NBC, Fox News and Facebook have hit a controversial Trump campaign ad that CNN had previously refused to run after considering it “racist”.
NBC had aired the 30-second prime-time ad in a highly anticipated Sunday Night Football broadcast, but said on Monday that it would stop driving it.
“After further review, we recognize the insensitive character of the ad and have decided to stop moving it over our properties as soon as possible,” NBC Universal said in a statement.
Fox News reached a similar decision the day before, said Marianne Gambelli, network manager for advertising sales, in a statement on Monday.
Social media giant Facebook also said on Monday that it would remove the ad, which was shown to the target groups by users in some states becau see it violates the company’s advertising policy “Against Sensation Content.” Users can still share the video on their pages, Facebook said.
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The ad, paid by Donald J. Trump for president, dreaded fear of a migrating caravan that made its way through Mexico, which is still hundreds of miles from the US border . It bound Luis Bracamontes, a well-known Mexican immigrant convicted of killing two deputies of two Sacramento Sheriff 2014 to the thousands of immigrants who fly from Central America, although Mr. Bracamontes is not known for being connected to the caravan.
“Dangerous illegal criminals like policemen Luis Bracamontes do not care about our laws,” said the ad.
It was a shorter version of an advertisement that the president shared on Twitter last week, which falsely claimed Mr. Bracamontes that the Democrats “let him into our country” and “let him stay.” CNN held significant editorial coverage for the longer ad, which sometimes showed clips as anchors and chyrons declared it “racist”.
30th second version of the NBC did not include the false statement of democrats, but it still drew a direct link from immigrants to crimes, a tactic that the president repeatedly used. (19459013) Many studies have shown that immigrants do not drive increased crime.
NBC’s decision to run the Trump campaign advertisement was in stark contrast to CNN, which publicly responded when Donald Trump Jr. criticized the network to refuse to run it.
“CNN has made it clear in its editorial split that this ad is racist,” published the network PR account on Twitter . “When we presented an opportunity to pay to take a version of this ad, we were denied.”
NBC showed the ad during a contest between New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, which led to rapid criticism.
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Debra Messing, an actress who plays Grace in NBC’s “Will and Grace” protested the network decision in a tweet addressed to her show fans .
“I want you to know that I’m ashamed that my network sent this disgusting racist ad,” she wrote. “It’s the opposite of everything I personally believe in, and what I think is our show is about.”
Mr. Trump has used the caravan cart that crosses the United States as a central campaign theme that describes it as an “invasion of our country” to worry about immigration. The military utilizes more than 5,000 active troops to the limit to prepare migrants’ expected arrival in the next few weeks.
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