FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Friday, June 6, 2014

WATCH: Ron Reagan In Ad After Fox's Friday Airing Of "Cosmos" Finale; Don't Thank God

A match made in the... er... upper atmosphere - Phoenix' airing of the final episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will be followed by a 30-second spot from Ron Reagan espousing atheism.

The Freedom From Religious Foundation ("FFRF") purchased the time slot today, for $2,562.75, from KSAZ (Fox 10 ).  Because the son of a former President (of the same name, for our younger readers) says that the FFRF is fighting "to keep state and church separate", KSAZ placed it in its Political File (which is how it came to Arizona's Politics' attention).

The ad recently aired on Comedy Central during "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report", but this appears to be the first foray for the spot onto network TV.

Reagan, the "unabashed Atheist", concludes by telling viewers he is "not afraid of burning in hell."



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2 comments:

Jyl Albertson said...

I found the commercial completely appropriate following a show that encourages critical thinking.

Mitch M. said...

Agree, Jyl. (That's why I alluded to that in the lede!)

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