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Stations put holt to ads critical of Rupert

Sep 4, 2013News

The three big commercial networks – channels seven, nine and ten – have refused to air advisements that criticise the Murdoch owned press’ anti-Labor coverage.

The ad, which was created by lobby group GetUp! shows a man telling viewers that “it was great when you could pick up a paper and get, well, news. Recently the Courier Mail and the Daily Tele have been using their front pages to run a political campaign instead.”

A sales executive at Seven said the network had decided to “make a stand” over the ad, saying it was distasteful and potentially offensive.

GetUp! National director Sam McLean says the ban “is censorship pure and simple.”

What do you think? Is this political censorship at its finest?

You can see a copy of the ad here.