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Air an ad opposing Bush? Oh, noooo

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In case you missed it, four networks refused to run an ad opposing W’s plan to limit those nasty medical malpractice lawsuits.

NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox all said no to USAction’s request to air an ad opposing W’s proposals before tonight’s State of the Union address.

Said NBC, according to the Times, “We are sorry that we cannot accept your ad based on our network policy regarding controversial advertising.”

CNN, surprisingly, said it would run the ad. It accepts advocacy advertising. Kudos to CNN.

If you wonder why the Big Nets and Fox are reluctant to run an ad that opposes the president, consider:

The Nets made a small fortune (politicians spent a billion dollars in the last election cycle) accepting political advertising from the two major parties (talk about controversy!). W’s tort and medical malpractice reforms are backed by National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Lessee. The Nets are owned by corporations.

It ain’t too hard to connect the dots, people.


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

February 2, 2005 at 3:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Sounds about like the decision to not air the MOVEON.ORG ad during last year’s Superbowl. So much for the ability to get a message out, huh?


    February 3, 2005 at 3:28 am

  2. The Nets are also regulated by an FCC which will be run by a chair that W will appoint. Coincidence? I doubt it.


    February 4, 2005 at 2:57 am

    • More Big Brotherism? I just CAN’T wait to see who Powell’s replacement will be!


      February 9, 2005 at 3:50 am

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