ABC Pushing ‘Daisies,’ Not Democrats
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
The Obama campaign is running a big media blitz on Wednesday night, with CBS, Fox, NBC and Univision all airing the Democratic presidential candidate’s muy mysterioso half-hour advertisement at 8 p.m., but ABC and the CW won’t be joining in the Obamathon—so those determined to watch network TV that night will be treated to their choice of “Pushing Daisies” or “America’s Next Top Model.”
The Live Feed via Defamer:
One source said ABC offered the airtime, but the Obama campaign, for whatever reason, declined to buy an ad.
Perhaps the campaign decided ads running on three broadcast networks was sufficient, or decided to pour the money into, say, West Virginia.
The move gives Obama near-domination of the major broadcast networks at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening less than a week before Election Day. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision will also air the ad. Fifth broadcaster the CW will counter program with its usual show in the time period, “America’s Next Top Model.”
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Everything’s coming up Democrats ... but not on ABC.