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BJ Lawson. Another GOP liar.


Update: Ad agency accuses Lawson campaign of lying and contract violation.

ASIDE FROM THAT, IT WOULD GO AGAINST ALL COMMON SENSE FOR A CAMPAIGN TO TRULY BELIEVE THAT MR. FREEMAN, A DEMOCRAT, WOULD ENDORSE A LOCAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE WHOM HE HAD NEVER EVEN MET. IF THE CAMPAIGN WANTS TO SAY THAT THEY MISUNDERSTOOD WHAT A 'VOICE DOUBLE' IS THEN THAT IS ONE THING, BUT IT IS HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO PUBLICLY MISREPRESENT THIS AD (AGAINST OUR EXPLICIT ADVICE), AND THEN TRY TO THROW A CAMPAIGN SUPPORTER AND A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN UNDER THE BUS BY CLAIMING THAT THEY WERE SOMEHOW "DUPED" INTO THINKING THAT MORGAN FREEMAN, A MAN WHO GETS PAID $1 MILLION JUST TO RECORD A VISA COMMERCIAL, WAS SERIOUSLY GOING TO RECORD A RADIO SPOT FOR THEIR CAMPAIGN.

ON A SEPARATE NOTE, WE AGREED TO PRODUCE ONE RADIO AD FOR THEM BUT WE DID NOT AUTHORIZE THE LAWSON CAMPAIGN TO ALTER OUR AD AND USE THE AUDIO FROM OUR RADIO AD FOR A TELEVISION COMMERCIAL THAT WAS NOT PRODUCED BY OUR FIRM. THE LAWSON CAMPAIGN DID NOT ASK OUR PERMISSION TO DO THIS NOR DID THEY COMPENSATE US FOR THE TELEVISION COMMERCIAL IN WHICH THEY USED OUR AUDIO RECORDING WITHOUT OUR AUTHORIZATION.

Read more: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/ad_firm_issues_angrier_statement_against_lawson#new#...

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Click the picture of BJ Lawson

Actor Morgan Freeman issued a statement Monday afternoon denying that it is his voice voters hear in a commercial for Republican congressional candidate B.J. Lawson.

Lawson's campaign touted the use of Freeman's distinctive voice in an e-mail to the media Monday morning.

"The Lawson for Congress campaign confirms that its latest radio and TV ad is indeed narrated by actor Morgan Freeman," campaign manager Martin Avila wrote.

"Lawson was inspired by Mr. Freeman explaining the importance of our founding documents in his narration of a video about the Declaration of Independence and the campaign jumped at the opportunity to work with him," the release said.

Freeman flat-out denied the relationship.

"These people are lying," he said through his publicist. "I have never recorded any campaign ads for B.J. Lawson, and I do not support his candidacy. No one who represents me ever has ever authorized the use of my name, voice or any other likeness in support of Mr. Lawson or his candidacy."

You may dislike BJ Lawson and

You may dislike BJ Lawson and his political views but BJ Lawson is certainly no liar. If he said it was Morgan Freeman in the ad then he truly believed it to be so. BJ is not dumb in the slightest and it would be an incredibly stupid move a few days before an election to do this. Of course i know you guys dont care about that in the slightest because he is running against "your" guy but its the truth. :)

Good point, Betsy

They had to know something was screwy. Unless BJ is the type to get all excited about only paying $20 for a Rolex at the bus station, I just don't see how they can claim 100% ignorance about this.

And furthermore . . .

while I'm willing to believe Lawson was "duped," the fer-starters problem is that Lawson thought he was paying a well known personality to say something he couldn't possibly mean just to fool voters. He never met Morgan Freeman and the two had had no contact or correspondence about Lawson or Lawson's agenda. So at best, Lawson was putting out a bogus endorsement even if it WERE really Freeman. What does that say for Lawson's own concept of straight dealing?

Exactly!

I applaud your generosity. I'm not sure I can entirely accept the whole "being duped" explanation. On the one hand they want us to believe that Lawson is intelligent and on the other they want us to believe that he is dumb as a sack of rocks. Poor, poor simple little BJ getting taken advantage of by these big bad political mercenaries. heh



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Agreed

and enjoying a laugh this morning....thanks :)



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Okay. I was wrong.

Maybe BJ Lawson isn't just another Republican liar.

hahaha....tooo funny

and apparently quite accurate :)



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Hey James!

I will admit to changing Randy's headline for a quick fix. You have been extremely generous paying for his little soapbox, but I'm just not that nice. I also broke his links. After I upgrade the site/drupal I can set it up so that his posts are not included in the New Posts block if you like. It is one thing to allow folks of differing opinions to join the conversation. It is an entirely different thing for them to expect top billing.



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Thanks for changing the

Thanks for changing the headline and disabling the links.

That said, I sort of like it when our community sees this kind of tacit admission that the best way for wingers to build traffic for their own blogs is to post something on BlueNC.

So glad you're back. We've missed you more than you know.

okie dokie

and I will help Randy develop his headlines and help him understand that linkage is a privilege. :) Site will be running faster before the weekend. Sorry about not keeping up with it.



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I second James on missing you

It's good to see you back, Betsy!!

Stan Bozarth

Thanks, Stan

I've been smiling all morning :) It's great to be back.



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And I third it!

Thanks for looking after the techie stuff, Betsy. I know just enough to screw it up if I tried. ;)

hehe...well...I am cleaning it all up now

I built some private sites as a hobby while I was gone missing :) I wound up learning a lot. This site is still the prettiest, cleanest and will soon be the most functional around. (again)



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oh...and what I'm cleaning up are dead modules

and will upgrade all outdated mods and core after the election....just doing my best to get the site running a little faster for tonight.



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It is a pretty site

One of the things I do when I go off on a blogroll is look at the way pages are set up, and BlueNC has just the right amount of stuff to look at (and interact with) without suffering sensory overload.

Yup...you can thank James for that

'cause I learned that part from him :)



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What in the hell

were they thinking? That Morgan Freeman would be too busy driving Miss Daisy to notice?

I can't wait to hear the excuse for this.

Oh, it's all a big misunderstanding

... the kind of misunderstanding that always come from pathological right-wing liars making stuff up to suit their political agenda.

What a giant disappointment Lawson is. We've witnessed firsthand the decline and fall of a person who just two years ago was a straight-up honest guy. Now he's just another f*cking GOP liar.

I've been watching the telly

to see if/when this would be reported. Local broadcast affiliates had nothing at 6:00, but the national (ABC I think) news covered it briefly. It looks like a similar faux Morgan Freeman ad was used by a Repub candidate out West somewhere, so I'll bet the Lawson campaign will claim they were "misinformed" by whoever put the thing together.

sweetie pie....you mind if I make this a headline?

Republicans need it spayuled out for them...lol



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Dome's latest

Is screamingly funny on this. They've reprinted an email from the company that sells these vocal imitations. A must read.