:: 2.05.2004 ::
Per the last post, here's what I wrote to CBS:
I read today that you recently broadcast, or plan to broadcast, an ad paid for by taxpayer money that promotes the Bush Medicare prescription drug law. This fact seems at odds with executive vice president Martin Franks' statement that you "do not accept advertising on one side or the other of controversial public issues, partly because we don't think the debate ought to be controlled by people with deep pockets." Oh really? A report by Consumers Union last month said that most people covered by Medicare will wind up spending more for prescription drugs, as a result of the provisions in the new law which favor drug companies. According to the Washington Post, this ad campaign is intended "to counteract Democratic criticism that changes to the (Medicare) program will harm older Americans." It seems to me that you are willing to run advocacy ads after all, as long as they are on the "right" side, or at least were paid for by the "right" people.
:: Deb 4:42 PM :: permalink ::
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