United Negro College Fund brushes off questions about why it’s advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s show

It’s a free public service announcement, but still… the American Heart Association didn’t want its brand associated with Rush Limbaugh, so it pulled its free PSAs.  But the United Negro College Fund, which has something in common with Limbaugh – Limbaugh’s show uses the word “Negro” too – deferred questions about its advertisign to someone else.  Bloomberg:

Joye Griffin, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax, Virginia-based United Negro College Fund, referred an inquiry to the New York- based Ad Council, which manages spots for the fund and other groups.

Profile in courage.


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