That was quick.
Shortly after ads appeared today urging New Yorkers to “Combat Domestic Violence” by giving contributions to Reshma Saujani’s campaign for public advocate, the order was given to take them down.
The web ads, which ask for $10 contributions “to help Reshma advocate for victims of domestic violence,” raised eyebrows across the internet, with one Twitter user calling them “the tackiest ad of the campaign cycle.”
Yesterday, we broke news of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s recent anti-Bob Turner ad, which featured a bizarrely ill-timed attempt at illustrating Republican NY-9 candidate Bob Turner’s affection for corporate interests: an airplane buzzing the skyline of Manhattan. Three days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11—which has this entire city a little tense, and which goes without mentioning renewed threats of violence—it would seem like an entirely avoidable bush-league error. The spot was eventually doctored to remove the skyline. And yet…