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Channel 4 is going to air a graphic aborted fetus ad during the Super Bowl Pre-Game Show

Cat herdersTalking dolphinsThe Force. Those are some of my favorite Super Bowl commercials. They are funny, creative and, well, funny.

Unfortunately, a Super Bowl commercial that’s going to air in Oklahoma City, Ada and few other cities across the country is not so funny. It’s about everyone’s favorite topic: aborted fetuses.

From Slate:

Randall Terry, a conservative anti-abortion activist trying to be Obama’s antagonist in the Democratic primaries by running against him, might actually get some airtime for his graphic “campaign” ads during the Super Bowl this Sunday on affiliate stations in over a dozen markets.

Terry plans to air graphic anti-abortion spots—tweaked to qualify as campaign ads for his run for the nomination—via a loophole in the FCC’s Communications Act, which bars stations from censoring political commercials from federal candidates during the 45 days before a primary election in that state. Since announcing his campaign about a year ago, Terry’s goal has been to raise money to air graphic ads in primary states using the loophole, with a high-profile ad blitz during the Super Bowl.

According to CNN, as of last week Terry had purchased ad time in 13 markets. Eight markets (including Oklahoma City) will air his ads pregame, and five markets will run ads during the game: Ada, Okla.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Paducah, Ky.; and Joplin and Springfield, Mo.

Geeze, as if worrying about what’s in your aunt’s seven layer dip wasn’t stressful enough, now you have to figure out a way to watch an aborted fetus commercial without throwing up all over yourself at your Super Bowl party

I don’t care what your stance is on abortion, but this is stupid. One thing that makes the Super Bowl (and most sporting events) great is that it’s mindless fun. You get to watch a game with friends, laugh at funny commercials and have a good time. Running a grotesque political ad on a controversial wedge-issue kind of ruins that.

Hopefully, KFOR does what the Chicago NBC affiliate plans to do and refuses to air the ad. If you’d like to encourage them to do so, you can call them at 405-424-4444. If you have the emails for station management, post them in the comments for us. Thanks.

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  1. Dear Sirs
    (and pretty sure it is),
    Instead of seeing political/moral advertising on the Super Bowl, I’d rather see the Budweiser Clydesdales playing football. Thank You!

    • “Dear Sirs
      (and pretty sure it is)”

      Cindy, you get 10 bonus points for most clever opening. Thanks for playing. :-)

  2. I don’t see in the story that this ad will air in OKC. It mentions eight other markets that will run it in the pre-game show, but I didn’t click through.

  3. I don’t know if he is on the ballot here but if he is they can’t refuse to show the commercial. The station in Chicago is refusing because he is not a “bona fide” candidate on the ballot which is the requirement of the FCC.

    I am pro-life and people like this are disgusting.

    I think BiBi Jones’ boss should run for president and see if kfor puts on an advertisement for him surrounded with porn stars doing their thing…

  4. A good counter ad, could be a recreation of Prince Vlad impaling the non-believers in the name of the catholic church. The caption could read- “Christians: Pro-Life… Sorta…”

    • I saw the commercial. The WARNING before the airing was scarier than the actual commercial. Anti-abortionists have some pretty disgusting literature….this commercial wasn’t it.

      My guess is it didn’t succeed. It wasn’t graphic enough to change anyone’s mind & it wasn’t radical enough to get a lot of discussion going.

      Typical KFOR Sweeps Week.

  5. How come pro-lifers don’t get their panties in a wad everytime someone fries up an egg for breakfast?

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