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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Someone Didn't Get the Memo

Looks like Fox News screwed up in its role as Bush campaign mouthpiece yesterday:

President Bush's campaign yesterday rolled out an upbeat, soft-focus ad using the Olympics as a backdrop. But, within hours, the focus shifted to an attack ad, assailing John F. Kerry's record on intelligence, that was supposed to remain under wraps until Monday.

The negative ad leaked out after it was mistakenly played on the Fox News Channel, giving Kerry strategists an opportunity to change the debate and challenge the president's charges three days before the spot receives widespread airing. (emphasis added)

I wonder what punishment those responsible for the ad's airing received. Sadly, there's no need to wonder what Fox was doing with an advance copy of the ad.