Friday, November 2, 2012

Why is BET Running an Anti-Obama Ad?

BET, goddammit! In certain areas, including Ohio, BET has an anti-Obama running regularly. This ad is from a super-PAC called Pivot Point Washington.

This raggedy ad says Obama has cut funding to black colleges and black businesses and "his support of gay marriage is a slap in the face to people of faith."

Look at this mess

Why would they air this ad. Clearly somebody should have questioned this.

David Morse, from Ad Age said:
In all of these cases, marketers are creating ads that encourage divisiveness, intolerance and ignore basic civil rights. Yet outlets are airing them, though each could choose not to. The nonpartisan group Free Press is leading a campaign that calls on stations to reject political ads that are deceptive or promote injustice....BET chose not to take the high road. It's a shame. We have the power, through our ads, to effect change, for good or bad. We can make a difference by reflecting a vision of diversity and inclusion in our ads.

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