commercial http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3876/all en Dove’s Father’s Day Ad Goes Gay http://mrc.org/articles/doves-fathers-day-ad-goes-gay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Celebration of fatherhood incomplete without gay parents. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sarah-stites">Sarah Stites</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This Father’s Day, Dove's marketing has come under the influence of the PC Police.</p> <p>It’s unfortunate, as their Men+Care ad is sweet and heartwarming – and gay. On the plus side, it delivers wonderfully positive messages about men that are rarely told on TV. Dads have an important role, showing emotion is good, and fatherhood begins from conception. In the words of the ad itself, “Real strength means showing you care even from the very first moment.” </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/doves-fathers-day-ad-goes-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Business commercial Dove Father's Day men Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:37:46 +0000 dan.gainor 49188 at http://mrc.org Salon.com Celebrates Androgynous Japanese Ad http://mrc.org/articles/saloncom-celebrates-androgynous-japanese-ad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheers ‘changing way gender is portrayed in advertising.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If there’s any remaining doubt that the left-wing media have little but contempt for traditional Americans, it ain’t the fault of Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams.<br /><br />In an August 26 piece fittingly reposted at the far-left moon-bat site Alter-Net, Williams lovingly described a Japanese Toyota ad featuring an androgynous model while getting in a shot at America.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/saloncom-celebrates-androgynous-japanese-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Business International Life Media Advertising Alter-Net androgyny car commercial gay agenda gender GLAAD j.crew Japan Mary Elizabeth Williams men Salon.com sex Toyota Women Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:45:11 +0000 julia.seymour 41017 at http://mrc.org A Whopper of a Problem: CBS Anchor Makes Light of Raunchy Fast Food Ad http://mrc.org/articles/whopper-problem-cbs-anchor-makes-light-raunchy-fast-food-ad <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“I'll take an order of fries, a kid's meal, and some sexy women with square butts, please.” </p> <p>CBS “Early Show” hosts Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith giggled at the new commercial for the Burger King kid's meal featuring sexual images inappropriate for children, including sexy women in tight outfits dancing to a parody of the notoriously raunchy tune, “Baby Got Back.”</p> <p>Aimed to promote the new 99 cent children's meal, Burger King has teamed up with Nickelodeon in a new commercial appearing on adult programs that features the popular cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/whopper-problem-cbs-anchor-makes-light-raunchy-fast-food-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education character commercial square womans Fri, 10 Apr 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28715 at http://mrc.org Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine http://mrc.org/special-reports/unmasking-myths-behind-fairness-doctrine <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/unmasking-myths-behind-fairness-doctrine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture 2006 2007 2008 abc access air airwaves america american Americans argument audience audiences big biggest broadcast broadcasters broadcasting cable cap choose circulation CNN commercial committee conservative Conservatives controversial counter day december democratic doctrine doesnt dominate evening excellence fairness FCC find Fox free freedom government hosts image including information Internet issues june kennedy larger leading lean leaning left liberal limited list lists magazines major make medium million month morning national NBC network networks news newspaper newspapers newstalk noncommercial number numbers opinion opinions paper people percent policy political politicians popular president Press principal programming programs project public radio ratings reach reached reaches report reports running scarcity Senate show shows single sites source sources Speech squeezed state station stations talk Talkers Television Test top typical viewers web week weekly Mon, 10 Nov 2008 02:31:00 +0000 admin 31534 at http://mrc.org Greenpeace Resurrects JFK for Global Warming Ad Campaign http://mrc.org/articles/greenpeace-resurrects-jfk-global-warming-ad-campaign <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There’s something a little creepy about historical figures being brought back to life to promote climate change alarmism, but the over-the-top environmentalists at Greenpeace have no qualms with using it as a tactic.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A video posted on Greenpeace’s YouTube site portrays former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963, in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Dallas</st1:city></st1:place>, making a plea for environmental activism to save the planet from the perils of global warming.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/greenpeace-resurrects-jfk-global-warming-ad-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Advertising ClimateChange commercial GlobalWarming Greenpeace JFK Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:31:03 +0000 admin 25812 at http://mrc.org NBC's Phillips Cites Psychologist Who Blames Advertising for Obesity http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-phillips-cites-psychologist-who-blames-advertising-obesity <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Asking “Who is to blame for America’s obesity epidemic” among children, Ann Curry of NBC’s “Today” show introduced a condensed edition of a story to air later that evening on “Dateline NBC.” Reporter Stone Phillips went on to suggest corporate advertising was to blame for America’s chubby kids. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But Phillips left out of his report that his featured psychologist is the co-founder of a group that calls for regulation of advertising to children.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-phillips-cites-psychologist-who-blames-advertising-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Advertising Cereal childhood Children commercial fat Food games junk kids obesity Play toys tv Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:46:44 +0000 admin 25086 at http://mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Gives Voice to Class Envy in Hollywood http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-today-gives-voice-class-envy-hollywood <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<st1:city w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:city> usually gets a pass from the media’s participation in promoting class envy, but NBC’s Michael Okwu found a way to attack A-list <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> celebrities: their voiceover work for TV commercials.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Over the last five years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use” of those celebrities, Panasonic advertising executive Bob Greenberg told Okwu on the July 5 “Today” show.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The problem, according to Okwu? </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-today-gives-voice-class-envy-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Academy Award actor commercial hollywood Wed, 05 Jul 2006 19:45:43 +0000 admin 25142 at http://mrc.org Watch Out for 'Adult' Ads http://mrc.org/bozells-column/watch-out-adult-ads <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The typical American child today cannot escape the bombardment of sexuality, in every medium, at every moment, day or night. It happens at the movies. It happens on television. It happens on the radio. It certainly happens in advertising. Ad critics used to be outraged about "subliminal seduction." In these randy times, almost nobody's subliminal about seduction.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/watch-out-adult-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division commercial facetimes football happens Thu, 23 Jan 2003 05:00:00 +0000 4050 at http://mrc.org Two New Developments at PBS http://mrc.org/bozells-column/two-new-developments-pbs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span class="title">Two New Developments at PBS </span></b><b><span class="title"><br /> </span></b><span class="normal">by <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bios/lbb/bozellbio.asp">L. Brent Bozell III<br /></a> June 12, 1997</span></p> <p>Two recent developments in public broadcasting deserve discussion:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/two-new-developments-pbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division commercial proposal public Thu, 12 Jun 1997 04:00:00 +0000 3483 at http://mrc.org