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Spellchecking T-Rav

TELEVISION AD ASSAILING GOVERNMENT MISSPELLS “GOVERNMENT” By FITSNews  ||  There’s a hilarious story in The (Charleston, S.C.) City Paper  this week about Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel‘s new political ad … which was produced by his Southern Charm  reality TV co-star Whitney Sudler-Smith. The ad features Ravenel sitting on a sofa…

TELEVISION AD ASSAILING GOVERNMENT MISSPELLS “GOVERNMENT”

By FITSNews  ||  There’s a hilarious story in The (Charleston, S.C.) City Paper  this week about Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel‘s new political ad … which was produced by his Southern Charm  reality TV co-star Whitney Sudler-Smith.

The ad features Ravenel sitting on a sofa eating popcorn while an actor portraying Uncle Sam attempts to creep behind him and steal a few bites.

Without speaking, Ravenel pops “Uncle Sam” on the hand – at which point white letters appear at the bottom of the screen informing us that “Thomas Ravenel hates goverment overreach.”

That’s right … “goverment.”  Which is a lot like “government,” but minus a letter (somebody cue South Carolina native Vanna White).

“We’d expect the ad’s big Hollywood director … to be a stickler for the details,” the City Paper  observed.

So would we …

Sudler-Smith’s ad is marginally clever … but if you’re going to rail against government, you might wanna be able to spell the word you’re railing against correctly.  Even if you’re running for office in alphabet-challenged South Carolina.

Anyway, the ad was quickly yanked from the web after The City Paper  published its report … which is too bad.  A candidate with a quicker wit might have laughed off the mistake – joking that they had already cut government by ten percent.

(Pic: Via)

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48 comments

Tough Luck September 25, 2014 at 11:14 pm

At least T-Rav won’t have to worry about spelling “senator” right.

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Mike at the Beach September 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Awesome, and true!

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Nölff September 26, 2014 at 7:58 am

He’d be all “sinitah”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 27, 2014 at 9:17 am

The Honorable Sinitah Tomas Ravenel (I-Medellín)

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Anon September 25, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Hell hath no fury like a woman…err Fits…scorned.

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Will Folks aka Sic September 25, 2014 at 11:47 pm

It’s a funny story … that’s all.

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Jeb September 26, 2014 at 12:05 am

What happened to all of the puff-pieces? Obviously, someone’s paycheck got cut…

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 9:14 am

BINGO!!

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John September 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm

What happened to the T-Rav article about his other ads, including the one of him dancing with the ladies?

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Mike at the Beach September 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm

GAWN. Without so much as a peep since. Poof!

Buz Martin September 26, 2014 at 9:14 am

It is that.

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Mike at the Beach September 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Forget the asshat the producer/director, I think it’s funnier that none of the campaign “people” (all three of them, counting TR) caught the spelling problem. That damn Windows Movie Maker software needs a spell check function…

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aikencounty September 25, 2014 at 11:47 pm

You darn right he hates government overreach.
Thats what put his little ass in jail for half a kilo!
YOU BETCHA!

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Smirks September 26, 2014 at 8:51 am

Maybe he can go with Sanford on junkets and get lucky together with him.

Bye bye “government overreach,” hello “government reach-around.”

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tomstickler September 26, 2014 at 12:04 am

I’m the stickler for details around here, dammit!

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shifty henry September 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

8+ ….

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Happy in PI September 26, 2014 at 11:11 am

NO you are the stickler for wasting government money in Pawleys Island. Creep.

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euwe max September 26, 2014 at 7:15 am

How can we be sure Sic Willie didn’t get a review copy? .. and how do we know it wasn’t deliberate in order to attract the tea party vote?

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Philip Branton September 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

Ravenel’s media cadence is WAY off………..

Sadly…..he is marching …nowhere…

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Buz Martin September 26, 2014 at 9:38 am

I just realized what is going on in the GQ ad for a photo spread called “Behind the Scenes of Emily Ratajikowski’s GQ Photo Shoot.” She is obviously getting off by getting real frisky with a giant slice of pizza. So the “AROUND THE WEB” ads are compensation now for the shutdown of the soft-core pornage on FITSNews. I won’t look, though, as she appears to be another one of those frightening stick figure babes with enormous tits. They skur me.

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Philip Branton September 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

Bravo Buz……….classic “porn” counter tactic 202…

+10 points and a statehouse condom kiosk ………

So…Buz, how would you re-do the T-Rav commercial with a mis-spelled word to mock a Graham ….”vote”..?

…..Nancy Mace wants to know….

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

Who is Nancy Mace? Wasn’t she the first female graduate of The Citadel?

