On Tuesday, Congresswoman Deborah Pryce praised the decision of WBNS-10TV to remove from the air the most recent false and misleading advertisement purchased by Mary Jo Kilroy supporter MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org has now been refused or taken down by each station on which it attempted to air its advertisements in Columbus.
"The people of Central Ohio are the true beneficiaries of the responsible actions of Columbus' television stations. No longer will they be inundated by these slanderous negative attack ads run on behalf of my opponent," Pryce said. "Our positive message of lower taxes, job creation and improving access to health care has won out over the lies of my opponent and her friends."
"The fact that Mary Jo Kilroy and MoveOn.org believed the people of Central Ohio would be fooled by this negative smear campaign is nothing short of an insult," said Pryce's Campaign Manager, John DeStefano. "Attempting to hide from her record by allowing extreme liberal interest groups to unfairly attack her opponent has sadly become par for the course for the Kilroy campaign."
MoveOn.org, an extreme liberal wing of the Democrat Party, has a history of producing misleading and inappropriate attack ads. The latest advertisement was part of a nationwide smear campaign focused on four moderate Members of Congress. All Columbus area stations have refused to run MoveOn.org advertisements attacking Pryce, and a recent The Virginian-Pilot editorial called the last attack in the MoveOn.org campaign "loaded" with "innuendo and half truths" (http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=104136&ran=219394).
Repeat after me: MoveOn.org needs to move on -- stop lying about Deborah Pryce!
To the Mary Jo Kilroy campaign: You have the power to halt these lies -- do so!
Previous coverage here and here.
Crossed-posted to Right Angle Blog.