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    Controversy over Chrysler's "Halftime in America" Superbowl ad featuring Clint Eastwood



    Shortly after the ad ran, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer sent a tweet: "Saving the America Auto Industry: Something Eminem and Clint Eastwood can agree on."
    Media critic Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times quickly tweeted: "As Clint Eastwood hails a Detroit that's up and fighting again in Chrysler ad, is Repub indirectly endorsing auto industry saver Obama?"
    Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin jumped in on Twitter with her take: "Agh. WTH? Did I just see Clint Eastwood fronting an auto bailout ad??? #SuperBowl"
    "I was frankly offended by it," former Bush political adviser Karl Rove told Fox News. "It is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics and the President of the United States and political minions are in essence using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising and the best wishes of the management which has benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they'll never pay back."
    Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, told CNN's "John King, USA": "Chrysler got the bailout money, and now they're doing this ad. ... A lot of people have a problem with it."
    Late Monday, Eastwood said any implication of politics was baseless.
    "...There is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain," Eastwood said in a statement to Fox News late Monday night. "I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. ... If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it."

    More here: Were politics buried inside Eastwood's 'Halftime' commercial? - CNN.com

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    Better leave Clint alone. I hear he has a direct line to Chuck.
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    I liked that commercial and I took it at face value. I didn't get the impression that it had any political affiliation.




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    that commercial was filmed in L.A. AND New OrLeans....NOT Detroit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Better leave Clint alone. I hear he has a direct line to Chuck.
    I hear he taught CHuck. Clint's the original badass
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapples View Post
    that commercial was filmed in L.A. AND New OrLeans....NOT Detroit....
    I guess I have heard this but don't understand why people care. Unless there was imagery designed to make people think that but I didn't see anything to me that made me think detroit. I didn't pay much attention to it either I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapples View Post
    that commercial was filmed in L.A. AND New OrLeans....NOT Detroit....
    True, stock footage of Detroit was used but there was no actual filming specifically for that commercial. While the commercial uses Detroit as an example, the dialogue says "it's halftime in America," not "halftime in Detroit," so I guess it didn't surprise me that most of the scenes were not of Detroit.

    I liked this one better anyway:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
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