MSNBC relents will air anti-gun ad

I posted a Diary a few days back about MSNBC's refusal to run an anti-gun ad.  They have relented and decided to air it.  Thanks for your emails (if anybody sent them).  Here Is what I wrote a few days back:

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Mayors Againss Illegal Guns, a group created by Mike Bloomberg, is attempting to air the anti-gun ad on MSNBC.  Sadly MSNBC found the ad to be too "controversial." The ad simply show the three presidential candidates making commitments to close "gun-show loopholes" and then various mayors calling for them to be closed.

features each of the three leading presidential candidates pledging to make it harder to buy guns at gun shows, and images of three mayors urging viewers to call Congress and ask that a bill closing the "gun-show loophole" be passed.  Fox and CNN are airing the ad, yet MSNBC (of all stations) is refusing.  

And email from an MSNBC exec reads, "just heard back from legal about your script...unfortunately, we can not accept as it is a controversial issue ad," said the email from the account executive."

Here is the ad:

Tags: guns, MSNBC (all tags)

Comments

3 Comments

Re: MSNBC relents will air anti-gun ad

EXCELLENT!

I'm really glad to hear this.

Sorry it isn't controversial enough that the people here would want to discuss it.

by freedom78 2008-04-18 02:36PM | 0 recs
Re: MSNBC relents will air anti-gun ad

yeah, when the primary is decided my diaries will once again receive some intrest

by CardBoard 2008-04-18 02:44PM | 0 recs
Good diary

I am sorry I missed in when it was up.

by Student Guy 2008-04-18 08:02PM | 0 recs

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