Grumpy Editor notes the big three TV networks refuse to air a President Donald Trump commercial citing accomplishments of his administration’s first 100 days.
Those news outlets, along with CNN, contend a “fake news” graphic superimposed over news anchors’ faces as the reason not to air the spot.
ABC also maintains the commercial represents a personal attack.
Interestingly, leading up to last November’s elections when national and local politicians were beating up their rivals in commercials, TV stations just sat back and watched political campaigns’ advertising dollars roll in despite an abundance of assorted and unverified claims.
With CNN’s refusal to air the commercial, Trump supporters accuse the cable network of censorship for nixing the message spotlighting the president’s accomplishments in 100 days.
The Trump commercial reports “America has rarely seen such success” and lists a series of actions from Trump’s first 100 days in office.
“You wouldn’t know it from watching the news,” it continues, “America is winning and President Trump is making America great again.”
IN CASE YOUR FAVORITE NEWS OUTLETS MISSED THESE…
Business magazines turn to focus on TV personalities: Bloomberg Businessweek devotes five pages to Fox News' Sean Hannity (wihout interviewing him) while Fortune devotes a half page with "Five Questions for Larry King." Example directed to King: "How has the news business changed since you started? King: The change in TV has been unbelievable. But what I did in the late '50s is what I'm doing now, just transmitted differently"...Variety reports FCC chairman Ajit Pai says his agency will be looking into complaints made against Stephen Colbert “for what some labeled a homophobic joke about President Donald Trump”…Gannett Co., Inc., publisher of newspapers coast to coast, eliminates a number of jobs at as many as 37 local newspapers around the country. Matt DeRienzo, executive director of LION Publishers, says, “Already-lean small town newsrooms were hit the hardest — papers such as the Times-Herald in Port Huron, Michigan, the Reporter-News in Abilene, Texas, the Daily Record in York, Pennsylvania, and the Sun-News in Las Cruces, New Mexico”…Sinclair Broadcast Group is close to finalizing a deal to acquire Tribune Media for almost $4 billion, according to Reuters…Ever tax-hunting California is eyeing collecting taxes from space transportation companies based on a formula factoring in how often a company launches spacecrafts out of the state and, most importantly, how far a commercial spacecraft travels from Golden State soil…Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez comes up with a sore right elbow. So that places him on the disabled list for the first time in his 14-year major league career, or 1,774 games, the most among active players.
Hey, isn’t North Korea north of South Korea?
Despite North Korea dominating the news and talk out of Washington in recent days, most Americans are fuzzy as to where the communist nation is located. That's the finding of a Rasmussen Reports survey.
It tallies only 31 percent of adults think most Americans can locate North Korea on a map but 50 percent don’t think they could while 19 percent are not sure.