Cardinals' and Steelers' fans aren't the only ones bickering over Super Bowl XLIII. Strangely, NBC executives and Catholic activists are too. After several days of deliberations, NBC executives told Catholicvote.com that the network had decided not to run the web site's pro-life commercial because the network and NFL "are not interested" in advertisements regarding political issues. According to an article by the National Catholic Register, "the 30-second ad has no graphic content nor even any direct references to abortion." The commercial is embedded above for you to decide if you agree.
Regardless, it should be painfully apparent to the rest of the world who has seen many politically-motivated Super Bowl ads over the years--including those from the overtly-political group PETA--that this decision exhibits a gross double standard by the network. I am normally not one to scream and holler about media bias (for reasons I may discuss later in another post), but this is obviously unfair. Tisk, tisk, NBC.