And they have a good reason.
The ad says that as an appellate court judge, Alito has “ruled to make it easier for corporations to discriminate … even voted to approve strip search of a 10-year-old girl.” Referring to a document Alito wrote in 1985 while seeking a job in the Reagan administration, it quotes him as saying that “the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion.”
The groups backing the ad include the Alliance for Justice, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, People for The American Way and abortion rights organizations.
“It’s not about ideology, it’s about quality and honesty,” Irena Briganti, a Fox News spokeswoman, said of the decision to reject the ad.
She noted that Fox had refused to run one ad by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in which Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was called a traitor and recently turned down a spot from the Republican National Committee because of content and its use of excerpts from other news programs.
But that’s not stopping the group from trying to lump Fox News in with right-wing zealots…
Jim Jordan, a spokesman for the groups, said, “The entire right wing establishment, from Pat Robertson to Jerry Falwell to Fox News, has circled the wagons around Sam Alito.”
Listen, Fox News has a point and if they want to air the ad, they should fix that “discrimination” part. Factually, it’s incorrect and they know it.
And by the way, it should be an easy fix.