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August 28, 2007

CNBC, MSNBC Refuse To Run Freedom Watch's Pro-War Ads

The group's CEO asks them:

Given your recent history of airing such ads (see below), we must wonder if your denial to FW is a subjective decision because the network officials disagree with the FW ads’ message?

...

As noted above, it’s troubling that the Networks appear to be airing messages on issues on a selective basis. Our research indicates that your network has accepted and aired advertisements dealing with controversial issues of national importance in the recent past. For example, the Networks aired an advertisement entitled “Shameless Politicians” sponsored by Move America Forward regarding the war on terror in October 2004.

Absolutely shameful. But then, they're "The Deciders." The decide which political beliefs are worthy of public debate.

Some of the banned commercials are here. They're pretty good. If you've been watching FoxNews, you've probably seen a few.

Here's the homepage for the group. They've set up a toll free number to call your Congressmen. It's 1-877-222-8001.

Correction: I wrote CNN had refused the ads. They haven't. It's CNBC and MSNBC, obviously both part of NBC, the network that decided to begin airing the lunatic ravings of Keith Olbermann on its broadcast network.

Thanks to the Rocketeer for noting that.

Another Correction: Ari Fleisher is a spokesman for the group but did not write that letter. It was written by the group's CEO. Thanks to Anwyn for that.



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