NBC has rejected an ad by Freedom Watch, a conservative group that is 100% behind the Bush administration. The proposed ad was a “Thank You” message to American troops fighting in Iraq for their heroism. The ad was rejected because it contained links to the right wing group’s web site, and thus became, in effect, a political ploy to obtain support under the guise of appearing patriotic.
A group that was sincerely concerned about thanking American armed forces at Christmas would at least acknowledge they are thousands of miles away while their families are celebrating the holidays. Right wing Bushites will employ any method to get across their ideas even if it means using Christmas as a cover. Perhaps, a more appropriate message would be to promise America’s fighting men and women that Freedom Watch intended to get them home by Christmas, 2008.