Ad Campaign in Philly Warns Media: ‘Cover Clinton Like You’re Covering Trump’

A worker vacuums the stage prior to the start of Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read
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With swarms of Democrats converging on Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president, the Media Research Center has a message for the media: “Cover Clinton like you’re covering [Donald] Trump.”

The media watchdog group says it is taking its message to Philadelphia, spending some $200,000 on billboards, taxi tops, taxi tv ads, sidewalk graphics and mobile building projections during the Democratic National Convention this week.

“The media’s love affair with Hillary will reach its apex this week in Philadelphia,” MRC president Brent Bozell said. “They have been in the tank for her since the beginning. We can safely predict that at the Democratic National Convention they will need smelling salts to recover from their fainting spells.”

According to Bozell, the media has been overly protective of Clinton amid myriad scandals and, at best, half-truths ranging from the attacks in Benghazi to her use of a private email server and questionable donations to the Clinton Foundation.

“It’s very simple: Cover Clinton like you’re covering Trump. Nothing more, nothing less,” Bozell said.

The MRC says it is posting its message during the Democratic convention in five different mediums including:

BILLBOARDS: 6 total (2 static and 4 digital); up for 4 weeks (7/6-8/2) Positioned along I-95 between the airport and the arena, and also south of the airport for people driving up from DC; also in the vicinity of the arena

MOBILE BUILDING PROJECTIONS: 1 vehicle, which will move around during the week of the convention; the first displays will be Monday night after dusk

SIDEWALK GRAPHICS: 100 total; 2 ft. x 2 ft.; located along major streets outside hotels. restaurants, and as close to the arena as security permits

TAXI TV ADS: 21,760 airings of 30-second ad highlighting examples of media bashing Trump/Cruz (calling him a racist, comparisons to Hitler, etc.)

TAXI TOPS: 175 total; in place for two weeks (7/15-7/28)

“The fourth estate is failing in its responsibility to the America people” Bozell added. “As most in the media transition to their role as Clinton’s communications arm, the Media Research Center is going to expose their agenda. If they thought their credibility was in the tank before this began, wait to see what it looks like when this one is over.”

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