The Lincoln Challenge is blasting Comcast for refusing to air an commercial the group made blaming Fox Information for coronavirus deaths among the many unvaccinated in the USA.
“The Lincoln Challenge was knowledgeable by Comcast that they might refuse to run the business as a result of it didn’t meet their tips,” the group stated in an announcement on Thursday. “Our criticism of Fox Information falls underneath Comcast’s description of a enterprise that’s within the public discussion board or the difficulty is considered one of public concern.”
The Lincoln Challenge alleged Comcast determined to reject its advert as a result of the media conglomerate is “one of many essential sources of Fox Information’ income.”
“Comcast has made one factor clear: Their backside line comes earlier than the rest; it comes earlier than democracy; and on this case, it comes earlier than the well being and security of the American folks,” the group stated.
Comcast didn’t instantly reply to a request from remark.
The corporate’s tips on accepting promoting stipulates any commercial “could also be rejected whether it is merely an assault of a private nature, a direct assault on a person enterprise or touch upon a personal dispute. Commercials could also be accepted if the assault is on a enterprise that’s within the public discussion board or the difficulty is considered one of public concern.”
Comcast, one of many largest media corporations within the nation, owns NBC Common and MSNBC — a rival community to Fox with a extra liberal viewers.
Fox Information had come underneath criticism for remarks by some hosts that criticized the federal government’s vaccination marketing campaign or solid doubt on vaccines.
A number of excessive profile hosts on the community this week made public feedback affirming the vaccines and urging folks to get them. In some circumstances, these figures had been reiterating earlier statements.