Hey, the media didn’t spend all that air time, energy and money getting Obama elected and subsequently give him hour-long infomercials for free just to let the fear-mongering opposition on their air to oppose him:
The 33-second ad by the League of American Voters, which features a neurosurgeon who warns that a government-run health care system will lead to the rationing of procedures and medicine, began airing two weeks ago on local affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. On a national level, however, ABC and NBC have refused to run the spot in its present form.
NBC has questioned some of the ad’s facts while ABC has labeled it “partisan.”
For the record, NBC and ABC News consider a “partisan” to be somebody who doesn’t get an erection and/or nipples that could cut glass at the mere mention of the words “hope” or “change.”
However… the beauty of network television is that there are still slots provided for use by local affiliates. And guess what? Local television management is, for the most part, driven by satisfying the bottom line and can’t afford to victimize themselves with political bias, even if they do personally get a thrill up their leg at the mention of Obama. So, the League of American Voters is simply taking the money they would have spent on ABC and NBC network and buying local ad time — often during the same programs they sought to purchase nationally.
It’s a little more time consuming to buy local spots all across the country instead of one from the source, but you can still get the same bang for similar bucks, and at the same time you’re not giving your money to a group of people who will use it for future productions aimed at discrediting your ad.
Here’s the “controversial” anti-Obamacare commercial: