The RACIST AF official Donald Trump political ad that essentially lies and criminalizes every Latin American immigrant ever (because you now, the CARAVAN is coming!), was actually broadcast by NBC during Sunday night’s Patriots-Packers football game (you know, the show that averages about 20 million viewers each week) as well as MSNBC on Monday.
As expected, it was stupid decision, a quick grab for ad money.
God damn you NBC for running Donald Trump's lying, racist and psychotic ad about the caravan. You have absolutely no fucking right.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 5, 2018
NBC ran the Trump caravan ad that CNN refused to run because it was made "abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist," per CNN's PR.https://t.co/BRrQ1zn6Wj
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 5, 2018
NBC running a pro Trump, rascist and full of falsehoods ad during an NFL game – that should tell you all you need to know about network television. @julito77
— Susanne RdA (@DurgaOne) November 5, 2018
It is not a freedom of speech issue. If an ad is a racist lie and incites violence and hatred the week after horrifying murders which were the result of the same racist lies they have the option to reject it like @cnn did. https://t.co/7jdjYkNBek
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 5, 2018
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
Now on Monday morning, NBC is pulling the ads and has also offered a non-apology apology:
NEW NBC statement regarding the Trump immigration ad:
“After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.” – NBCUniversal Spokesperson.
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) November 5, 2018
The question still remains: why run the ad in the first place? It was racist and full of lies. And no, we aren’t going to fact check it. We don’t NEED to. The ad was always mierda, and anyone who has helped amplified it and profited from it is just as complicit.
But we know the real answer, no?
After further review (and after cashing that fat check), we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad …
— Manuel Gamiz (@MannyPantalones) November 5, 2018