Networks Stop Running Trump’s Immigration Ad, Drawing More Attention to Trump’s Immigration Ad
Critics claim the ad is racist.
A Trump campaign ad has drawn the ire of the usual suspects.
NBC and Fox News have stopped running the 30-second ad spot that connects the migrant caravan with illegal alien cop killer, Luis Bracamontes. CNN refused to run the ad in the first place.
Critics claim the ad is racist.
NBC and Fox News said on Monday morning that they would no longer air an immigration ad from President Donald Trump that has been widely derided as racially divisive.
“After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” said Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for NBC’s advertising sales department.
NBC came under fire for airing the commercial during its Sunday NFL coverage of a game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.
The decision to run the ad quickly drew criticism on social media, including from actress Debra Messing, who stars in the NBC comedy “Will and Grace.”
“I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad,” Messing tweeted. “It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about.”
The ad aired 18 times across multiple networks including Fox News and Fox Business Network, according to advertising tracking firm iSpotTV, which noted it also aired on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday morning.
Shortly after NBC made its announcement, Fox News said it had decided on Sunday to stop showing the ad.
“Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network,” Marianne Gambelli, president of ad sales for Fox News, said in an emailed statement.
David Martosko of The Daily Mail notes that the 30-second ad has been confused with a similar ad Trump tweeted:
At that point, the ad that NBC ran Sunday hadn’t been shown anywhere. CNN appeared to be referring to a 60-second video the president tweeted last week, one that his campaign didn’t produce.
The New York Times appeared to confuse them over the weekend, calling the 30-second spot ‘a shorter version’ of the video on Trump’s twitter feed. The Washington Post, too, conflated the two, calling the 60-second verion ‘the full ad.’
Both pieces of video feature a message that paints the thousands of Central American migrants headed north to the U.S. as a national security threat. And both use convicted cop-killer Luis Bracamontes as a poster-child for illegal-immigrant criminals.
They don’t share any footage in common, however. The shots of Bracamontes boasting about his murders were taken from different TV networks.
CNN didn’t specify what constituted racism in the ad.
A jury sentenced Bracamontes to death this year for slaying a pair of law enforcement officers after he was deported from the U.S. twice and jumped the border a third time.
The ad CNN refused to air includes nine seconds about Bracamontes, showing his courtroom boast that he regretted ‘that I just killed two.’
What's interesting (to me) about CNN's refusal to run the 30-second Trump ad that NBC aired last night: CNN seems to have conflated it with the 60-second video POTUS tweeted last week. The two videos cover the same theme but are otherwise unrelated. https://t.co/eN5TdInHWS
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 5, 2018
Is it possible Fox went along with the ban so they could justify airing it in news packages "about the ban" all day today and tomorrow? Would be a flavor of the PETA Super Bowl ad strategy: Get the ad banned s oeveryone in the country talks about it and wants to see it. https://t.co/s9JLBN8wWc
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 5, 2018
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Childish defiance rather than strategy characterizes today’s Democrat
The collateral damage from anti-nativism, at both ends of the bridge, and Pro-Choice/selective-child, receive little consideration in the mainstream and “independent” press.
“Raaacciiisssstttt!” Getting as boring as homophobic, sexist, etc., etc..
Conservative: “We can’t afford to provide welfare to every poor person in the world. If they’re truly refugees, they should be claiming asylum in the first country they reach. We need to vet individuals coming into our country.”
Dims: “Shut up racist!”
It’s called the Streisand Effect.
Where the attempt to ban something people haven’t actually seen, makes them actively want to see it just to know what the fuss is all about.
Named after barbara “I might move to Canada” streisand. She tried to keep anyone from knowing where her house was, and also keep it from being photographed. If you look at her property, she has more resources than many people to house, feed and provide for “refugees.” My guess is she is a limousine liberal, living a life of luxury (good for her) who likes to tell everyone else how to live, but hasn’t and won’t make any sacrifices herself.
I hadn’t seen this ad until just now.
Seriously – where is the racism?
You don’t know about anti-racism gymnastics (the mental variety)?
Here’s a tutorial.
You must bend over backwards to disproportionately emphasize women and children that are a small fraction of the caravan.
You must do a front handspring over the “first country” doctrine for asylum seekers.
You must tumble from reality until you redefine racism as the realities that you don’t like.
Everything that is not leftist is racist.
Everything that is not leftist is sexist.
Everything that is not . . . ∞
Produce the ad, knowing the likely response it will draw. It gets banned. Draws even more attention. By now, I’d say it’s not beyond reasonableness to think this a Trump strategy.
Trump needs to get the Carl’s Jr ad people on this. Carl’s Jr makes a new ad, someone says it can’t be run on the networks, 70 millions guys immediately watch it, and the TV ad cost is $0.
Even Bill Hicks couldn’t envision a Carl’s Jr ad.
There ya’ go. On the other hand, I wish that some of the conservative sites would find a way to minimalize the spreading of the Leftist narratives.
Immigration control is a winner for the Republicans and a HUGE loser for the Dems. Serious polling, for the last 20 years, has shown that the majority of the American people, sometimes a sizable majority, want a stop to illegal immigration and for legal immigration to be controlled. A majority. For 20 years. But, the hardcore Democrat base WANTS unfettered immigration. How does the Democrat Party satisfy their base while still wooing those concerned about illegal immigration levels in America? They attempt to hide the illegal immigration problem from voters.
The ad was a winner for the Republicans. If it was aired, it was a pretty hard hitting message. If it was banned, it will still be viewed, thanks to the internet, and it might reach a wider audience with the same hard hitting message.
To quote Ring Lardner:
“Shut Up, they explained.”
Fortunately, “Progressives” almost always over-reach and then it backfires!
I’m becoming a grump but HOW DID THE GOP LOSE TO THESE PEOPLE FOR SO MANY YEARS. Aaaaaagh!
And get your hoverboards off my lawn.
Okay. I’m better now. But.. damn.
Can we get a box of Federal Campaign Finance Reporting Forms over to the CNN building please.
And now might be a good time to tinker with Freedom of the Press. Since the 4th Estate is currently vacant.
So let me get this straight…
It is OK for a network to refuse to sell someone air time to run a commercial but…
It is NOT OK for a cake maker to refuse to make a specific cake?
What about “public accommodations”, it either IS or IS NOT a thing, right?
The airwaves belong to us and are just “loaned” to the networks, right?