At least they chose footage from a country where English — and not Austrian — is spoken. In a 30-second video urging Congress to raise the minimum wage, Barack Obama‘s dark money group, Organizing for Action, selected footage purporting to show “hard-working Americans” on their way to and on the job.
The only problem is that the blonde woman on a commuter train sipping coffee 2 seconds in is not American, and neither is the train. Both are English.
The Telegraph notes:
Over her shoulder, a map shows the London Overground’s eastern-most stations of New Cross and Surrey Quays.
The Telegraph asked OFA about the clip. Their response:
It was brought to our attention that there was an error in the stock footage and it is being corrected immediately, this does not change the fact that Americans deserve a raise.