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View Poll Results: NBC Was Wrong In Denying The Pro-Troop Ad To Air.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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NBC Lawyer who nixed troop ad gives generously to Congressional Democrats

The NBC lawyer who refused to allow a non-profit group to air an advertisement thanking American troops for their service has donated at least $45,000 to a host of Congressional Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, New York Senator Hillary Clinton and the campaign committees of House and Senate Democrats, research by the Majority Accountability Project (www.majorityap.com) has found.

According to a Fox News report http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,315944,00.html, Richard Cotton, the general counsel for NBC/Universal, was one of two network officials who decided not to sell ad time to Freedom’s Watch http://www.freedomswatch.org/, which describes itself as “a nonpartisan movement dedicated to preserving, protecting, and defending conservative principles and promoting a conservative agenda.”

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Old 12-12-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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Default NBC Rejects then Accepts 'Thank you Troops' Holiday Ad

NBC Rejects then Accepts 'Thank you Troops' Holiday Ad
by Michelle Oddis

Posted: 12/11/2007
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23899

Last weekend NBC reversed their original refusal and decided to air an ad thanking the troops during the holiday season. The ad, paid for by FreedomsWatch.org, was -- at first-- deemed too political by NBC executives.

Liberal media sources have pegged the ad as a “pro- war spot” in headlines. The ad is a short collection of Americans saying "thank you" to the men and women serving our country and away from their families this holiday season. Freedom's Watch President Brad Blakeman said "Anybody in the world who would look at this ad would come away with nothing other than we should be thankful for their service." The ads (view here and here) had already been approved by other media outlets and began airing December 6.

Initially NBC said “the ‘www.freedomswatch.org’ (broken link) website will have to be redacted from the commercials for approval,” stating that the request came from NBC’s president of research, Alan Wurtzel and NBC general counsel, Rick Cotton. Wurtzel told AP in an interview on Friday that the use of the organization’s name in the ad was too political.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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NBC Lawyer who nixed troop ad gives generously to Congressional Democrats

The NBC lawyer who refused to allow a non-profit group to air an advertisement thanking American troops for their service has donated at least $45,000 to a host of Congressional Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, New York Senator Hillary Clinton and the campaign committees of House and Senate Democrats, research by the Majority Accountability Project (www.majorityap.com) has found.

According to a Fox News report http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,315944,00.html, Richard Cotton, the general counsel for NBC/Universal, was one of two network officials who decided not to sell ad time to Freedom’s Watch http://www.freedomswatch.org/, which describes itself as “a nonpartisan movement dedicated to preserving, protecting, and defending conservative principles and promoting a conservative agenda.”

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http://majorityap.com/nbc_lawyer_who_nixed_troop_ad_gives_generously_to_ congressional_democrats (broken link)
I have to ask, not being in the industry.. Why would a LAWYER be screening advertisements of non-profit groups, isnt that the sales reps job? Move-on.org was able to post flat out lies, but a thank you, (even if it is politically motivated) ad was declined.. mmm
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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And they say there is no bias in the American News Media.

Last week, CNN got caught. And Look at the New York Times...
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