CBS rejected an AD from a veteran-owned apparel company that was supporting our first responders for keeping us safe.
A veteran-owned apparel company’s pro-flag Super Bowl TV ad that punches back at Nike’s promotion of Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests has been rejected by CBS.
According to the firm, Nine Line Apparel, CBS was apparently not satisfied the firm could pay for the 45-second ad, despite having annual revenues of $25 million. A spokesman for Nine Line charged that CBS didn’t like the ad’s content.
The ad features soldiers, first responders, and images of military graves decorated with American flags and gives credit to them for protecting the rights of those like Kaepernick to protest.
Does CBS have a right to shut this ad out? Sure. Does that mean we should not talk about it? Of course not. The bottom line is that if this ad was Pro-Kaepernick and it got shut down we would hear about how they were shutting down the speech of him and all that nonsense.