Thursday, January 22, 2004

Department of Unsurprising Yet Nonetheless Disheartening News

Not to turn my blog into a shilling site for MoveOn, but I feel this is worth noting:

I just received an e-mail informing me that "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."

Unlike MoveOn, I do not believe the use of the word censor is accurate or appropriate in this situation, but I did sign the petition to CBS expressing my disagreement with its decision. If you feel inclined to do the same, go here.

In case you are curious, here is the ad that MoveOn would like to air. (For more information about the origin of the ad, go here.)