Blithering fucking cowards!
The prospect of an anti-Dobbs ad running during Dobbs' own show had created quite a lot of buzz in the blogosphere. But now a source at Media Matters says that cable providers have refused to let it run on CNN -- for all but a portion of the New York viewing audience.
According to the Media Matters official, five of the six cable providers contracted for the project have informed the group that they are declining to put the spot on CNN. All of them will air the ad on Fox News and MSNBC.
In New York City, the cable provider ViaMedia will air the ad, though the company is a relatively small player in the city. Time Warner will air the Media Matters spot in New York, both on MSNBC and Fox News but not on CNN.
Noting that the ad buy was local, a spokesperson for CNN was straightforward in stating that the network objected to the ad's airing. "CNN retains the right to object to any ad run by the cable operator on our network whose purpose is to attack CNN or our employees," the spokesperson said.
Talk about having your cake and eating it too. They allow Lou Dobbs to spews his paranoid, racists, birther conspiracy bull shit -- something which I think they're finally realizing was a terrible mistake -- but now, they're going to make money off an ad campaign against Dobbs? Too funny.
Media Matters has released its ad targeting Lou Dobbs over his promotion of the "birthers" movement. The ad is set to appear on CNN during Dobbs' program Tuesday, and will appear on Fox News and MSNBC as well.
In the commercial, Media Matters calls for CNN to address the Dobbs situation more seriously than it has thus far.