So the Superbowl is tomorrow, and once again the New Orleans Saints are nowhere near the joint while former players are crawling all over it. I've gotten used to it.
I'll watch the game of course, and I'll pull for the Panthers because Jake Delhomme is not only from my former neck of the woods, but because he's a former Saint who's made better than good and because if they win, that will be two years in a row that the Superbowl champion came from the Saints' division.
I'll also be taking part in moveon.org's one minute boycott. In case you haven't heard, Moveon wanted to play this commercial during the Superbowl and CBS declined to accept it, stating that they don't run issue ads during the Superbowl. They will be running issue ads for the Bush White House, however.
CBS is certainly within their rights to refuse any ad that they feel will upset their usual audience or their major advertisers. The Superbowl is, after all, a once a year event and I don't blame CBS executives for thinking that they don't want to piss off the people who help them pay the bills every week by running this ad for a one time buyer. But at least they could be honest about why they're refusing the ad buy. It's no secret that CBS owes the Republican congress and the Bush White House for relaxing media ownership requirements. All I'm asking is that CBS be honest about their refusal.
I received an email from Moveon a couple of days ago suggesting we do this.
This Sunday, during the Super Bowl half time show, join us in changing channels on CBS. At 8:10pm and 8:35pm EST, switch over to CNN to watch "Child's Pay" on a channel which doesn't censor its ads. We'd like to keep a tally of the number of people who participate -- you can sign up here.