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Boise Network Affiliates Reject Cindy Sheehan TV Spot

CBS, FOX Refuse to Air Cindy's Plea to President

BOISE, ID--A television ad in which Cindy Sheehan asks President Bush questions about the Iraq war has been rejected by Boise affiliates CBS and FOX. The same ad began airing in Salt Lake City on Monday on NBC CBS and FOX affiliates.

The timing of the ads coincides with the President's visit to nearby Donnelly, Idaho where the President will be staying through Wednesday.

Representatives for the two stations expressed different responses for their rejection of the ad. The Vice President of sales at Fisher Broadcasting Inc., which owns KBCI (CBS) said: "In the spot, Ms. Sheehan accuses the President of the United States of being a liar. She claims the President lied about, among other things, the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. There is no proof that we are aware of regarding the truthfulness of her claim. We require proof of claims such as this. Until that is provided, our station will not carry this ad."

Media buyers were similarly asked to supply proof for a Waco television affiliate. When sent findings from the 9/11 Commission, the local station decided to run the ad. However, the Vice President of sales at CBS Boise responded, "If it was not known until after we took to war then it's hard to understand how someone could have lied - hindsight is always 20/20 -- that's our point."

A representative for KTRV (Fox) said: "We are not accepting the spot because inventory is sold out. A very late order request makes it difficult to clear."

Three stations in Salt Lake City aired the ad, Mark Weist-a spokesman for one of those stations-said, "There's programming and ads that we would not run because of our ownership and our position in the marketplace, however in this case, we felt this is one person's opinion and that there are others who express this same opinion. The bigger picture is by suppressing the message are we doing what is right under the First Amendment and in an open democratic society?"

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What about in the CNN Presentation "Dead Wrong"

Sure seemed like proof enough to me. Who has his email address, is he completely out of the loop?

Doug E.

red neck...Mormon conservative control...

There is so much proof that Bush abused the power of the Presidency when he lied to the American people about the immediate necessity to invade Iraq because of the imminent threat of its stockpiles of WMD. Why is it so difficult for the MSM to report the truth?

Additionally, Bush pressed hard and quick for the military to go over to Iraq- Why can't they be brought home in the same manner that they were sent over?

What I find frightening is the fact that this man holds all of the worlds lives in his hands. We can watch and wonder at his abilty to be strong but he is being pressed in a lot of ways. In Bob Woodwards book he was asked about how he would be seen in history and he answered" history what history we will all be dead".

Saddam did have weapons of mass destruction! When the UN inspectors showed up the Iraqis would quick load them up and move them to other places. Check all the documents... and you'll see that France, German, Israel, Britain, and AMerican intelligence reports all said that Saddam was scattering his caches of WMD's. But, like what happened to his planes during the Persian Gulf War, probably happened to his WMD's. He gave them to Iran for safe keeping... and they never gave them back... why do you think there is so much hostility in that wwhole area? Wake-up... get your heads out of Cindy's A$$ and read something other than the Downing Street Memos!

There is so much proof that Bush abused the power of the Presidency when he lied to the American people about the immediate necessity to invade Iraq because of the imminent threat of its stockpiles of WMD. Why is it so difficult for the MSM to report the truth?

Additionally, Bush pressed hard and quick for the military to go over to Iraq- Why can't they be brought home in the same manner that they were sent over?

The conservative TV stations have the right to broadcast what they want... which is ussually what you want. But, don't get your panties in a twist when they don't feel like covering mindless garbage... aka Cindy. Get over it... and change the channel. Stop whining... you liberals are probably still spoon fed by your mothers at age 37. So... I guess you can have her change the channel for you.

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