Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fox Pundit: Using Images from James Foley beheading video is ‘perfectly fair’ for GOP campaign ads

Conservative radio host Lars Larson told Fox News on Tuesday that it was “perfectly fair” for Republican candidates to use images from a video in which an American journalist was beheaded.

Larson went as far as to call Obama the 'Playboy president" because he plays golf, which is just like what other presidents have done before him..

New Mexican Republican Senate candidate Allen Weh released the apocalyptic-type video ad on Monday which includes a frame from the video of the ISIS member who beheaded James Foley.

The ad does not include an image of Foley when he met his gruesome death at the hands of a terrorist, but it does use the startling image of the masked killer holding a knife.

 The ad attacks Obama for playing golf, and tries to link Weh’s opponent, Democratic Sen. Tom Udall, to the administration’s foreign policy, according to the Raw Story.

Marjorie Clifton, a former Obama campaign consultant, said that the ad “creates a really distasteful environment in terms of negative campaigning.”

In contrast, Larson called the ad “perfectly fair.” “James Foley’s executioner, the image is very powerful,” he said “It reminds us of something important. A lot of Democrats don’t want to be tied to this president’s policies — although they are — because this president is playing while ISIS is out killing people.” “It isn’t September 10th any more,” Larson added. “It is past Sept. 11th, 2001. It’s a different era. And this president, back when he wanted this job, said, ‘I will give up vacations, I will give up time with my family.’ Well, he’s done anything but. He’s the playboy president.” “So of course, you’re going to see that image played.”

Just a guess here, but if Democrats started using images of the World Trade Center taken as bombs flew into the structures, in a campaign ad, we would never hear the end of it.


Screen grab: Raw Story.