MSNBC Won't Air Anti-Gun Ad.

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, what do you think is controversial about it?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/

Tags: guns, MSNBC (all tags)

Comments

5 Comments

Re: MSNBC Won't Air Anti-Gun Ad.

I think the message behind the ad is fantastic, and it is ridiculous for MSNBC to say that it is too controversial to air.  That being said, the production value looked pretty amateurish.  Anyone with Adobe After Effects and a few spare hours could have made a better, more appealing ad.

Anyway, great diary!

by thatpurplestuff 2008-04-15 04:13PM | 0 recs
Re: MSNBC Won't Air Anti-Gun Ad.

Are you kidding me?  This ad is great - they should be running it all the time - especially since they've got all 3 candidates supporting it.  The only think I would do is find a better video of Obama's remark (poor quality), but then I think it's great.

by AnnC 2008-04-15 05:12PM | 0 recs
Re: MSNBC Won't Air Anti-Gun Ad.

He would probably rerecord for them

by CardBoard 2008-04-15 05:32PM | 0 recs
Re: MSNBC Won't Air Anti-Gun Ad.
MSNBC has an interesting definition of "controversial".
by sricki 2008-04-15 08:24PM | 0 recs
the last thing we need

is the NRA to get into this election. Part of the reason we won 1992 and 1996 is the NRA didn't endorse either George Bush I or Bob Dole, so many voters stayed home, while Clinton, the best Prez on guns finally put some good regulations on. Look at 2000. The NRA beat Gore in states we should have won and that woulda put us in the White House, like West Virginia, Arkansas and Tennessee. From what I know, the reason we lost the Carter and Dukakis state of West Virginia WAS the NRA.

However, I want that McCain clip somewhere. I'd say run the commercial without the Hillary part. Or take McCain, and put it in a David Brock commercial, make it another flip flop, and keep the NRA home again this election.

by DiamondJay 2008-04-15 09:19PM | 0 recs

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