Progressive PAC MeidasTouch calls on people to reject the “radicalized” GOP – and highlights the nefarious influence that right-wing media figures like Fox News can have on Republicans – with its latest viral ad.
The narrator in the 90-second spot published online Saturday notes how the insane around the world “are drawn to extremist leaders promising to prey on the enemies of their people.”
“In America, some of our lost souls respond in the same way to the call of influential voices,” he continues. “But instead of militant preachers or radical clerics, every night in America they can listen to our own angry supporters of division and conspiracy” on the right-wing media.
Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson, for example, has been pushing white supremacist rhetoric in recent weeks, downplaying the deadly U.S. Capitol riot and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
“The radicalized Republican Party and the crooked people on television who speak on their behalf use the same language of intolerance and rage to provoke these insane people,” he concludes. “And until we dismiss all of these poisonous voices, the result will inevitably be an escalation of violence and tragedy.”
It is not known if the above ad will air on TV. The effect of these types of online political attack announcements on voter influence has also come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.
But on Twitter, the clip has already collected more than 400,000 views.
The PAC was created before the 2020 election by lawyer Ben Meiselas and his two brothers. Meiselas represented former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick in his NFL settlement.
Siblings often attack former President Donald Trump and pro-Trump GOPs with their ads, many of which rack up millions of views online.
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