‘Hard-working American’ in OFA ad is actually a Brit

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.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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