NBC Bans Pro-Life Ad During Super Bowl

by Ryan on January 31, 2009

in Culture,Media,Media Bias,Nature,Politics,Religion,Sports

Here’s the ad in question.  I personally think it’s pretty awesome:

NBC stated that it does not intend to air political advocacy ads during the Super Bowl.  That’s their prerogative.  Yet, they told PETA that they might get their ad on if they edited it to coincide with NBC’s ethical standards a little bit more, but on the other hand told T. Boone Pickens to take a hike.  I wonder what would they ask Catholic Vote to edit from their ad, or was it DOA no matter what?  I think we know the answer to that.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris January 31, 2009 at 10:11 am

Very effective ad that if being played tomorrow night will get tons of attention. At least we’ll always have YouTube.


Mike January 31, 2009 at 10:12 am

The network of Chrissy Matthews, Keith Olberemann, Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Maddow, and David Gregory will never run an ad showing that it’s really an innocent baby inside the womb. This ad is DOA.


SouthernGirl January 31, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I’ve seen this a couple of times…have several issues with it being banned. First, what happened to freedom of speech?!? Second, I KNOW that the networks are struggling because companies are pulling ads left and right because of the economic crisis. Can you really be choosey these days?

Finally, this ad brings too much truth to the forefront…these days truth is not allowed.


dudeguy February 1, 2009 at 3:42 am

It’s ok to have a comment.


The Rambling Taoist February 1, 2009 at 4:54 am

Religious ads should be banned from TV altogether. It’s fine for you to believe what you want to believe, just don’t subject me to it.


Sal February 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Originally Posted By The Rambling Taoist
Religious ads should be banned from TV altogether. It’s fine for you to believe what you want to believe, just don’t subject me to it.

This ad is not a religious ad. Why should religious institutions be banned from taking ads as opposed to any other interest group? There was nothing connecting abortion to faith in the ad; it was simply making the point that every human life has potential and worth, even those that some in society deem burdensome.

By your argument, I could say the same about Barack Obama’s campaign commercials. He can believe whatever he wants, I just don’t want to be subjected to it. If this ad makes you uncomfortable, maybe it’s doing what it was designed to do.


Mary Rielly February 2, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Eleanor Louise Cowell’s boyfriend took off when he found out she was pregnant. Faced with limited options in 1946, she gave birth to a son in an “unwed mother” facility and began a hopeless charade: as he grew up, she told him that her parents were his parents and that she was his sister. Luckily abortion hadn’t been an available option to Eleanor, or the world might have lost TED BUNDY…


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