Trump’s Closing Ad Shunned by Media Outlets

We wrote last week about a horribly-racist television advertisement being promoted by President Trump in an effort to scare voters toward Republicans in the midterm election. The TV spot in question was being aired across the country, but blowback has been significant enough that media outlets are finally pushing back.

As the Washington Post explains:

Facebook and a growing number of media organizations — including Fox News — announced Monday that they would no longer provide a platform for a Trump campaign ad that echoes the president’s rhetoric on immigration ahead of the midterm elections.

After CNN called the ad “racist” over the weekend, NBC announced it was pulling the spot despite allowing it to air during a highly rated football game on Sunday night. Fox News and Facebook followed suit on Monday…

…“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, said in a statement.

In a separate statement, Facebook said it “violates Facebook’s advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it.”

“While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it cannot receive paid distribution,” the social media company said.

President Trump was asked by a reporter today to comment on the advertisement in question. His response was about what you’d expect:

“Well, a lot of things are offensive. Your questions are offensive a lot of the times.”

Trump is going to say whatever he wants, but when Fox News won’t even back you up…

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  1. JohnInDenver says:

    I do hope we will find out the entire list of people responsible for decision making on the ad… Lee Atwater needs company in the history books.

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    Wow, it wouldn't even pass the Fox standards of decency. That says a great deal.

  3. Davie says:

    The media is finally understanding the monster they have been coddling for the last 2 years: Trump Isn’t Inciting Violence by Mistake, But on Purpose. He Just Told Us.

  4. Gray in Mountains says:

    Somehow I missed the ad. Hopefully won't have to wait until '19/'20 campaign to see it


    • Duke Cox says:

      I saw a screen shot, I think. It was a shot of a road full of "invaders". It looked like it had been photoshopped to make it seem the column of people stretched to the horizon. 

      Trumplican© operatives have no moral or ethical floor because their boss does not. I think it is important, at this juncture, to remember that T***p did not do this to the Republican party. The Republican party did this to America. A giant thank you to all the Republicans, Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Dick Armey, Donald Rumsfelt, and on and on…who started the process and built a platform of fear, hate, and greed that has led us to the place we now stand.

      The United States is on the brink of becoming a white nationalist, totalitarian, country whose standing in the world has plummeted. This election will determine which path we take. If the Trumplican party pulls this off and completes the takeover of the United States government, Trump will need to build a wall on the Canadian border to keep people in. America has no future as a belligerent, racist, theocracy.

      • The realist says:

        So agree with you, Duke. We will all witness the decline of a once great nation if the Trumpists win.

        If there is a reasonable, progressive future for this country, those leaders will need to recognize every day, every month, every year, that racism and willful ignorance run deep. Those leaders – if they are given the opportunity to lead – will have a lot of work to do.

        • Duke Cox says:

          If we do manage to stand against this hatred and begin to remember what it was that made America great. It was not the GDP.

          America was made great by the words at the base of the Statue of Liberty. There are reasons it stands there. There are reasons it was given to us by France. I often refer to those words nowadays because we seem to have forgotten, that those "tired, poor masses" were our great grandparents..and beyond. The "Great America" T***p seeks is the pre-FDR, "Old Deal". 

          The thing that really gets me is the degree to which so many Americans are willing to forget from whence we came. The principle of "the suspension of disbelief" is a powerful tool…once the truth is eviscerated and left to perish.

          Our leaders will need a steadfast populace to support them if they get the chance. And thank you for your steadfast appreciation of my thoughts. I am always humbled by praise from those I respect. 😁

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