Harold Ford: Playboy?

Harold Ford: Playboy?

Harold Ford: Playboy?

Political ads dissected and explained.
Oct. 30 2006 2:10 PM

Harold Ford: Playboy?

Slate's remixed campaign ads.

By now you've probably heard about the Republican National Committee's attack ad on Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford (and if you haven't, Slate's most recent Gabfest podcast covers it in detail).

Whether or not you think the ad's portrayal of a white woman flirting with the African-American Ford is an overt attempt to push racist buttons, there's a lot more in the spot to dislike. Click the video player to launch Slate's remix of the ad.

Click here to launch video

Click on the video screen to launch more Damned Spot videos.

Send feedback to Podcasts@slate.com (e-mailers may be quoted by name unless they stipulate otherwise).

Andy Bowers, the creator and executive producer of Slate podcasts, is the co-founder and chief content officer of Panoply.

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.