ABC, CBS, NBC Also Refuse To Air Trump Ad

A "fake news" graphic superimposed over the faces of news anchors in the Trump commercial was cited by CNN, ABC and NBC for not airing the ad. The networks contend that makes it inaccurate, and ABC said it represents a personal attack.

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC have joined CNN in refusing to air an advertisement that lists President Donald Trump’s accomplishments during his administration’s first 100 days while blaming the “fake news” media for not reporting on them.

A “fake news” graphic superimposed over the faces of news anchors was cited by CNN, ABC and NBC for not airing the ad. The networks contend that makes it inaccurate, and ABC said it represents a personal attack. CBS would not comment Friday on its reasons for the rejection.

The journalists whose faces are seen in the commercial are Andrea Mitchell of NBC, Wolf Blitzer of CNN, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, Scott Pelley of CBS and George Stephanopoulos of ABC.

“Apparently, the mainstream media are champions of the First Amendment only when it serves their own political views,” said Lara Trump, a daughter-in-law of the president who serves as a consultant to the Trump campaign. Already up and running for 2020, the campaign has used the refusal in fundraising pleas to potential donors.

The campaign also submitted a list of examples for each network of what it contended were falsehoods by their anchors and reporters, according to a person with access to the documents. The person was not authorized to discuss the material by name and requested anonymity.

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Some of the examples were more about how news was presented than about facts: Sean Hannity’s complaint about CBS’ editing of his “60 Minutes” interview and criticism of how Maddow reported on a Trump tax document.

The ad has run on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network. The Trump campaign did not seek ad time on the Fox broadcast network, which doesn’t have a regular newscast.

Associated Press writer Julie Bykowicz in Washington contributed to this report.

 


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Shenee Howard says:

May 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

Note to Lara Trump – each network reviews ads for accuracy and truth priot to airing. This ad did not meet the criteria. Change the ad, then you have a shot of airing it.

    Tom Michales says:

    May 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    If that’s the case, they should air the ad because it is accurate and true.

Angie McClimon says:

May 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

Ah, Der Cheeto. When will he learn not to bite the hand that feeds him?

    Tom Michales says:

    May 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Funny, I don’t recall anyone joking about skin color of other Presidents. Yet somehow, it’s ok now. Love Trumps Hate, as long as you think you’re going to win.

    Cameron Miller says:

    May 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Stop calling Trump a cheeto and other hateful orange name. He is not orange, he is white, and that’s the end of it!

Cheryl Thorne says:

May 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

Lefties protecting their fake news…but the are already exposed..

Cheryl Thorne says:

May 8, 2017 at 11:22 am

Hope u make it.. thank you for the compliment

Keith ONeal says:

May 8, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Scott Pelley does NOT report fake news. Neither does any other Anchor or Reporter for CBS News. The ad is a FAKE AD, and CBS had every right to REJECT it.

    Cameron Miller says:

    May 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Stop defending the liberal media’s push of fake news, they are fake news, but you flat out refuse to accept that!


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