Turn on Your Radio Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 5 is the first full day without political advertising.

  • No more “Gordon Smith voted to confiscate money from widows and orphans nine times!”
  • No more “Jeff Merkley likes to drown kittens! And he hates our troops!”

I’m paraphrasing from memory, of course. It may be Smith who drowns kittens, and Merkley who rips off widows — it’s all a blur today.

Which illustrates the reason political advertising makes my profession look bad. It violates everything I try to teach my customers — starting with the fact that while you’re allowed to put the truth in the best possible light, it’s really bad form to lie. About your own company, or about your competitors.

The day after Election Day is my favorite day of the year.


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