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September 08, 2011

Wrong-Way Weprin Screws Up Yet Again; Has To Pull Ad For Suggesting 9/11 Disaster

I actually didn't think this would go anywhere when a coblogger -- Slu, I think, tipped me.

But it did. He pulled the ad.

Just hours after releasing it, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee pulled a TV ad set to air for next week’s New York special election.

The problem was an image of a plane flying over the Manhattan skyline — meant to be a corporate jet to represent Republican Bob Turner’s support for corporate tax loopholes — that evoked anger in some corners for the echoes it brought up just days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The ad was removed from YouTube and replaced with a new edition that omitted the New York City skyline after several media outlets questioned the sensitivity of the ad.

This was a DCCC ad for Weprin, not a Weprin ad per se, but still, he's just a hapless wimp of quivering failure.

"Panicking:

"The DCCC is definitely panicking,” said one New York Democratic operative. “Even Nancy Pelosi is raising money to avoid the embarrassment of Weprin losing.”

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