FNC Rejects “Factually Incorrect” Ad Opposing Supreme Court Nominee

By Brian 

“Fox News is refusing to air an ad critical of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, citing its lawyers’ contention that the spot is factually incorrect,” the AP says.

Said Jim Jordan, a spokesman for the groups backing the ad: “The entire right wing establishment, from Pat Robertson to Jerry Falwell to Fox News, has circled the wagons around Sam Alito.”

Here’s what the ad alleged. A Fox spokesperson said that according to the network’s lawyers, the ad is “factually incorrect and we’ve given them an opportunity to fix it.”

When asked about changing the ad in response to Fox’s request, Jordan said, “Roger Ailes doesn’t get to edit our ads.”

> Update: 8:00pm: “It’s not about ideology, it’s about quality and honesty,” Irena Briganti, a Fox News spokeswoman, says in the updated AP story. “She noted that Fox had refused to run one ad by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in which Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was called a traitor and recently turned down a spot from the Republican National Committee because of content and its use of excerpts from other news programs.”