Adding insult to injury — it’s a veteran-owned apparel company that is a big player in pro-Vet charity.
The ‘official’ reason is that CBS didn’t think they had the money to pay.
Really? With annual revenue of $25 Million, that’s the card they’re trying to play?
It’s easy to suspect there’s some OTHER reason.
For one thing, it’s unblushingly Pro-America and pro-veteran.
It respects the RIGHT of kneelers to protest, but it puts that petty protest in its proper context, a context that the news media bent over backward to ignore for the duration of the Kaepernick Protest.
It is a reply to Kaepernick’s ‘woke’ Nike commercial from last fall.
The Kaepernick ad’s two catchphrases were ‘Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.’ And ‘Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough’.
(Social media had fun dragging him over that one.)
Watch the ad CBS refused to play and judge for yourself whether it was really the content that got it rejected.
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.
…Nine Line Apparel’s ad opens with, “Don’t ask if your loyalty is crazy. Ask if it’s crazy enough.”
It is narrated by Benghazi survivor U.S. Marine Mark Geist. “Some people think you’re crazy for being loyal, defending the Constitution, standing for the flag. Then I guess I’m crazy,” he said in it.
… “For those who kneel, they fail to understand that they can kneel, that they can protest, that they can despise what I stand for, even hate the truth that I speak, but they can only do that because I am crazy enough,” he adds.
Nine Line Apparel CEO Tyler Merritt ripped the rejection of his ad.
“CBS’s purported reason for rejecting a Super Bowl commercial that extols patriotism is totally out of bounds,” he said. “Let’s call this what it is: a blatant attempt to censor a message that their politically correct executives find offensive. We urge Americans who believe it’s important to show respect for our flag and national anthem to join us in calling out this offensive bias. It’s time to give a penalty flag to CBS.”
Is there anything you’d like to tell CBS?
Be a damn shame if they found their name trending with a hashtag, say, #CBSCensorsPatriots making this story and video public on social media, wouldn’t it?
Give them the exposure that ad WOULD have given their great cause…
…without CBS getting to make bank on the exposure.
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