Fox News Rejects National Ad For Oscar-Nominated Anti-Nazi Documentary

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Fox News has rejected a national advertising buy for a 30-second spot that warns viewers about the potential dangers of American fascism after an ad sales representative said network leadership deemed it inappropriate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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The advertising spot doubles as a promotion of this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary short A Night at the Garden, which recounts a 1939 Nazi rally in New York City, and a warning — “It Can Happen Here” — to Hannity’s largely conservative viewers about the potential dangers of President Donald Trump’s brand of populism.

 

The ad was bought to air during Monday night’s edition of Sean Hannity’s primetime show through a local advertising buy on Charter Communication’s Spectrum service in Los Angeles, but was precluded by breaking news — coverage of President Trump’s rally in Texas.

 

The film’s distributor, Field of Vision, then decided to purchase a national spot on Hannity’s show, but was rebuffed by the network, which controls national advertising.

 

A Fox News spokesperson has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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