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McCain Rejects Fox Request To Yank Ad

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has rejected a request from Fox News Channel that he cease airing a TV spot that includes footage of him at a debate it sponsored. In the ad, McCain is shown saying: "A few days ago, Senator Clinton tried to spend $1 million on the Woodstock concert museum. Now my friends, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event." McCain continues: "I was tied up at the time" in a reference to the 5 1/2 years he spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
The Fox News logo is in the corner of the ad and the conservative news net's general policy is to bar candidates from using debate clips in ads. The company sent McCain a cease-and-desist letter, which he ignored, arguing he is within the law's "fair use" rights to use an 18-second clip of a 90-minute debate. The ad began running Thursday in New Hampshire.



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