Lincoln Project blasts Comcast for not running ad criticizing Fox News
The Lincoln Project is blasting Comcast for refusing to air an advertisement the organization made blaming Fox News for coronavirus deaths among the unvaccinated in the United States.
“The Lincoln Project was informed by Comcast that they would refuse to run the commercial because it did not meet their guidelines,” the organization said in a statement on Thursday. “Our criticism of Fox News falls under Comcast’s description of a business that is in the public forum or the issue is one of public concern.”
The Lincoln Project alleged Comcast decided to reject its ad because the media conglomerate is “one of the main sources of Fox News’ revenue.”
“Comcast has made one thing clear: Their bottom line comes before anything else; it comes before democracy; and in this case, it comes before the health and safety of the American people,” the group said.
Comcast did not immediately respond to a request from comment.
The company’s guidelines on accepting advertising stipulates any advertisement “may be rejected if it is merely an attack of a personal nature, a direct attack on an individual business or comment on a private dispute. Advertisements may be accepted if the attack is on a business that is in the public forum or the issue is one of public concern.”