $1.6 billion] exceeds initial forecasts of $1.4 billion and approaches the $1.61 billion spent in 2004, a presidential-election year. “Candidates may have more money to spend than there is time to buy,” says Evan Tracey, COO of CMAG. [emphasis added]

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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

October 3, 2006 at 12:27 pm

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