Super Bowl Coke ad features multilingual version of ‘America the Beautiful’

Super Bowl Coke ad features multilingual version of ‘America the Beautiful’

O beautiful for spacious skies… Wait, make that “O hermoso para los cielos amplias.” Scratch that. Instead sing, “O زیبا برای آسمان بزرگ”…

As I noted earlier in a Quick Take, a prospective Super Bowl ad by a gun manufacturer was rejected because of a National Football League policy that “allows advertising from stores that sell firearms and ammunition, such as outdoor or camping stores, as long as the businesses sell other products and the ads don’t mention firearms, ammunition, or other weapons.” [Emphasis added]

In case that’s not enough to persuade you that there’s more “red” than “red, white, and blue” in the NFL power structure, consider a commercial that did make it onto last night’s broadcast of the big game:

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At his blog, Col. Allen West writes:

If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing “America the Beautiful” in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — … we are on the road to perdition.

Amen to that.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.