The Super Bowl is for Beer, not Bush

THE SUPER BOWL IS FOR BEER, NOT BUSH….CBS says they won’t run the winning MoveOn ad during the Super Bowl:

A CBS spokesman said the decision against broadcasting the spot had nothing to do with either the Super Bowl or the ad’s specific issue but was because the network has had a long-term policy not to air issue ads anywhere on the network.

A MoveOn spokesperson said the group hopes to appeal the decision within CBS.

If that’s their policy, then that’s their policy. But do the other networks have similar policies? And if that’s the case, then where do all these PACs and 527s air their issue ads? Only on cable TV?

Washington Monthly - Donate today and your gift will be doubled!

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation