Last night, on The Apprentice, I saw one of Sony's Fahrenheit 9/11 ads and I have to say that while I understand the concern that spots like the ones used to sell the movie in the first place, these spots don't include any images of George W. Bush or any of the mockery of the original sell.
Based on that, I'm not sure that I would agree that these spots should be kept off of network news air. After all, the content of the product is not where the judgment lies. In a case like F9/11, the ads themselves were political. But not anymore.
As much as I would like this to absolve Nikki Finke of being a bit of a hysteric on this, the fact that she was in such a rush to hang the conspirators, one of whom she is still suing, that she missed this key component… the nature of the ads themselves.