The Associated Press Sees What Isn’t There

The Super Bowl isn’t over yet, but commentary on the commercials is in full swing. The Associated Press sums them up as “funny,” “light-hearted” and “a return to humor.” Here is the AP’s description of the Tebow ad:

And a commercial by conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, perhaps the most anticipated ad of the night, hinted at a serious subject although it took a humorous tone too. Heisman winner Tim Tebow and his mother talk about her difficult pregnancy with him and how she was advised to end the pregnancy–implying an antiabortion message–but ended with Tebow tackling his mom and saying the family must be “tough.”

Only the ad didn’t do any such thing. It said nothing about “how [Mrs. Tebow] was advised to end the pregnancy.” There was no mention of abortion. Here is the ad, in case you haven’t already seen it:

How can anyone misreport on a 30-second commercial? How many people saw it, 150 million? Is there any explanation for the AP’s hallucination other than pro-abortion paranoia on the part of the reporter?

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