Friday, December 7, 2007

Un. be. lievable
Tom Smith

I really don't get this.  NBC and MSNBC apparently refuse to run ads thanking our troops.  Watch the ads on the Powerline blog linked to.  Are they perhaps offensive in their very innocuousness?  Do they paper over the complexities by using such simple phrases as "Thank you"?  Perhaps it is too controversial to say "We think you're heros!"  Is NBC's position that they support our troops, but they find anybody saying "thank you" to them offensive?  I think they should just come out and say "We do not support our troops.  But of course, we support our troops."

Edwards is right.  There really are two Americas.

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Tom Smith


"It is our understanding that the purported basis for the denial is the Networks’ demand that FW remove reference on the advertisement to the FW website."

Am I missing something? How is a reference to your company's website and name a basis for refusing an ad that you are paying for? All companies that have a website always "pimp it" (as my much younger sister would say)in their commercials. From Target to Budwiser to St. Judes to Ebay, they all make references to who they are and where on the web you can go to get more info.

This "reason" given is weak at best, and most-likely, based on past performance, blantant content-based discrimination.

Posted by: KDupps | Dec 7, 2007 1:19:44 PM

And they wonder why the dinosaur media is dying a slow, miserable death.

Posted by: Denny | Dec 7, 2007 5:07:31 PM