Qantum Cape Cod Cluster Pulls Graphic Spot Attacking Congressional Candidate
October 21, 2010 at 4:36 AM (PT)
A political spot attacking a Congressional candidate with a graphic description of an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by a police officer under the candidate's command has been pulled from the QANTUM COMMUNICATIONS CAPE COD cluster, reports the CAPE COD TIMES. The spot, placed by the AMERICAN FAMILY FIRST ACTION FUND, was pulled by GM ALISON MAKKAY after the stations received complaints about its content.
The spot highlights the 1991 incident at the WAREHAM, MA police department, in which a police officer illegally strip-searched two teenage girls, one of whom was sexually assaulted by the officer. JEFFREY PERRY, now the Republican candidate for Congress in the 10th District of MASSACHUSETTS, was at the scene at the time but claims he did not hear the girl scream for help. The spot graphically describes the sexual assault, and MAKKAY said that the spot was pulled "because there were some questions about the content and the accuracy" and, because the spot was not purchased by a candidate's campaign, "we decided it was better for us to take a step back." Other stations, including CBS RADIO News-Talk WBZ-A/BOSTON, are airing the ad.
The QANTUM stations include Talk WXTK, Hot AC WCOD, and Classic Hits WCIB (COOL 102).