NBC Rejects Ad From Conservative Group

NBC has turned down an ad from the conservative advocacy group, Freedom’s Watch, that encouraged viewers to think of the U.S. soldiers in Iraq over the holidays, the Associated Press reported today.

"NBC said it declined to air the ad because it refers to the group’s Web site, which the network said was too political," reports the AP, "not because of the ad’s message."

NBC implied that generating publicity by having the ad turned down may have been the group’s goal all along. "Candidly, some folks have found that you get more attention when an ad is not accepted," said an NBC official.