CNN Kills Ad Ripping Birther Dobbs

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 4, 2009 2:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – A media watchdog ad attacking CNN anchor Lou Dobbs for his "racially charged" support of conspiracy theorists who question President Obama's birth certificate is all set to run tomorrow on CNN. But there's fat chance you'll ever see it on CNN. Five of the six cable providers who sold ad time to Media Matters rejected the ad for CNN.

"CNN retains the right to object to any ad whose purpose is to attack CNN or our employees," a spokeswoman told Politico. Not to worry: the ad will run on Fox and MSNBC, and has already been widely viewed on YouTube.