Thursday, September 08, 2005

Hypocrisy At MoveOn.org

During the 2004 Presidential campaign, MoveOn.org accused President Bush of exploiting 9/11 by using images of the World Trade Center attacks in his campaign commercials.

According to an article in USA Today, MoveOn.org is going to air a television ad that uses victims of Hurricane Katrina in its effort to discredit Supreme Court nominee John Roberts.
The ad suggests that the plight of the mostly African-American evacuees in New Orleans showed that poverty remains a serious problem among minorities, said Ben Brandzel, the group's advocacy director. In a mix of judicial and racial politics, the ad then suggests that minorities could suffer if the Senate confirms Roberts.

"The connection is obvious," Brandzel said. "The images after Hurricane Katrina show we still live in a society where significant racial inequities exist. We believe John Roberts' record on civil rights ... is clearly not the direction our country needs to head now."
Who is exploiting tragedy now?

(Via Ann Althouse).