Article by Bryan Howard
February 3, 2019
CBS denied a Veteran owned athletic wear company an ad for the Superbowl. CBS likely denied the ad due to it’s political stance of standing for the flag during the ad. The company was making a clear opposing statement to players kneeling for the flag because they found it offensive for what the soldiers fought for.
CBS claims the ad was rejected because they didn’t believe the company Nine Line could afford the $5.25 million cost for an ad. However, this is clearly false considering Nine Line brings in $25 million a year.
Nine Line responded to the Washington Examiner about CBS denying them from having an ad, “CBS’s purported reason for rejecting a Super Bowl commercial that extols patriotism is totally out of bounds. 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.”