December 18th, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Tebow Tackled by Media

Gregg Doyel, Dave Zirin, and Howard Kurtz talk about the coverage of Tim Tebow.

Filed under: Religion • Sports
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  6. Mel

    Why does Tebow have to worry about making people with or without religion uncomfortable. If he feels the need to pray and express his christianity, that is his right in this country. Atheists do not hold back on letting people know that they think there is no god. I think everyone should just shut up and learn to accept people the way they are. Christianity does not always have to do with politics...sometimes it is faith-based! Grow up, let him do what he does, and watch the game. If you cannot stand it, go to the concession stand, turn your head, or if at home, take that time for a restroom break. This has really gotten to be ridiculous!!

    December 21, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
  7. Pat

    I don't get it. What's the big deal with Tebow giving thanks to god or praying before a game? Tons of athletes have done this before, especially when they win a fight or a tournament. So is Tebow a target because he's a white? We wouldn't even blink if a black athlete did this because we have seen it done over and over.

    December 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • Driton

      Good point, Nathan.Also, another point is the mussie of the facts. Tebow's mother was encouraged to have an abortion because the state of her pregnancy was a danger to her health. The priority of a medical professional is to first protect the safety of the mother. While this situation turned out well for Tim, his mother could have easily died. I'm sure there are many instances where mother's declined to have an abortion died due to pregnancy complications. Would those be appropriate for advocating abortion? No.My issue is the way in which the content of the ad is presenting abortion. Trying to simplify a complex issue based upon one instance of luck is distracting from the bigger issues that revolve around abortion. After all, the doctors who advised her abortion were choosing life they were choosing the mother's so that she could have children in the future.

      April 4, 2012 at 4:14 am | Reply
  8. Kevin Smith

    It's fascinating to watch a man who portrays himself as a media watchdog do such an incredibly bad job of reporting facts. In this report Kurtz himself referred to Tebow's "Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad". I challenge Mr. Kurtz to play back the entire ad on his next program and then afterwards point out the anti-abortion elements of the ad. If he chooses not to do that, he should probably issue a retraction. The ad was widely predicted by media outlets like CNN to be GOING TO BE anti-abortion, but when it actually aired the subject of abortion was never mentioned. Shame on you Mr. Kurtz for either failing to check your facts (and apparently not being a football fan) or telling a blatant lie on air.

    December 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Reply

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