Giving In?

Romney Might Remove NBC Ad

Mitt Romney may be giving into NBC's request that he remove an ad that uses footage of the network's nightly news program. The candidate said he might consider removing the ad, which features anchor Tom Brokaw announcing, in 1997, that the House Ethics Committee would punish Speaker Newt Gingrich for ethics violations. But, he insisted on NBC's Today show, "Obviously this was not something taken from hidden files. This was on the evening news. So it should hardly come as a revealing piece for people who watch it." Brokaw has said that the ad made him "extremely uncomfortable" and that "I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign."