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CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom
NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2010

Posted on 01/25/2010 4:42:26 PM PST by Steelfish

CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 25, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.

''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women's Media Center.

The center was coordinating the protest with backing from the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and other groups.

CBS said it has approved the script for the 30-second ad and has given no indication that the protest would have an impact. A network spokesman, Dana McClintock, said CBS would ensure that any issue-oriented ad was ''appropriate for air.''

The ad -- paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family -- is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987 with a theme of ''Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.'' The controversy over the ad was raised Sunday when Tebow met with reporters in Mobile, Ala., before beginning preparations for next weekend's Senior Bowl.

''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,'' Tebow said. ''I've always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that's the reason I'm here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.''

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We are told:

"After getting sick during a mission trip to the Philippines, she ignored a recommendation by doctors to abort her fifth child and gave birth to Tim, who went on to win the 2007 Heisman Trophy while helping his Florida team to two BCS championships."

1 posted on 01/25/2010 4:42:27 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Since when was the Superbowl designed to bring people together. LMAO

It’s designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 4:45:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

The liberal facists have spoken.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 4:45:10 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Steelfish

It divides all right. It divides the humane from the human haters.


4 posted on 01/25/2010 4:45:27 PM PST by DManA
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To: nhwingut

Let’s not have a guest appearance from Barry either - way too divisive.


5 posted on 01/25/2010 4:46:34 PM PST by DManA
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To: Steelfish

CBS should air it anyways. To hell with special interest groups.


6 posted on 01/25/2010 4:46:46 PM PST by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Steelfish

I truly despise these “women’s groups”. They don’t care about the ads that show women in bikinis or less, but are offended by a beautiful story about life?! Give me a break. Idiots!


7 posted on 01/25/2010 4:47:40 PM PST by buschbaby (No longer silent ~ No longer polite ~ Fights the idiots with truth)
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To: Steelfish

most of these fembots have barren uteros anyhow or they use tools..


8 posted on 01/25/2010 4:48:03 PM PST by wardaddy (Good Yankees in Massachusetts, I salute you all from bended knee in appreciation)
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To: Steelfish

Hmmm...I didn’t realize that the pro-abortion position was “uniting”.....who knew?


9 posted on 01/25/2010 4:48:58 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: Steelfish
"which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message."

Likely?? They don't even know and want to stop the ad. WTH God forbid people express thier views of something. Please save us from these morons.

10 posted on 01/25/2010 4:48:58 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Steelfish

If CBS does a “Roger Goodell” and backs down on this ad. they are chicken poop.

heck, Roger “no guts” Goodell would call Tim Tebow a great man and then give a lecture about standards and regulations. and then drop the add.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 4:49:00 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Destroy the RINOs.)
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To: buschbaby
I truly despise these “women’s groups”. They don’t care about the ads that show women in bikinis or less, but are offended by a beautiful story about life?!

They're supposedly all about choice. Well, so is the ad. Someone chose to do the right thing, and they're furious about it.

12 posted on 01/25/2010 4:49:49 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Obey the law, or you'll go to prison and be raped.)
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To: All

I hope Tebow has a long NFL career and talks about the Truth of Christ and Life for 25 years.

Here’s prayers out for a long and outspoken career.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 4:50:03 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: Venturer

“Since when was the Superbowl designed to bring people together. LMAO. It’s designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.”

Yeah, my jaw dropped when I read that. The banshees behind this protest have no clue at all what a sports event is.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 4:51:08 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Venturer
Since when was the Superbowl designed to bring people together. LMAO It’s designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.

Actually, a slight clarification...it's designed to make money for the TV station by selling ads, and the ads are purchased mostly by corporations so they can sell product to make lots of money...but placing an ad to celebrate life is only considered "divisive" by liberals who hate life.

15 posted on 01/25/2010 4:51:35 PM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: Steelfish

I bet many, many men and women have missed out on all their financial dreams coming true because they aborted a genius, or star, or athlete, or . . .


16 posted on 01/25/2010 4:51:56 PM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: WHBates
...said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women's Media Center.

