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CBS Asked YouTube To Remove Lipstick Ad

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I guess there’s one more post to squeeze out of this silly controversy after all.

Earlier today a lot of folks had embedded the “Lipstick” ad, but then it went dead. And when you clicked through to YouTube it had said that CBS Interactive had asked for it to be removed.

Politco has more

YouTube has removed a webad that casts Sarah Palin as the victim of sexism on the request of CBS, whose anchor Katie Couric was featured in the ad.

“One of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life,” Couric is quoted in the ad.

In the original clip, which aired months before Palin entered the race, Couric was talking about Hillary Clinton. The ad applies her words to Palin.

However, to the person just taking a look at the ad on the web, it definitely suggests that Couric is referring to Obama’s lipstick comment because before she speaks it say, “Katie Couric On: This Election.” Not “Katie Couric On: The Democratic Primary” which would have been, you know, not a lie. No, the McCain camp had to go one step further and suggest that Couric was referring to the general election.

Here are Couric’s comment, in context…

And just in case you haven’t seen it, you can also view McCain’s ad at his website. Something tells me that it won’t be coming down anytime soon.