Thursday, January 22, 2004

CBS Censors Ad

But you can sign this petition asking them to put it back on again.

As MoveOn says:
During this year's Super Bowl, you'll see ads sponsored by beer companies, tobacco companies, and the Bush White House. But you won't see the winning ad in Voter Fund's Bush in 30 Seconds ad contest. CBS refuses to air it.
CBS drops the Reagan mini-series after pressure from right-wingers, drops the Michael Jackson special after he's arrested, but then puts it back on after he agrees to an interview with 60 Minutes. And now this. How does CBS expect their viewers to have a drop of respect left for them?

I only watch CBS for Letterman these days anyway. Apparently, CBS's target audience these days is old fart conservatives.

OK, CBS Sunday Morning is still a tremendous show, too. But let's face it, it's kinda stodgy for most folks. And to think that what passes for 60 Minutes these days is interviews with Michael Jackson and Andy Rooney's weekly diatribes about the old stuff he has accumulating around his house. Has either man had anything relevant to say in the last decade? OK, Andy Rooney did say this about Iraq:
President Bush isn't sitting in his private quarters in the White House watching 60 Minutes, waiting to hear what Andy Rooney thinks. But if he was listening, I think what I'd say is, "Please don't do it alone, Mr President."

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