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Censored TV Spots

These socially-minded public service spots were rejected by big broadcasters.

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Network Rejections

Listen to the network rejections to get a taste of how the unelected and unaccountable gatekeepers of the public airwaves really operate.

CTV Rejection

CanWest Rejection

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I don't blame the tv companies for not wanting to run these ads! These organisations might die, but you can't expect them to commit suicide. Btw, isn't this coming a bit late? I mean, who watches tv these days? And those that still do, have 900 channels to choose from. Everyone's watching a different channel. I'm glad about your victory but network tv is a sideshow these days. And will become so, more and more. Not wishing to be too critical, cos I am a fan, but while I'm here, what is the deal with "Buy nothing day"? I have a few of those every month - they come right before pay day! It doesn't reduce my footprint by an inch. How about "Buy much less - for life"? But but but, do keep up your great work, and I thank you very much for your loud and opinionated voice out there. Peace and love from Brick Lane x.
I don't blame the tv companies for not wanting to run these ads! These organisations might die, but you can't expect them to commit suicide. Btw, isn't this coming a bit late? I mean, who watches tv these days? And those that still do, have 900 channels to choose from. Everyone's watching a different channel. I'm glad about your victory but network tv is a sideshow these days. And will become so, more and more. Not wishing to be too critical, cos I am a fan, but while I'm here, what is the deal with "Buy nothing day"? I have a few of those every month - they come right before pay day! It doesn't reduce my footprint by an inch. How about "Buy much less - for life"? But but but, do keep up your great work, and I thank you very much for your loud and opinionated voice out there. Peace and love from Brick Lane x.
Congratulations! Hopefully a first step. Compelling idea that the airwaves are public space. Anyone who has read Jeremy Rifkin will recognize that monopolizing airwaves and communication channels is another version of owning and selling nature (i.e, land, airspace, oceans). If we pay attention, we see that genetic codes have been the great frontier for about 10 years (e.g., Big Pharma buying rights to DNA of plants of the Amazon.) I think the new frontier commodity is our attention. Right now, we all give it away for free. We should make advertisers buy it. Now, they pay the broadcasters but they should be paying the consumer. Anyway, keep up the fight. We own the airwaves. We own the government. We own our genes.
Congratulations! Hopefully a first step. Compelling idea that the airwaves are public space. Anyone who has read Jeremy Rifkin will recognize that monopolizing airwaves and communication channels is another version of owning and selling nature (i.e, land, airspace, oceans). If we pay attention, we see that genetic codes have been the great frontier for about 10 years (e.g., Big Pharma buying rights to DNA of plants of the Amazon.) I think the new frontier commodity is our attention. Right now, we all give it away for free. We should make advertisers buy it. Now, they pay the broadcasters but they should be paying the consumer. Anyway, keep up the fight. We own the airwaves. We own the government. We own our genes.
So when the health care, oil, electric, and banking industry are run by the government, instead of corporations, these problems of government inadequacy (such as unfairly dividing the radio spectrum) are going to dissapear?
So when the health care, oil, electric, and banking industry are run by the government, instead of corporations, these problems of government inadequacy (such as unfairly dividing the radio spectrum) are going to dissapear?

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