Grayson ads accuse lots of people (and corporations) of being liars

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson uses strikingly similar material in two separate video campaign advertisements — which accuse lots of people (and corporations) of being liars.

In the most recent ad, titled “When They Lie, Stand with Grayson,” ominous music plays in the background as a montage of business names (as well as the Federal Reserve) flash on the screen: Enron, BP, Countrywide, Blackwater, Citi, Toyota, United States Federal Reserves System, Halliburton, Goldman Sachs, Exxon, Lehman Brothers, and Diebold. The words “When They Lie” then appear on the screen before flashing to “Stand With Grayson.”

“If we do nothing, you can kiss this country goodbye,” the ad shows Grayson saying in an interview from Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown.”

WATCH: “When They Lie” ad featuring corporations

This ad, posted on August 18, however, bears a striking resemblance to another Grayson ad also entitled “When They Lie,” which was posted by the Grayson’s campaign on September 22.

That ad also features foreboding background music and the “When They Lie” concept, only instead of flashing the names of bogymen businesses, the ad flashes pictures of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Fox News hosts Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, conservative columnist Ann Coulter and radio host Rush Limbaugh, as well as several other political figures.

The ad also features another clip of Grayson on Olbermann’s “Countdown.”

“What’s the Democratic defense play on that?” Olbermann asks.

“Tell the Republicans stop lying,” Grayson responds.

Watch: Grayson “When they Lie” ad featuring conservative politicos and pundits

Both ads also use a snippet MSNBC host Ed Schultz screaming, “This guy is what it’s all about!,” presumably talking about Grayson, as well as flashing shots of foreclosure signs, children praying in schools, Uncle Sam, President Obama, soldiers, and a burning man.