By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
The folks over at Media Matters are going negative ... against CNN. Specifically, they've bought airtime on MSNBC, Fox News and, ahem, CNN to run an ad criticizing the venerable cable network for Lou Dobbs' habit of treating the Birther conspiracy movement as legitimate. Here's the fun part: They've bought time during Dobbs' show. As Greg Sargent points out, that puts CNN in the position of airing an anti-Dobbs during his show, or killing it and creating a bigger story.
My first question was: Are they running the ad in the south? The answer according to Sargent is they're running it in New York, Washington, and Atlanta. (Media and political capitals and CNN HQ).
Anyway, here's the ad: