Trump put out a new campaign ad this week that has already been banned by mainstream media. Too bad Trump. You. Lose.
Trump’s 2020 campaign arm put out a new ad on Monday. The ad praised Trump for his accomplishments in his first 100 days. But a lot of good that does him when mainstream media refuses to even air the ad.
CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS have now all rejected Trump’s campaign ad.
The networks have banned the ad because it states things that simply are not true. The biggest problem they have with the ad is that it labels the media as “fake news.”
“The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false. Per our policy, it will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted. Those are the facts.”
In response to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign’s accusations of ad censorship: pic.twitter.com/0Rbanpf0dn
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 2, 2017
The Trump campaign put out this statement:
“Setting a chilling precedent against free speech rights, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has just learned that now, all of the mainstream media television networks have decided to block the paid placement of a campaign ad that celebrates the achievements of President Trump in his first 100 days in office. The ad was first released on Monday, May 1. Since then, one by one, the mainstream TV networks have blocked the ad from running, including CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC.”
And then Thursday night Trump sent his daughter-in-law to appear on Fox News’ Hannity to defend him and the ad. Lara Trump (Eric’s wife) told Hannity,
“Faced with an ad that doesn’t fit their biased narrative, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC have now all chosen to block our ad. It’s a great ad and it highlights all the wonderful things that have happened…It’s really disappointing…this is supposed to be a free society. We have freedom of speech. The fact that this ad is not being shown on CNN, on NBC, on CBS, on news networks who have a duty to report to the public the facts…is really, really ridiculous to me. It’s really sad.”
She’s right about one thing. Mainstream media does have an obligation to report facts. But they certainly have no duty to bow to Trump and air his lies.