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NCAA Sets the Example for the NFL

Lucinda Treat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lucinda Treat

It is time for Commissioner Goodell and his colleagues to follow the NCAA's lead and set advertising standards that prevent their games from becoming a platform for advocating someone else's cause.

James Dobson Downplays Competition In Final 'Focus' Broadcast

Colorado Springs Gazette | MARK BARNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

James Dobson said his final goodbye today as host of the "Focus on the Family" radio show he started more than 30 years ago. "I have carried that b...

Focus On The Family Has Ads Yanked By NCAA In Wake Of Tebow Controversy

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian g...

Focus on the Family's Super Bowl Ad Violence

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The Tebow commercial was also a symbolic flag bearer for how low and twisted the thinking of television commercial producers, advertising agencies, and CBS have become.

Both Sides Now

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Curtis Fox

Free speech is meaningless if only one position has access to the public square. It's incumbent upon CBS to revise its practices so that those of us with stories about the benefits of abortion can do so in programming and advertising.

Everything I need to know about life I learned from Super Bowl commercials.

Ed Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Berliner

Surrendering every vessel of manhood is easy when one has a new Dodge Charger to fall back on. Though I'll bet that not a single guy reading this wil...

A Libertarian's Take On The Colorado Springs Budget Crunch

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Rumors of Colorado Springs' economic death have been greatly exaggerated, to say the least. Let me put thinks in their proper context.

The Super Bowl Slippery Slope: Advertising and Free Speech

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

I have to start off with an admission. I haven't watched the Super Bowl in over twenty years. Bone crushing violence does nothing for me. I prefer...

Where Does NARAL Pro-Choice America Stand on the Tebow Commercial?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nancy Keenan

Anti-choice politics have no place in the Super Bowl, so when the ad runs, focus on something else -- anything else -- besides Focus on the Family, which wants to take choices away from women.

The F Word: Another Super Bowl, Another Scandal

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's Super Bowl season, another year, another scandal. This year's outburst over CBS's $3 million Focus on the Family ad has revived the mythology a...

CBS Ensures Appropriateness for Super Bowl: Rejects Gay Ad, Accepts Christian Right Ad

Chris Michael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

NEW YORK--Super Bowl Sunday, the most anticipated advertising event of the year, could prove to be the most-viewed Super Bowl ever this weekend, expec...

Science and Sense in the Abstinence Wars

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

When I read the lead paragraph of this week's news story on the success of an experimental, abstinence-only sex ed curriculum, my first thought was: "Yes, but..."

ESPN's Jemele Hill: Tim Tebow Is Not Muhammad Ali

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Jemele Hill took the praise for Tim Tebow to an entirely new level, claiming that his decision to appear in an anti-abortion ad was just as courageous as Muhammad Ali's decision to not enter the draft.

Super Bowl Spending

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Vorhaus

With almost 100 million viewers expected to view the Super Bowl, CBS has sold every available commercial spot. But at close to $3 million for a 30-second ad, advertisers have plenty of alternatives.

Anti-Tax Bastion Colorado Springs Shows What America Would Look Like If Conservatives Have Their Way

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

To know the stakes are high, just look at perhaps the single most conservative, anti-tax and anti-government bastion in America -- Colorado Springs.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Football

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We are all accustomed to players acknowledging God's help. But just in case the divisiveness of religion had passed unnoticed, CBS, which will televise the Super Bowl, agreed to air an advocacy ad by Focus on the Family, a devotedly religious group.

Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad May Be Based On Falsehood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(UPDATE: Watch the commercials HERE.) A commercial featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam that is likely to air during Super Bowl XLIV may be rife wi...

Why Is CBS in Bed With the Religious Right on Super Bowl Sunday?

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.

Center for Reproductive Rights' Letter to CBS: Tebow Story Raises Serious Accuracy Questions

Nancy Northup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nancy Northup

Matthew Margo Senior Vice President of Program Practices, East Coast CBS Corporation 51 W. 52 St. New York, NY 10019 Dear Mr. Margo, We are writ...

How Will SCOTUS Decision Affect Corporate Media?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

CBS' blatantly hypocritical decision has sparked intense controversy and brought new light to the shadowy world of corporate media policy governing political or issue-advocacy commercials.

Focus On The Family Video "Retraining" Christians At Iowa Capitol

The Colorado Independent | Lynda Waddington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 12-part Christian education series authored and promoted by Colorado-based Focus on the Family has been circulating around Iowa for the past few yea...

CBS to Air "Pro-Life" Focus on the Family Superbowl Spot

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

In a curious reversal of its policy against accepting "advocacy" commercials, CBS has announced that it will air an anti-abortion commercial from the ...

Dr. James Dobson To Leave Focus On The Family, Start New Radio Show With Son

New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family and an influential voice for Christian conservatives, is about to depart from the organization he...

Juan Alberto Ovalle, Former Focus On The Family Employee Sentenced For Sex Crimes

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A former Focus on the Family radio-ministry employee has been sentenced to five years of intensive probation for attempting to lure an underage teen i...

Focus On The Family's James Dobson Leaving Radio Show

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — James Dobson, the voice of conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, will no longer host its flagship radio broadcast and is cu...