By Ian Berry
A Memphis Christian radio station airing paid advertisements for Bob Corker’s U.S. Senate campaign also has been running “editorials” explaining that federal law requires the station to run the ads and detailing his past statements on abortion.
The station, WCRV-AM in Memphis, is running the editorial several times a day, said Rich Bott, executive vice president of Bott Radio Network, the parent company based in Overland Park, Kan.
Today Mr. Bott said Mr. Corker’s claim in the advertisement that he is now “pro-life” has called into question his past statements on abortion and the fact that Tennessee Right to Life endorsed one of his Aug. 3 Republican primary opponents, Ed Bryant.
“The Bible says ‘By their fruits you shall know them,’” Mr. Bott said. “People want to make sure this is not an election-year conversion.”
Corker campaign spokesman Todd Womack said the radio station’s editorial was incorrect.
“The fact is, Bob Corker is pro-life,” Mr. Womack said. “It’s unfortunate this gentleman from Kansas City has decided to offer Ed Bryant’s false and misleading talking points as his own opinions.”
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