Skip to comments.NBC Refuses Ads For Dixie Chicks Movie
Posted on 10/26/2006 6:56:35 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
In an Ironic Twist of Events, NBC and The CW Television Network Refuse to Air Ads for Documentary Focusing on Freedom of Speech
NBC Claims that the Network Cannot Accept These Spots as They are Disparaging to President Bush
The CW Television Network that the Network Does Not have Appropriate Programming in which to Schedule this Spot
NBC and The CW Television Network have taken a stand against the Dixies Chicks new documentary Shut Up & Sing a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible political and media fallout that occurred in 2003 after the Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." Shut Up & Sing opens in theaters in NY and Los Angeles on Friday and in theaters nationwide on November 10th.
NBC responded to a clearance report submitted by the Weinstein Companys media agency saying that the network cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush.
The CW Television Network responded that it does not have appropriate programming in which to schedule this spot.
Famed litigator David Boies stated, It is disappointing and troubling that NBC and The CW would refuse to accept an otherwise appropriate ad merely because it is critical of President Bush."
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company stated, Its a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America. The idea that anyone should be penalized for criticizing the president is sad and profoundly un-American.
The Weinstein Company is exploring taking legal action.
The rejected commercials for Shut Up & Post can be viewed at http://www.shutupandpost.com
Please provide the working link.
Evidently, FR has gotten to NBC, as well!!
Hell just got a hockey team.
Sorry about that
FR new motto:
All your media are belong to us...
How do they explain their network news, then???????
We have entered......The Twilight Zone.
dee do dee do dee do dee do
This must be a joke.
I am extremely suspicious.
There must be another shoe waiting to be dropped.
They were not "blacklisted" for "exercising their right of free speech." The paying public simply refused to buy the crap they peddle out of disgust for what they had said. No one restrained them from saying what they wanted to say. No one restrained the public from spending its money as it wished.
Thanks for providing a link.
You're absolutely right but I'm sure you're not surprised to see a lib(s) blame others for their failures.
Surely didn't want to lose this thread!!
I saw the commercial around 12:30 am on ABC, WABC-NY today... Pretty pathetic attempt at a comeback..
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