Okay - trying REAL HARD not to lose my cool here. This is after all the network that brings us Law & Order, Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Scrubs, Fear Factor, Will & Grace, and SATURDAY NIGHT MOTHERFUCKING LIVE. From Think Progress:
The Dixie Chicks Ad NBC Doesn’t Want You To SeeDo me a favor and write an intelligent and strongly worded opinion to the NBC network - tell them what you think about this matter as an American opposed to censorship, fascism, and totalitarianism, OR Dial 212-664-4444 now to be connected with the NBC switchboard. C&L has more.
NBC is refusing to air an ad for the new Dixie Chicks documentary, “Shut Up & Sing.” Variety reports, “NBC’s commercial clearance department said in writing that it ‘cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush’”.
Harvey Weinstein, who is distributing the movie, issued the following statement:
"It’s a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America. The idea that anyone should be penalized for criticizing the president is profoundly un-American."Here's the now-banned ad:
For those of you who did not get to see the Oprah Winfrey interview with the Dixie Chicks, click
Hat tip to g_e_o_r_g_e for finding these clips.