Why am I not surprised that the paranoid-of-controversy big wigs over at NBC have rejected the incredible pro-life ad created by CatholicVote.com? Apparently the ad involves “political advocacy or issues.” At the same time, NBC rejected an ad by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) because it depicted “a level of sexuality exceeding our standards.” Yet PETA is probably one of the most controversial advocacy organizations today. Remember when PETA compared the killing of chickens to the Holocaust?
While we would agree with NBC’s assessment that the PETA ad is clearly sexually explicit, we’re surprised that they said nothing about the ad being “political advocacy or issues.”
The big question is whether one can honestly criticize the beautiful ad put together by CatholicVote.com. It is a positive and inspiring ad that criticizes no one and affirms a comittment to perserverence and overcoming odds.
I’m just waiting for the folks over at NBC to bleep out Kurt Warner’s victory speech.