Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The truth behind "USA Next"

Maybe you've seen the outrageous anti-AARP web-ad running on various rightwing websites, indicating that AARP is anti-troops and pro-gay marriage. As a newbie in the AARP (I just joined in January!) I am offended. Then I read that the people behind this vicious campaign are the same consultants who helped out those slimes, the Swift Boat Veterans for "Truth." The organization behind the ads gets a fascinating review by Josh in his Talking Points Memo, quoting a Washington Monthly article. Do check it out.

And here's a link to Josh's earlier note on the anti-AARP slimers, and here's another. It's really just more of the same dirty tricks.

UPDATE: Josh reports USA Next has pulled their anti-AARP webads, for now anyway.


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