Thursday, August 8, 2013

NBC nixed antiKeystone XL ad during Obama's Leno appearance because it was 'personal' in nature

NBC actually has a policy against personal attacks in political advertising. (AKSARBENT will wait until you stop laughing.)
      Ridiculing a TransCanada executive's boundless duplicity would have violated this policy, which you will recall NBC vigorously, strictly and conscientiously enforced during the months-long mudslinging contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in 2012.
     If AKSARBENT were a cynical blog it would suspect that the advertising policies of American television networks favor large advertisers the way Las Vegas whores favor high rollers.
    However we are not cynical, and were quite relieved to learn that the rejection of this ad had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the $153,000,000 in yearly television advertising purchased by the fossil fuel industry.
    Here, troublemakers, is the ad rejected for being a personal attack against a CEO by NBC, the corporation which brought you Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons In The World:

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