Saturday, December 08, 2007

NBC Rejects Ads Thanking Troops - Updated and Bumped

Update: Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters reports that NBC had no problem running a antiwar ad during the Today Show.

Also, a Drudge Report blurb says that NBC has reversed its decision due to "...pressure from outraged viewers."

NBC has rejected the two spots below because Freedom's Watch, the group that produced them, is "too political" and lists their URL in the ads.

Of course, if Freedom's Watch removes their URL, the ads would then appear to be PSAs produced by NBC - not that NBC or any MSM outlet has a reputation for being thankful to the troops who put their lives on the line to guarantee the MSM's right to slander those same troops. And to endanger them and compromise their mission by disseminating classified information about secret programs. And print helpful diagrams showing the weak spots in their body armor. And, of course, no mainstream outlet would offer a discount for a group's ad that uses a bad pun to accuse a serving general of treason. Not that there's a double standard at work here or anything.

And don't you dare question their patriotism.