A television ad by MoveOn.org was rejected by MSNBC Thursday because it violates the network’s policy against attacks on individual businesses.
The ad features Target’s iconic red bull’s-eye logo and claims the company was attempting to buy the election by donating $150,000 to MN Forward, a political action committee supporting antigay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.
MoveOn executive director Justin Ruben said the rejection was “the height of hypocrisy,” according to the Associated Press. He also said MSNBC’s parent company, General Electric, was protecting Target. The ads are running on Minneapolis–St. Paul ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates.