Friday, January 16, 2004

MoveOn Knocked Out of Super Bowl

The upstart political organization learns that there's no right to free speech on network TV -- even for those who can pay for it.

On Thursday, CBS rejected the winner of MoveOn's "Bush in 30 Seconds" ad contest. The online advocacy group was trying to buy airtime to run the commercial, which criticizes the Bush administration's irresponsible run-up of federal debt, during the Super Bowl, a Feb. 1 event expected to draw around 90 million viewers. (Salon has the story, but so do a lot of other news organizations)

CBS distinguished itself a month or so ago by caving in to right-wing pressure and pulling a two-part movie about Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

If you didn't believe before that corporate media is a whore, do you believe it now?

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