Monday, Fox News revealed its decision to remove President Donald Trump’s controversial advertisement about immigration from its airwaves.
Fox News’s ad sales president Marianne Gambelli said the network chose to pull the ad on Sunday, which has received a lot of criticism for using lies and misleading statements to stoke anti-immigrant anxieties.
Gambelli emailed a statement which said, “Upon further review, FOX News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either FOX News Channel or FOX Business Network.”
Over the last week, the racist ad has made an appearance on Fox networks several times.
Earlier on Monday, NBC revealed that it would remove the ad after receiving pushback after it aired during “Sunday Night Football.”
NBCUniversal stated, “After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.”
The advertisement connects the caravan of migrants that are heading toward our southern border to Luis Bracamontes, a man who has been accused of murdering two police officers. It accuses Democrats of wanting to bring individuals like Bracamontes into the United States, particularly via the caravan.
The advertisement links increasing immigration to increasing crime rates, despite numerous studies indicating no connection between them. While the United States’ immigrant populations have increased for decades, the country’s violent crime has gone down.
Glenn Kessler, a fact-checker from the Washington Post, gave the President “four Pinocchios” for his lie in the advertisements about Democrats bringing Bracamontes back onto U.S. soil.
The Post’s review of court records shows that his case mainly was handled by Republicans.
Over the weekend, CNN called the advertisement “racist,” saying that the network refused to air the it for money.
“CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist,” a CNN communications Tweet said. “When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts.”
Donald Trump has focused on the caravan of migrants caravan before midterm elections, saying it’s an “invasion” even though reports indicate that its numbers are significantly dwindling and it’s located hundreds of miles away from the border.