Hey Jehmu, buy your own damn ad.

17 posted on 01/25/2010 4:51:58 PM PST by 386wt
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To: All

Dear CBS:
Liberal “D-Baggers” are generally fruits.
Fruits don’t get into football, ergo, you have nothing to lose by airing the “controversial” ad.


18 posted on 01/25/2010 4:52:37 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: Steelfish

“An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year — an event designed to bring Americans together,’’ said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center.”

So what’s your take “Jehmu” on Keithie Olberman’s involvement with the NFL?


19 posted on 01/25/2010 4:52:46 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Steelfish
''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women's Media Center.

(Ms. Greene on the left)

Jehmu was an advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign.

I'll bet she "advised" Hillary (and probably Huma, too)

20 posted on 01/25/2010 4:52:46 PM PST by raybbr
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To: Steelfish

Desperate octave-level whining from feminist leftists who are rapidly becoming obsolete.


21 posted on 01/25/2010 4:53:44 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Venturer

Sorry, but this is hilarious. Hypocrisy raised to yet another, higher level.

These same groups step forward every year bemoaning the Super Bowl because (allegedly) domestic violence increases as a result of the game.

And, God knows, there is NOTHING violent about abortion. Is there ?

If CBS caves on this for any reason whatsoever, the game and the network should be permanently boycotted.


22 posted on 01/25/2010 4:55:46 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Woebama

Thats right.

How many doctors, ministers, school teachers and scientists have been aborted.

We wouldn’t know. We may have killed the next Albert Einstein or the next Abraham Lincoln.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 4:57:10 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Destroy the RINOs.)
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To: rbmillerjr; STARWISE; Salvation; hoosiermama; SE Mom; CAluvdubya; Lakeshark; Fiddlstix
I hope Tebow has a long NFL career and talks about the Truth of Christ and Life for 25 years.
Here’s prayers out for a long and outspoken career.

I so pray.

MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS TIM TEBOW AND HIS FAMILY!

24 posted on 01/25/2010 4:57:44 PM PST by onyx
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To: Venturer
Since when was the Superbowl designed to bring people together. LMAO

I don't know about you but this family either hosts a SB party or we go to one....great time for getting with family and friends.

It’s designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.

You forgot a few things, like the network that shows the event, bars, the house usually makes the money, the companies that run their ads during the event, etc.

Just sayin'........

25 posted on 01/25/2010 5:00:47 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: Steelfish
I can understand why the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and other groups. would be upset since 43 % of American women in this country has had at least one abortion.

Wouldn't want to make them think about the deed they did in killing their unborn child.

Bad for business, you know.........

26 posted on 01/25/2010 5:02:41 PM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: Steelfish

The publicity that this STUPID and BIASED request generates is accomplishing their goal of getting their name out to the public which, otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to do. As someone else so brightly pointed out, they could buy their own ad, but that would effect their smugness and probably salaries.


27 posted on 01/25/2010 5:05:07 PM PST by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Steelfish

I'd MUCH rather see the Tebow ad than another Cialis/Viagra ad. Enough already with those things.

28 posted on 01/25/2010 5:07:26 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Steelfish
"An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together," said Jehmu Greene...

You mean like how feminist groups use the Super Bowl to divide men and women, by saying it is "the biggest day of the year for violence against women?"

29 posted on 01/25/2010 5:09:59 PM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: Steelfish

“I think we just accidentally kissed!’

“Quick! Let’s do something manly!”

30 posted on 01/25/2010 5:10:22 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
I don’t so much mind ED drug commercials in general. I do mind that Pfizer desecrated a great Elvis Presley song to do a couple of theirs.
31 posted on 01/25/2010 5:11:58 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Steelfish
Commies and other socialists love to "bring people together" and get them to agree on things. Dead or alive.


32 posted on 01/25/2010 5:14:06 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Steelfish
Terry O'Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, said she had respect for the private choices made by women such as Pam Tebow but condemned the planned ad as ''extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.''

