CBS, the broadcast television network slated to air the Super Bowl, has rejected a pro-flag “Just Stand” ad allegedly because of the 45-second-long advertisement’s politically incorrect patriotism.
“Let’s call this what it is: a blatant attempt to censor a message that their politically correct executives find offensive,” retired Army Capt. Tyler Merritt, the CEO of the veteran-owned apparel company Nine Line Apparel that produced the ad, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
He rejects the claim by CBS that it rejected his ad because of concerns that his company — which reportedly earns $25 million in annual revenue — would be unable to pay for it.
“We urge Americans who believe it’s important to show respect for our flag and national anthem to join us in calling out this offensive bias. It’s time to give a penalty flag to CBS.”
Narrated by Benghazi survivor U.S. Marine Mark Geist, the advertisement begins with him saying, “Don’t ask if your loyalty is crazy. Ask if your loyalty is crazy enough. … Some people think you’re crazy for being loyal, defending the Constitution, standing for the flag. Then I guess I’m crazy.”
Watch the ad below and make sure to like it on YouTube:
The ad was designed to be a rebuttal, if you will, to the sentiment of race-baiting agitators like unemployed former NFL star Colin Kaepernick and his anthem-kneeling antics.
The Super Bowl has in fact been mired in controversy specifically because of Kaepernick. Both he and his far-left supporters have demanded that no musicians perform at the event’s halftime show.
“Remember what the underlying problem is here. Colin took a knee in a very deferential way to express what he sees as systemic oppression and racism in America. He has been blackballed because of that. He has been the victim of collusive activity by 32 owners who’ve decided they’d rather side with the president. … rather than do the right thing,” his attorney complained Friday.
Everything he said was false. Factual evidence shows that there’s no systemic oppression and racism in America. Moreover, Kaepernick wasn’t blackballed because of the president — he was blackballed because most Americans are patently against his brand of anti-American protest.
Included among the Americans against his disrespectful antics is Merritt, who debuted his brand of pro-American protest last year by launching a line of t-shirts in response to multinational apparel corporation Nike’s widely panned embrace of Kaepernick’s anti-Americanism:
“Nike took a stand. This is ours,” Merritt said after Nike made Kaepernick the face of its “Just Do It” campaign. “They will never understand what it’s like to lose a friend overseas, carry him back home with an American flag draped over his casket, and hand that flag over to his wife and children.”
He echoed this sentiment during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” noting that promoting a man who once wore socks with the image of a pig wearing a police hat is the height of disrespect.
“I agree that police brutality is bad,” he said, referring to the issue that Kaepernick had used to justify his national anthem protests, “but you know, wearing socks that say pigs … Actions speak louder than words. If you want to say that you’re promoting social injustice, then actually do something.”
Except Kaepernick has never done anything substantive save for complain, virtue-signal and, of course, disrespect the flag over and over again. Yet for some reason he’s been embraced by the far-left as a “bridge builder,” as one CBS reporter put it two years ago.
What remains unclear is how the anti-anthem nonsense will affect the Super Bowl. Because some of the event’s halftime performers have suggested they might kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick, many have already pledged to not even tune in for the game.
Given the news about CBS rejecting Nine Line Apparel’s ad, this “to hell with the Super Bowl” attitude is likely to expand even further before the big game Sunday night.
NFL still at it, we’ll this is why I’ll be surfing on Sunday – just like every other one this season. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/cbs-rejects-pro-flag-anti-kaepernick-just-stand-super-bowl-ad …
I think I’ll skip the Super Bowl ads today. Maybe even the Super Bowl (at least most of it): https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/cbs-rejects-pro-flag-anti-kaepernick-just-stand-super-bowl-ad …
CBS Silencing dissent. Not watching Super Bowl because of this nonsense. #NoNFL #NoSuperBowl https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/cbs-rejects-pro-flag-anti-kaepernick-just-stand-super-bowl-ad …
Well let me tell you if it’s true that honoring our country flag and constitution makes u a nut then I’m extremely nutty so anyone who doesn’t like it can kiss my ass and that little street thug kapernick and cbs are scumbags and I spit on them god bless America