It wouldn't be the first time

Published January 19, 2023

By Carter Wrenn

Last fall on Sunday before election day political ads ran back-to-back on TV – one snarled, Cheri Beasley’s for rapists, another snapped, Ted Budd hates democracy, ads rolled on and on but with one odd twist: Full of razzmatazz, dark voices, snarls, growls, they all looked, sounded, alike. Like they’d been made by the same person.

Does anyone believe those ads anymore?

Politicians, without a doubt, grinning, tell you, Yes…but it wouldn’t be the first time they were wrong.