Radio Station Uses Obama Impersonator to Promote News

WHAS radio is using impersonators of President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton to promote its news content.

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The advertisements lampoon the presidents, playing on Mr. Clinton’s sex scandal and Mr. Obama’s handling of the nation’s debt.

The three 30-second spots present WHAS as a station that broadcasts content that would upset the president.

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The ads promote the stations’ news and talk content, which includes Rush Limbaugh’s show.

The station did not run similar ads while President George W. Bush was in office.

WHAS director of operations Kelly Carls declined to comment to WFPL. However, he told CN2’s Pure Politics the ads were meant be funny and there is a long tradition of imitating the president.

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