The NRA and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. Chris Van Hollen met with NRA lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the NRA skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. But Democrat Donna Edwards said no to the NRA loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. And she would ban assault weapons. Democrat Donna Edwards, Maryland's next senator. Working for Us PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising.
After the White House asked the super PAC Working for Us to take down this ad, the super PAC instead took out mention of President Barack Obama in this controversial ad, which attacks Rep. Chris Van Hollen for meeting with NRA lobbyists and crafting a loophole in a campaign finance law. See the altered version here; that version began airing on April 15. (Note: airing counts on this page include both the old and new versions of the ad.) One of the major donors to Working for Us is hedge fund manager S. Donald Sussman, according to this report from the Baltimore Sun.
The Political TV Ad Archive collected and, using innovative open source technology, tracked airings of political ads in key markets the 2016 election cycle.
The collection also linked ads to fact-checks by national fact-checking organizations. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media.
by Katie Donnelly Over the past extremely unpredictable election year, the Internet Archive invented new methods and tools to give journalists, researchers, and the public the power to access, scrutinize, share, and thoroughly fact-check political ads, presidential debates, and TV news broadcasts. Our efforts were designed to help citizens better understand the patterns of political messages designed to persuade them […]
Guest post by Kalev Leetaru Today the Internet Archive announces a new interactive timeline visualization–the Television Explorer–that lets you trace how any keyword–think “emails”, “tax returns”, “alt-right”–has been covered on U.S. television news over the past half-decade. See the Television Explorer, a new tool for exploring TV News. Over the past year and a half, the GDELT Project and the Internet […]