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fl_dem Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:52 PM
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Tebow and the anti-choice Super Bowl ad
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Edited on Tue Jan-26-10 01:26 PM by fl_dem
IMO, the Super bowl is NOT the place for an anti-choice ad. No captive audience should be hijakced and exposed to a religous and or moral rant. I would rather some actor try to sell me crap flavored kool-aid then sit and listen to 30 seconds of Tebows mom go on about HER Choice while the corporation paying millions for the ad is trying to take my choice away. __________________________________________________________________________________________

All the national networks, including CBS, have policies that rule out the broadcast of certain types of contentious advocacy ads. In 2004, CBS cited such a policy in rejecting an ad by the liberal-leaning United Church of Christ highlighting the UCC's welcoming stance toward gays and others who might feel shunned by more conservative churches.

CBS was criticized for rejecting that ad - and perhaps might have worried about comparable criticism from conservatives if it had rejected an ad featuring such a charismatic and well-known figure as Tebow.
You can send formatted or custom emails to CBS and its other sponsors on your disapproval of the placement of Tebows Focus on the Family anti-choice ad via the link.

Tebow says, "I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe,"
Well, I don't agree though I do respect what he believes and I will stand up for what I believe as well, you can too:

The below link offers form emails you can send or customize your own to the CBS/execs, NFL and Super bowl sponsors.

The formatted letter includes:

"By offering one of the most coveted advertising spots of the year to an anti-equality, anti-choice, homophobic organization, CBS is aligning itself with a political stance that will damage its reputation, alienate viewers, and discourage consumers from supporting its shows and advertisers".
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  -Tebow and the anti-choice Super Bowl ad fl_dem  Jan-26-10 12:52 PM   #0 
  - I wouldn't mind it being aired if CBS hadn't been against airing other political ads in the past.  Forkboy   Jan-26-10 12:55 PM   #1 
  - Yeah, I wonder if Greenpeace or Planned Parenthood or Amnesty International are allowed  Wapsie B   Jan-26-10 12:57 PM   #3 
     - CBS is taking this stance  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:03 PM   #4 
        - Yes, I've learned long ago us lefties don't count in the minds of the media.  Wapsie B   Jan-26-10 01:19 PM   #8 
        - we're not as profitable n/t  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:47 PM   #13 
           - That, and the fact that a few of the righties can come unhinged and do something like kill a Dr.  Wapsie B   Jan-26-10 01:50 PM   #16 
              - You have a great point there  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:57 PM   #18 
        - It would seem that  nykym   Jan-26-10 01:20 PM   #9 
           - oh no, it worked when i used it  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:22 PM   #11 
           - try this:  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:24 PM   #12 
              - Thanks  nykym   Jan-27-10 08:59 AM   #39 
  - I watch football to escape reality...  Dappleganger   Jan-26-10 12:56 PM   #2 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-26-10 01:03 PM   #5 
  - No cause is too right-wing for Big Media to push  Doctor_J   Jan-26-10 01:16 PM   #6 
  - And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I posted this:  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-26-10 01:17 PM   #7 
  - So true!!!  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:20 PM   #10 
  - Tebow is a Douche  Froward69   Jan-26-10 01:49 PM   #14 
  - lol- I live in FL and find the majority of Gator fans  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 01:54 PM   #17 
  - Timmy better speak up soon, b/c his days as a football celeb are over once he goes undrafted  rudy23   Jan-26-10 02:56 PM   #27 
     - Better he be drafted by a team with a shitty o-line. n/t  retread   Jan-26-10 03:42 PM   #33 
     - Agreed.  Dulcinea   Jan-27-10 10:36 AM   #42 
  - When you're writing, be sure and mention that 44 American million women  Missy Vixen   Jan-26-10 01:49 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-26-10 01:57 PM   #19 
  - between the go daddys having women rip shirts open and this guy about abortions  seabeyond   Jan-26-10 01:59 PM   #20 
  - The companies whose ads appear before and after Tebow's ad...  hvn_nbr_2   Jan-26-10 02:28 PM   #21 
  - I believe they are having trouble  Johonny   Jan-26-10 04:31 PM   #37 
  - CBS says "We rule the playground. NYAHHH NYAHHHH!"  BlancheSplanchnik   Jan-26-10 02:40 PM   #22 
  - I know, I feel the same way  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 03:24 PM   #32 
     - I'll never get used to it  BlancheSplanchnik   Jan-26-10 03:51 PM   #34 
  - On the teevee that we have, there is an on/off button, a means to  Obamanaut   Jan-26-10 02:48 PM   #23 
  - I agree with ones ability to choose,  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 03:04 PM   #29 
  - The Right-Wing message has really been taken too far  emdee   Jan-26-10 02:52 PM   #24 
  - well then I guess that would be jesus way  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 03:11 PM   #30 
  - I think it is the Republican Party telling her those things  emdee   Jan-26-10 05:01 PM   #38 
  - It's really sad how many of them  pipi_k   Jan-27-10 09:41 AM   #41 
  - Sorry Jesus Tebow and CBS, non partisan means exactly that.  Initech   Jan-26-10 02:55 PM   #25 
  - Let 'Em Waste Their Money...  KharmaTrain   Jan-26-10 02:56 PM   #26 
  - good point! n/t  fl_dem   Jan-26-10 03:12 PM   #31 
  - if they hadn't rejected the United Church of Christ ad, I would support the ad  renate   Jan-26-10 03:03 PM   #28 
  - They've just improved their ratings  graywarrior   Jan-26-10 04:18 PM   #35 
  - I first heard of this story this morning  me b zola   Jan-26-10 04:24 PM   #36 
  - I could care less about this ad. Double standards -- of course but I  CBR   Jan-27-10 09:00 AM   #40 
  - this should open the door for United Church of Christ and PETA next year, right?  Blue_Tires   Jan-27-10 10:58 AM   #43 
     - one would think so, however it wouldn't surprise me that if  fl_dem   Jan-27-10 12:29 PM   #44 

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