Fox News Deems Ad for Anti-Nazi Film During ‘Hannity’ as ‘Not Appropriate for Our Air’
2017’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia exposed Americans to an uncomfortable truth. White Supremacists and Nazis feel more comfortable about expressing their views in public than they did in recent memory.
Director, Michael Curry, created the movie, A Night At the Garden, to warn Americans about the rise of Pro-Nazi views. An attempt to advertise the film on Fox News, however, was rebuffed as producers felt the spot wasn’t right for them.
Field of Vision, the film’s distribution company, had hoped to air the spot during Sean Hannity’s show. According to Newsweek, Fox News CEO, Suzanne Scott, said the ad was, “not appropriate for our air.”
Fox News’ president of ad sales, Marianne Gambelli, further explained, “The advert was rejected because it contains disgraceful Nazi imagery regardless of the film’s message and did not meet our guidelines.”
The director is not buying the network’s excuse. Curry says, “It’s amazing to me that the CEO of Fox News would personally inject herself into a small ad buy just to make sure that Hannity viewers weren’t exposed to this chapter of American history.”
Fox News will be airing the commercial during tonight’s Hannity broadcast, but only in the Los Angeles market.
See the advertisement for the film here: