Friday, December 07, 2007

NBC won't air these but we will; THANK YOU TROOPS!

Group Says NBC Refuses to Air Ads Thanking Troops Over Holidays

WASHINGTON — NBC has nixed holiday advertisements meant to thank troops for serving overseas in opposition to the inclusion of a non-profit's Web address.

The ads, paid for by the non-profit Freedom's Watch, are a simple thank you, the group says, with people shown paying gratitude to members of the military and the final frame showing the group's Web address, www.freedomswatch.org.

Click here to see the ads on Freedom's Watch's Web Site.

NBC is refusing to air the ads as long as the address is included, according to an e-mail exchange between NBC and the group, which Freedom's Watch provided to FOX News.

"Per my previous email, the www.freedomswatch.org website will have to be redacted from the commercials for approval. This comes from Alan Wurtzel and Rick Cotton," according to one of the notes.

NBC has reportedly backed down, and they are running the ads! Details here:

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