Four major television networks are being accused of censorship for not airing a 30-second political ad touting President Trump's first 100 days in office.
ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN apparently refused to air the ad because of the reference it makes to "fake news."
The makers of the video, Republican political consulting firm Jamestown Associates, says the networks' decision to not air the paid for ad is "unprecedented".
"No matter your ideology, the notion of censorship should send a chill up your spine...the First Amendment is first for a reason — no right is more fundamental and inherently American than freedom of speech. Yet, CNN, CBS, ABC, and NBC decided you cannot see it on their airwaves. To our knowledge, this has never happened before.”
President Trump's daughter-in-law Lara, a consultant for Donald J. Trump for President--the agency that paid for the ad, says it is an act of censorship that should concern all Americans.
“Apparently, the mainstream media are champions of the First Amendment only when it serves their own political views. Faced with an ad that doesn’t fit their biased narrative, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC have now all chosen to block our ad.”