Sunday, June 06, 2021

Progressive PAC says Fox News refused to air its ad about how law enforcement were treated by rioters on January 6


 Connor Perrett

June 6, 2021

Fox News reportedly refused to air an advertisement created by a progressive PAC that featured testimonials from law enforcement officers about their treatment by the pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6.

 "We couldn't have fathomed in our wildest imaginations that even a Fox News would reject an ad that simply condemns the insurrection, and condemns people who support the insurrection," Ben Meiselas, a co-founder of the PAC MeidasTouch, told the Los Angeles Times. "What Fox has really become is a fascist echo chamber gatekeeper for their base."

The advertisement features testimony from some of the law enforcement officers who responded to the riot.

"It's been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened," said DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone in the advertisement in a clip that was originally from an interview on CNN.


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