1.30.2010

CBS' Blatant Double Standard (UPDATED)

CBS is allowing the hate group, Focus On The Family, air a "Pro-Life" ad during Super Bowl featuring Football player Tim Tebo & his mother, and one that might actually be based upon a lie, yet it it refusing to let a humorous, albeit low production value gay dating site ad, be shown.

I'd say this is stunning, but nothing surprises me anymore at this point when it comes to the double standard in out society.

Andrew Sullivan points out the sheer hypocrisy of it all:

...In the past, issues ads were deemed non-kosher - but if it's a Christianist and virulently anti-gay organization behind the ad, it appears to be ok. But if it's a humorous commercial ad for a gay dating service, CBS says no. Here's the boilerplate [...]

There is one reason this ad was denied. Its gay content was deemed offensive to football fans, while an anti-abortion issues ad wasn't. That's called blatant discrimination and if it doesn't lead to aggressive protests I'll be very surprised.

UPDATE I:

Gladd calls on CBS to "Come Clean" on "Homophobic Double Standard" (via Towel Road):
Without mentioning Mancrunch.com specifically, GLAAD yesterday called on CBS to explain why it chose to "exclude an ad with gay content" from Super Bowl programming.

Tebow Said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios: “CBS has a problem when they do something like this at the same time as they allow an anti-gay group like Focus on the Family to place ads during the Super Bowl. This network should come clean to the public about what’s going on because this seems to be a homophobic double standard.”

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