From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Taegan Goddard digs up this ad the NRCC ran against Griffith, one of many tough, negative ones (They've been removed from the NRCC Web site):
But he also points out: "Of course, it cuts both ways. In October 2008, a DCCC spokesperson praised Griffith as an 'Effective And Independent Voice' in a http://dccc.org/blog/archives/griffith_leading_by_8_points_in_new_al_05_poll/&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a" target="_blank">press release, noting voters 'know that Parker Griffith shares their values and will be an effective and independent voice for their needs in Congress.'" That release has also been removed from the DCCC's site.
*** UPDATE *** Politico's Ben Smith had these items as well and points out: You can still see their titles, and the ad above -- which some stations refused to air as misleading -- remains elsewhere on YouTube. Griffith, in context, was downplaying the threat of "radical Islam" to Americans' beliefs -- not their physical security.
He also notes that the DCCC blog item is being circulated by Republicans.