Comcast Bans Gun Store Ads
Comcast Argues They're Applying Existing NBC Policies
by Karl Bode 02:27PM Wednesday Feb 20 2013 Tipped by backfeed
A month or so ago Time Warner Cable proudly proclaimed that the company would be banning some
gun ads, specifically "ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people." As I noted at the time
, it was unclear if the company had ever run any of this type of ad in the first place. Now Comcast has taken things one step further by banning ads for all gun stores. Angry gun shops tell ABC News
the ban is "a direct infringement on our constitutional rights," while Comcast says it's becoming standard practice. "Consistent with long standing NBC policies, Comcast Spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward," said the company. "This policy aligns us with the guidelines in place at many media organizations."
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said by dave:Yeah, because everybody knows that showing pictures of firearms and firearm accessories for sale inspires violent behavior and the breaking of laws, whereas violent entertainment content has no adverse effects at all. said by FFH:
It is hypocritical.
Only between those that can't tell the difference between fiction and the real world, surely?
Oh, wait... maybe I got that backwards: Switching kids away from violent TV may lower aggression
Yeah, I'm thinking dave nailed it: Hypocritical.
Sedro Woolley, WA
Will they ban programming "showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people"? If not, they are hypocrites. Among other things.