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Old 12-03-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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FOX News Refuses To Run "Rescue The Constitution" Ad

I wonder what documentation they would need.


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Fox News has refused to air an ad produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights that criticizes the Bush administration for "destroying the Constitution" by the use of renditions, torture, and other tactics. The ad, "Rescue the Constitution," which is narrated by actor Danny Glover, can be viewed here



In an email provided to Media Matters for America by the Center, Fox News account executive Erin Kelly told Owen Henkel, the Center's e-communications manager, that Fox would not run the ad:

Hi Owen --

We cannot approve the spot with it being Danny Glover's opinion that the Bush Administration is destroying the Constitution. If you have documentation that it is indeed being destroyed, we can look at that.

Sorry about that,

Erin


In 2005, Fox refused to run an ad critical of then-Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr., who had been nominated by President Bush to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR
is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
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Re: FOX News Refuses To Run "Rescue The Constitution" Ad

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If you have documentation that it is indeed being destroyed, we can look at that.

Sorry about that
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I wonder what documentation they would need.
Dubya would have to be caught on tape walking into the National Archives and taking a lighter to the document itself for Fox News to run this.
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Huh? Documentation?
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We have U.S Fox News here, but don't get the U.S ads with it - do they show other political ads in general?
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We have U.S Fox News here, but don't get the U.S ads with it - do they show other political ads in general?
Yes. It's called "The O'Reilly Factor."
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Isn't their newscast a political ad?
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I'm having trouble thinking of any program on Fox that isn't a political ad.
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Re: Re: FOX News Refuses To Run "Rescue The Constitution" Ad

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Dubya would have to be caught on tape walking into the National Archives and taking a lighter to the document itself for Fox News to run this.
Heard any good Sandy Berger jokes lately?
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I'm having trouble thinking of any program on Fox that isn't a political ad.
True, true.
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narrated by actor Danny Glover
Would this be the same Danny Glover that has nothing but praise and admiration for Communist dictators like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez? If so, are we really supposed to take seriously anything this man says about human rights, democracy, constitutional protections or freedom of the press?

Viva Fox News Channel.
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Your Danny Glover argument proves nothing about the validity (or lack there of) of Fox News Channel.
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Your Danny Glover argument proves nothing about the validity (or lack there of) of Fox News Channel.

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Your Danny Glover argument proves nothing about the validity (or lack there of) of Fox News Channel.
The fact that they have more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined validates, at the least, their business model. That their loudest detractors succumb to hysteria at their mere existence validates their raison d'être.
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