Jesus And The, Er, Liberal Media
In the United States, we've been hearing a lot about the liberal media and we've been hearing it for a long time. How the major networks, Time and Newsweek, and virtually every mainstream newspaper in the country are firmly in the grip of the left.
But if that's true, how to explain the fact that a new spot for the United Church of Christ, admittedly one of the most liberal churches in America, has been rejected by all three networks?
The spot features a typical church only there's two white bouncer guys standing out front deciding who can go in and who can't. Needless to say if you're gay, for example, well, sorry dude. We're closed for business. The point being that at the United Church of Christ, everyone is welcome.
Now, you would think it would be just the opposite. You would think that the big bad liberal television establishment would be all too eager to promote a spot like this. Nope. Not even close. In fact, the UCC is claiming CBS, NBC and ABC are caving to pressure from the White House.
Not so, say the execs. We just don't allow advocacy ads. Period. Like Eric Alterman said, "What Liberal Media?"
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