There are only two parts of "choose life". Choice, which she says she "respects" and then there is "life"--apparently the one which offends her.

33 posted on 01/25/2010 5:20:03 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Steelfish

they can’t stand the truth.

say it loud, say it proud...”the signature of God is Truth”


34 posted on 01/25/2010 5:23:06 PM PST by mreerm
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To: Steelfish

Messed up people. They are attacking Tim Tebow and his mother and then accuse them of creating “division.”


35 posted on 01/25/2010 5:23:56 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Steelfish

Yet we had to suffer Obama informercials during Thanksgiving? Deal with it Libs.


36 posted on 01/25/2010 5:24:03 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Steelfish

Where was the outrage from the female groups when Janet Jackson flashed her boobs during the Superbowl? How about the NFL being a organization that has high standards. really high standards, drug addicts, ex-convicts and so forth being paid multi millionaire dollar salries. Some professional football players are always getting in trouble. So tebow wants to say something that is personal to him, his mother choose life in spite of the obstacle of death. Yet the NFL was asking in the playoff games this past weekend to text Haiti for relief efforts, celebrating life.


37 posted on 01/25/2010 5:28:05 PM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan Destroyed by Socialist Democrats..)
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To: Steelfish

If the women’s groups are upset, let them put up the $$$ and buy time for an ad of their own promoting abortion.


38 posted on 01/25/2010 5:28:12 PM PST by dawn53
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To: DManA
“That’s not being respectful of other people’s lives,” O’Neill said. “It is offensive to hold one way out as being a superior way over everybody else’s.”

This is what was said about the Tebows - from someone who advocates the "right" to kill and dispose of an innocent child's life who is inconvenient to have around. Beyond incredible.

39 posted on 01/25/2010 5:32:29 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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Okay, they’re not saying...go out and shoot abortion doctors. They’re not saying...go out and bomb abortion clinics. They’re not even saying...go out and yell in front of abortion clinics. They’re just saying...the other guys talk about choice, well, just remember you can choose the other way too. That’s controversial?


40 posted on 01/25/2010 5:34:07 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Steelfish
''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,''

yea... who would ever use sports as a medium to convey social change?

/eye-roll

41 posted on 01/25/2010 5:37:35 PM PST by sten
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To: Venturer
The SuperBowl: Bringing people together for XLIV years!


42 posted on 01/25/2010 5:42:39 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: sten

sidenote: considering who has finally made it to the playoffs, does make you wonder about whether or not the NFL has gone the way of jai-alai... kind of like the pats in 2001 after 9-11

43 posted on 01/25/2010 5:43:38 PM PST by sten
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To: buschbaby

Very well said! Hypocrisy knows no bounds here.


44 posted on 01/25/2010 5:44:57 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

>> A network spokesman, Dana McClintock, said CBS would ensure that any issue-oriented ad was ‘’appropriate for air.’’

Tebow, dude, your life story might be inappropriate.


45 posted on 01/25/2010 5:45:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: raybbr

I would let loose Tiger on her.


46 posted on 01/25/2010 5:46:18 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
I think CBS better be VERY careful about this. If they cancel the ad, it will cause a GIGANTIC PR fiasco that CBS cannot afford to weather, especially since it could end up affecting the other big sponsors of the Super Bowl and Super Bowl telecast.
47 posted on 01/25/2010 6:01:02 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Steelfish

Were these the same women who claimed the Super Bowl was the time of year when men battered women the most? That was a claim repeated over and over based on dubious data. And they want to dominate the Super Bowl? Ads are cheap enough this year, women. Buy your own.


48 posted on 01/25/2010 6:02:45 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: rbmillerjr
Amen. And may he do so in burgundy and gold! Synder will pay enough to sponsor LOTS of mission trips.
49 posted on 01/25/2010 6:04:46 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Steelfish

Imagine that. The faux women want to put a stop to the story of Tim Tebow. A true story that may actually hurt their position.


50 posted on 01/25/2010 6:16:25 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. Congrats Scott Brown! Mary Jo finally got even.)
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