NBC forces me to link to our editorial

If Drudge and LA Weekly's Deadline Hollywood are to be believed, NBC is refusing to accept ads for Weinstein Company's Shut Up...

If Drudge and LA Weekly's Deadline Hollywood are to be believed, NBC is refusing to accept ads for Weinstein Company's Shut Up and Sing, a biopic about the Dixie Chicks. Of course, the irony slogs thickly through this one - the Dixie Chicks' movie is likely about how a comment about President Bush made affected their ability to entertain.

This trend of refusing advertising for movies that the news divisions will likely cover is something our editorial (gratis!) focused on this week. I'll let the editorial speak for itself, but wanted to end with this salient comment from HuffPost (and echoed by us).
Oh, and one last thing - before NBC execs erect their statutes on the altar of advertising integrity, ETP couldn't help but notice that the network's new meta-sitcom, "30 Rock," contained a plot point in the pilot s pegged on an actual GE three-way convection oven - then followed up with a commercial for the oven during the second episode. Funny how a GE-owned network manages to plug GE goods and still tout its ethical approach to endorsement of commercial products.

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