Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Youtube and CBS remove McCain webad, excuses are made

Youtube and CBS find excuses to remove McCain Ad....
Ben Smith of politico: CBS takes down McCain webad, suggests it's 'misleading'
YouTube has removed a webad that casts Sarah Palin as the victim of sexism on the request of CBS, whose anchor Katie Couric was featured in the ad.

“One of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life," Couric is quoted in the ad.

In the original clip, she was talking about Hillary Clinton; the ad applies her words to Sarah Palin.

Asked about the ad, CBS spokeswoman Leigh Farris said, "CBS News does not endorse any candidate in the Presidential race. Any use of CBS personnel in political advertising that suggests the contrary is misleading."

YouTube's page displaying the ad now tells visitors, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS Interactive Inc."

Couric's original commentary can be seen here. McCain still has the ad, "Lipstick," on his website.

So... It's just fine when Couric criticizes Obama's camp about sexism while campaigning against Clinton, but CBS won't allow their words to be used against Obama when Palin is in question. No bias.

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