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Daily Show: Santorum ad is joke ‘entrapment’

By David Ferguson
Friday, February 17, 2012 8:42 EDT
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Screen-grab of Jon Stewart and Santorum ad
 
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The Romney and Santorum campaigns are each spending millions of dollars on ads in Michigan in hopes of taking the state in the upcoming Republican primary. Thursday night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart had a look at what kind of ads the candidates and their PACs are getting for their money.

Mitt Romney’s ad features the former Massachusetts governor driving around Queens, Michigan in a Chrysler car that turns out to have actually been manufactured in Canada. The spot also shows a photo of young Mitt Romney and his father at what is allegedly the Detroit Auto Show, but is actually the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

The Santorum ad features a Mitt Romney lookalike firing “mud” out of a gun at life-sized cardboard cut-outs of Rick Santorum. The sight of the frothy brown liquid flying through the air forced Stewart to rethink The Daily Show‘s ban on Santorum jokes which are based on the Dan Savage definition of Santorum. But as the ad continued and more “mud” flew, Stewart relented, crying out that this commercial was a form of “entrapment” designed to get him to go back on his word.

Watch the video, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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