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    NBC to air risque ad with scantily clad woman
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Despite objections from Martha Burk, NBC said it was going ahead with plans to air an NHL commercial showing a bare-chested player being dressed by a scantily clad woman.

    Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said the ad was offensive. Burk led an unsuccessful effort to allow female members at Augusta National three years ago and is stepping down as chair of NCWO on Nov. 1.

    NBC said it had no problem with the spot, which first appeared last week on the NHL's Web site, and planned to air it on its NHL preview show Saturday.

    "We've viewed the spot and find nothing objectionable," NBC Sports spokeswoman Alana Russo said Tuesday.

    The ad is among a five-part "Inside the Warrior" series produced for the league. NHL spokeswoman Bernadette Mansur said the ads will also run on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1.

    Burk said the NCWO plans to write letters of protest to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.

    "One person's objectionable is another person's bottom line," Burk said. "I think it's shortsighted of them, but it's not unexpected."

    Opening night for the NHL is Oct. 5, when all 30 teams will be in action following the season-long lockout. [/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    of course they are going to air it.

    her objections are creating the free publicity for the ads NBC and the ad's sponsor wants.

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    • #3
      QUOTE(hansolo @ Sep 27 2005, 08:29 PM) Quoted post

      of course they are going to air it.

      her objections are creating the free publicity for the ads NBC and the ad's sponsor wants.
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      Yep, the NHL is loving this.
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      • #4
        Good for them.
        Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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        • #5
          Good. Sight unseen, if she hates it, I like it.
          Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~

          A.C.

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          • #6
            Seems like a good time to bring this one back. And it's always good for a laugh.

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            • #7
              QUOTE(Lippa @ Sep 27 2005, 09:18 PM) Quoted post

              Seems like a good time to bring this one back. And it's always good for a laugh.


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              I don't see 'The Looter'.. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] .

              "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
              Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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              • #8
                Whatever Martha Burk hates, I love.
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                • #9
                  QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 27 2005, 09:20 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(Lippa @ Sep 27 2005, 09:18 PM) Quoted post

                  Seems like a good time to bring this one back. And it's always good for a laugh.


                  [/b][/quote]
                  I don't see 'The Looter'.. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] .
                  [/b][/quote]

                  Give Hep and his buddies a few minutes
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(The Kev @ Sep 27 2005, 10:44 PM) Quoted post

                    Whatever Martha Burk hates, I love.
                    [/b][/quote]


                    She hates men.

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(hansolo @ Sep 27 2005, 10:24 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(The Kev @ Sep 27 2005, 10:44 PM) Quoted post

                      Whatever Martha Burk hates, I love.
                      [/b][/quote]


                      She hates men.
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Odd, since she looks like a man.
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                      • #12
                        Here ya go Martha....in Kazakhstan this is where you sit on the food chain.


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