We couldn't have fathomed in our wildest imaginations that even a Fox News would reject an ad that simply condemns the insurrection, and condemns people who support the insurrection. What Fox has really become is a fascist echo chamber gatekeeper for their base. — Ben Meiselas, a co-founder of the PAC MeidasTouch
We couldn't have fathomed in our wildest imaginations that even a Fox News would reject an ad that simply condemns the insurrection, and condemns people who support the insurrection. What Fox has really become is a fascist echo chamber gatekeeper for their base. — Ben Meiselas, a co-founder of the PAC MeidasTouch
Progressive PAC says Fox News refused to air its ad about how law enforcement were treated by rioters on January 6
  • Fox News reportedly refused to air an advertisement that detailed how law enforcement officers were treated by rioters at the Capitol on January 6.
  • The advertisement was created by the progressive PAC Meidas Touch, which said it previously ran ads on Fox News without issue.
  • The advertisement criticized Republican lawmakers for their downplaying of the riot.
Fox News reportedly refused to air an advertisement created by a progressive PAC that featured testimonials from law enforcement officers about their treatment by the pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6.

"We couldn't have fathomed in our wildest imaginations that even a Fox News would reject an ad that simply condemns the insurrection, and condemns people who support the insurrection," Ben Meiselas, a co-founder of the PAC MeidasTouch, told the Los Angeles Times. "What Fox has really become is a fascist echo chamber gatekeeper for their base."

The advertisement features testimony from some of the law enforcement officers who responded to the riot.

... The advertisement ends with on-screen text that reads "the GOP betrayed America."

Meiselas and his brothers, Brett and Jordan, who founded MeidasTouch last year, told the LA Times they had placed the ad buy with Fox News last week but were told Friday that the network would not air it. They said they had never in the past had an advertisement rejected by Fox News.

... The PAC told the LA Times it had paid Fox News $185,000 to run the advertisement from June 6 to June 15 during its programming.

"The fact they want to cancel and censor the voices of law enforcement who bravely guarded the Capitol. It's the height of hypocrisy, and it's un-American," said Brett Meiselas.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-reportedly-refused-to-air-ad-about-capitol-riot-2021-6