Scott Finn http://wkyufm.org en Should TV Stations Refuse To Air Political Ads That Make False Claims? http://wkyufm.org/post/should-tv-stations-refuse-air-political-ads-make-false-claims If a television or radio station determines that a political ad is false, should it refuse to run the ad?<p>That's exactly what the nonpartisan group Free Press is calling on stations to do<strong>.</strong><p>"They certainly could reject some of them," said Matt Wood, the group's policy director.<p>At the very least, they could do more fact checking, he said.<p><p>Free Press's new report, <a href="http://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/resources/left-in-the-dark-timothy-karr.pdf" target="_blank">Left in the Dark</a>, analyzes political ads in several swing-state markets: Charlotte, N.C. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:56:00 +0000 Scott Finn 20146 at http://wkyufm.org Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H. http://wkyufm.org/post/presidential-campaign-ads-target-seniors-fla-younger-voters-nh Ask your average American about Florida, and you'll hear something like this: It's hot, it has Disney World, and lots of old people live there.<p>And since the weather and Mickey Mouse don't make good attack ads, both presidential campaigns are trying to scare the bejeezus out of Florida's senior population over Medicare.<p>In New Hampshire, by comparison, President Obama's campaign is currently aiming at young voters — specifically those who might need student loans — and their parents, by trying to link the Republican ticket to state GOP-led cuts to higher education funding.<p>The dueling st Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Scott Finn 17972 at http://wkyufm.org Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H. Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida? http://wkyufm.org/post/does-ryan-pick-help-or-hurt-romneys-chances-florida Here's the <a href="http://webmedia.newseum.org/newseum-multimedia/dfp/pdf12/FL_MH.pdf">above-the-fold headline</a> on Sunday's <em>Miami Herald</em>: "Ryan could hurt Romney in Florida."<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/signal/ryan-pick-damages-market-odds-romney-victory-florida-161839811.html">Pundits</a> are already <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/08/11/did_romney_give_away_florida_by_choosing_ryan_.html">predicting</a> that Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Rep. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:54:00 +0000 Scott Finn 17325 at http://wkyufm.org Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida? Obama Ad Buys Ensure 'No Escape' For Tampa During GOP Convention http://wkyufm.org/post/obama-ad-buys-ensure-no-escape-tampa-during-gop-convention At the end of August, the eyes of the political world <a href="http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/republican-national-convention-2012-latest-news">turn to Tampa</a>, Fla., for the Republican National Convention. It promises to dominate the national and local news in Tampa Bay that week and suck all the political air out of the room.<p>So if you're the Obama campaign, what do you do? How do you counterprogram Romney-palooza?<p>Apparently, by buying lots of TV airtime on <em>The Bachelor</em>, <em>Dr. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Scott Finn 17284 at http://wkyufm.org Obama Ad Buys Ensure 'No Escape' For Tampa During GOP Convention