Main | Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tim Tebow Aborts His Shirt

I totally had to steal the above headline from TMZ. The actual story here is that women's rights groups have joined the call for CBS to cancel the planned Super Bowl anti-abortion ad from Tebow and Focus On The Family.
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.''
Focus On The Family is thought to be paying about $2.5M for the 30-second spot, money they claim came from "a few generous friends" and not from the general fund of the cash-strapped organization, which laid off hundreds of hater drones in late 2009.

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