December 7, 2007

NBC IS REFUSING TO RUN PRO-TROOPS ADS from Freedom’s Watch, but you can see them at the link. They told me that if George W. Bush were reelected we’d see a sort of soft fascism in which corporate media would freeze out views that were politically uncongenial. And they were right! “Freedom of speech: at some of our networks, you can’t even buy it!”

UPDATE: Indeed: “Watch the ads on the Powerline blog linked to. Are they perhaps offensive in their very innocuousness? Do they paper over the complexities by using such simple phrases as ‘Thank you’? Perhaps it is too controversial to say ‘We think you’re heros!’ Is NBC’s position that they support our troops, but they find anybody saying ‘thank you’ to them offensive?” The ads seem completely unobjectionable to me.

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