Republican Attack Ad Features Body Of Dead Ambassador

Submitted by Sherry Wolten

Slain Ambassador Chris Stevens is featured in an ad put out by a Florida Log Cabin Republican group.

…the ad perpetuates two rumors surrounding the death of Stevens. The first, that the group shown in the picture was proudly dragging his body through the streets, has been roundly debunked. Translated video of the moments captured in the picture shows that the group was taking the Ambassador to the hospital for treatment. The second is that Stevens was himself gay, an unsubstantiated claim that right-wing blogs have seized on to claim that the Obama administration “needlessly enraged the passions of protesters” in the Middle East.

Pro-gay groups from both parties have condemned the ad.