The Ad NBC Doesn't Want You To See

The new documentary about the Dixie Chicks, Shut up and Sing, wanted to advertise on NBC. NBC declined because it "cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush."

The movie's distributor, Harvey Weinstein issued this statement:

It’s a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America. The idea that anyone should be penalized for criticizing the president is profoundly un-American.
Blacklisting is back in Hollywood.

has video of the rejected ad.

If the movie is half as good as the Dixie Chicks are in concert, it's worth the money to go see it. The fact that you'll piss off Toby Keith in the process is just icing.

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