I have become so disgusted with the amount, quality and repetition of political ads that when I found a story that said there was a positive aspect to them I simply had to read it.
Even as the 2012 presidential race has wallowed in the mire of political insults, this year's ads have been, for the most part, focused on issues — meaning that, if you can dig through the insults and the deceptions, you've actually got a shot at learning where both candidates stand
In the most recent period studied — the last three weeks of September — only 7.8 percent of ads aired in the presidential race were positive, mentioning only the candidate they were advertising, the university found.
Another 32 percent of the TV spots fell into a third category: "contrast" ads that mention both the candidate supported and the candidate opposed.
"The percentage of pure attack ads has sort of gone haywire," said Erika Fowler, director of the Wesleyan Media Project.
Her analysis found that 63.8 percent of the post-convention September ads aired by Obama and pro-Obama groups were attack ads against Romney. Of the pro-Romney ads, 61 percent bashed Obama.
A pitiful report card for the tactics and integrity of both political campaigns
After further review I am still disgusted and repulsed by the political advertising and will continue to hit the mute button or change the channel when they appear.