CNN is refusing to air 2 Trump campaign ads that attack Democrats and “media lapdogs.”
“CNN is rejecting the ad, as it does not meet our advertising standards,” a spokesperson told The Hill about the first ad titled “Biden Corruption.”
“Specifically, in addition to disparaging CNN and its journalists, the ad makes assertions that have been proven demonstrably false by various news outlets, including CNN.”
The script of “Biden Corruption” is:
Joe Biden promised Ukraine a billion dollars if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son’s company.
But when President Trump asks Ukraine to investigate corruption the Democrats want to impeach him and their media lapdogs fall in line.
They lost the election, now they want to steal this one. Don’t let them.
Per HuffPost, the second Trump campaign ad, titled “Coup” and posted to YouTube on Wednesday, accuses Democrats of “trying to undo the election regardless of facts, attacking the president by any means necessary” and “fabricating evidence.” It describes the impeachment inquiry as “nothing short of a coup” that “must be stopped.”
CNN told HuffPost that while it “accepts political and advocacy advertising across the political spectrum,” advertisers are required to “substantiate all factual claims made in their ads.”
“We cannot accept this ad as it contains statements of fact that are not true,” the company said. “Specifically, the ad contains assertions of fact about the whistleblower complaint that have been refuted by the Intelligence Inspector General. In addition, it is inaccurate to use the word ‘coup’ to describe a constitutionally prescribed legal process.”
CNN said it has also received a third ad from the Trump campaign called “Changing Things” and that ad can be aired “as it meets our commercial clearance standards.”
That spot, which was posted to YouTube on Thursday, appears less incendiary, focusing partly on job creation, trade and border security.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com
By CK Heltzel