Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ND Student Newspaper Rejects Ad - After Approving IT

The Notre Dame Student Newspaper, The Observer, has rejected the ad seen here, purchased by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, less than 24 hours after it was to be printed - and after previous approval. It makes one wonder who is making the decisions??? Below is the e-mail sent to Monica Miller last night. The contracted full-page ad was to run today. (Click on the ad to see it enlarged)

Hi Dr. Miller,

I was just reviewing your ad order and the ad that you sent. Everything is scheduled accordingly. However, the ad material that we received is too graphic to be printed in our paper. I understand that the point of the ad is to reveal the truth of abortion and it is very powerful to this effect.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to run this material. We will, of course, return the check as soon as we receive it.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us in the office. I would be more than happy to discuss this with you.

Mary Clare Rodriguez
Advertising Manager
The Observer

UPDATE: (1:50 p.m.) - Monica spoke today with Mary Clare - Advertising Manager. She again simply reiterated that the photos were too graphic. Monica said she'd be willing to crop them. Apparently Mary Clare will talk to her Editor and get back to Monica but added that the paper does not show "dead bodies." As Monica told me: "Pray for a mountain to be moved".

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