Tags: eastwood | ad | filmed | detroit

Eastwood Chrysler Ad Not Shot in Detroit

Monday, 06 Feb 2012 07:54 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
One of the most talked about ads of Super Bowl Sunday was the Clint Eastwood Chrysler ad "It's halftime in America", particularly after it sparked outrage from conservatives, including Karl Rove, who felt it was a political kiss to President Barack Obama.

The ad touted how well Detroit's auto industry was faring after goverment bailouts saved the automakers and spurred a new rebound.

Except, Chrysler didn't actually shoot any new footage in Detroit, reports Fox News.  Those shots were in New Orleans and Los Angeles.

"Part of it was filmed in New Orleans ... and some was filmed in various parts—such as Los Angeles," a Chrysler spokeswoman told the Weekly Standard. A few shots, those in tunnels, were shot at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.

Eastwood was the voice of the ad, and he narrated how Americans were pulling together in Detroit, but it caused a stir among conservatives who say it didn't reflect the terrible state of the nation's economy.

“I was, frankly, offended by it,” Rove said on Fox News. “I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood. I thought it was an extremely well-done ad, but it is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the president of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising.”

Michelle Malkin chimed in with a tweet, “Agh. WTH? Did I just see Clint Eastwood fronting an auto bailout ad???”

Apparently the ad was so close to appearing like a political ad that the White House Spokesman, Jay Carney denied to reporters that the White House had anything to do with its production.






© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Hillary: Dems Must Get Out and Vote in Midterms

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 17:03 PM

Hillary Clinton, in a passionately political speech, accused Republicans of national "amnesia" about failed GOP policies . . .

Dallas Presbyterian Will No Longer Treat Ebola Patients

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 16:18 PM

The Dallas hospital that handled the first fatal case of the Ebola virus reported in the U.S., and later had two of the  . . .

Freedom of Information Request Backlog Hits 50,000 at DHS

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 16:00 PM

Those seeking documents from the Department of Homeland Security will likely have to wait for their requests to be fille . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved