"I'm voting for Jill Stein," shouts the TV watcher, and the ad ends with an amazingly well-done crescendo: "I'm voting for Jill Stein." Check it out!
Google TV Ads, which fills advertising slots for television stations, initially rejected the commercial in an e-mail to the party’s ad agency on Monday, citing the use of “inappropriate language” by Jill Stein, the Green nominee. No doubt trying to avoid violating the Federal Communications Commission’s vague standards for what constitutes indecency on television, Google TV Ads instructs clients to “avoid bleeped-out expletives where curse words are still identifiable from the audio.”
In response to that initial rejection, the Green Party called on its supporters to “Tell Google TV Ads Not to Censor Our Ads!” The party argued, “Never mind that these ads already comply with F.C.C. regulations regarding appropriate content, what Google does not seem to understand is that federal law prohibits broadcasters from censoring ads submitted by candidates for public office.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Google TV Ads relented and agreed to pass the ad on to broadcasters in the 11 media markets where the Green Party hopes its message will have the most impact.
Clint Eastwood endorsed this ad.