Take a look at this video. This is the ad from the gay dating website, ManCrunch.com, that was rejected by CBS, for airing on it's Super Bowl coverage. The network claimed that the ad was "not within the network's broadcast standards for Super Bowl Sunday." Saying also that the sales department had trouble verifying the organization's credit status.
I would have a tenancy to believe the latter. That said, I would hope that the network did not reject the ad simply because of the promotion of the gay lifestyle.
Now I could have done without seeing the nearly 10 seconds of the make out scene between these two guys. But other than that, I saw nothing inappropriate or obscene about the ad. The shocked look on the guy on the left was priceless.
It seems like all the coverage about the network's rejection has created a boom in hits to the site that was possibly as good as if the would have shelled out the $3 million to air the ad. Why my favorite radio hosts, Prebil and Murphy, devoted over an hour of today's show to the subject.
I wonder if Hubbard Broadcasting will send ManCrunch.com a bill for all that pub. I won't charge them for the links.