US TV stations dump 'racist' Trump immigrant ad

08 November, 2018, 08:31 | Author: Sheila Harris
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The primetime ad drew a connection between Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was convicted of the murder of two Sacramento deputies in 2014, and the migrant caravan.

Facebook, NBC and Fox stopped airing the ad, aimed at boosting Republican votes in yesterday's mid-term elections.

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

NBC's decision to run the ad during the highly anticipated game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers was criticised on Twitter.

NBC said Monday that in its review, it recognises the insensitive nature of the ad. The backlash was immediate, and this morning NBC announced it wouldn't air the ad again.

Facebook has also blocked the ad from being eligible for paid promotion, saying that it violated the social network's policy regarding "sensational content".

After Fox News and NBC pulled a controversial advertisement from President Trump that was widely condemned as racist, Facebook has made a decision to block the ad from paid distribution.

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She was able to express this side of her story through most of the songs, which are included in her newest album Sweetener . It was reportedly "too much too soon" and surprised no one in the singer's inner circle. "It's not shocking to anyone".

"Any network should've seen it for what it was and turned it down right away", Meyers said of the ad.

After NBC announced its decision, Trump's most fervent supports lost it. Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, declared that NBC chose to side with illegal immigrants over USA citizens by exercising editorial judgment.

"So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game", the director Judd Apatow tweeted on Sunday night. He said "I don't know about it". "A lot of things are offensive".

Hundreds of migrants -mostly Hondurans- taking part in a caravan heading to the USA, gather before deciding to take the road on their way to Isla, Veracruz State, Mexico, on November 3, 2018.

Asked Monday by reporters why he had approved an ad that many people criticized as offensive, Trump turned the question back on the media. Jeff Flake and former Florida GOP Chairman Al Cardenas decried the ad last week as a clear example of bigotry. CNN went so far as to declare "this ad is racist," adding they "declined" to run it when the Trump campaign "presented [them] with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad".

CNN reported that the ad had not been submitted to the remaining two broadcast networks, ABC and CBS.

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