TCU Daily Skiff Thursday, January 29, 2004
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Media cannot have bias toward ads
CBS cuts controversial Super Bowl commercial

The Super Bowl is a spectacular media event. Aside from the thrill of the game, there is the plethora of commercials made specifically for those half-minute intervals between game coverage. Sponsors spend millions for the spots alone, so the commercials are usually worth the time.

But one commercial did not make the cut. Not because it was poorly made or couldn’t front the funds, but because CBS deemed it too controversial for its anti-advocacy ad policy. The ad was created through a competition hosted by MoveOn.org, a liberal activist organization, with the purpose of showing “the truth” about the Bush administration. While several of the submitted ads were admittedly controversial — some even comparing Bush to Hitler — the winning ad was far from scandalous.
Editorial cartoon
Race for Democratic nomination not over
Despite two wins for Kerry, Clark could still pull through

John Kerry has won New Hampshire, and you may be thinking that the race is effectively over. After all, he’s two for two thus far. Howard Dean’s poll numbers are slipping almost everywhere. Kerry will roll into the Feb. 3 primaries and come away with a commanding lead.
Homosexuals should be able to marry

Marriage in America is about as sacred as our freedom to divorce, but this sacred sentiment is continually used as a defense against homosexual marriages. The government contends that allowing homosexuals to openly legalize the love they already outwardly express is wrong, because it contradicts social norms.
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