Fox News Turns Down Leftist Group’s Ad Pushing Jan. 6 ‘Insurrection’ Propaganda

Fox News Turns Down Leftist Group’s Ad Pushing Jan. 6 ‘Insurrection’ Propaganda

A left-leaning political action committee sought to place an advertisement featuring the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Fox News, throwing hundreds of thousands toward the initiative, but the media outlet turned it down.

Meidas Touch, which bills itself as “a progressive, next-generation SuperPAC” media company, spent $184,854 on a television ad. The ad included videos of the riot and rebuked the GOP for supposedly “downplay[ing] what happened,” titling the ad, “GOP Betrayed America.”

Fox News turned down the large sum of money, instructing the group that the Jan. 6 fear-porn would not be permitted to air. Law enforcement is depicted in the video, as well as CNN host Don Lemon. At the end of the minute-long ad, the words “The GOP Betrayed America” are shown, followed by “We Will Never Forget.”

The organization’s co-founder Ben Meiselas told the Los Angeles Times that “What Fox has really become is a fascist echo chamber gatekeeper for their base,” neglecting that the outlet is not mandated to air its propaganda. The ad would have aired from June 6 to June 15.

Republican lawmakers have universally condemned the Capitol riot. On the flip-side, Democrats and left-leaning outlets claimed the summer of rage’s $1 billion to $2 billion worth of damages was “mostly peaceful.”

While Meidas Touch claims Fox News has not previously declined to air one of its advertisements, a spokeswoman for Fox told The Federalist this is a false claim and that the network has turned down its offers in the past.

Gabe Kaminsky is an intern at The Federalist and a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. His writing has been featured in the Daily Wire, The American Conservative, the Washington Examiner, and other outlets. He has also appeared on Fox News, Hill.TV, and various radio programs. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky or email [email protected]
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