For the entire Presidential campaign, there has been some controversy over the campaigns using video of TV journalists in their ads, particularly their attack ads. Despite constant complaining from the TV networks, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Take this brand new ad from the Obama campaign, which prominently features NBC News correspondent and MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell (h/t Real Clear Politics):
Contrary to some reports, Mitchell was not “in” on the ad, but as with the now-infamous Mitt Romney ad that featured Tom Brokaw, there doesn’t seem to be much Mitchell or NBC can do about it.
Update: Politico reports that NBC asked the Obama campaign to stop running the ad (the same thing they did with the Romney ad). The campaign tells Politico they “received the letter and are reviewing their concerns.” Wink wink nudge nudge.