MSNBC and Fox News have both announced that they will not air the Trump campaign’s racist anti-immigrant ad on their networks.
“After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.”
“Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday, and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network,” Marianne Gambelli, Fox News’ president of advertisement sales, told CNN in a statement.
CNN had already refused to air the ad after determining that it was racist:
CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts. 🍎
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 3, 2018
The big question is how did this racist ad make it on to broadcast television to air during Sunday Night Football? NBC’s Sunday Night Football is one of the highest rated, if not the highest rated television program each week, so who at NBC looked at Trump’s clearly racist ad and thought that it was perfectly fine to air to millions of viewers who were watching a football game?
When Fox News deems an ad too racist to run, it should never see the light of day.
Whoever approved this ad to air on NBC needs to be fired, but the good news is that Trump’s plan to get out the racist vote has blown up in his face.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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