A moo point, basically …

Arbit/ Random

Infidelity reloaded

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Last year, I blogged about a website which enables adultery and how it registered a massive number of hits right after Mother’s Day.

To everyone’s obvious astonishment, the uber-conservative FOX network disallowed an advert from being broadcast during the Super Bowl XLV. I am not quite sure why they count the Bowls in Roman numerals, maybe they think it gives it a ‘Gladiatory’ feeling, not sure.
To be fair to FOX (although they don’t place such a high premium on fairness/ objectivity/ rationality in general), even NBC rejected the ads the previous year. Still, the nice people who own the website are enraged, and wish to milk the whole issue by suing FOX. This issue has all the potential of becoming a Democrats vs Republicans debate.

If you were to check out the ads, I think the networks did the agency/website a favour by not broadcasting them ’cause they are quite boring. Of course, the controversy that has ensued (I wouldn’t have linked to the ads had they not been banned in the first place) has given the website valuable publicity, which has probably defeated the valiant purpose of the ban – upholding American Values.

Surely there’s a lesson to be learned here. Pity I can’t identify it.

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Written by sujaybedekar

February 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The conspiracy theorist in me feels they are all in it together 😉

    Mohit

    February 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    • Lol! Now that’s food for thought 🙂

      sujaybedekar

      February 13, 2011 at 5:50 am


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