Fox and NBC to stop airing Trump immigrant ad deemed racist

06 November, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • US President Donald Trump has been campaigning across the country

Parscale made no mention of Fox's decision.

When asked about the offensive nature of the ad, Trump said, "Well, a lot of things are offensive". NBC, after being criticized for running the ad during Sunday Night Football, pulled it. Facebook has reportedly stopped running the ad, and even Fox News pulled it too.

NBC and the Fox News Channel both said Monday that they will stop airing President Trump's campaign advertisement that includes footage of Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico sentenced to death in California for killing two police officers. But Trump has made the correlation many times, including during his June 2015 announcement, in Trump Tower, that he was running for president.

The ad was not submitted to either ABC or CBS, according to sources close with CNN. NBC was the first to pull the ad-which drew erroneous parallels between an undocumented Mexican immigrant who killed two cops and the caravan of migrants now hundreds of miles from the Southern border of the United States-amid audience backlash after it aired in a truncated 30-second form during an National Football League game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers.

On Twitter, Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, ignored the decision by Fox to pull the ad.

CNN said Saturday it refused to show the commercial because its journalists deemed it racist. It is akin to blaming Republicans for criminals who entered the country illegally under Presidents Trump or George W. Bush.

The fact that the Comcast-owned net would take the ad and run it put more than a fright into a number of Hollywood players, with Judd Apatow and Will & Grace star Debra Messsing chastising NBC.

"After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have chose to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", the network reportedly said. This tweet was in response to a tweet by the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., in which he accused the network of "only run [ning] fake news" and not talking about "real threats that don't suit their agenda".

Facebook is still allowing its members to post the ad in their news feeds, however.

Facebook also announced Monday that the ad violated its advertising policy.

Recommended:

  • Lowe's to close 51 stores, including 2 in Chicago area

    Lowe's to close 51 stores, including 2 in Chicago area

    Lowe's Canadian business is based in Boucherville, Que. and has more than 630 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores. Founded in 1946, Lowe's has more than 2,390 stores and past year generated $68.6 billion in sales.
    Nauru kids will never settle in Australia

    Nauru kids will never settle in Australia

    FILE - This Sept. 4, 2018, file photo shows the bedroom of a teenage refugee in the Nibok refugee settlement. The Morrison government has indicated it plans to get all children off Nauru by Christmas this year.
    Diaz stars in Man City’s cup win; De Bruyne has injury scare

    Diaz stars in Man City’s cup win; De Bruyne has injury scare

    Their game was postponed this week following the death of Leicester's owner and four other people in a helicopter crash on Saturday.
  • Rafael Nadal withdrawal sends Novak Djokovic to number one

    Rafael Nadal withdrawal sends Novak Djokovic to number one

    The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. World number three Federer beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes.

    James Corden And Barbra Streisand Do Carpool Karaoke

    Instead of Corden in the driver's seat, as per usual, it's the Academy Award-winning actress-singer at the wheel. In fact, Streisand confessed, she had stopped performing for 27 years because her anxiety was too intense.
    How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads

    How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads

    But Bracamontes was first deported during the Clinton administration and later slipped back into the US during the George W. TV news outlets spent last night and this morning comparing the video to one used so effectively in 1988 by George H.W.
  • Indonesia dismisses Lion Air director, technicians after plane crash

    Indonesia dismisses Lion Air director, technicians after plane crash

    While there is no sign of survivors, rescuers have recovered some bodies and personal items, including baby shoes, the report said.
    Brazil's Bolsonaro huddles with advisers to pick cabinet

    Brazil's Bolsonaro huddles with advisers to pick cabinet

    Osorio called him an "unabashed admirer of the vicious, vicious military dictatorship " that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985. Bolsonaro's election will end a period of instability.
    Malaysia now 'easier' for doing business, says World Bank

    Malaysia now 'easier' for doing business, says World Bank

    In the World Bank's Ease of doing business Index for 2019, India rose 23 places to 77th, up from 100th in 2018 and 130th in 2017. New Zealand tops the list of 190 countries in ease of doing business , followed by Singapore, Denmark , and Hong Kong.
  • Malaysian wanted by USA  in 1MDB scandal says he's innocent

    Malaysian wanted by USA in 1MDB scandal says he's innocent

    Putrajaya would like to get its hands on fugitive financier Low Taek Jho first, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. Goldman has, in the past, repeatedly denied any wrongdoing , and said it is cooperating fully with the authorities.
    Diablo Immortal Mobile Game Announced with Trailer

    Diablo Immortal Mobile Game Announced with Trailer

    Today, the developer announced its second-ever mobile game (after the collectible card RPG Hearthstone ) with Diablo: Immortal . The Treasure Goblin and default amiibo will spawn a portal leading to an unknown location, according to the leaker.
    Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death

    Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death

    Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national working for the United States press, was a well-known critic of his home country's rulers. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.


Popular

Children mowed down and killed in horror hit-run crash
Robert Jensen says Treu is being held on 13 possible charges, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Golden says both the district and school crisis teams have put together support networks for students, staff and families.

Iranians chant 'death to America' on eve of biting sanctions
Thousands of Iranian students have been chanting "death to America" at government organised rallies on the eve of new sanctions. The sanctions freeze any assets that those targeted have in U.S. jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them.

Mac Miller's Cause of Death Was Fentanyl and Cocaine | TMZ
Fentanyl was originally developed as a painkiller and anesthetic, but it's 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. A coroner has ruled rapper Mac Miller's death an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Ariana Grande mentions ex, Pete on new song: Thank You, Next
This comes as Pete addressed their break-up again on the show, saying: "I know some of you are curious about the breakup ". Both tweets were later deleted.

Secretary of State Pompeo defends waivers to Iran sanctions
Iran is heavily dependent on its exports of oil, and renewed sanctions, if effective, would hit the economy hard. Of course, what they have said is they want these countries to reduce their import of Iranian oil.

Turkey's Erdogan: Saudi slaying ordered by govt
It's a month to the day since Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul - and was never seen again. The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.

Ariana Grande Shades Pete Davidson for ‘SNL’ Engagement Joke
And while it's unclear if Grande's tweets were directed her ex, it's much clearer that Davidson's joke on SNL was. Fans were not happy about Davidson's joke, taking to social media to defend Grande and slam the comedian.

Pakistani cleric famous as 'Father of Taliban' has been assassinated
He headed a political party and was twice elected as member of the Senate, the upper house of Pakistan's parliament. Haq had emerged as one of Khan's allies since the PTI came to power in the province after elections in 2013.

Oil prices dip on rising supply, trade tensions
The plan of supplying crude oil in stock market has frequently been raised in the past years but it doomed to failure. Previously private oil companies could buy oil only to export oil, officials said.

US allows India, 7 nations to continue buying Iranian oil
Washington reimposed sanctions on Tehran after President Trump pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal earlier this year. India and Iran still have to figure out shipping and insurance details for a smooth trade.