Actually, one of the problems is that there are no requirements at all that ads be truthful. In fact, since politicians are "public" individuals, there are also almost no protections against libel. Anybody that wants can say pretty much anything with no liability at all. The overwhelming majority of all attack ads, regardless of source, are completely misleading. Lies make make better stories, especially when you can never be called to account.
Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139
BTW, Grayson's comment was not a misquote, it was satire.
Last edited by YardleyLabs; 10-15-2010 at 04:10 PM.