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Buz Martin September 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

No she doesn’t. Besides, I’m already doing too much shit for free.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

But thank you for liking that bit about that babe humping the giant pizza slice.

Too* of TBG’s favorite things, right there!

[Adopts Dick Vitale voice]

If you had worked in some beer…you would have the Trifecta, BAYBEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

*https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/09/15/len-anthony-religion-boils/#comment-1590769039

Idiots Rule September 26, 2014 at 8:38 am

Whitney Sudler-Smith needs to put down the booze and hair product and learn how to run a spell checker. I’ve been doing broadcast work for 17 years and I’ve never let something like this happen. Amateur hour!

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Nice Move Will September 26, 2014 at 8:43 am

10% – good one! it must have gone right over these idiots’ heads.

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Smirks September 26, 2014 at 8:48 am

Considering we elected Sanford again, might as well call it “gooberment.”

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 9:26 am

I’ve added gubenor, guvamint, goobernor and gooberment to my spell check dictionary – makes talking about politics in South Carolina a lot easier

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Robert September 26, 2014 at 8:51 am

He really shouldn’t do close ups with those yellow teeth of his. Geez.

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Buz Martin September 26, 2014 at 9:13 am

If the big Hollywood director was educated in a public school, it seems a golden opportunity was missed to say “OOPS! Please forgive the ignorance imposed by public education”, or words to that effect. Maybe with a follow-up ad, spoofing the first and the public attention to same. Wassamatta? Big Hollywood director got no zenzayummah?

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 9:23 am

“…Anyway, the ad was quickly yanked from the web…
Kind of like a story on a certain Web Blog that painted T-Rav in an unflattering light…

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Sailor September 26, 2014 at 10:19 am

Must be a light day at work today, eh Colonel?

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

Sitting in a training session being delivered by one of my subordinates, we rehearsed yesterday, I’ve already heard it all twice…

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Jack Hill September 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm

So are you a COL on active duty teaching ROTC?

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

No to both. I do have cadets in my history class though. I’ve been in the Reserves for about 20 years.

Mike at the Beach September 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

One should never find oneself busy enough to neglect busting TR’s chops. It’s almost a civic duty…

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Graham Still Sucks - *yawns* September 26, 2014 at 9:25 am

Who cares. Lets get back to killing and blowing up Muslims in a country far far away. And lets get back to letting more roaches … I mean, illegal aliens into the USA so we can fill all of the vacant imaginary jobs.

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Let Me Produce The Ads September 26, 2014 at 9:32 am

I wonder if a funny looking latex mask of Lindsey Graham’s face is available? Or maybe Trav can find a look alike to appear in an ad … ya know, do a parody like Saturday Night Live, does. You can easily make Graham look like the psycho he is by making a joke out of him. Maybe a billboard sign of Graham in a straight jacket at a psychiatric ward with comments saying, “this is where Senator Graham really belongs – right here at MUSC’s Institute of Psychiatry.”

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Hello? September 26, 2014 at 9:50 am

What Are All The Positive Things Graham Has Done In 12 Years To Justify Another 6 Year Term???????????????????????????? ….. Hello? (Echo echo echo). Anyone out there know? Hellooooooooooooooooooooo?

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

You will get your response on election day.

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shifty henry September 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Perhaps they meant to spell … GOVERN-MINT

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Nurse Mildred Ratched September 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Boys, boys, as a competent professional this is too much for me to bear without comment.

I am currently the Chief Administrator, assisted by a competent but desperate group of RNs (Resident Nymphs) and Senior Lobotomy Surgeons at the WHAMO NEUROPSYCHIATRIC
INSTITUTE OF LEVITATION AND COMPETITIVE PERSECUTION TRAUMAS, home of the fleece-lined straitjacket with thirty-four luminous buckles that glow in the dark.

Our motto is: “All is well if we touch and tell.”

Therefore, Boys, if you or someone you know, are whipsawed by praise and blame and paralyzing bouts of indecision and you feel you are heading for the STATE HOME FOR THE QUAINT, seething with inner resentment, and plagued by unruly disoriented inner visions, I look forward to seeing you. We always have room for an extra chair.

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Elroy September 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Who would vote for this convicted felon Snooki Wannabe?

https://www.fitsnews.com/2011/10/28/thomas-ravenel-renounces-his-citizenship/

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Like the Snooki comparison!

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shifty henry September 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm

How I love it! I just checked in on this article, and the ad immediately above T-Rave is…..

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RHood2 September 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Maybe he’s had bad spelling in all those “secret source” tips you’ve been getting about “mad cash” when it’s actually a “bad rash” he’s dropping because of the skanky lifestyle he’s leading.

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Karl September 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

mmm popcorn

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

Gubmint.

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