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Old 06-18-2007, 07:08 PM   #16
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A 2001 report about condom advertising by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that, “Some networks draw a strong line between messages about disease prevention — which may be allowed — and those about pregnancy prevention, which may be considered controversial for religious and moral reasons.”
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In a written response to Trojan, though, Fox said that it had rejected the spot because, “Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy.”
This reminds me of what Jon Stewart said once on the Daily Show - "Fox News is a diocese". (he said this around the time Benedict XVI became pope.)
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:12 PM   #17
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Cops is good?
Well, it depends. It's an interesting show, IMO. However, the fascination of "Hey, I might be on COPS if I misbehave" probably isnt a good thing to encourage.

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Let's not forget the blowhard O'Reiley, the worse "News" known to man, and wonderful reality shows such as trading spouses.
We're not talking about the cable news network though, we're talking about the broadcasting network. The Fox News vs. CBS News is a different debate. But yes, with every channel there will be bright spots and dark spots. I just think the bright spots are brighter at Fox and the dark spots are darker at CBS.
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:16 PM   #18
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We're not talking about the cable news network though, we're talking about the broadcasting network.
Are they not owned by the same company that denied this commercial?
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How stupid. There is far more "offensive" programming being shown on network television these days. What the hell?
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Are they not owned by the same company that denied this commercial?
Yes, they sure are, but I wasn't talking about the commercial then. I was talking about Fox's programming, and you switched to Fox News' programming.

Anywho, back to the topic, after thinking about it, I agree with most of you guys. It's just a condom commercial. I can't flip through the channels without seeing an ED ad, so I dont fully understand why a channel would object to this ad. I dont think any less of Fox or CBS because of this, though. If they dont want to run it, they dont have to run it. Fine by me. Personally, the fewer condom and ED ads I see, the better.
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Personally, the fewer condom and ED ads I see, the better.
Isn't it the responsible thing to promote safe sex?
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Isn't it the responsible thing to promote safe sex?
Yes, it is important, but then you could make the case that there should be nothing but condom commercials on television, which I dont want to see nor do I want little children seeing.

Sometimes, watching condom commercials, I get the feeling that they are more interested in being funny and showing pretty girls than they are in spreading the "Hey, use condoms" message. I dont know, maybe as long as the condoms are sold I guess it doesnt matter how, but it just seems like their priorities might not be correct and that they could advertise in a different way.
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Sometimes, watching condom commercials, I get the feeling that they are more interested in being funny and showing pretty girls than they are in spreading the "Hey, use condoms" message. I dont know, maybe as long as the condoms are sold I guess it doesnt matter how, but it just seems like their priorities might not be correct and that they could advertise in a different way.
No, it doesn't matter.

Education should be fun, have you never seen someone use humor, song, or other such fun things to educate or promote?
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Yes, it is important, but then you could make the case that there should be nothing but condom commercials on television, which I dont want to see nor do I want little children seeing.

Who would make that point?
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it just seems like their priorities might not be correct and that they could advertise in a different way.
Their priority is to make money, the same as the TV network. Definitely not sex education. I'm sure that Trojan isn't the only advertiser on Fox/CBS's plate. The networks are private enterprises, they should be given plenty of latitude on what commercials they air.
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I miss the old operatic Trojan man commercials.

Educational and high comedy at the same time
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