The Palm Center, a California-based think tank specializing in research on military policy relating to LGBT personnel, on Tuesday reported to Raw Story that Fox News has declined to air an ad supporting the proposed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Raw Story reported that, “The 30-second spot by the LGBT 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’,” said Cathy Renna, a spokeswoman for the Center.
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 Defence Personnel in the Australian Defence.
Renna told Raw Story that The Center submitted the ad to MSNBC and CNN and “anticipates no problems” with it’s airing on those networks.
Fair and balanced, Fox News?