So God Made a Farmer – Did it “rip off” a 2011 YouTube video?

Posted on: 9:36 am, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 09:58am, February 4, 2013

One of the Super Bowl’s most compelling ads was a two-minute spot from Ram Trucks featuring radio broadcaster Paul Harvey‘s speech “God Made a Farmer.”

While the commercial has garnered national attention, was the idea original? Or was it just a rip-off of a video uploaded to YouTube by Farms.com back in 2011?

You decide:

And here’s the Farms.com advertisement from 2011:

What do you think? Does this change your opinion about the commercial?

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Credit: CNN. CNN’s AnneClaire Stapleton, Josh Levs, Barbara Starr and Emily Smith contributed to this report.

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