New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is questioning a move by some Kansas TV stations to refuse to air ads that are part of his anti-gun campaign. "I think if I were CBS, I'd call this local station
and say what on earth were you thinking about? You can't censor this kind of ad, if you don't agree with the opinion," Bloomberg says.
The ad in question features a Minnesota police
chief who claims federal laws keep him from getting information about where guns in his community are coming from and who is buying them. But CBS affiliate KWCH of Wichita says the ad is misleading.
"We are doing what responsible broadcasters do," says Laverne Goering, KWCH director of programming. Another Wichita station also declined to run it "because the station could not verify its claims," it says.