Fox News forced Never Back Down, the top PAC supporting Governor DeSantis, to censor their new DeSantis border ad before they’d agree to air it.
The border ad showed a photo of the governor holding a rifle from back when he was fighting in Iraq.
Fox News made them remove the rifle.
Here’s more via Newsmax:
Fox News national refused to air a new ad from a political action committee that supports Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that showed him in his military uniform and holding a rifle, forcing the swapping out of two images for a sanitized version, according to the PAC, Never Back Down.
Never Back Down produced a 30-second ad titled “Warzone,” which included an image of DeSantis holding a rifle in uniform, the photo taken in Iraq. DeSantis was a lieutenant in the Navy and served alongside SEAL Team 1 in Iraq in 2007.
To meet Fox’s demance, the image was replaced by a bust shot of DeSantis in uniform minus the weapon.
Since this was an ad about the southern border, Never Back Down also put in recent photos of cartel members coming across the border holding rifles with accompanying gunfire. Fox News made them remove the rifles there as well:
There was also footage 3 seconds into the ad of cartel members with guns and accompanying audio of gunfire that had to be replaced with firearm-free footage.
Here’s the ad before it was edited for Fox News:
And this is what Fox News forced them to do to air the ad: