Fox News uses “Fair and Balanced” as its tagline. What Fox really means by that is “Since all the media except us have a liberal bias, we need to be extremely conservative in order to balance them out. It’s only fair!” In keeping with that policy, Fox has declined to sell ad time to show the following ad:
Transcript below the fold.
Video shows images of troops getting off a helicopter, inside a helicopter, getting onto a helicopter.
“As the military prepares to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ our NATO allies have told us what to expect…Business as usual.”
Video shows man in military uniform with caption “May 19, 2010, Washington D.C., Major General Walter Semianiw, Canadian Forces.”
“There is no negative impact of having men and women of any sexual orientation fighting together…”
Video shows text “NATO allies in Iraq and Afghanistan allow openly gay troops,” with images of flags of the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, France, Norway, Sweden (which is actually not a NATO member), Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK.
“…in Afghanistan, in Iraq.” New voice: “The lifting of the homosexual ban was a bit like Y2K. It was a non-event and it continues to be a non-event.”
Video shows man speaking with caption “May 19, 2010, Washington D.C., Major General Simon VL Willis, Australian Army (ret.).”
Brief shot of soldiers, then screen shows that the ad was paid for by the Palm Center.