Saturday, December 08, 2007

NBC refused to run this ad

due to the final 5 seconds of it's 30 second run time. The entire ad:

Alan Wurtzel, NBC's Head of Standards and Practices:
“We have a policy that prohibits acceptance of advertising that deals with issues of public controversy ... We asked [Freedoms Watch] to eliminate a URL address where a person is asked to contact elected officials and told not to cut and run on the war on terror.”
The final seconds of the commercial have this message on screen:
To learn how you can thank our troops,
Freedoms Watch says they need to put up their URL so viewers can find one of twenty linked web sites which enable Americans to send email, cards, and gifts to troops.

Here's a link to Freedoms Watch' homepage. Take 15 seconds and see if you think the homepage is controversial.

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