October 20th, 2010
04:25 PM ET
8 years ago

Angle ad suffers knockout blow

(CNN)– Sharron Angle's latest campaign ad has been knocked to the mat.

The ad was removed from YouTube hours after its release because of a copyright claim made by Zuffa LLC, the Las Vegas-based parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

It is unclear what part of the ad is in question. The Angle campaign referred questions about the copyright claim to Zuffa. A Zuffa spokesman has not returned CNN's request for comment.

The ad, entitled "Supermodels," makes an issue of opponent Harry Reid's lifestyle, and contrasts it with the hardships faced by average Nevadans.

"While your family is just hanging on, someone's been hanging out with supermodels," an on-screen narrator says, pointing to a photo of Reid with a blonde supermodel.

The ad goes on to contrast Reid's luxury apartment at the Ritz Carlton in Washington with the fact that Nevada has the nation's highest foreclosure rate. Angle has frequently targeted Reid's apartment; it was the focus of another ad released yesterday, and was brought up by Angle in last Thursday's debate.

Some bloggers have also criticized the ad, which contains a heavily edited image of Reid.

"While you may be in the unemployment line, someone's more likely to be in a conga line," the narrator says while pointing to a photo of the Senate majority leader holding a woman's outstretched arms.

But, the photo has been reversed and cropped so that only the woman's arms are visible. Those arms belong to none other than first lady Michelle Obama, who posed with Reid at an event promoting her physical fitness initiative.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Concerned Voter

    Now Angle is a thief, using content without the owner's permission? Why would NV even entertain electing this woman??...

    October 20, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    She looks like 5 miles of bad road to me. Apparently obeying the law is not her concern...

    October 20, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  3. Jamie

    Tea Party, the party of deception, fakery and illusion. Add delusion for good measure.

    October 20, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. dinag1946

    I am so sick of being inundated with the "evil" woman's ads. She has one that says Harry Reid voted to give Viagra to sex offenders and rapists!! Every fact check organization has said this is a blatant lie but she continues to run this ad. While most all of Harry Reid's ads show Sharron Angle speaking in her own words – her ads are vicious in content and riddled with falsehoods. I hope my fellow Nevadans will vote intelligently and put an end to this psychotic's political career!

    October 20, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  5. Ferret out the B.S.

    Ahhh the wonders of photoshop and the dissemination of misinformation. The Republicans have become masters of the propaganda game. They learned from the best, the Nazis.

    October 20, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. stufthis

    Rove and foreign governments can give 'Sharia' Angle $14 million, but she is still stupid and that has not changed. Sharia's hypocrisy includes her husband's government retirement and health care, along with VA benefits for her father. She is a shining example that people with money are not necessarily smart.

    October 20, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. barry

    Reid is a bum. He goes into politics broke comes out worth millions.

    October 20, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    Sharron Angle's Campaign doesn’t know what there doing from the beginning

    Mainstream Media love that

    October 20, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. June in Chicago

    People of Nevada – If you vote this woman in to office, heaven help you!! We are all struggling out here. Here in Illinois jobs are tough (if not impossible) to get and we have high unemployment as well. As much empathy as I feel for the rest of the country, I have to say I feel a bit more for folks like you, Nevadians, because you have this idiot to contend with. If you think it's tough now, just let this wacko go to Washington on your behalf. I'm not saying Harry Reid is perfect (he is a politician, after all), but Sharon Angle is nuts and as evil and divisive as her girl, Sarah!!!

    October 20, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Me

    I truly believe the GOP thinks they can run women, no matter how stupid, in order to claim office. They've realized with the election of President Obama that the standard old, white guy just may not do the trick anymore.

    October 20, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. John

    Sharron Angle is UNQUALIFIED to be in the U.S.SENATE. The people of NEV. can't be dumb enough to vote this woman to office.

    October 20, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  12. Ice

    The Talibangle is a crazy nut!!!! If she gets elected I think this will be worse than two years of Bush W!!!! More so than anything, it will say a lot about the great state of Nevada! Tell the Talibangle she's not in Nevada's plan vote for Reid or the other tea bagger!

    October 20, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. Steve (the real one)

    Looks like some of you have forgotten that Feingold (A DEM) had to pull down an ad that used NFL Imagery without the permission of the NFL! Thief? Deception? Fakery? Delusion? Masters of propaganda? Disemination of misinfomation? Funny I heard NOTHING from you when it was Feingold! What happened? Where were you? Hypocritical once again!

