Political Ad Flap In Big Sky Country

CQ via RawStory.com, Monday, September 25, 2006 12 PM
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TV stations in Montana have been warned that an ad produced by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee may be inappropriate to air, reports RawStory.com, citing Congressional Quarterly. The caution came from the Montana Broadcasters Association in regard to a spot that quotes the Treasure State's incumbent Republican Senator Conrad Burns, who uses the phrase "piss poor" and claims that a firefighter hadn't "done a God damned thing" during a now-infamous July encounter at a Montana airport. One station, KTVQ, pulled the ad after a single viewing, and the station manager said he was "absolutely appalled" that someone had found the ad to be appropriate for television. Burns is trailing in his race against Democrat Jon Tester. The commercial, which starts by praising firefighters as heroes, changes to quotes from a reported confrontation Burns had with several.
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