Saturday, June 23, 2007


A quiz!

On CBS and Fox, sex is not allowed to sell:

a) Hamburgers
b) Condoms
c) Cars
d) Cleaning supplies
e) Web sites
f) Beer

If you chose "b," you are correct!

CBS and Fox are refusing to air a Trojan condom ad.

Their reasoning (from this article in The NY Times)?:

    Fox said that it had rejected the spot because, “Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy.”

    In its rejection, CBS wrote, “while we understand and appreciate the humor of this creative, we do not find it appropriate for our network even with late-night-only restrictions.”
Because a) preventing pregnancy isn't "health-related" and b) the Christian fundamentals are so dim they will forget that condoms also prevent pregnancy just because an ad doesn't mention it and thus they will forget why they don't approve of condoms?

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