NFL refused to run Border Patrol recruitment ad mentioning terrorism
posted at 2:03 pm on February 12, 2007 by Allahpundit
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the Border Patrol, had offered to pay for the advertisment [in the Super Bowl program], which was part of a campaign to boost the number of agents by 18,000. But money wasn’t the issue, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ABC News.
The ad “was specific to border patrol and mentioned terro rists,” he said. “The game was in Miami, where [immigration] is a sensitive political issue…[it] made us a little bit uncomfortable.”…
The league told DHS it would be willing to run a more generic recruiting ad but never received a response to the offer.
What does the game being in Miami have to do with it? Since when are Cuban-Americans strong advocates for open borders? They helped elect Mel Martinez back before he had his amnesty conversion on the road to Damascus, didn’t they?
Miami, immigration, the Border Patrol, and now a juicy media angle involving America’s favorite sports league. Exit question: How many minutes until the inevitable Tancredo press conference?