The Washington Times is reporting today that NBC, in a disturbing show of censorship, has nixed a powerful pro-life ad slated to air on Super Bowl Sunday. The commercial, called "Imagine Spot 1," was created by a Catholic group called Fidelis to drive home the potential of human life. After its run on Black Entertainment Television (BET), the spot is approaching a million YouTube hits. NBC justified the slight by saying that the ad was too political in nature. In reality, these 41 seconds do more to inspire than the hundreds of other Super Bowl ads that use sex and alcohol to wow viewers. It's ironic that producers pull out the rule book when they want to police traditional values, but when their stars do something really out-of-bounds the networks swallow their whistle. If you'd like to complain about the double standard, contact NBC's comment line directly at 212-664-2333. In the meantime, please watch the video for yourself and pass it on to your family and friends. You can find it on YouTube. From: Family Research Council: 801 G Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001P: 202/393-2100 or 800/225-4008 W: frc.org
Well, let me just say - - a HINTER is one who hints but isn't too covert about it. I just received a Jan/Feb 2009 magazine subscription! So you ask, what has THAT to do with being a HINTER? Call me paranoid - - call you a HINTER - - but whichever way it is, let me just share with you the topics listed on the headliners of the front page - - then you can decide!
LOSE 15 LBS FAST! No Hunger Ever!
A FLAT BELLY in 10 Minutes
SNACKS THAT BOOST THE METABOLISM
COMPLETE PLAN FOR LASTING WEIGHT LOSS
159 NEW FAT-BURNING SECRETS
EAT HEALTHY FOR LE$$
ANTI-AGING TRICKS FOR SKIN, HAIR, LEGS
A GORGEOUS NEW YOU!
STOP CANCER WITH THIS SUPERFOOD
INSTANT PAIN CURES
BEST WAYS TO MELT STRESS
Ok friends, family...what I thought was, this is a special issue free-gratis to maybe try and buy. You know, a marketing scheme delivered to everyone's door! However, nada nada! While under closer scrutiny - yup - there was MY NAME right on the front - in CAPITAL LETTERS even!!!
This is definitely a gift that's gonna keep on giving from someone who apparently doesn't want me to know who they are but doesn't mind letting me know what they're thinking. Hence, the HINTER! You know...HINT...HINT...HINT....
Thank you (sorta) to whoever you are. I know I need to get busy, start reading, and follow some suggestions from this little gifty gift. I'm sure I will enjoy it six times during 2009. Anyone brave enough..yet...to own up to being the HINTER who SENT'ER?
Aw....that's ok. I've always been possibly paranoid, definitely disturbed, and chubs blubs. Maybe you can help divert those problems...with these issues of HEALTH. Whoever the HINTER is - he/she - sure knows me well. That hint, however, doesn't narrow it down too well. I've never been much of a secret keeper, now - have I?
In spite of my comments, I'm gracious and appreciative that you're concerned about my blub (of which I have plenty), cancer risk (of which has diminished drastically - thank you very much), stress (of which I have little - if any) and pain (of which I have ample) - so to you HINTER, I say thank you!
In His Grip - that's broadening by virtue of blub -