Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Facebook pulls Trump ad TV networks took off the air

| 05 November, 2018, 23:40

NBC aired a 30-second version of the video during their Sunday Night Football broadcast but subsequently distanced themselves from it on Monday morning.

"Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network", ad sales president Marianne Gambelli said in a statement. It tied Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican immigrant in the country illegally who was convicted of murdering two Sacramento sheriff's deputies in 2014, to the thousands of migrants who are fleeing Central America, even though Bracamontes is not known to be associated with the caravan.

CNN said it was made "abundantly clear" through its coverage that the ad was racist and declined to air it when the campaign sought to buy airtime. He made no mention of Fox News's decision.

NBC said Monday that in its further review, it recognizes the insensitive nature of the ad.

The ad ran about a dozen times on Fox News and Fox Business, combined, before being pulled.

The 30-second advertisement, which Trump unveiled last week, features images of long lines of people marching, evoking migrants now making their way through Mexico. Last week, he announced he was sending more than 5,200 troops to the U.S.'s southern border despite the caravan being weeks away and posing no known threat.


Fox News, which had also been running the ad, issued a statement about taking it down shortly after NBC, according to a CNN report.

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Donald Trump campaign advert that has been widely condemned as racist.

"Instead, Parscale lambasted NBC, CNN, and Facebook and said the "#FakeNewsMedia" was "trying to control what you see and how you think". "We have a lot of ads, and they certainly are effective, based on the numbers that we're seeing".

One reporter asked Trump for his response, and Trump said, "I don't know about it". That drew a public rebuke from the president's son, Donald J. Trump Jr. The ad blames Democratic Party immigration policies for the killings.

But the video remains posted, for example, on a Facebook page for the campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign and has since been shared on Trump's official Facebook page. Ads must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content.

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