Fran Lebowitz on Kavanaugh TV Ads

Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher, and Kate Wolf of L.A. Review of Books interview Fran Lebowitz
9/28/2018 interview
Starts at 12:41

Fran Lebowitz: I’ll tell ya one thing, I don’t know if this is true in California but I’m seeing something on television I have never seen in my life ’cause I’m certain it never existed. They are running ads for Brett Kavanaugh like he is running for something. Have you seen this?

LARB: No, I haven’t seen that.
LARB 2: I’ve heard about that.

FL: Okay, so this is an astonishing thing for more than one reason. One reason being why are they running ads for someone you can’t vote for? You know because truthfully if, I believe, if the country could vote for Brett Kavanaugh, he would not be a Supreme Court judge.

LARB: Right, of course.

FL: But, the other thing is in New York City, is the number one most expensive media market. We hardly ever see political ads here. We never see them, almost never, for the Presidential elections because they’re too expensive and because New York is not going to vote for a Republican. We see them for local elections, but we don’t see them a lot. You don’t see a lot of television advertising here politically it’s too expensive, except for Cuomo who had 80 zillion dollars to spend, but it’s unusual to see a lot of television advertising. But for Supreme Court justice, it’s unique and also morally revolting.

And for an example of that kind of ad, here’s an article promoting it with ad embedded:
[WATCH: NRA’s New TV Ad Urging Confirmation of Kavanaugh – GunsAmerica Digest](

Just the ad alone on YouTube: [Confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court – YouTube](

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