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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:48 AM
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Tim Tebow, Focus on the Family, do anti-abortion Super Bowl ad.
http://blogs.tampabay.com/gators/2010/01/tim-tebow-and-...

The print version is slightly more detailed than the online version.

"The group isn't releasing details, but the commercial is likely to be an anti-abortion message chronicling Pam Tebow's 1987 pregnancy. After getting sick during a mission trip to the Phillipines, she ignored a recommendation by doctors to abort her 5th child and gave birth to Tim".

"Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the commercial comes at a time when 'families need to be inspired'".

"Now that the ad has been shot, we're excited to tell people it's coming because the Tebow's story is such an important one for our culture to hear", he said. "You won't want to miss it".--
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No Jim, you're wrong. I'd rather watch Tiger Woods do an ad for KY jelly.

The networks most likely would refuse an ad for Planned Parenthood, because it would be too controversial. They've already refused anti-war ads. If they don't pull it. I ain't watching.

:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:52 AM
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1. well, now we know how football feels about women's rights.
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:56 AM
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2. No we don't
what does football have to do with this?
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:30 AM
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10. football--superbowl. last I heard, superbowl was a football game
and, as someone pointed out here on DU a while back, the nfl owners are, by and large, republicans.
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:46 PM
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14. But the CBS sells and schedules the ads.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 12:47 PM by hack89
doesn't this tell us what the CBS really thinks about women's rights? Maybe you should Katie Couric.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:42 PM
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18. and you really think they do this without consulting the team owners?
by the way, what about katie couric? I already know how the msm views women, and it isn't pretty.
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:04 PM
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28. I don't know - I suspect they only care about money
there is certainly no proof that CBS gives any sort of veto to the owners. I suspect that the individual owners have no say in it what so ever.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:58 AM
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3. If I recall in the past they rejected ads that were political or controversial /nt
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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:14 AM
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7. But who are "they?"
Should we be mad at the networks or the NFL? Who makes the call on refusing to sell the airtime?
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:04 PM
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16. I think last year there were reports that NBC refused Super Bowl ads from PETA and a pro-life group
Memory could be faulty, though ...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:59 PM
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23. Yes, that was true as far as I can recall.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:59 AM
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4. I don't know if I would have gone public with that. Can you imagine
the jeers Tim Tebow will have to endure the rest of his life.
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:07 AM
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5. imagine all the pregnant women who are poor they could have helped with those dollars
women who need more healthcare than they can afford to ensure as healthy a pregnancy as possible. Or how about women like that poor woman who was forced against her will to bed rest when she told the doctor she could not as there was no one to take care of her two kids. imagine if the money had gone to a charity that provides childcare in cases like that.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:14 AM
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6. If they decide to show this ad, I will refuse to watch the Superbowl.
Money may talk, but people can walk (away)!
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:47 PM
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19. Unless you're a Nielsen Family, it won't make any difference
I once boycotted the Super Bowl to protest all the shitty blow-outs in the 1980s. Ended up missing the classic Giants / Bills one that came down to the last play. Don't let that happen to you.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:57 PM
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22. Women's rights are far more important to me than any football game.
Thanks for the warning, but I'd rather concentrate on a true epic battle in America: the battle to erode women's rights in America.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:03 PM
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25. What does you not watching the game do to advance women's rights?
In and of itself, it would be a purely symbolic and meaningless, albeit well-intentioned gesture on your part.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:13 PM
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29. It's not meaningless to me. What if there are even 100,000 "me's?"
Honestly, why would I purposely watch something that is going to offend me and people that I know?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:21 PM
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30. Take a pee break when that commercial comes on
Your post implies that you would watch the Super Bowl but won't if the ad is aired.

Why deprive yourself of 4 hours of entertainment just because of 30 seconds that you don't want to see?
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:12 PM
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31. It's only a given that I'll watch the Super Bowl if the Steelers are in it!
Since that is not going to happen this year, other factors will determine whether I watch or not.

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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:06 PM
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32. Suppose the Steelers were playing and the ad aired?
What would you do?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:22 AM
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8. tebow's god showed who was boss when florida lost nt
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:27 AM
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9. I thought they had a policy of rejecting political ads...
...so how come this one is being allowed to air?
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:31 AM
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11. because it's politics they approve?
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:05 PM
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17. I think it depends on the network -- last year's SB was on NBC, and I think they did
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 01:12 PM by fishwax
refuse some controversial ads. This year's game is on CBS.

On edit: of course, CBS also rejected a moveon.org ad several years ago because they said they didn't accept "issue advocacy" advertising. So if they've accepted this spot, it would appear they've changed their policy. Or their just hypocrites.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:51 AM
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12. just remember, and share with people
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 10:52 AM by northzax
that this was such a crisis pregnancy that Mrs. Tebow chose to give birth in Manila. Now Manila is a nice place, don't get me wrong, there are many fine things in Manila, but when it comes to OB-GYN care, it's not exactly the Upper East Side. what kind of mother, faced with this much of a crisis, where her doctors are suggesting abortion to save her life, then goes to Manila?
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:31 AM
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13. How disgusting!
The nerve of them, telling women that just because a doctor recommends that you have an abortion doesn't necessarily mean that it's the best thing to do. What kind of a message does this send??? The fuckers!!! The message they should be sending pregnant women is that if there is even a modicum of doubt at any time during their pregnancies, the best thing to do is abort first and ask questions later!

:sarcasm:
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:06 PM
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26. You're still here? Why?
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 05:53 PM
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33. Just to piss you off
I hope it's working!

:rofl:
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:01 PM
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15. This ad probably won't be shown on CBS. It will be about how it got rejected
And millions will view it online. That's how they advertise to the masses. People will go to youtube to view it. Many here will go view it there too.
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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:49 PM
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20. FOTF is an organization of hate. knr for the heads up. nt
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:53 PM
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21. Has Tebow announced his engagement to Carrie Prejean yet?
I guess he's waiting for the right moment first. He'll need to push away Larry King first for asking "inappropriate questions" first!
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:00 PM
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24. Advocating for choosing life is not the same as advocating taking away choice
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:06 PM
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27. Families need to be inspired by this bullshit? Gag!!!!
:puke:
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