Whatever happened to the old media axiom that part of its mission was "Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable?"
NBC has refused to air an advertisement for the new documentary about the Dixie Chicks' travails after Natalie Maines' remark about her shame that President Bush was from Texas.
According to the Weinstein Co., NBC's commercial clearance department said in writing that it "cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush."
Um, so? Has your network refused ads disparaging other political candidates (see the Corker ads implying interracial hanky-panky by Harold Ford in Tennessee and many others)?Posted by Linkmeister at October 27, 2006 12:26 PM | TrackBack