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The Media is at it again!
According to a new report, veteran-owned apparrel company Nine Line claims CBS rejected it’s Super Bowl ad because it was too patriotic.
The ad was intentionally designed to respond to the Nike/Kaepernick ad in a patriotic fashion.
From the Washington Examiner:
A veteran-owned apparel company’s pro-flag Super Bowl TV ad that punches back at Nike's promotion of Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests has been rejected by CBS.
According to the firm, Nine Line Apparel, CBS was apparently not satisfied the firm could pay for the 45-second ad, despite having annual revenues of $25 million. A spokesman for Nine Line charged that CBS didn’t like the ad’s content.
The ad features soldiers, first responders, and images of military graves decorated with American flags and gives credit to them for protecting the rights of those like Kaepernick to protest.
It appears to open up where the ad Kaepernick narrated and starred in ended.
Nike’s minutelong ad, which debuted at the beginning of the 2018 NFL season to great fanfare and controversy, shows Kaepernick at the end saying, “So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they are crazy enough.”
The ad celebrated sports achievers but was controversial because it featured the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who started a wave of political protests by kneeling during the National Anthem to protest the treatment of minorities.
Nine Line Apparel’s ad opens with, “Don’t ask if your loyalty is crazy. Ask if it’s crazy enough.”
It is narrated by Benghazi survivor U.S. Marine Mark Geist. “Some people think you’re crazy for being loyal, defending the Constitution, standing for the flag. Then I guess I’m crazy,” he said in it.
“For those who kneel, they fail to understand that they can kneel, that they can protest, that they can despise what I stand for, even hate the truth that I speak, but they can only do that because I am crazy enough,” he adds.
Nine Line Apparel CEO Tyler Merritt ripped the rejection of his ad.
"CBS’s purported reason for rejecting a Super Bowl commercial that extols patriotism is totally out of bounds," he said. "Let’s call this what it is: a blatant attempt to censor a message that their politically correct executives find offensive. We urge Americans who believe it’s important to show respect for our flag and national anthem to join us in calling out this offensive bias. It’s time to give a penalty flag to CBS."
The Daily Wire confirmed the story:
CBS has rejected an ad from a veteran-owned athletic wear company, likely over concerns that the ad was "too political."
The ad, which "features soldiers, first responders, and images of military graves decorated with American flags and gives credit to them for protecting the rights of those like Kaepernick to protest," was titled "Just Stand," and promoted clothing from Nine Line apparel, a veteran-owned athletic wear company, according to the Washington Examiner.
CBS reportedly told Nine Line that they weren't confident the company, which pulls in a cool $25 million per year, could afford the steep, $5.25 million price tag for a 30-second spot during Sunday night's big game, but a spokesperson for Nine Line says CBS objected to the ad's overly political content.
The ad parodies a Nike ad from earlier in the NFL season that featured former 49ers second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is best known for "taking a knee" during the national anthem as a way of protesting racism. The controversial Nike ad celebrated Kaepernick for "sacrifing everything."
That ad concludes with the words, “So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they are crazy enough.”
Since CBS won't air it (for whatever the reason) we've got it for you right here.
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