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WASHINGTON — NBC has nixed holiday advertisements meant to thank troops for serving overseas in opposition to the inclusion of a non-profit's Web address.
The ads, paid for by the non-profit Freedom's Watch, are a simple thank you, the group says, with people shown paying gratitude to members of the military and the final frame showing the group's Web address, www.freedomswatch.org.
NBC is refusing to air the ads as long as the address is included, according to an e-mail exchange between NBC and the group, which Freedom's Watch provided to FOX News.
"Per my previous email, the www.freedomswatch.org website will have to be redacted from the commercials for approval. This comes from Alan Wurtzel and Rick Cotton," according to one of the notes.
the link to the website violates their policy on controversial issue advertising because it encourages political action and other activities. He said the policy is applied consistently across the board and this group was not targeted in any way.
Wurtzel also expressed general concerns that NBC has about people with "deep pockets" being able to buy up a great deal of advertising and affect public perception on any issue, solely because they have the money to do it.
NBC also objected to using images including military uniforms and vehicles and asked for proof of government approval for the group's use of the images in its ads.
Originally posted by BigJoeNYC
I agree this is terrible, these boys are putting there lives on the line and we cant say thank you. No political message there, this is just the far left libs. This never would have happen if it were move on.
Originally posted by Alxandro
Are you two saying the libs can't and won't think for themselves and will always be controlled by cons?
How about the Hollywood bunch and the Academia?
How about moveon's ad in the NYTimes about "General Betray Us" that back fired?
This victim mentality crap has got to stop.
Originally posted by traderonwallst
Both companies are currently promoting everything green, of course they have a huge amount invested in alternative energy including solar and wind.
And we all know that MSNBC is even more slanted left than CNN is. And thats pretty hard to believe!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by BlueRaja
The only area where conservatives have an advantage is in talk radio, because most listeners don't want to listen to whiny, self-loathing, defeatist commentators.
Originally posted by traderonwallst[/
Now, as for who runs these information channels...CNN liberal (despite what you said)....MSNBC - liberal and borderline kooky if you ask me, ABC - liberal, NBC - liberal, CBS - liberal...CNBC business minded so I have no problems with the way they report news. FOX, yes slightly conservative.
Liberal acedemia....still as strong as ever.