Networks Refuse Veterans’ Group Ads

Derelection is linking to Buying reality, an Alternet story that says “several networks are refusing to air an ad created by the non-partisan vet’s group, Operation Truth.” Operation Truth is a non-partisan veterans’ organization. According to their website the organization was “created to help them share stories of life on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are also working to help veterans get the support they need.” Their ad features war-veteran Robert Acosta asking why he was sent to Iraq to lose his right hand.

Is this the usual policy of the networks? From the story, “One of the networks, the History Channel, had even broadcast a Swift Boat ad.”