The Smell Of Fear

October 21st, 2006 | researchmaterial

Are the Republicans this scared? The BBC reports on a US political tv ad called “The Stakes”:

The US Republican Party has launched a controversial terror-linked TV advertisement to bolster support ahead of mid-term elections next month.

The footage shows al-Qaeda leaders with captions of threatening statements, while the soundtrack of a ticking bomb plays in the background. The advertisement, which ends with the sound of a bomb exploding, is due to air from Sunday.

Democrats have hit out at the commercial, calling it scaremongering. US voters go to the polls on 7 November to elect members of Congress…


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