While most of us in the U.S. have been preoccupied with the circus acts of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Green Party finally found a way to slip into the spotlight a bit, buying some cable TV ad spaces to show off what their candidate, Jill Stein, has in store for the country should she be elected president.
The only problem is that Google censored the adÂ due to â€œinappropriate languageâ€ (the word “bullshit” was used), despite the Stein campaign claiming it already complied with FCC regulations regarding appropriate content.
Federal law prohibits broadcasters from censoring ads submitted by candidates for public office, so even though Google TV will be shutting down over the next few months, they might end up in a little more hot water as the end draws near.
This is probably the worst time for the Green Party to get banned from television since both sides of the two mainstream tickets are tuning in, but on the plus side, this controversy has probably given Jill Stein more publicity than any aired ad could do for her.
Do you think the ad (see video below) is offensive, or should words like â€œbullshitâ€ be allowed to fly free on cable and satellite TV, especially when talking about politicians?