Mary Landrieu is already suffering from a credibility deficit with Louisiana voters because of her vote for ObamaCare, and her new TV spot isn’t helping. Instead of running a straightforward ad, Landrieu decided to put on an act, reenacting a committee hearing complete with fake staffers, a fake hearing room, and even a fake news organization. The reality is Landrieu’s record of opposition to President Obama – whose agenda she supports 97 percent of the time – is as phony as her new ad.
CNN: Landrieu Ad With Fake Footage Is “Blowing Up In Her Face”
- ABC News Headline: “Mary Landrieu Criticized for Re-Enacting Congressional Hearing in New Ad”
- The Washington Examiner: “Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad … What Landrieu did to invite the ridicule was to re-create for her ad producers her own performance in a Senate hearing — complete with set, supporting cast, fake nameplate, and even phony news chyrons — to show her standing up for her state.”
- BuzzFeed Headline: “Senator Hilariously Recreates Senate Hearing For Campaign Ad”
- The Wire Headline: “Mary Landrieu’s Campaign Ad Has a Fake-Looking Reenactment of a Hearing”