Recent polling has shown that Americans are extremely concerned with the state of our southern border, and the dangers of unchecked immigration.
Exacerbating these fears are a number of caravans of Central American migrants who are perhaps a scant few days away from reaching the southern border between the United States and Mexico. The largest of these hordes has been estimated to be up 14,000 people strong, and have shown in previous border crossings that they are unwilling to take “no” for an answer.
With Americans becoming increasingly concerned over the possibility of a repeat performance somewhere in Texas, it’s no surprise that candidates the nation over are harping on immigration in their midterm election ads.
Unfortunately, one such piece tied to President Trump has struck a nerve.
NBC and Fox News said in separate statements on Monday that their networks will no longer air the Trump campaign’s racist anti-immigrant advertisement.
NBC was first to announce the change, doing so after a backlash over its decision to show the 30-second spot during “Sunday Night Football,” one of the highest rated programs on television.
“After further review,” NBC said, “we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.”
Fox soon followed suit.
“Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network,” ad sales president Marianne Gambelli told CNN in a statement.
The advertisement is being called “racist” outright by a number of stations, as it casts a frightening and intimidating pall against the hordes of Central American migrants steadily marching toward our borders.
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