Scott Finn http://redriverradio.org en Should TV Stations Refuse To Air Political Ads That Make False Claims? http://redriverradio.org/post/should-tv-stations-refuse-air-political-ads-make-false-claims If a television or radio station determines that a political ad is false, should it refuse to run the ad?<p>That's exactly what the nonpartisan group Free Press is calling on stations to do<strong>.</strong><p>"They certainly could reject some of them," said Matt Wood, the group's policy director.<p>At the very least, they could do more fact checking, he said.<p><p>Free Press's new report, <a href="http://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/resources/left-in-the-dark-timothy-karr.pdf" target="_blank">Left in the Dark</a>, analyzes political ads in several swing-state markets: Charlotte, N.C. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:56:00 +0000 Scott Finn 18024 at http://redriverradio.org Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H. http://redriverradio.org/post/presidential-campaign-ads-target-seniors-fla-younger-voters-nh Ask your average American about Florida, and you'll hear something like this: It's hot, it has Disney World, and lots of old people live there.<p>And since the weather and Mickey Mouse don't make good attack ads, both presidential campaigns are trying to scare the bejeezus out of Florida's senior population over Medicare.<p>In New Hampshire, by comparison, President Obama's campaign is currently aiming at young voters — specifically those who might need student loans — and their parents, by trying to link the Republican ticket to state GOP-led cuts to higher education funding.<p>The dueling st Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Scott Finn 16125 at http://redriverradio.org Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H. Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida? http://redriverradio.org/post/does-ryan-pick-help-or-hurt-romneys-chances-florida Here's the <a href="http://webmedia.newseum.org/newseum-multimedia/dfp/pdf12/FL_MH.pdf">above-the-fold headline</a> on Sunday's <em>Miami Herald</em>: "Ryan could hurt Romney in Florida."<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/signal/ryan-pick-damages-market-odds-romney-victory-florida-161839811.html">Pundits</a> are already <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/08/11/did_romney_give_away_florida_by_choosing_ryan_.html">predicting</a> that Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Rep. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:54:00 +0000 Scott Finn 15581 at http://redriverradio.org Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida? Obama Ad Buys Ensure 'No Escape' For Tampa During GOP Convention http://redriverradio.org/post/obama-ad-buys-ensure-no-escape-tampa-during-gop-convention At the end of August, the eyes of the political world <a href="http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/republican-national-convention-2012-latest-news">turn to Tampa</a>, Fla., for the Republican National Convention. It promises to dominate the national and local news in Tampa Bay that week and suck all the political air out of the room.<p>So if you're the Obama campaign, what do you do? How do you counterprogram Romney-palooza?<p>Apparently, by buying lots of TV airtime on <em>The Bachelor</em>, <em>Dr. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Scott Finn 15544 at http://redriverradio.org Obama Ad Buys Ensure 'No Escape' For Tampa During GOP Convention Tropical Storm Debby Saturates Florida http://redriverradio.org/post/tropical-storm-debby-saturates-florida Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>For days, heavy rain from Tropical Storm Debby have lashed Florida. High waves have pounded the coast, tornadoes have roared across the state. Some communities are flooded out. Meteorologists think Debby is weakening.<p>But as Scott Finn of member station WUSF reports the storm doesn't have to be strong to do a lot of damage.<p>SCOTT FINN, BYLINE: Some storms, like Hurricanes Charley and Andrew, hit you like a fist and they're gone. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Scott Finn 13194 at http://redriverradio.org