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04/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Reading The Pictures: Enjoy a Little Violence Toward Women With Your Super Bowl

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Was that really Tim Tebow taking out his Mom?

That's some "Focus on the Family!"

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And then, why the violence toward women in these Super Bowl ads?

In these second two screen shots, Betty White takes it in the name of a candy bar -- using attacks by football players to make the violence seem like an extension of the game.
(If you do watch the videos, by the way, make sure to "appreciate" the sound of impact.)

Finally, to see what kind of social message Budweiser was modeling for recession-addled Americans, click over to BagNewsNotes.

(Screen shots from Tim Tebow Superbowl Ad for Focus on the Family, and the Betty White Snickers commercial via YouTube)