Fox News Puts Their Foot Down, Refuses Request From Biden Campaign to Not Air Trump Ads
Former Vice President Joe Biden has some serious entitlement issues.
First, his campaign tried to demand that networks stop speaking to President Donald Trump’s adviser Rudy Giuliani, now they are trying to demand networks don’t air a new ad from his campaign.
Biden’s campaign made the demand to networks while claiming that the ad “spreads false, definitively debunked conspiracy theories.”
Fox News has refused to cater to his campaign’s demands and said that they will not be censoring political ads.
“We are not in the business of censoring ads from candidates on either side of the aisle,” a statement from a Fox News spokesperson provided to The Hill reads. “Vice President Joe Biden has a standing invitation to appear on any of our platforms.”
Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz had sent a letter to Fox News general counsel saying “though the Trump campaign is prepared to fabricate outright lies, your station’s airwaves should not be used to disseminate them.”
“We are putting you on notice about the absolute falsity of the advertisement’s claims, and we expect that you will reject it. Please consider this letter a standing request that you reject any advertisement containing similar claims, regardless whether the Trump campaign or a third-party group seeks to place it.”
The ad has also run on MSNBC, but CNN has refused it.
“CNN is rejecting the ad, as it does not meet our advertising standards,” a network spokesperson told The Hill. “Specifically, in addition to disparaging CNN and its journalists, the ad makes assertions that have been proven demonstrably false by various news outlets, including CNN.”