President Obama may be tired of hearing his "I approved this message" attack ads (no word on Mitt Romney's views on the subject), but at
least one media outlet is taking a page our of the campaigns its covering and launching a series of "attacks ads" at its rivals.
"As America prepares to downgrade its status from Greatest
Nation on Earth to Pretty Cool Nation Considering, only one question remains: who will make the speeches," Comedy Central asked in a press release announcing the new spots, which are part of
its "Indecision 2012" programming.
Asserting that the spots come fresh off its ratings victory over Fox News, MSNBC and CNN during the GOP convention, COMEDY
said it was releasing the first in a series of election campaign ads that will "present the facts to all Americans as they struggle in the coming months
with indecision over who to select to lead them through the hotly contested election season."
Not surprisingly, the spots aren't aimed at the Presidential candidates,
but at Comedy's foils Fox News
, posing the question to Americans about where they should turn to as their "trusted
source for news and analysis.
"Can they afford to rely on a network led by a native son of a British prison colony or another that claims to have magic on their side?"
Comedy ensures that future spots in the series will target "other equally questionable news sources and personalities."