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Delta pulls Daily Show ads amid protests from religious groups

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, May 9, 2012.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


    Catholic groups are upset over an April Daily Show skit in which Jon Stewart encouraged women to use "vagina mangers" to "protect their reproductive organs from unwanted medical intrusions." It was accompanied by a photoshop graphic of a manger between a woman's legs.

    They have encouraged advertisers to boycott the show and today Delta Airlines pulled its advertising.

    Asked to apologize, Stewart replied, "I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance."
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Ooh. This could be good. I figure they take it head-on on the show.
  3. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    They love to cave and it shows.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Oh, no question. I'm looking forward to tonight's show.
  5. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Since it's Delta, I'm shocked they didn't schedule to pull their ads two weeks ago but wind up running them because of unforeseen delays.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Of course, the religious group gets all offended by the skit and ignores the reason why the skit was created in the first place.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I love Stewart's response...
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Me too. Advertising dollars can be very persuasive when it comes to a cable talk show host, and I'm glad he stood his ground. I'd expect nothing less of him.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Free country.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Stupid Obama backing same-sex marriage ruined the show. :D

    Seriously, though, you could tell they pretty much had to scrap and rewrite about 65 percent of the show in about an hour because the news of Obama's endorsement came out around 3 p.m. P

    Not one of their best shows. Hopefully, with more time to work on it, tomorrow's show will be better.
  12. cortez

    cortez Member

    They can always just show comedy clips from Fox News. Those gifts keep on giving
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