CNN and MSNBC found no reason to reject a new TV ad by veteran group VoteVets, but Fox thinks it's too confusing for its viewers.
Fox News has decided to reject an ad by veterans group VoteVets which makes the argument that "a clean energy climate plan would cut our dependence on foreign oil in half and cut oil profits for hostile nations." Why is it rejecting the ad? Because it's too confusing.
Well, I guess the network has now decided that its viewers can no longer make abstract connections (or even quite simple ones).
Interestingly, the ad, which reports that "every day, Iran gets $100 million richer selling oil around the world," was not too confusing for CNN and MSNBC viewers according to the people in charge of those networks. CNN and MSNBC have already aired this ad.
Watch the ad for yourself. Is it confusing?
If the simple finding that Iran would lose $100 million a day (or $1.8 trillion dollars worth of oil revenue over the next 40 years) and an excitingly produced commercial to convey that message are too confusing for Fox News viewers, perhaps Fox shouldn't be reporting on politics or the economy at all.