NBC Flip-Flops on Thanking Troops
Posted by Ryan on December 9, 2007
For about two days, NBC believed that Freedoms Watch ads saying “Thank You” to our troops was considered political speech and refused to air them in danger of demonstrating a political bias. Late yesterday, they wisely reversed course after pressure from Freedoms Watch, the new media and Newt. The former Speaker called for an outright boycott of NBC stating that NBC volunteered 35 hours for Algore’s Live Earth propaganda, Chrissy Matthews, Keith Olberman, and crew bashing the mission and now consider even supporting the troops “political.”
NBC’s flip-flop demonstrates that they know they were wrong in their initial assumption. Must supporting our troops in a time of war be something only people on the Right care about? I thought the Leftist mantra throughout this war was “we support the troops, but we don’t support the mission.” I guess that’s not necessarily the case with MSM, and NBC in particular, anymore. This Freudian slip on their part reveals the despicable nature of their anti-military policies and their executives who tolerate this behavior. Had there not been an outcry, the Freedoms Watch ads would not be airing on NBC at all. I’d love to continue Newt’s suggested boycott anyway, but the only NBC I watch is Sunday Night Football– and I only watch that when the Pats are on.