NBC Won’t Air Ad Dinging Beijing And Corporate Sponsors

NBC Won’t Air Ad Dinging Beijing And Corporate Sponsors

NBC Won’t Air Ad Dinging Beijing And Corporate Sponsors

Florida Republican Representative Michael Waltz and Boston Celtic Center Enes Kanter Freedom worked together on an advertisement criticizing the corporate sponsors of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for getting in bed with the Chinese Communist Party. NBC sole owner of the U.S. broadcast right to the games won’t air the aid without removal of the corporate sponsor logos. When you are criticizing the corporate sponsors for caring about cash more than genocide, it defeats the purpose to disappear the logos.

There are so many good reasons to avoid one minute of the Winter Olympics. NBC is hardly a trustworthy news or entertainment company. NBC News has Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie! Their entertainment heyday was their “Must See TV” sitcoms over 20 years ago. And, NBC Sports ruined sports coverage years ago. It’s all empty vessels with no respect for their customers.

Corporate America has followed the same path as NBC. Chasing the almighty Chinese Yuan, American corporations ignored spying and stealing of technology. The promise of cheap labor made our corporations as morally reprehensible as Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With The Wind” when prisoners are delivered to work in her lumber mill:

Johnny Gallagher quote: Well, here’s your new mill hands, Mrs. Kennedy. The pick of all the best jails in Georgia. Scarlett: They look pretty thin and weak to me, Gallagher. Johnny Gallagher: Halt! They’re the best you can lease, ma’am. And if you’ll just give Johnny Gallagher a free hand you’ll get what you want out of them. Scarlett: All right, you’re the foreman. All I ask is, you keep the mill running and deliver my lumber when I want it. Johnny Gallagher: Johnny Gallagher’s your man, miss. But remember no questions and no interference. Scarlett: That’s a bargain. Start them in the morning, Gallagher.

That’s the U.S. corporate attitude toward the Chinese Communist Party. Enslave Hong Kong and the Uighurs, stifle free expression, run an organ mill, and destroy the environment but keep the cheap sneakers coming.

Our government and many other countries are crowing about their diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Genocide Games. La di da. NBC is broadcasting their play by play of the games from Stamford, Connecticut. Big Whoo! Russian President Vladimir Putin is over in Beijing yukking it up and planning the New World Order with Xi Zinping.

Our athletes were advised to take burner phones with them to Beijing so that they wouldn’t bring home any viruses or spying apps. Nancy Pelosi told our athletes to watch what they say over in China lest they run afoul of the Chinese Communist Party and get disappeared like businessman Jack Ma (for three months) and tennis player Peng Shuai. With the Biden Junta’s propensity to leave Americans behind, our athletes would never be seen again.

Corporations that used to be seen as patriotic all-American companies are hiding their Beijing sponsorships. Coca-cola, last seen advising employees to be “less white”, is marketing big time in Beijing and keeping silent in the U.S., as seen in this package from CNBC:

As the CNBC correspondent noted, the world is paying attention. Corporations may have to “hive off” their Chinese subsidiaries and be more careful who they talk to in their personal relationships. In other words, hide it from the public who care about genocide and repression.

Congressman and Green Beret Michael Waltz billed his Servant Leadership Fund for the $40,000 ad criticizing the Genocide Games and its sponsors. As he told the New York Post:

“This is the equivalent of holding the Olympics in Germany in the 1940s or Rwanda during their atrocities,” Waltz told The Post. “It is beyond the pale that the [International Olympic Committee] didn’t move the games.”

The ad pointedly highlighted companies for their business relationships with China, including Visa, Coca-Cola, Nike, Intel, Procter & Gamble and more.

“I think the companies supporting it should be absolutely ashamed,” the Florida lawmaker said. “Many of them preach social justice and contribute millions of dollars to social justice causes and yet are turning a blind eye to the genocide going on. Many of them are complicit with their own supply chains.”

The spot also featured Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom, a Swiss-born Turk who became a US citizen in November, urging viewers to “stand for freedom” and “defund the dictators.”

The ad ended with Waltz and Kanter telling Americans to avoid products made in China: “When you see made in China, put it down.”

The leaders of the sponsoring corporations cannot feel shame, because they have no heart, passion or patriotism.

Here is the Waltz/Freedom :30 ad:

NBC didn’t reject the ad. The company just wants some edits made to take out references to Beijing and the corporate logos. Again, from the NY Post:

“The ad was not rejected. Per NBCUniversal’s long-standing advertising guidelines, changes to the ad were requested so it could air,” a network spokesman said.

“It defeats a major purpose of the ad: to highlight US sponsors’ culpability with China’s human rights abuses,” said Hewitt. “The point of the ad was to target Olympic audiences in DC.”

Remember the companies: Coca-cola, Procter & Gamble, Intel, Visa, AirBnB and Nike. Don’t purchase their products. They are all empty vessels with no respect for their customers. If a product says “Made in China”, put it down. And, don’t watch one minute of the games.

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