On January 26th Lisa Bennett the Communications Director for the National Organization (for liberal) Women released this urgent call to arms for members to contact CBS and rant like hell over the company’s decision to air an “anti abortion” commercial during yesterday’s Super Bowl game. A game that happened to turn out to be the “most watched TV show ever”:
CBS to Air Anti-Abortion Ad During Super Bowl
Offender: CBS Executives
Media Outlet: CBS
The Offense: During the Feb. 7 telecast of the Super Bowl, CBS will air an anti-abortion commercial produced and paid for by the ultra-conservative group Focus on the Family.
NOW’s Analysis: Focus on the Family has an aggressively anti-abortion, anti-LGBT, anti-woman agenda. [Really NOW gang? Let’s go visit their website to check out this “aggressive anti abortion, anti LGBT and anti woman agenda” shall we? Hmmmm…That’s funny, I couldn’t find this so called agenda anywhere. Where is it NOW gang? …ed] This ad reportedly promotes the decision of one woman to go against her doctor’s advice to terminate an at-risk pregnancy. While NOW would never disparage any woman’s reproductive choice, we believe that all women should be free to make the decision that is right for them. We also believe that this ad could potentially put women’s health and lives at risk by promoting ideology over medicine.
NOW President Terry O’Neil told the Associated Press that the planned ad is “extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.”
“That’s not being respectful of other people’s lives,” O’Neill said. “It is offensive to hold one way out as being a superior way over everybody else’s.”
It’s important to note that the Super Bowl is the most watched television event each year, with a broad audience spanning all demographics. In the past, CBS has turned down other advocacy ads it deemed controversial, including ads from MoveOn.org and the progressive United Church of Christ….read the rest here>>>
This terribly offensive “anti abortion” ad that got the NOW gang all in a twist featured 2007 Heisman Trophy recipient and Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother Pam and, as we now know, was sponsored by the Focus On The Family organization which has this very scary and threatening sounding motto, “Helping Families Thrive.” Evidently this Christian organization’s focus on marriage and parenthood really whips the oh so tolerant liberals into quite an angry rage.
Rumors swirled for weeks that the purpose of this ad was to relate how Mrs. Tebow, who had become ill while pregnant with Tim and living in the Philippines, defied her doctor’s suggestion that she abort her baby because of his fears the effects of the drugs used to treat her illness would cause her fetus to be stillborn and ultimately endanger her life.
The pro abortion folks, including NOW, were fearful of the impact the ad would have on the millions of young women watching the Super Bowl. The message they worried would come across, “don’t kill your baby and maybe he’ll grow up to be a football star!” scared the bejeezes of these people.
In fact Gloria Allred, a lawyer who has never met a television camera she didn’t try and stick her fat face in front of, was threating to sue CBS over the ad claiming it was “misleading” and contained “factual inconsistencies.” Really? How the hell would she know? Like the rest of us, she was absolutely clueless as to the actual content of the commercial!
Ladies and gentlemen, the terribly offensive, threateningly pro life, viciously anti abortion Tebow family Super Bowl ad:
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Well now, all the NOW gang and Gloria Allred ranting and raving over that commercial sure seems to have been a bit shrill and over the top doesn’t it?
But WAIT! hang on folks, we have a new twist on the Tebow commercial from the NOW gang!
The LA Times reports that the National Organization (for left wing) Women president Terry O’Neill has concocted a brand new beef now that the commercial has run and has been seen by the largest audience to ever sit down and watch a television program claiming the ad glorified violence against women:
“I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it,” she said. “That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don’t find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself.”
Earth to Ms. O’Neill, I know you have an agenda but really it was just a TV commercial and Tim didn’t really tackle his mom, really.
What I do find ironic and frankly quite telling is that the National Organization (for indoctrinated) Women president has yet to issue the same kind of outrage over the lovely, charming and 88 year old Betty White taking what is arguably an even more vicious hit than Pam Tebow during her hilarious commercial appearance for Snickers:
Nothing from O’Neill over this particular commercial yet. Oh she’ll probably get around to addressing her blatant hypocrisy if the heat gets warm enough which I have a funny feeling it will. But until then we’ll have to ponder what her response will be to this GoDaddy Super Bowl ad that was just dripping with the typical disgusting male sexism that her and her ilk despise so much.