Several networks are taking a stand against Donald Trump and his ‘fake news’ agenda. ‘
President Trump is once again patting himself on the back, as if he’s actually done something worthwhile. He’s made a promotional news ad highlighting Trump’s first 100 days in office. It also conveys Donald’s ‘fake news’ label he’s constantly attaching to the media. Many networks have refused to pick up and air Trumps ad. Many within Trump’s camp have criticized the mainstream media for not picking up the ad.
According to Donald’s 2020 reelection campaign website, “the mainstream TV networks have blocked the ad from running, including CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC.”. Well we know how Trump gets when he doesn’t get his way
Trump’s camp have come forward calling the act of blocking it “a chilling precedent against free speech rights.”
Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and consultant on his 2020 reelection camp had this to say,
“Apparently, the mainstream media are champions of the First Amendment only when it serves their own political views. Faced with an ad that doesn’t fit their biased narrative, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC have now all chosen to block our ad. This is an unprecedented act of censorship in America that should concern every freedom-loving citizen.”
Here are some statements from some of the networks including CNN, Abc, and NBC.
“CNN requested that the advertiser remove the false graphic that says the mainstream media is ‘fake news,’” the network responded in a statement on Tuesday. “The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false. Per our policy, it will be accepted only if the graphic is deleted. Those are the facts.”
An ABC spokesperson spoke with The Hollywood Reporter stating, “We rejected the ad because it did not meet our guidelines. We have previously accepted Trump ads and are open to doing so in the future.”
An NBC rep released their statement, saying, “Consistent with our policies, we have agreed to accept the ad if the inaccurate graphic – which refers to journalists as ‘fake news’ – is corrected.”