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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Kochs' Americans for Prosperity retools Obamascare ads after fact checks

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:19 AM

click to enlarge IT JUST WASN'T ACCURATE: The Kochs' Obamascare TV face now has a new, more generalized script.
  • IT JUST WASN'T ACCURATE: The Kochs' Obamascare TV face now has a new, more generalized script.
Talking Points Memo reports that Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-backed political organization that has been a driving financial and lobbying force in the rising Republican majority in Arkansas, has put out new versions of ads attacking Democratic senators on Obamacare after fact-checking of earlier versions revealed them as fiction.

The changes are in new ads attacking Mary Landrieu and Mark Udall.

But what's notable about the ads is what they aren't: A personalized story of someone who's been negatively affected by Obamacare, the kind of verifiable set of facts that can be checked — and rebutted, as happened with a recent AFP ad that led to significant backlash from the fact-checking community.

A huge ad buy targeting Mark Pryor has already been shot down as erroneous — it claims loss of insurance coverage that the state Insurance Department has protected through 2016. Keep an eye out for a new edition of that one, too. Or maybe in Arkansas the AFP will stick to its usual approach — faith in the evil of all things Obama trumps all facts.

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