CBS has made a decision to block a patriotic, Pro Flag Super Bowl Ad from airing during he big game that was submitted by Veteran Owned pro American Company.
The ad, which “features soldiers, first responders, and images of military graves decorated with American flags and gives credit to them for protecting the rights of those like Kaepernick to protest,” was titled “Just Stand,” and promoted clothing from Nine Line apparel, a veteran-owned athletic wear company, according to The Washington Examiner.
The Daily Wire wrote, CBS reportedly told Nine Line that they weren’t confident the company, which pulls in a cool $25 million per year, could afford the steep, $5.25 million price tag for a 30-second spot during Sunday night’s big game, but a spokesperson for Nine Line says CBS objected to the ad’s overly political content.
The ad parodies a Nike ad from earlier in the NFL season that featured former 49ers second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is best known for “taking a knee” during the national anthem as a way of protesting racism. The controversial Nike ad celebrated Kaepernick for “sacrificing everything.”
That ad concludes with the words, “So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they are crazy enough.”
Nine Line’s ad opens with a similar line, narrated by a survivor of the horrific attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which took the lives of four American officials and the American ambassador. The ad opens with the line, “Don’t ask if your loyalty is crazy. Ask if it’s crazy enough.”
“Some people think you’re crazy for being loyal, defending the Constitution, standing for the flag. Then I guess I’m crazy,” the narrator says, while photos of members of the military and first responders are shown. “For those who kneel, they fail to understand that they can kneel, that they can protest, that they can despise what I stand for, even hate the truth that I speak, but they can only do that because I am crazy enough.”
Here is the full ad CBS would not air during the Superbowl.
Nine Line took insult to the decision not to air their ad.
“CBS’s purported reason for rejecting a Super Bowl commercial that extols patriotism is totally out of bounds,” Nine Line’s CEO told the Examiner in a statement. “Let’s call this what it is: a blatant attempt to censor a message that their politically correct executives find offensive. We urge Americans who believe it’s important to show respect for our flag and national anthem to join us in calling out this offensive bias. It’s time to give a penalty flag to CBS.” –Read More