Fox News has a poll up on their website where people can vote on their favorite Super Bowl ad. About the only thing honest about this poll is the disclaimer at the bottom: This is not a scientific poll. That’s an understatement.
For one, they don’t list all of the ads- only a select few. In addition, guess which ad they put at the top of their list of possible options? That’s right, the Focus on the Family's pro-life ad featuring Tim Tebow. What a shock that 34 percent of all respondents claimed that as “the best” commercial! Compare that to USA Today’s ad meter ratings, which include ALL the commercials and saw the spot rank 54th out of 63 overall.
In fact, the number one spot on USA Today’s ad meter was the Snickers spot with Betty White and Abe Vigoda, which I’m surprised didn’t generate an outpouring of outrage for its endorsement of violence and physical abuse of senior citizens.
Still, with the Fox News zombified followers upset that there were so many beer commercials that *shock* seemed to be encouraging beer drinking, they fail to realize that a) the Tebow spot doesn’t actually reference the issue at the core of Focus on the Family’s raison d’être at all, and b) in fact, uses a much lamer version of the same exact “hit an old person” joke that was why the Snickers ad was so popular.
But then again, I’m not surprised that an ad which doesn’t really have anything of substance to say is incredibly popular with Fox News viewers and being praised as “a step in the right direction.” After all, these are Sarah Palin’s people.