    October 20, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. Ed Fl

    The only contest that Angle will win is the holloween best costume for ugliest woman in the GOP.It will be a tough battle against the Arizona Governor, but it appears that Angle will beat her for her dumb remarks which usually is not used in the competition.

    October 20, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. sassysticks53

    @barry Huh? Guess you forgot to include all those ultra, filthy rich republicans! GO Harry Reid! Kick Angle's idiot arse!

    October 20, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. katy Heys

    The fact that someone as idiotic as Sharron Angle is even being considered for the job is beyond me. It is the end of our country as we know it when candidates filled with ignorance and hate are running and doing well. Nevada has lost its mind if it votes for Angle. What is going on?

    October 20, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. Ancient Texan

    Could it be that old Harry used a little clout or a few bucks to enfluence the pulling of the ad?

    October 20, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. Ice

    @ Ed Fl... I don't know between Sharron the TalibAngle and that Brewer so called governor in AZ... Yeah, they are ugly and as far as intelligence or lack there of... I'd say it's a tie, did you see her in the debate. She seemed to have Alzheimer's.

    October 20, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "Reid is a bum. He goes into politics broke comes out worth millions."

    He was a very successful attorney prior to moving into politics and made some very good investment decisions. He was very wealthy before he ever set foot in the congressional chambers. Of course, the greater likelihood is that you actually knew that and were probably just spouting a complete and utter falsehood to snag anyone predisposed to believe it. After all, that's been the GOP/Teatard strategy for nigh on 2-3 years now: "Who cares what's true? All that matters is what we can get these suckers to believe!"

    October 20, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    The lunatic continues to self destruct. It's sunny how quickly they remove anything and everything from her website but somebody must really be paying attention and calling her out on all her dumbeness. That woman looks, talks and is a lunatic!
    @barry – at least he is working as opposed to your teabagger leader who quit her job and is now as the media ho for the rethugs. All she does is run her botoxed mouth while making millions by lying and cheating her way across the US because we have a portion of our population who can't think for themselves and they must be deaf if they can stand listening to that shrill.
    angle needs to talk to the half team about her plastic surgeon.
    The teabaggers remind me of the Robert Redford movie, The Candidate, he runs for office, including the usual family value cheating on his wife and when he wins he turns to his campaign manager (I think) and asks him what do we do now? At least that was a movie. This is real life and our future as a Nation.

    October 20, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  21. a little sad


    Reid is a bum. He goes into politics broke comes out worth millions.

    October 20, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |

    Don't let the facts get in your way. Reid made his money and invested it before entering politics.

    But please continue spreading Angle's lies, that's what you're good for.

    October 20, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  22. Tayo

    I thought that Ms. angle don't lie?
    Must the GOP lie at all cost?

    October 20, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom(real one)

    What a bunch of HYPOCRITES the Republican-Kochbrothers-TeaPartiers are! On one hand, Sharron Angle wants to keep the Bush Tax Cuts to the wealthiest 1%! TeaPartiers complain about Obama & the Liberals being "socialists"! And here is Angle playing Class Warfare!! Sharron Angle is DESPERATE....... she can't get votes on her own ideas and merits so she is attacking.......... Harry Reid for being a .........successful American! Angle the hypocrite!

    October 20, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  24. Ken in NC

    WOW.....Evil Angle is like a bad stretch of road full of pot holes. This woman looks at 3 Hispanics walking along the Mexico/US broder fence and can't tell if they are Hispanic. She goes to a Student council group of Hispanics and tells them that some of them look Asian to her. This woman is nothing more than an earlier version of the "Half Twit Gov. of Alaska". I will resist calling her an Idiot because I have no intention of insulting Idiots with the idea that she is as smart as they are..

    October 20, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  25. dinag1946


    I have lived in Nevada over 40 years – so I know a little bit about Harry Reid. He was a very successful attorney prior to getting into politics. He made his money making some very smart investments (I wish had been smart enough to buy acres of the desert 40 years ago!). After all, isn't that what all you ultra conservatives preach – "pull yourself up by your bootstraps, work hard, and you can achieve "The American Dream". That is exactly what Harry Reid – a poor boy from a small mining town in Nevada – did!

    October 20, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
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