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NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE They are Disparaging to President Bush

 
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NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE They are Disparaging to President Bush
NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE
Thu Oct 26 2006 21:21:10 ET

**Exclusive**

In an Ironic Twist of Events, NBC and The CW Television Network Refuse to Air Ads for Documentary Focusing on Freedom of Speech

NBC Claims that the Network “Cannot Accept These Spots as They are Disparaging to President Bush”

The CW Television Network that the Network Does “Not have Appropriate Programming in which to Schedule this Spot”

NBC and The CW Television Network have taken a stand against the Dixie’s Chicks new documentary “Shut Up & Sing” a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible political and media fallout that occurred in 2003 after the Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." “Shut Up & Sing” opens in theaters in NY and Los Angeles on Friday and in theaters nationwide on November 10th.

NBC responded to a clearance report submitted by the Weinstein Company’s media agency saying that the network “cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush.”

The CW Television Network responded that it does “not have appropriate programming in which to schedule this spot.”

Famed litigator David Boies stated, “It is disappointing and troubling that NBC and The CW would refuse to accept an otherwise appropriate ad merely because it is critical of President Bush."

Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company stated, “It’s a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America. The idea that anyone should be penalized for criticizing the president is sad and profoundly un-American.”

The Weinstein Company is exploring taking legal action.

The rejected commercials for “Shut Up & Post” can be viewed at [link to www.shutupandpost.com]

Developing...

[link to drudgereport.com]

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They ought to sue over this
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What are the contact emails, phones, addresses, etc., so we can write and voice our displeasure (not that I imagine it will make any difference, other than know I've had my say).
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Re: NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE They are Disparaging to President Bush
OK fucktards, how is this a free speech issue?

Any network has the right to deny an ad.

For whatever reason they like.



What government entity is denying the Dixie Chicks' right to free speech?

They can still say whatever they like to whomever they like, just not wherever they like.

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Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company stated, “It’s a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America. The idea that anyone should be penalized for criticizing the president is sad and profoundly un-American.”

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Well, ain't THAT ironic.
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Re: NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE They are Disparaging to President Bush
OK fucktards, how is this a free speech issue?

Any network has the right to deny an ad.

For whatever reason they like.



What government entity is denying the Dixie Chicks' right to free speech?

They can still say whatever they like to whomever they like, just not wherever they like.

cupofjoe
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I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some libs don;t know what the hell free speach is. rolleyes
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proving once again that the corporate media and the government are all part of the same corrupt slimy criminal thing.
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Boycott NBC and all the products that advertise on NBC.

A news outlet should not be so in love with a political regime that it becomes enmeshed.

This is wrong, wrong, wrong.

News = Unbiased facts. Supposed to be. Heh.

But now NBC is into PUNISHMENT to a stupid girlband for their mainstream political views? (yes, they are mainstream, more than half the country detests george and what he's been doing)

Yes, George and the folks who voted for him are all into punishment in different forms. They're making this world a sicker place.
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proving once again that the corporate media and the government are all part of the same corrupt slimy criminal thing.
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shitstream :dubya:
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Shut up and let the Dick-Tater dick-tate.

Democracy is MOB RULES.

No time for minority peace mongers.

WAR PIGS RULE!!!!


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Buy the Dixie Chicks new CD, it's excellent! Support the Dixie Chicks for taking a stand that has cost them millions. But actually, if a bunch of stupid redneck Bushlovers don't go to their concerts any more- EXCELLENT! We won't have to sit next to those assholes. moshpit
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Re: NBC REFUSES ADS FOR DIXIE CHICKS MOVIE They are Disparaging to President Bush
OK fucktards, how is this a free speech issue?

Any network has the right to deny an ad.

For whatever reason they like.



What government entity is denying the Dixie Chicks' right to free speech?

They can still say whatever they like to whomever they like, just not wherever they like.

cupofjoe
 Quoting: Apocalypse Troll

No they can't. These are broadcast networks not cable.





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