Andrea Mitchell made it clear Monday that the Obama campaign did not have permission to show her in a new ad.
NBC News recently asked the campaign to stop playing an ad which showed Mitchell fact-checking Mitt Romney after Wednesday night's debate. Mitchell addressed the campaign's unauthorized use of the footage on her show Monday.
"You should know that NBC News has not granted either campaign permission to use our news material, and immediately requested that the campaign refrain from using NBC News material in this and future advertisements," she told viewers.
She also pointed out that she fact-checked President Obama, as well as Romney, in the full report. "In this case the Obama campaign uses only a short clip from a Truth Squad report that in fact pointed out exaggerations and/or misstatements that both candidates had made during the debate," Mitchell said. Watch her remarks at the 4:45 mark in the clip above.
This is the latest example of political campaigns using footage of television journalists without permission. NBC News and MSNBC have lodged complaints with the Romney and Obama campaigns for showing Tom Brokaw and Ed Schultz, respectively, in their ads in the past. "I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad," Brokaw said at the time. "I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign."
Bob Schiffer has also spoken out about his appearance in a Mitt Romney ad.