CBS/Infinity Radio has refused to air paid commercial announcements for an upcoming non-partisan symposium on terrorism, claiming “people might be too emotionally affected” by it.
The People’s Truth Forum, which is sponsoring the symposium titled The Radical-Islamist Threat to World Peace and National Security to be held in Connecticut on Sept. 21, was rebuffed by CBS/Infinity Radio when the PTF”s president, Jeffrey Epstein, tried to purchase commercial time to publicize the event.
The official statement from CBS/Infinity Radio said, “Too many people might be emotionally affected by the subject matter. “¦ It’s too controversial to be aired at this time.”
Yes. Jihad terrorists and their sympathizers might get reeeaaall upset.
CBS/Infinity Radio’s decision comes on the heels of the recent terrorist bombings in London which claimed over 50 lives.
“The commercial segments were to commence on July 18. They were considered critical to the success of our symposium, which has received quite a bit of favorable response from the ‘First Responder’ community,” Epstein said. “We have people coming from as far away as Australia to attend the event.”
The symposium is scheduled to feature lectures by Dr. Harvey Kushner, noted terrorism expert; Brigitte Gabriel, a former anchor for world news in the Middle East and a prominent Arab-American journalist; Robert Spencer, noted author on the subject of terrorism and publisher of JihadWatch — published weekly in Human Events; and Laura Mansfield, author and counterterrorism expert.