Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Cox Caves

Thank you for your email. Cox Communications has made a decision to run the spot entitled “Blood,” produced by MoveOn.org, which opposes proposed tax cuts.

Originally, Cox declined the media buy based on a review of just the script, due to concerns that the television spot was in poor taste and the portrayal would prove offensive to viewers.

Upon review of the actual spot, Cox has determined that the message is acceptable and plans to begin running the ad immediately.

Cox has a long history of airing ads from various political parties and all sides of debated issues. However, the company reserves the right, as granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to reject ads it feels customers will find offensive or in poor taste. The initial decision to decline the airing of the “Blood” ad was based on this policy.

(a reader forwarded this email to me)