Political ads call out Trump's golfing amid rising death rates (VIDEOS)
Donald Trump was one of the most vocal critics of Barack Obama's golfing, which became a major political mantra among many Republicans and on Fox News. It has not gone unnoticed by cartoonists and comedians that Trump is far exceeding Obama's golfing but for some strange reason Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other GOPers seem to be silent.Trump's golfing during the pandemic is now getting a lot of attention by his political foes in a series of short but hard-hitting ads.First, here's an ad by Joe Biden, who will likely run against him. This clip is from MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and includes a di...
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New ads prior to SCOTUS hearings: Trump is dodging any accountability?
In advance of tomorrow’s SCOTUS oral arguments in the Vance, Mazars, and Deutsche cases, Republicans for the Rule of Law have released a new video explaining how President Trump is playing a shell game in order to avoid accountability.Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWatch the new video here, as well as another new video (watch here) of former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman describing the shell game in her own words. Donald Trump Acts Like He’s a KingGOP Governor: Trump Thinks He’s Above the LawAn abbreviated version of the animated video will air three times on Fox ...
Brett Favre says he worked for contested $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare money
Certainly no Brett Favre story has had this many plot twists before.The 50-year-old New York Jets legend said Friday that the $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare money he received was payment for public service announcements, which he actually recorded.“I did ads that ran for three years, was paid for it, no different than any other time that I’ve done endorsements for other people, and I went about my way,” Favre said on ESPN Wisconsin’s “Wilde & Tausch” radio show.Favre has promised to repay the money nonetheless, saying that he was unaware it had been designated for welfare payments.On Mond...
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Google 'task force' fights bad COVID-19 ads
Google said Thursday its task force devoted to fighting "bad" ads hawking bogus coronavirus cures, illegitimate unemployment benefits and overpriced medical supplies had blocked tens of millions of messages.Google has blocked and removed coronavirus-related marketing pitches in recent months for policy violations including price-gouging and misleading claims, according to ads privacy and safety vice president Scott Spencer."We have a dedicated COVID-19 task force working around the clock building new detection technology and improving our existing enforcement systems to stop bad actors," Spenc...
Google parent Alphabet sees growth despite pandemic; shares jump
San Francisco (AFP) - Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday outshined dim earnings expectations, showing higher revenue and profits despite a coronavirus-induced slowdown in its core digital advertising operations in March.Alphabet shares leapt more than eight percent in after-hours trades following release of earnings figures that eased fears the pandemic would stall the internet firm's income engine.Alphabet reported a profit of $6.8 billion in the first three months of the year, up nearly three percent from last year, on revenue that grew 13 percent to $41 billion.The Silicon Valley giant, the ...
Arab News’ 1970s ads a quirky trip down memory lane
LONDON: If anyone were in any doubt about the truth of the opening line of L.P. Hartley’s 1953 novel “The Go-Between” — “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there” — they need only take a trip down the memory lane that is the Arab News archive.Launched on Sunday April 20, 1975, as Saudi Arabia’s first English-language newspaper, for the past 45 years Arab News has been the nation’s go-to paper of record, covering regional and global events for the benefit of nationals and expats alike.At the same time, however, it has built an invaluable archive of contemporary coverage o...
Sexual ads trigger financial impatience in hungry men — but have the opposite effect in women
Seeing sexual ads while hungry makes men more likely to make impatient financial decisions but decreases the risk of impatient financial choices for women, a new study in Personality and Individual Differencesfinds.According to Parental Investment Theory, men and women are attracted to different traits in opposite-sex partners due to divergences in the investment they have to make into an offspring. Because men have relatively low obligatory parental investment, they tend to be highly influenced by female beauty and more likely to “show off” when exposed to sexual cues. Women, whose parental i...
Mark Hamill quits Facebook over dishonest political ads
San Francisco (AFP) - Mark Hamill, the actor famous for legendary "Star Wars" film character Luke Skywalker, has quit Facebook for its refusal to require political ads to be honest."So disappointed that #MarkZuckerberg values profit more than truthfulness that I've decided to delete my Facebook account," Hamill tweeted Sunday evening."I know this is a big 'Who Cares?' for the world at large, but I'll sleep better at night. #PatriotismOverProfits."Hamill's message triggered a flood of replies, with many lauding his decision to use his celebrity platform to make a statement about honesty in poli...
Bloomberg, Trump to air dueling Super Bowl ads
New York (AFP) - Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg and White House incumbent Donald Trump will both be looking to score with millions of voters this Super Bowl.The political rivals have each secured 60-second ad spots for next month's American football showpiece, commonly the most watched US television broadcast every year.About 100 million viewers are expected to tune in on Sunday, February 2 to see the NFL's 2019 champion crowned in Miami.Providing they don't turn off during the breaks, they will also see Bloomberg tout his credentials to be the Democratic nominee to take on...
Spotify says will skip political ads in 2020
Online music giant Spotify said Friday it would suspend political advertising in early 2020, becoming the latest digital giant to act on concerns over disinformation ahead of the US election.The move by Spotify, which is headquartered in Sweden but has a large base of users and operations in the United States, followed Twitter's ban on most political ads and Google's decision to limit how ads are targeted.Spotify, which has some 130 million users, many of whom subscribe to its ad-supported model, said it made the decision because it lacked the ability to identify and filter false information."...