Thu 13 Sep 2007
I just received a phone call from a noticeably upset Steve Black, Democratic candidate in the 2nd. He was calling to warn me about a video on YouTube entitled Who is Victoria Wulsin uploaded by someone calling themselves ColorofChangeisBlack. Candidate Black emphatically denied that he or his campaign had anything to do with it. Over Gary Jules’ cover of the song Mad world by Tears For Fears the ad intersperses quotes by Black’s primary opponent Dr. Victoria Wulsin with video of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres as well as depicts in graphic details what is called in right wing circles “partial birth abortion“. The end of the video asks the viewer to vote for Steve Black.
Black called the video “disgusting and deplorable” and said that he was outraged that people were able to post this sort of video anonymously. He said that he had already contacted You Tube to ask them to pull the video and was going to contact Victoria Wulsin personally to warn her as well and assure her that he had nothing to do with it.
Black speculated that the source was Republicans.
It damages me and it damages Victoria. It must have come from the Republicans. This is why people leave the Republican Party, because of this kind of crap.
I would have to agree with him. It appears to be a homage to a highly controversial attack ad run by Mike DeWine against Sherrod Brown last year. Its extremely low quality would indicate that it is the work of one of one the many Karl Rove wannabes drifting about the net.
I agree with commenter franknyt:
Anyone using footage of the attacks for political purpose should simply be forced to shoot themselves with their own gun.
UPDATE: Bill Sloat’s got more.
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