Friday, February 20, 2009

CNN rejects "Imagine" ad

In rejecting the' "Imagine" ad, which has a positive message about the potential of each human life, CNN is not only engaging in viewpoint discrimination but worse, is being hypocritical. The ad shows an ultrasound of a baby, briefly chronicles the struggles of that child, and shows the ultimate triumph as he becomes president of the United States...Barack Obama.

CNN was happy to run an ad from NARAL attacking Chief Justice John Roberts and had no problem doing so, stating, "CNN accepts advocacy advertising from responsible groups from across the political spectrum who wish to express their views and their opinions about issues of public importance, so the viewers can further research claims made within the ads."

The same standard should be applied to the Fidelis "Imagine" ad allowing it to be aired. So much for tolerance, balance, or fairness "across the political spectrum". For shame, CNN!

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