05 February 2010

Focus on....NEWS and VIEWS

So today, the news is lighter than last weeks.....
Keep it light .....
Pics to follow, I promise....but two interesting tidbits for you to dwell on today.....

CBS rejects gay-dating site ad for big game
The Super Bowl ad debate increased Friday as CBS officially rejected an ad for a gay men’s dating Web site, according to a report on Mashable.com.
The rejection of the ad is likely to add flames to the fire over the acceptance of an ad from anti-gay group Focus on the Family.
Focus on the Family’s anti-abortion ad featuring college football star Tim Tebow, despite outcry from LGBT groups, will air before and during the Feb. 7 Super Bowl. In contrast, ManCrunch.com’s ad will only find viewers on the Internet.
CBS cited several reasons for not running the ad. Mancrunch reported thatt although previously CBS told the company all ad space was sold, that was not among the reasons listed.
“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,” CBS editor Kristen Bartlett wrote in a letter to ManCrunch.com. “Moreover, our Sales Department has had difficulty verifying your organization’s credit status.”
The letter leaves open the possibility of ads to air later on the network that meet “acceptable creative and appropriate daypart scheduling” standards.

Sounds like the old double standard from a shitty network again.
ABC was the first when they chose not to air a gay couple in bed on the show THIRTYSOMETHING when it went into syndication.....

We should be paying attention to this as it sets a truly bad precedent!
Let CBS know that this is not okay to discriminate!!

Obama's Gay One Liner at the Prayer Breakfast

This morning President Obama gave the gays another one-liner. In his prayer breakfast address he stated:
We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are – whether it’s here in the United States, or, as Hillary mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda.
Quite an auspicious start to our morning and today’s watercooler.

6 comments:

Adam4Adam said...

I wish I could say that I wouldn't watch the Superbowl this year over this, but I can't, because I hate football and wouldn't have watched it anyway. But I sure hope that others who would have watched it won't over this and let CBS know why.

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