Monday, January 25, 2010
And so it begins....
And so it begins…Gee, it only took 3 days! One would think they actually knew what the decision was going to be before it was handed down. It takes time to produce a commercial.
My answer to the petition below:
I don't think you understand. Most of the affiliate stations of the networks are actually owned by the Christian right and Catholic right. (They don’t like to be called the same name.) The affiliates control the big networks by what programming they are willing to buy. The Supreme Court just gave them the right to air these commercials as their opinion without any balance or ethics. There is nothing you can do. The networks are now pushing their personal agendas. All you can do is turn the TV off.
In the past, CBS has denied other organizations, like MoveOn.org and United Church of Christ, the chance to get their word out during the Superbowl because the network considered their messages to be too controversial. But it seems its definition of "controversial" has changed. CBS approved an ad by the ultra-conservative group Focus on the Family, attacking a woman's right to choose.
Demand that CBS pull this controversial and disrespectful ad from the Superbowl line-up >>
The Superbowl is the most-watched television program in the country -- a prime opportunity for anti-choice groups to broadcast their idea that a woman doesn't have the right to make decisions about her own body. What's worse is CBS has no plans to run a pro-choice ad to balance both sides of the issue.
CBS's decision to run the anti-choice ad is biased, unfair and unethical. Tell CBS to cancel the Superbowl ad from Focus on the Family >>
Thanks for taking action!
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team