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Old 01-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #61
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homosexual activity
... going to a Streisand concert?
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:00 PM   #62
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An ad advocating life in the face of abortion in a country where the majority is, for the first time, pro-life, is probably going to be less controversial than an ad showing homosexual activity in a country where public opinion is still not in favor of gay marriage.

It will be interesting to see what CBS does.
So because people cannot grant marriage rights to everyone, they are even intolerant and whiney enough to say an ad just making aware of a dating site for gays is controversial? Are they only happy enough when there is a Ugandan style anti-gay laws?
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #63
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i do like that we're going to be reminded of the murderous consequences of reckless heterosexual activity.






all pro-life ads are really ads for the many joys of gay sex -- that's one way to make sure you never have an abortion.
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I might actually watch the Super Bowl if they're going to show the ManCrunch ad.

Keep me updated.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:13 PM   #65
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ManCrunch.

I woulda guessed a high protein granola bar.

Or maybe an ab machine pitched by Robert Urich on late nite TV back in the 80's.
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"Homosexual activity", in this case, is same-sex kissing. Is that really controversial to say? If so, my apologies.

In this case, CBS has to keep in mind the audience for its advertising. ManCrunch's ad seems to fall outside that category.

And, having seen the ad, I'm going to guess that ManCrunch doesn't have the $2.5M they would need in order to run it.

Shrug.
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"Homosexual activity", in this case, is same-sex kissing. Is that really controversial to say?


is same-sex kissing different from kissing?
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and after seeing the Mancrunch ad, i hope it doesn't play. it's creation and submission (with the knowledge that it would be rejected) seems designed to highlight double standards rather than being an actual commercial -- i could have shot and edited the same thing in my apartment.

it's a terrible piece of advertising. it looks like it was made by straight people, kind of like "Chuck and Larry."

and i'd never heard of the site before.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:16 AM   #69
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In this case, CBS has to keep in mind the audience for its advertising. ManCrunch's ad seems to fall outside that category.
You mean the population of gay people watching the Super Bowl is too small for relevance?
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Maybe they should air this:

YouTube - God Hates Lady Gaga - Westboro Baptist Church's Parody of "Poker Face"

They agree, America doesn't want homosexual activity on their TV.
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obviously, Tim Tebow can do whatever he wants, but what's striking me about him is just how self-aggrandizing the whole thing is. he feels as if he stands as a living example of what can happen if women will just find the courage to ignore their doctors and instead place your uterus in the capable hands of God the OBGYN, and if you do, you'll be rewarded with a child as magnificent as me, Tim Tebow.
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if tim tebow wants to kill any sort of future endorsement career because some wacko right wing nut wants to spend a million bucks for 30 seconds of air time that nobody will even take seriously, well, he certainly has that right.

as for mancrunch... the commercial wouldn't be allowed to air in it's current form anyways because the two dudes are wearing packer and viking jerseys without expressed written consent of the National Football League
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so the controversy over CBS's "decision" is being overblown. i know, i know... hard to believe that the media would take something and run with it.


it was first reported by Fox and picked up by Drudge -- i smell a set up.
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Wow, when it was a setup by whatever organisation against CBS that's pretty bad. Though I also wondered a little bit when I saw the article came from Fox News of all places.

Whoever is tricking whom, that is despicable.
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CBS rejects gay dating site's Super Bowl ad -- The Live Feed | THR

January 29, 2010
CBS rejects gay dating site's Super Bowl ad

Gay dating site CBS has rejected a Super Bowl ad submitted by a gay dating Web site that shows two male football fans making out.

The network shot down the commercial Friday in a letter to the site -- ManCrunch.com -- saying the "creative is not within the Network's Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday."

Also the network said its sales department had difficulty verifying the credit of the site to guarantee payment of the estimated $2.5 million cost to air the ad.

"After reviewing the ad – which is entirely commercial in nature – our Standards and Practices department decided not to accept this particular spot," said CBS in a statement. "As always, we are open to working with the client on alternative submissions."

Sources said the network felt the site was using the tried-and-true tactic of generating free publicity by submitting a Super Bowl ad they knew was likely to be rejected and was ultimately unwilling to pay for.

A ManCrunch.com spokesperson denied that the ad was a marketing ploy and called CBS' decision discriminatory.

"We're 100% serious," said spokesperson Elissa Buchter. "We have the money to pay for it. If the ad showed a man and woman kissing it would have been accepted. You see ads for erectile dysfunction morning, noon and night. It's discriminatory that they wont show this."

Buchter said the site spent more than $100,000 on the ad and has raised $40 million from investors.

"They should call our bluff," she said. "If the ad doesn't air on the Super Bowl, it will air on another network. It's not like it plays like Adam Lambert [kissing another man on the AMAs]."
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