Topic: MTV's Supposedly Banned Commercial? Help me out please.
The Red and the Green Stamps
I received an email with a .pps file attached, supposedly showing this very powerful set of advertisements trying to compare 9/11 with Aids, poverty, hunger and homelessness. The slide show claims that MTV couldn't air it because it was banned "by government". That right there was a hint. A freedom of speech issue like that and the ACLU would have been all over it! I found an example of the ad here: http://lemi4.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-5_cy-2005_m-07_d-23_y-2005_o-0.html and would greatly appreciate if anyone knew if it was real or not. Naturally, "well meaning" friends insist it is. Also, naturally, the pictures are blurred, blurred enough that it's hard to tell if it's been altered. Thanks!
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First and foremost, it's not a TV commercial. It's a print ad. It is entirly likely that this was an ad that some agency pitched to MTV, and got refused. Or it's actually an ad they have/will use. As far as "the government" stopping MTV from using it, well that's kind of laughable, not that they've never suppressed stuff, just that they would care about this.
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