“Hollywood Values” Watch

The use of the term “Hollywood Values” as a weapon against a campaign opponent — usually Republican candidates against Democratic for who have raised money in the industry — have largely been overshadowed these midterms by the war in Iraq. Or there was the case of Virginia Sen. George Allen, whose his effort to cast opponent Jim Webb as beholden to “Hollywood values” over “Virginia values” was muted when Allen called one of Webb’s campaign staffers “macaca.” But the term came up again this week in a new ad put out by the Republican National Committee against Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), running in a tight race against Bob Corker. The ad accuses Ford of taking money from “top X-rated porn moguls.” Meanwhile, the Washington Post rounds up the most surreal negative ads out there.

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    The use of the term “Hollywood Values” as a weapon against a campaign opponent — usually Republican candidates against Democratic for who have raised money in the industry — have largely been overshadowed these midterms by the war in Iraq. Or there was the case of Virginia Sen. George Allen, whose his effort to cast […]

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    The use of the term “Hollywood Values” as a weapon against a campaign opponent — usually Republican candidates against Democratic for who have raised money in the industry — have largely been overshadowed these midterms by the war in Iraq. Or there was the case of Virginia Sen. George Allen, whose his effort to cast […]

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