According to Huffington Post, a Wisconsin TV station, Madison's NBC affilate WMTV refused to air an ad that was created by a progressive group.
The ad, "Granny Off the Cliff Part 2," was released by progressive policy group Agenda Project Action Fund shortly after Mitt Romney tapped Ryan as his running mate last week. The spot is a sequel to the group's original "Granny Off the Cliff" video released in May of last year, which went viral amidst heated debates over Ryan's controversial budget plan.I wonder what content they found objectiable? Was it that it would make Ryan look really terrible? Would it remind people about the truth of what Congressman Ryan's policies would do to the elderly? I suppose we'll hear about a fig leaf about violence against the elderly, but really, putting an ad putting Grandpa on an ice floe would probably also be rejected by this TV station.
Erica Payne, the producer of the video and president of the Agenda Project Action Fund, announced in an email statement that WMTV-Madison, a local NBC affiliate, declined to air the ad "due to content." The station's general manager Bob Smith told the group that it is at the station's discretion whether or not it will air spots.
And as the Huffington Post article states:
The ad began airing in Ohio, Florida and Colorado this week. The Wisconsin station is the first to turn the ad down, according to the Agenda Project Action Fund.Wisconsinites, feel free to use your first amendment rights to let WMTV know your opinion on this decision:
From WMTV's website:
NBC15 Station InformationWMTV's feedback submission form:
615 Forward Drive Madison, WI 53711
Business Phone Number: 608-274-1515
Business Fax Number: 608-271-5193
Newsroom Phone Number: 608-274-1500
Newsroom Fax Number: 608-271-5194