Conservatives have come to acknowledge that their safe havens where they can find like-minded Americans are slim and getting slimmer. Not that the cause is less worthy or people who think rationally are in shorter supply. If anything the last election showed many that there were even more patriots than many previously thought.
No, the problem isn’t the people who agree, it’s the people who disagree. Conservatives are made to feel dirty, like what they believe makes them a bad person, and while it’s unlikely that many buy into that, sometimes keeping your mouth shut is easier than being part of a meltdown of a damaged feminist who disagrees with you and considers it her mission to make your life miserable because of it.
Conservatives sometimes need an outlet, a reminder of what makes the country what it is and who has their back. Unfortunately, they won’t be getting that on an increasing number of television stations, including Country Music Television, according to a report.
According to the publication several networks, including CBS, CMT, which is owned by ViacomCBS, and the Hallmark channel, which is owned by Crown Media, have all turned down an ad that was submitted by a pro-life group that speaks up for the life of the unborn.
The channels said that the ad was “controversial” or otherwise “unacceptable,” and therefore wasn’t at home on their station. The ad was a 30-second spot from the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) and confirmed what roughly half the nation believes, which is that life should be considered life, even if the life is happening within the womb.
“Five decades of medical breakthroughs. Every age group has more opportunity to live except one. The unborn still fall victim to outdated laws,” the ad’s narrator says as viewers begin to see the outline of an unborn baby while a sonogram flashes across the screen.
“Science tells us that at fifteen weeks these babies have fully formed faces. They smile. They yawn. They feel pain,” the ad continues. “Isn’t it time the law reflects the science?” the spot concludes.
While the networks had a flurry of reasons why the ad in defense of the defenseless shouldn’t be put forward on their stations, CBS rejected it on the grounds that it violated their guidelines about advocacy groups:
“Issue-oriented advertisements that are designed for the purpose of presenting views or influencing legislation on issues that are controversial by general public consensus are unacceptable,” CBS wrote in an email to the SBA List.
Possibly the most cutting denial, however, was from CMT, originally branded as Country Music Television. This network has been patronized by conservatives since its inception, but they said that while they do accept “issue-oriented” content, this one was too “controversial” for their taste:
“While we do accept political and issue-based ads on a case-by-case basis, issue-oriented ads that are designed for the purpose of presenting views or influencing legislation on issues that are controversial by general public consensus are unacceptable,” CMT wrote in an email to the pro-life group.
Crown Media, however, had possibly the most ironic response to the ad. According to their standards, the protection of unborn life does not meet Hallmark’s criteria for a “positive experience” for its viewers, according to The Daily Wire.
Does anyone want to hazard a guess as to what else isn’t a positive experience? I’ve never had it done, but I’m going to guess that having giant tongs rip your limbs from your body isn’t a “positive experience.” Having someone slice your brain stem and suck out your brains, not positive. Being doused in and having to ingest something that burns you from the inside out – very not “positive.” That is what is happening to the unborn on a daily basis in the land of the free and home of the brave. But we can’t stop thinking about beer or meet-cutes long enough to consider the grotesque genocide we absolutely have the power to stop. For shame, America.