August 22, 2005

SLC TV station rejects Sheehan anti-Bush ad

The moonbat group that protest queen Cindy Sheehan founded, Gold Star Families for Peace tried to put their "bash Bush" television spot on all the stations in the Salt Lake City market as a prelude to President Bush's appearance there this afternoon.

"Tried" is the operative word there.

Clear Channel-owned ABC affiiliate KTVX refused to air the ad, calling it possibly "offensive" to local residents.

The advertisement was rejected by KTVX Channel 4 because of the content, according to a statement from general manager David D'Antuono. The ad has been running throughout the weekend on KSL, KUTV and KSTU.

"Upon viewing the spot the management of KTVX felt that the controversial content could very well be offensive to our community in Utah which has contributed more than its fair share of fighting soldiers, and suffered significant loss of life in this Iraq war," D'Antuono said.

D'Antuono said that the decision was made by local management and not influenced by station owner Clear Channel Communication, whose executives donate heavily to Republicans. The management also did not place any prohibitions on coverage of the advertisement's rejection by its news team.

Good for them! I'm glad to hear that there are stations who don't glom on to each and every single ad that comes their way.

Posted by mhking at August 22, 2005 02:15 PM | TrackBack
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