Wow! Now this ad issue is a liberal plot to undermine America? Holy cow.
First of all, I'm not a true blue liberal OR a bloody red conservative. I am a solidly purple moderate American and that patently DOES NOT mean that I don't believe in anything. It means that I strive for a reasonable world based on reality, facts, and truth and to hell with ALL political dogma.
That being said, let me paint another scenario: I don't even watch TV but I know that CBS is not running out of advertisers, especially on their national broadcasts. Do you ever find that TV programming is running short on commercials? I don't think so. Therefore, CBS has the luxury of picking national advertisers for national broadcasts, and local advertisers for local broadcasts without losing a penny in revenue. Maybe even the national advertisers pay higher rates, IDK. Probably the broadcasters can't run all the ads they get solicited for or the viewers would start to bitch that the programming is all commercials and no content. I think TV is perilously close to that level already.
CBS would care because, for example, viewers in Marietta, GA would be perplexed by seeing real estate ads for Spokane, WA. WTF? CBS, like all TV broadcasters, undoubtedly has a policy which selects commercials to fit the markets they are played in. Does this sound reasonable to you, or do you think this strategy is preposterous and incredible? Do you think it’s a LPDA (Liberal Plot to Destroy America) because it’s CBS and not FOX?
BTW, we're talking about a local realtor, not a pizza franchise with expansion hopes. You can't sell homes in Cottage Grove, OR to people who live in New York.
You claim to be tired of all the half truths & lies coming from the left, but then you list:
- IRS lost email scandal,
-the girl with the virginity rocks t-shirt,
-bringing American flags to school, and
-the pledge of allegiance being changed for the 'air force' because it contains the word God.
ALL of these particular issues are examples of outraged CONSERVATIVES publicizing these issues to generate populist sympathy. Heck, let’s look at them:
I don't know the story about Benghazi or the IRS 'lost email' and I personally feel that the IRS BS is more of an institutional coverup than a partisan one, and I think that Benghazi is really just incompetent government business as usual, not anything particularly partisan and sneaky. I may be wrong and you may be more informed that I on these particular issues, IDK but I think both of these are more an example of human nature than partisan politics.
For the other three, I think they are either blown way out of perspective, half-truths, or flat out lies. The girl with the T-shirt happened in Fayetteville, AK . The four boys with ‘large American Flags mounted on posts in their truck beds” happened in South Carolina and both cases were in response to violations of 'blind, sweeping policies'. The one about the Air Force (I read that it was regarding the Marine Corps) has been going around since at least 2006, and has been thoroughly discredited as 100% false intended to slam the ACLU. Last time I looked, schools have been so pressured by parents on both ideological sides that they are circling the wagons and not permitting anything which could be construed by ANYONE as objectionable, anywhere. Knee jerk policy but forced into it by the partisan acrimony which is so evident right here on this thread.
You believe whatever you want and good for you! The first amendment guarantees us the right to say and believe anything, true or not. Hooray for the constitution!