Iraq Battlefront Shifts to New York Times’ Ad Pages
September 14, 2007 1:03 PM
Not only is the war in Iraq escalating, so are tempers between the conservative Freedom Watch group and the liberal MoveOn.com gang.
It all started a while ago when Freedom Watch began its $15 million ad campaign in support of the war. MoveOn strafed back with its pointed print ad, “General Petraeus or General Betray Us,” which appeared in the New York Times last Monday, the day the general began his testimony.
The Freedom Watch rallied, saying it, too, would take out an ad in the Times to shoot down the claims the liberals had made in their newspaper ad. And the war between liberals and conservatives in the media is likely to escalate even more.
After reading about all of this, just this morning, lo and behold, I got an e-mail from MoveOn, asking readers for $25 to view a link to a TV version of the controversial ad to raise funds to actually get it on the air. I passed.
Personally, I don’t think advocacy ads from either side are effective. Do you?