Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rescue the Constitution!

Media Matters reports that Fox News has refused to air an ad produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights that criticizes the Bush administration for "destroying the Constitution" by the use of renditions, torture, and other tactics. The ad, "Rescue the Constitution," which is narrated by actor Danny Glover, can be viewed below:

In an email provided to Media Matters for America by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Fox News account executive Erin Kelly told Owen Henkel, CCR's e-communications manager, that Fox would not run the ad:
Hi Owen --

We cannot approve the spot with it being Danny Glover's opinion that the Bush Administration is destroying the Constitution. If you have documentation that it is indeed being destroyed, we can look at that.

Sorry about that,


You can read the entire Media Matters article here.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) was founded 40 years ago CCR in order to provide legal support for the activists during the civil rights movement.

You can read more about the Center for Constitutional Rights here.

plez sez: the Fake News Network distributes so much misinformation and half-truths on a daily basis it boggles the mind... i guess if this ad were in support of the Bush Administration, there'd be little hesitation in running it.


David Sullivan said...

The name Fox has such a bad connotation with me that I can't even watch the NFC half the time having to look at the name Fox in the corner of the screen. I do occasionally tune in to the "pundits" on Fox because you know the saying "keep your friends close and your enemies closer". I keep Fox as close as I can tolerate!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

man, we may as well be in facisty Italy

plez... said...

it is surprising that they continue to pawn themselves off as a legitimate news organization!