But, of course, NBC won’t say it during the Super Bowl.
This has to be one of the very best pro-life spots I’ve ever seen. And just WHY won’t NBC air it? Well, from LifeNews.com…
After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told the group late yesterday that NBC and the NFL are not interested in advertisements involving “political advocacy or issues.”
Burch said NBC told Fidelis that they do not allow political or issue advocacy advertisements.
“But that’s not what they told PETA,” he said about the network’s recent decision to reject an ad from the animal rights group. “There’s no doubt that PETA is an advocacy group. NBC rejected PETA’s ad for another reason altogether.”
According to an email posted on the PETA web site, Victoria Morgan, Vice President of Advertising Standards for Universal, said, “The PETA spot submitted to Advertising Standards depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards.”
Morgan also talked about edits that need to be made” in order for the PETA spot to run during the Super Bowl.
Burch responded to that rejection further by saying, “NBC claims it doesn’t allow advocacy ads, but that’s not true. They were willing to air an ad by PETA if they would simply tone down the sexual suggestiveness. Our ad is far less provocative, and hardly controversial by comparison.”
Am I surprised by NBC’s reaction? Heh. And a word of thanks to Fidelis and to Catholic Vote for their consistent and continuous fantastic work on life issues. I wish my Evangelical brethren had 10% of your commitment and your talent. Bless you and please keep up the great work. And, are you folks reaching out to any of the Protestant/Evangelical denominations to find ways to work together on this issue?
It’s going to be an interesting four years now that “Mexico City” is no longer the law of the land. When can we expect to see FOCA?
And one serious question for Catholics (54% Obama). How in God’s Name do you justify your vote?
And to the Bishops… Gonna DO anything?
[I’m putting this at the bottom so as not to distract: promoted from diaries. – Moe Lane]