Fox rejects ad against DADT

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    Nov 23, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    "Argh! We're unbalanced! It's unfair!"

    http://www.palmcenter.org/press/dadt/releases/fox_news_rejects_ad_about_gay_troops

    Santa Barbara, Calif. (November 23, 2010) - Today, the Palm Center issued a statement following the rejection by Fox News of a 30-second advertisement in which Generals from allied militaries say that gay troops do not undermine combat effectiveness. The ad can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0qAAtLQ8zw

    Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin stated: "I am surprised that Fox News would reject an ad featuring allied Generals, given that both host Bill O'Reilly and guest contributor Liz Cheney have expressed support for open gay service. This is an important time for input from all sides on this issue, and I hope Fox will reconsider."
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    Nov 23, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    Before anybody says, "Tu quoque":
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/23/fox-news-rejects-ad-dont-ask-dont-tell-repeal_n_787650.htmlPalm Center Deputy Executive Director Christopher Neff took issue with Fox's characterization of the ad.

    "They're [objecting to] the opening sentence, that says, 'As the military prepares to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' he told The Huffington Post. "Their position is that DADT is on hold, and our position is that the Secretary of Defense said on March 2, 2010, 'We also must develop an implementation plan for any new statutory mandates.' That's what he said in his directive and memo after the president's State of the Union address and after their hearing in Congress."

    Neff said that the Palm Center also approached NBC/MSNBC with the ad, and that network had no problem with the actual content. "We've heard back that they're happy to run it," he said. "We just need to work out the details on the formatting on the thing. We've talked to MSNBC and NBC, and we haven't run into any problems with regard to accuracy and content. The only issue that we're working on with them is just putting it into the file format."
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    Nov 23, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidBefore anybody says, "Tu quoque":


    Damn you! I was just going to say that! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    big surprise... FOX caters to the right wing of the Republican Party. They are just about as predictable as the sun rising and setting everyday.
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    Nov 24, 2010 11:56 AM GMT
    I saw that ...... what would really surprise me is if they actually ran the ad
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    Nov 24, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    Fox is the KKK of news.
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    Nov 24, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidFox is the KKK of news.

    True, and how many RJ members routinely quote & link FOX to support their gay-hostile views? Even 1 would be too many, yet we have nearly a dozen of them here. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 24, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    Oh such a surprise. "and now, on news about news, MSNBC refuses to run adverts for the KKK" icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 24, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    "FOX NEWS FAIR AND BALANCED" The word NEWS you would think, suggests that they report the NEWS as it comes, rather than decide the particular NEWS before them doesn't fit in to their liking. How is that "FAIR AND BALANCED", they're continuously proving that a conservative agenda is the objective with them. We should be sending/posting our complaints to them in mass.
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    Nov 24, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    Fox is fair and balanced for its core audience (mostly "flyover country" in the USA) much like MSNBC is its audience (urban US liberals).

    You kind of know what to expect when you tune in to either of them.

    I take the news with a large grain of salt, and filter it with news from foreign sources as well, including BBC, Die Welt, and various blogs.

    DrudgeReport is also on my scan list ;)

    And The Onion for the lulz.