Remember Kate Steinle and All The Other Real Dreamers When You Cast Your Ballot Tomorrow
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Update: Facebook has joined Fox, NBC and CNN in banning the controversial TV commercial comparing convicted cop-killer and illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes to potential criminals traveling among northbound Central American caravans.
According to Facebook, the advertisement violates its policy against sensational content.
NBC aired an immigration-themed advertisement during last night’s “Sunday Night Football” game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, which CNN publicly declared too racist to run.
The 30-second prime-time ad – a longer version of which was tweeted by President Trump on Halloween, juxtaposes footage of cop-killing illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes with the approaching Central American caravan, implying that similarly violent criminals may be among those seeking asylum in the United States.
After receiving online backlash for running the ad, however, NBC decided on Monday not to run the ad any further. Fox News similarly decided not to run it on the Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network after the controversy erupted, according to Bloomberg.
Bracamontes – who had been deported twice, was convicted of murdering two Sacramento sheriff’s deputies in 2014 and sentenced to death in April.
“Dangerous illegal criminals like cop killer Luis Bracamontes don’t care about our laws,” says the ad.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
NBC’s decision to air the ad comes on the heels of CNN’s refusal to play it, while the network publicly responded to a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. criticizing the network for their decision.
“CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist,” reads CNN’s tweet. “When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined.”
CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts. 🍎
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 3, 2018
NBC’s decision to air the add did not go over with some of their on-air talent, such as Debra Messing who plays Grace in “Will and Grace.” Messing tweeted: “I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad,” adding “It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about.”
To our @willandgrace fans—I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about. @nbc pic.twitter.com/CLinZKHB47
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 5, 2018
[TDC Note – This is one of many reasons you have no fan base.]