Media Re: This Post Brought to You by [Redacted]™
posted by July 24 at 11:55 AMon
I know, I know. Nobody cares about McDonald’s weaseling their coffee cups onto news anchors’ desks.
Most Slog commentors think it’s just another form of legitimate advertising. Colleagues accuse me of being shrill.
I am, obviously, a prematurely old man.
At least Slog tipper David cares:
Regarding “This Post Brought to You by [Redacted]™”, I read elsewhere that the product-placed coffees are as fake and plastic as the news anchors standing behind them.
That is correct, David. They are scale models that weigh seven pounds each. From the linked article:
But wait, here’s the best part: They’re not real. Fake coffee on the real news, two plastic cups permanently filled with some kind of bogus drink. The anchors aren’t even supposed to acknowledge them, McDonald’s reps explain.
I’ll shut up about it now, and return to my cardigan, cats, and favorite Andy Rooney columns.