And what role did Insight lobbyist Keith Hall or Insight CEO Mike Willmer, both McConnell donors and allies and big players in the national cable industry, play in making this decision to censor the ad?
We need answers to these questions and we need your help to hold cable giant Insight accountable for political censorship, which is a blatant move to help out their favorite big money politician, Mitch McConnell. Their decision to pull the ad at the last minute, and give us no notice or opportunity to respond to their concerns, is highly irregular and reeks of a potent witch’s brew of big money donors, lobbyists with connections, unaccountable big media, and a powerful Senator.
Insight Communications is censoring political speech – sign this petition and tell them to take their big money muzzles off our airwaves.
High-powered lobbyists and moneyed special interests already dominate campaigns and political debate in this country – when they try and censor ads that draw attention to this disparity they must be held to account.
If big money politicians and big media win, we all lose. Only in the narrowest sense is this is a fight about whether our ad runs. At its core, it’s a fight about freedom of speech.
Like I said above -- this is the first step, and we know lots of us have been through fights with telecommunication giants, not the least of which was the Sinclair fight. Please offer advice in the comments.