“A television ad, you’re buying all the fat, lazy people who are too stupid to change the channel or mute the television set during commercials.”
Opinion of video producer hired by Congressional candidate Sean Bielat to produce his commercial
Sean Bielat, the Republican challenger to Barney Frank in the Fourth Congressional District has had a pretty good week. As a former Marine officer with degrees from Georgetown and Harvard, Bielat has a compelling life story and lacks the baggage of some of his GOP colleagues (like rarely voting before deciding to run for Congress, an OUI conviction at age 31, supervising a police officer who sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl and then covering up for him, or sporting a lawn sign questioning the president’s citizenship).
Yesterday, Bielat benefited from a story about Frank loaning his campaign $200K of his own funds and today there’s a piece in the New York Times about the filming of a Bielat commercial that features a professional dancer dressed in a puffed-up man’s suit moving in rhythm to the narrator’s assertion that Congressman Frank “dances around the issues.” OK so far.
But in the final paragraph of the piece, the producer of Bielat’s video, Ladd Ehlinger, explains that he prefers making internet commercials which are “interesting, exciting.” Ehlinger then shares this:
“A television ad, you’re buying all the fat, lazy people who are too stupid to change the channel or mute the television set during commercials.” Gee, he sounds like one of us East Coast elitists, not like the producer of a Republican campaign ad.