What Else is Mike Gibbons Willing to Outsource?
April 14, 2021
In Case You Missed It, Republican Senate candidate Mike Gibbons kicked off his campaign this week promising to run a different kind of campaign. Apparently, that includes using stock footage from Russia and Ukraine in his announcement video while trying to claim he’s fighting for the American dream. While Ohio offers several idyllic backdrops — Russia, Ohio is a good option — Gibbons chose to outsource campaign footage, which raises questions about what else Gibbons would be willing to outsource out of Ohio.
Seth Richardson of Cleveland.com writes: “Despite describing the United States as the ‘greatest country in the history of the world’ in his announcement that he would run for U.S. Senate, businessman Mike Gibbons used foreign stock footage in his video introducing himself to Ohio voters.”
Read more from Cleveland.com HERE and below:
- Despite describing the United States as the “greatest country in the history of the world” in his announcement that he would run for U.S. Senate, businessman Mike Gibbons used foreign stock footage in his video introducing himself to Ohio voters.
- In a nearly three-minute long video announcing his candidacy, Gibbons, a Republican, opined on the state of Washington and the current political climate in the United States, accompanied by high definition images of what looked like average, everyday Americans.
- The problem? Some of that footage was shot overseas in Russia and Ukraine.
- That includes a portion of the video at around 59 seconds. Gibbons, laying out his background of starting his own business and becoming independently wealthy, explained why he was running for office.
- That footage comes from stock video site Pond5, a New York-based firm for stock photos, videos and music. The video, which costs $69 for high definition or $118 for 4K high definition, was filmed in Russia, according to Pond5.