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Video: The Ad the Media Didn’t Want Delaware to See

The people of the First State get ripped off by members of the Fourth Estate.

Bryan Preston


November 1, 2010 - 11:18 am

It’s one thing to grouse about media bias, and another to confront it head-on.  Just in the past couple of days, we’ve seen a CBS affiliate in Alaska get caught plotting how to disrupt Republican Joe Miller’s rally, and now a cable station in Delaware “forget” to air Christine O’Donnell’s half-hour closing argument ad — twice.

O’Donnell turned to a public access television station, Delaware Channel 28. She told supporters at a Tea Party Express rally on Sunday in Wilmington to watch that night at 11:30. “Tell everyone to tune in,” she said at the rally.

“1 minute until the premiere of our 30 minute feature. Tune in to meet all the heart warming people I’ve met on the campaign trail. Ch. 28,” O’Donnell tweeted Sunday night.

But the ad never aired.

A few minutes later, O’Donnell tweeted: “Okay… this is NOT our show! Must be a programming mix up. We will get back to you…”

The source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive campaign operations, said the station “forgot to air it.”

Then on Monday morning, O’Donnell’s campaign issued a press release saying the ad would air on Channel 28 at 10 a.m. The candidate tweeted: “The Inspiring TV show about Delawareans will air at 10 aam and 3 pm today on Channel 28. Please watch this before you vote.”

And again, it did not air.

Fool me once, etc.  I’m not buying the “forgot to air it” excuse.  Not when these “mistakes” keep happening to GOP candidates but not Democrats.  According to Hot Air, some readers complained, and the cable station blamed the fiasco on Comcast.  I’m not buying that either.  Not when the mistakes keep helping one side.

Here’s the ad that Comcast or the staff at that Delaware cable station  — or both — didn’t want the voters of that state to see.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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