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Truth in advertising doesn’t hold true for political ads

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 15, 2012

~~<p>Easy questions, hard answers. This democracy stuff takes a little effort.</p>
<p>Question: Say I want to run a television commercial; do I have to tell the truth? Say there is this guy running for mayor, he's popular and he has the political instincts of Bill Clinton channeling Lyndon Johnson. This guy knows how to read an audience. What can I say about him to knock him off his game?</p>
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Easy questions, hard answers. This democracy stuff takes a little effort.

Question: Say I want to run a television commercial; do I have to tell the truth? Say there is this guy running for mayor, he's popular and he has the political instincts of Bill Clinton channeling Lyndon Johnson. This guy knows how to read an audience. What can I say about him to knock him off his game? Login for more...



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