I was once the most popular blogger in my state, so I figured I’d share a few fallacies I found when researching the latest ad campaigns.
If you’re reading this, I can assure you, the truth is out there, somewhere.
The truth is that the ads you see today are the best advertising in America.
They are the most successful ads in the world.
And, of course, they are the least likely to have a false premise.
I was able to identify several of these fallacies and share them with you today.
But before we get started, a disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer.
I’m just a reader.
So, before we begin, let me first point out that the laws of the state of Maryland don’t allow me to go in depth on all the legal and ad-related matters you might need to know about the ad campaign you’re about to read.
That said, I’m confident in what I’ve learned in the course of this investigation, and I’ll try to give you the information you need.
For now, I’ll leave you with this ad from the local Montgomery-based advertiser, American Bridge, which is touting its ad campaign for “Let’s Talk About Politics.”
The ad features a man and his dog sitting on a park bench talking about “how much we hate the other side.”
The man asks the dog, “How much do we hate what they’re doing?”
The dog replies, “We hate it.”
The American Bridge ad also features a woman holding up a sign that reads “Letters to the Editor: Tell Congress to Stop Voting for Trump.”
The woman says that she’s voting for Trump because she’s “heartbroken” about how his policies will affect the lives of ordinary Americans.
“It’s not fair to say that every vote that’s going to be wasted,” the woman says in the ad.
“But the truth of the matter is that there’s no one else on this planet who is doing what they are doing.”
The same ad, featuring the same man, has also been running in New Hampshire, Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
The ad for a “Let us Make America Great Again” bumper sticker, which says “Let Trump Win” in large letters, is running in Colorado.
The “Let Us Make America Again” ad for an anti-Trump bumper sticker has been running on the campaign bus in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
(Screenshot of ad, American Express) A couple weeks ago, the ads ran in Arizona, Montana and Missouri.
American Express says it was “extremely pleased” with the ads.
“We were thrilled that our ads were being used in these communities, and we thank them for their great work in bringing them the resources they need to continue to fight for the American people,” said Ann St. Louis, vice president for communications at American Express.
The ads in those states, along with the ones in Virginia, were paid for by groups supporting Trump.
(The ad for the “Let Our Leaders Be Our Heroes” bumper stickers in Washington, D.C., also ran in Montana, Arizona and Virginia.)
A former ad executive for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jim O’Neill, told me that his group, the American Coalition for the Arts, was not compensated for the ads, but he said he didn’t know how much it was.
“The American Chamber of America is not paid to run ads, they’re paid to get their message out,” he said.
“I’m sure if the Chamber is going to go down this route, they would have to be very upfront about that.
I think that’s the issue with these ads, there’s not a lot of transparency.”
O’Neil said he believes American Bridge and its parent company, American Media, paid for some of the ads in each state.
American Bridge did not respond to requests for comment.
A couple of the ad companies involved in the Montgomery campaign did not return calls seeking comment.
O’Nesley told me he thought it was fair that American Bridge paid for ads that were not paid for in the states.
“A lot of people think the money is going somewhere else, and it’s not,” he told me.
“They’re trying to get attention.
That’s all I can say about that.”
In addition to being paid by American Express, American, Americana and others, the campaign in Alabama paid for the advertisements with money donated by Americans for Prosperity, an organization that’s funded by Koch Industries and other conservative billionaires.
Americana has also paid for a number of ads that ran in Alabama in recent weeks.
“This is a great opportunity for Americans for Liberty to engage with their community on this important issue of immigration reform,” Americana said in a statement.
“American Bridge is proud to partner with the American Liberty Alliance, a 501(c)4, to make sure we continue to reach the widest