Anti-Harold Ford Ad Features Jungle Drums
Posted on Oct 26, 2006
Just how racist can Bob Corker get? The GOP Senate candidate has produced a radio ad that features African-sounding jungle drums at every mention of his opponent, Rep. Harold Ford, who is black.
Earlier: The RNC runs an anti-Ford TV ad that plays on sex-related racism
Okay, so Election Central has just obtained a radio ad which you’ve got to hear: It actually has what sounds like tom-tom drums playing in the background every time the ad talks about Dem Harold Ford, Jr. The ad—which says it was paid for by the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Bob Corker—can be heard right here. When the ad mentions Corker, the music soars and no tom-toms are audible. Throughout the entire minute-long ad, you hear the rumble of tom-toms every time Ford is mentioned. This ad, keep in mind, quotes Bob Corker himself as having “approved” the message—meaning it wasn’t the work of the Republican National Committee, as in the case of the recent “bimbo” TV ad which drew charges of racism. More after the jump.