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CBS Rejects Gay Dating Site's Proposed Super Bowl Ad
FOX News ^ | Updated January 29, 2010 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 02/07/2010 5:05:55 AM PST by STONEWALLS

After days of deliberation, CBS has elected not to air an ad from a gay dating site during next week's Super Bowl.

A rep for the network tells Pop Tarts that ManCrunch.com's "Playing for the Same Team," an ad featuring two men kissing, failed to meet CBS' broadcasting standards.

“CBS Standards and Practices has reviewed your proposed Super Bowl ad and concluded that the creative is not within the Network’s Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday,” the official rejection letter stated. “Moreover, our Sales Department has had difficulty verifying your organization’s credit status.”

The commercial shows two men excitedly watching the game, before their hands brush as they both reach into a bowl of chips. Seconds later, the two begin making out

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; football; gayagenda; homosexualagenda; queers; superbowl
...hmmm...CBS has enough problems these days struggling to make a profit on sagging ratings...the last thing the network needs is a big dose of public disgust for running a queer dating service commercial.
1 posted on 02/07/2010 5:05:55 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

Which you can bet is exactly why the threw out the request. In the end it is a business and it is ALWAYS about money where business is concerned. It is the reason for which they exist, unless they are charitable in nature.

Why on earth would any business temp alienation of 97% of the population for a few thousand dollars, especially from a concern whose reliability in paying is in question?


2 posted on 02/07/2010 5:10:24 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: STONEWALLS

The goal of Super Bowl ads is to make money and capture the viewers attention so they watch the game.

An ad showing two guys making out is likely to end the party amid projectile vomiting.

Have to go with CBS on this one, as painful as that is.


4 posted on 02/07/2010 5:13:45 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: STONEWALLS

The Superbowl is the mother lode of all “earned media”. All of those reporters filling a whole week of airtime with nothing at all. It is a PR man’s dream.

IMHO, this is just another PR stunt looking for a little cheap publicity off of the Superbowl. There is no way in Hell these guys had enough money to air an ad, so instead they have gotten all sorts of airplay as the “forbidden” ad.

It is an effective tactic, no doubt. But let’s not pretend that CBS actually banned them, or anything. The worst thing in the World that could have happened to these guys was to have CBS say, “OK, we’ll run you ad. Now hand over the Two Million Dollars”...


5 posted on 02/07/2010 5:14:40 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: STONEWALLS

I guess fags like to watch football too....

....though for different reasons.


6 posted on 02/07/2010 5:18:07 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Morgana

go daddy probably


8 posted on 02/07/2010 5:21:24 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Morgana

It’s time to retire that ad. Every time I see it, I’m reminded of my only (bad) experience at Hooters.


9 posted on 02/07/2010 5:24:52 AM PST by qwertypie
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To: Vaquero

“...muscular sweaty football mens...”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt8kve-dEWE


10 posted on 02/07/2010 5:26:50 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: STONEWALLS

CBS should have said, “Sure. Bring it on.” I’m guessing that the site in question didn’t have the $2 million plus necessary to pay for the slot and requested the time with the expectation that CBS will do what they did and reject the commercial. Then they reap the free publicity.


13 posted on 02/07/2010 5:29:24 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Morgana

Yep, that’s Go Daddy. And watch makes the commercial extra hetero is that the company CEO is a retire Marine. Girls with giant hooters and Marines, is doesn’t get more hetero than that.

Go Daddy has also had many Superbowl Ads rejected.


14 posted on 02/07/2010 5:32:34 AM PST by coaltrain
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To: Morgana
Had to look that one up on urban dictionary:

FDRQ:

Filthy disease ridden queer. Invented by conservative forum freerepublic.com users as a replacement for words like "fag" and "queer" in order to avoid censorship.

Freeper: Guys, check this out, instead of saying "fag" like we used to now we say "fdrq" for "filthy disease ridden queer". Nobody will ever suspect us of being bigoted gay haters that way!

Or

Freeper: I can’t think for a faster way to end up dead that a fdrq grabbing my @ss.

Passerby: I do not know what this man is talking about, it does sound like innocent banter and not at like gay-bashing, this man must be without a doubt an upstanding gentleman.

15 posted on 02/07/2010 5:32:57 AM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Morgana

I can’t type this morning (last post a few typos).

Go Daddy is a domain name registration, hosting, etc site. godaddy.com.


16 posted on 02/07/2010 5:34:28 AM PST by coaltrain
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To: STONEWALLS
I think it's somewhat relevant to football...A guy started that dating service a tight end and left it a wide receiver. (place drum roll here).
19 posted on 02/07/2010 5:42:29 AM PST by Shqipo (I am snowed in for the duration.)
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To: STONEWALLS

Does anybody know why Pepsi isn’t putting on ads this year?

I just heard on FOX that there will be no ads.


20 posted on 02/07/2010 5:57:15 AM PST by submarinerswife (Obama, the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: submarinerswife
"Does anybody know why Pepsi isn’t putting on ads this year?"

I hear they're investing all of their funds into a new logo this year . . . I guess the "O" one's not working out anymore. . .

21 posted on 02/07/2010 6:09:23 AM PST by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: Haiku Guy

“IMHO, this is just another PR stunt looking for a little cheap publicity off of the Superbowl.”

...YEP!!...although,of course they deny it.

“ManCrunch.com Denies Accusations Super Bowl Ad Was Just PR Stunt”
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/02/03/mancrunchcom-denies-accusations-super-bowl-ad-just-pr-stunt/


22 posted on 02/07/2010 6:11:41 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

This commercial would be the polar opposite of the “man-law” beer commercials - a volatile combination.


23 posted on 02/07/2010 6:23:13 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Morgana
8^)
24 posted on 02/07/2010 6:23:15 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

I find the FDRQ term offensive and not necessary
I don’t think all gays are disease ridden and suspect you of being a mole

I don’t agree at all with the gay agenda, but can disagree with it without using that term


25 posted on 02/07/2010 6:50:10 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: STONEWALLS

They should save it for the new U.S. Army and Marines recruiting commercials...The Few, The Proud,...


26 posted on 02/07/2010 7:58:38 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: 101voodoo

They went with the extreme left in 2008 because the economy was still so healthy that they could get away with it. They also probably thought those BayRock, backroom promises were real. If the Tiffany Network is worried enough about the mood of the people to dump a lefty commercial, we can expect real ugly coming soon. Wasn’t it LBJ who said that when he lost “Crankcase”, he must have lost the Vietnam War.


27 posted on 02/07/2010 8:23:21 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: STONEWALLS

Their denial that it is a PR stunt is... another PR stunt!

Anything that get’s their name in the paper is a good thing.


28 posted on 02/07/2010 11:25:15 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: cowtowney; Morgana; little jeremiah; fabian; divine_moment_of_facts
I don’t think all gays are disease ridden and suspect you of being a mole

But they are, every single one of them, both female and male, it's a disease, a mental one.

29 posted on 02/07/2010 11:46:52 AM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth

Close...really it is a spiritual possession just like all addictions. The gay demon just happens to be attracted to the same demon in another body.


31 posted on 02/07/2010 9:49:08 PM PST by fabian
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To: driftdiver

Along with that, Super Bowl is the U.S. equivalent of the Roman Empire’s public game tournaments. See the similarities?


32 posted on 02/08/2010 2:55:29 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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