Political Ads http://wfae.org en Watchdog Groups Say WCNC Failed To Follow Political Ad Rules http://wfae.org/post/watchdog-groups-say-wcnc-failed-follow-political-ad-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte’s NBC affiliate has failed to properly disclose information on political ads.&nbsp; This is the claim being made by two national watchdog groups.&nbsp; And they’ve asked the Federal Communications Commission to take action.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:23:21 +0000 Tom Bullock 50179 at http://wfae.org Watchdog Groups Say WCNC Failed To Follow Political Ad Rules B-Roll Footage Blurs Lines Between Campaigns And Interest Groups http://wfae.org/post/b-roll-footage-blurs-lines-between-campaigns-and-interest-groups <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of the political ads you see and hear are produced by independent third-party interest groups. They are called “independent” because it’s illegal for these groups and candidates to coordinate their campaigns.</span></p><p>But this year it’s harder to distinguish between these groups and some candidates in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate Race.</p><p>This year the campaigns of Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan are pushing the boundaries of election law.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:10:32 +0000 Tom Bullock 48068 at http://wfae.org B-Roll Footage Blurs Lines Between Campaigns And Interest Groups Isn't The Election Over? Then, What's With The Hagan Ad? http://wfae.org/post/isnt-election-over-then-whats-hagan-ad <p>Just when you thought the political ads were over, there’s this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qC5bsD29L0">TV ad that features U.S. Senator Kay Hagan</a>.&nbsp;</p><p align="left">“Senator Kay Hagan can make energy a big part of improving our economy. She can choose economic growth and American jobs, not slow them with job-killing energy taxes,” says a female voice as images of workers interspersed with shots of Hagan appear on the screen.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:25:47 +0000 Lisa Miller 16775 at http://wfae.org Isn't The Election Over? Then, What's With The Hagan Ad? Presidenital Ad Blitz Skips Charlotte's Spanish Language Media http://wfae.org/post/presidenital-ad-blitz-skips-charlottes-spanish-language-media <p>There’s a lot of money going into political advertising for presidential candidates in North Carolina. But you may not have noticed if the only language you speak is Spanish. In Charlotte, publishers and editors of Spanish-language media say they’re surprised they’re being overlooked.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:17:13 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 13176 at http://wfae.org Presidenital Ad Blitz Skips Charlotte's Spanish Language Media