Monday, May 12, 2008

Just Why Did Comcast Refuse This Ad?

People are wondering.

The following is a message from the
Shirley Golub Campaign ----

Comcast, which has a history of censoring political content is STILL 
abusing their monopoly power to suppress political speech. Last week
in San Francisco they REFUSED to accept the new Shirley Golub TV ad,
in her congressional primary challenge against Nancy Pelosi.

Stop Comcast Censorship Action Page:

Apparently they did not take kindly to Golub's comparison of the
political behavior of the current Speaker of the House to a rubber
chicken, for her cowardice in not standing up to the Bush
administration. But that's not their call, and in the meantime the 3
major non-cable broadcast outlets ARE running the ad and they all
think it's a delightful hoot.

The real problem is that Shirley wanted to place these ads
specifically to support Keith Olbermann on MSNBC cable, and Comcast
by their action is making it immensely harder for her to mobilize
those who are Olbermann's viewers, her natural base. It is simply
outrageous for Comcast to refuse to air perfectly acceptable
political speech because THEY don't like the content. We must flood
them with complaints, or Olbermann himself, with his own
uncompromising commentary, may not be far behind.

The action page above will send your message of complaint to Comcast
CEO Brian Roberts, and let Keith Olbermann and MSNBC know what's
going on.

With more that 30,000 YouTube views already this amazing TV ad is
having a real impact. It was a featured news story for a full news
cycle the first day it aired. And it is only because of your
contributions that this is happening. Please watch it again, and if
you can make a donation to run even more of these spots on the
stations that are accepting them, we can really put the heat on

Rubber Chicken TV Spot:

You can make a real difference right now by telling Comcast that they
need to back off.

The courage of Shirley Golub is a breaking news story. With your help
in a matter of days we can break her out as true national leadership
figure, and then won't Nancy Pelosi be running scared.

Paid for by Shirley Golub for Congress

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

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