Tester’s Reckless Attack on Concerned Women for America
By Mario Diaz, Esq.
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s (CWALAC) new Spenditol ad is having a great impact all over the country. The ad highlights Washington’s out-of-control spending ways in a humorous way and asks people to call their elected officials and tell them to “stop spending it all.”
That simple message is apparently so offensive to Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) that his campaign has resorted to slandering Concerned Women for America (CWA) in an apparent effort to fundraise and do damage control.
Here is the recent email sent out by the Tester campaign:
The communication is full of inaccuracies. For example, we are not sure what part of the ad is making “accusations about Jon’s record.” But the most shameful part is that they defame CWA’s name:
More than anything, I'm angry at [CWA’s] nerve. I did some digging around, and here's an interesting fact: this same special interest group attacking Jon right now also lobbied Congress against child pornography protection. If you ask me, that’s something the women of Montana (and all of America, for that matter) should be concerned about.
This is an outrageous, slanderous statement! A simple Wikipedia search would have alerted Sen. Tester’s campaign that CWA “endeavors to fight all pornography and obscenity,” saving him from this embarrassing fundraising flap. And if his campaign staff had actually taken the time to go to our website, they would have found something like this:
Facts About Pornography Brochure
Protecting our Children from Porn
Children and Porn: Always a Bad Combination
Child Porn vs. Child Protection
Child Pornography: The Predators are Everywhere
Protect Children, Not Charlatans
Obscenity is NOT Protected Speech Brochure
Supreme Court Upholds Law Against Child Porn
CWA Helps Sponsor Briefing on the Harms of Pornography
Call YOUR Attorney General - Tell Him to Prosecute Illegal Pornography
Pornography is Addictive, Pervasive and Harmful
Do the Math: Pornography Harms
Pornography: Is it affecting your family?
CWA Joins Press Conference on Social Costs of Pornography
Pornography and Sex Trafficking: The Link
One Third of Children View Online Porn by Age 10
Porn Viewing in Public: Have You No Shame?
Hard-Core Pornography Isn't Free Speech
Sex Trafficking & Pornography interview with Dr. Janice Crouse
Budgeting Wars: Part I
Budgeting Wars Part II: Feds Fail at Obscenity Enforcement
Flying High with Pornography
XXX: New Domain Spells Trouble for Parents & Kids
Child Porn Lands U.S. Army Private in Prison
New York City Libraries: Providing Education and Titillation
Pornography and Sex Trafficking
Pornography, Ivy League-Style
MTV Edits New Series, Skin Over Child Porn Worries
Amazon.com: Kindling Pedophilia?
New Resource in the Fight Against Pornography
University Hosts a Coarse Exchange
CWA Objects to Pornography Industry Getting .xxx Domain
Congress Told of Pornography's Harms
Groundbreaking Research in the Fight Against Pornography
WRAP Week Seeks to Raise Awareness
White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) Week
Supreme Court Hears Pornography Case During White Ribbons Against Pornography Week (WRAP)
Join the Fight to Stop Pornography in Your Community
The War on Illegal Porn
Speaking Out Against Pornography in Hotels
Teste’s sloppy and inaccurate fundraising gimmick might lure some into thinking this was done out of ignorance. But such a reckless disregard for truth and accuracy, suggest this attack on CWA was not merely a mistake, but a calculated effort to defame. Shame on them!
No question they owe CWA an apology.
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