Friday, June 12, 2009

Clear Channel: No Obama Billboards

Clear Channel Outdoor has joined with CBS and Lamar in refusing to allow the "Where's the Birth Certificate?" billboards, according to World Net Daily.

The company issued a prepared statement in response to WND's request for a comment, saying, "Clear Channel Outdoor has a long tradition of being politically agnostic but also has a consistent practice of rejecting copy that we view as a personal attack ad, such as the Obama Birth Certificate copy." I have my doubts.

For those of you who use billboard advertising, may I please suggest you find another company to handle your advertising needs? World Net Daily reported earlier that Lamar has started losing revenue because of their refusal to run the billboard.

Let the free market reign!
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Bungalow Bill said...

If I was an advertiser on one of these company's boards I would stop business on the principle of free speech. Americans should not be discouraged though. We all have yards we can put signs in. Let's do it!

blackandgoldfan said...

Get the signs through World Net Daily. I'm personally going for the magnetic bumper sticker!

Andrew33 said...

I think it's best if lawyers and government folks deal with Obama's birth records. If Clear Channel pushes too hard, Obama can twist the fcc's arm into shutting them down, Then no more Rush, Beck, Hannity, Levinn, need I say more? If this is a legit issue, the courts will take it up. Think about how many judges would love to preside over a case of that magnitude. Beck already has ruffled some feathers so Clear Channel needs to stick to radio.

blackandgoldfan said...

The only issue I have, Andrew, is that if we leave it up to the government folks to handle this issue, it won't get done. They have no desire to see this president fall. Clear Channel is in the business of media, but that doesn't mean they should be the speech police. This isn't an issue that is illegitimate in asking. And, yes, I think any judge would love to have the last word on the question of Obamarx's eligibility, but a lot of them feel they have the power to legislate from the bench and need not follow the law; the exact opposite of what this country is about.