UPDATE 4:30 p.m. EST: Shortly after this article was published, Organizing for Action removed the ad with the error and replaced with this updated version:
But TheBlaze managed to capture the original ad with the “glaring mistake.” It is available in the article below.
A pro-Obama group’s new ad about working Americans contains a pretty big mistake.
Organizing for Action, a group that grew out of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, released an ad this week backing the president’s State of the Union call for Congress to raise the national minimum wage.
“If you put in a hard day’s work, you deserve decent pay for it,” Obama said last week at a rally in Maryland. “That’s a principle everybody understands, everybody believes.”
Organizing for Action’s 30-second video is a montage of workers it says have earned a raise.
Well, watch and see if you can catch it:
As noted by the U.K. Telegraph, one of the purported “American” workers on the screen is actually a London Overground commuter.
You can even see a map of the London Overground’s “eastern-most stations of New Cross and Surrey Quays,” the Telegraph observed.
The footage was likely taken from a standard set of “B-roll” footage often used in political advertising, the newspaper noted.
Republican lawmakers have so far blocked attempts by the White House to increase the national minimum wage, arguing that a sudden increase in the cost of labor will result in an increase in unemployment.
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This post has been updated.