The Palm Center has put together an ad regarding the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” and while most major networks have picked it up and it will start running soon, Fox News has refused to air it, claiming the military “isn’t planning on repealing.”
The 30-second spot by the Center, called “Business As Usual,” includes testimony from military leaders of NATO allies arguing that lifting the ban on gay soldiers is a “non-event” and does not diminish combat effectiveness.
“Fox’s ‘reason’ was that the policy is ‘on hold’ so plans for repeal are ‘incorrect’,” Cathy Renna, a spokeswoman for the Center, told Raw Story.
The ad includes testimony from Major General (now Lieutenant General) Walter Semianiw, Chief of Military Personnel in the Canadian Forces, and Major General Simon Willis (retired), former Head of Defense Personnel in the Australian Defense.
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“The Center has submitted the ad to MSNBC and CNN and anticipates no problems,” Renna said.