Last month NBC rejected the following ad by to run during the Super Bowl because of its “political advocacy”:

Now CNN has also rejected the ad, which wanted to air on its station during President Obama’s first State of the Union address later this month, stating…

We have decided to pass on this creative. CNN doesn’t accept advocacy ads that portray personal decisions in a manner that suggests a position in favor of the advocacy message, without having permission of the persons involved.

This is false. In 2005 CNN ran an ad by NARAL accusing then-Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of supporting violence against abortion mills, certainly without his permission. The ad was deemed so odorous, NARAL was quickly forced to withdraw it. But CNN defended its running of the ad, stating:

CNN accepts advocacy advertising from responsible groups from across the political spectrum who wish to express their views and their opinions about issues of public importance.

Actually, every anti-candidate political ad ever made would fit CNN’s rejection criteria of the ad.
Furthermore, the ad doesn’t attach a position to Obama on abortion one way or the other. It simply states irrefutable facts.
Why do you think NBC and CNN actually rejected the ad (which has now been viewed over 1.6 million times on YouTube)? I can think of several reasons.

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