Fox Information rejected a nationwide advert purchase for a 30-second spot warning towards fascism and rising Neo-Nazi sentiments in america that was additionally meant to double as an advert for the Oscar nominated quick documentary “Night time on the Backyard.”
The Hollywood Reporter first learned of the rejected advert purchase, which was slated to run throughout Fox New’s “Hannity” program. The Hollywood Reporter reportedly considered an e mail correspondence through which “Fox Information nationwide advert gross sales consultant advised the distributor’s media-buying company on Wednesday that CEO Suzanne Scott (‘our CEO’) mentioned the advert was ‘not applicable for our air.’”
Sean Hannity, the host of “Hannity,” is a distinguished supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump – having even appeared at a rally with him through the 2018 mid-term elections.
“Night time on the Backyard”exhibits precise footage from a Nazi rally in New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard in 1939 and the ad in question warned that in Trump’s America in 2019, “It Can Occur Right here.”
The advert was initially set to run on Monday evening throughout “Hannity” within the Los Angeles media market, however was bumped for Trump’s El Paso rally – after which the movie’s distributor, Discipline of Imaginative and prescient, tried to buy a nationwide spot on “Hannity.”
“The movie shines a lightweight on a time when 1000’s of Individuals fell below the spell of a demagogue who attacked the press and scapegoated minorities utilizing the symbols of American patriotism,” “Night time on the Backyard” director Marshall Curry advised The Hollywood Reporter in a press release.
A Fox Information spokesperson had not but responded to a request for remark from the Hollywood Reporter.