Saturday, January 30, 2010
Bigotry trumps equality at CBS. The network carrying this year’s Super Bowl officially rejected an ad for a gay men’s dating website while accepting a controversial ad from the antigay group Focus on the Family.
Citing several reasons for not running the ad from ManCrunch.com, CBS editor Kristen Bartlett said in a letter:
“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. Moreover, our Sales Department has had difficulty verifying your organization’s credit status.”
So, I guess we’re left to conclude the credit status of the vehemently antigay Focus on the Family, whose anti-abortion ad featuring the evangelical Christian college football star Tim Tebow was easier to verify? I think not, CBS.
Needless to say, this blogger will not be watching the Super Bowl.