Advertising http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/661/all en AP, Fortune, Other Media Overlook Communist Imagery in Taco Bell Attack on McDonalds http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-fortune-other-media-overlook-communist-imagery-taco-bell-attack-mcdonalds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outlets reference dystopian ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ movies rather than socialist state. </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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kuap4wIGSLg" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Many in the liberal news media again demonstrated their inability (or unwillingness) to identify communism when they see it. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ap-fortune-other-media-overlook-communist-imagery-taco-bell-attack-mcdonalds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Government Media Advertising advertising campaign Communism Fast Food gulag marketing McDonald's propaganda short film socialism soviet-era Taco Bell Video Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:11:05 +0000 julia.seymour 48555 at http://www.mrc.org Farmed & Disingenuous: Chipotle’s Agribusiness Attack Upsets Farmers http://www.mrc.org/articles/farmed-disingenuous-chipotles-agribusiness-attack-upsets-farmers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CNBC’s Jim Cramer calls it ‘brilliant,’ while farmers cry foul over Hulu series’ ‘divisive propaganda.’ </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Chipotle says it’s all about “<a href="http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/fwi/fwi.aspx">food with integrity</a>.” “Facts with integrity,” not so much. Marketing efforts by the burrito chain once owned by McDonald’s smear many of America’s farmers and use scare tactics to drive consumers away from Chipotle’s competitors.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/farmed-disingenuous-chipotles-agribusiness-attack-upsets-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Health Media abc Advertising Agriculture Chipotle CNBC comedy farm groups Farmed and Dangerous farmers Farming Food food production Good Morning America jayson lusk Jim Cramer marketing online video Satire the scarecrow web TV Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:57:53 +0000 julia.seymour 45620 at http://www.mrc.org Ad Age Wonders if Sugar Will ‘Survive’ Regulatory Onslaught http://www.mrc.org/articles/ad-age-wonders-if-sugar-will-survive-regulatory-onslaught <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unlike many media outlets, magazine points out ‘little research’ to support obesity claims. </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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Large sugary drinks” got a reprieve this week after a judge struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on drinks above a certain size and in only some dining establishments. But sugar is still under attack according to Advertising Age magazine.<br /><br />The cover story of the magazine’s March 11, 2013, issue was headlined “Public Enemy No. 1,” and warned marketers to “beware” because “sugar may be the next regulatory target.” <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ad-age-wonders-if-sugar-will-survive-regulatory-onslaught" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Advertising advertising age CSPI FDA Food Food Police marketing mayor bloomberg Michael Bloomberg Michael Moss nanny state New York Times obesity Regulation research Science sugar Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:31:44 +0000 julia.seymour 42900 at http://www.mrc.org Madison Avenue's Moral Madness http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/madison-avenues-moral-madness <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> Angus T. Jones told the truth. In a religious video posted on YouTube, the former child actor who’s the “half” man of the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” shocked the celebrity press by saying “I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”</p> <p> Calling this show “filth” is like calling your Christmas tree an evergreen. Yet about 14 million Americans still love filling their head with this filthy show, and they don’t want to be told what they’re doing.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/madison-avenues-moral-madness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Advertising Charlie Sheen Snooki Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:18:35 +0000 tim.graham 41937 at http://www.mrc.org Selling Sex and Candy? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/selling-sex-and-candy <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> I watch some commercials on television and am amazed that the corporate sponsor really signed off on the product. &nbsp;Think about the expressions on the faces of the dark suits in the executive boardroom when they were presented with some of the commercials running on TV right now.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/selling-sex-and-candy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Advertising Candy Restaurants sex Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:33:58 +0000 tim.graham 41179 at http://www.mrc.org Salon.com Celebrates Androgynous Japanese Ad http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Disney's Cynical Pro-Obama Ploy http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/disneys-cynical-pro-obama-ploy <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> On the heels of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest stupid regulations commanding a shrinkage in the size of sugary drinks in restaurants, movie theaters, and stadiums, the Walt Disney Company has announced it will ban ads for products on its broadcast and online platforms that it has scientifically determined are “junk food” that do not meet the company’s nutrition standards.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/disneys-cynical-pro-obama-ploy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division ABC Family Advertising disney Michelle Obama Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:13:04 +0000 tim.graham 40357 at http://www.mrc.org Anti-Catholic Ad OK in New York Times, But Similar Anti-Islam Ad Rejected http://www.mrc.org/articles/anti-catholic-ad-ok-new-york-times-similar-anti-islam-ad-rejected <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Neil Munro of the <a href="http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/14/times-nixes-anti-islam-ad-runs-anti-catholic-ad/">Daily Caller </a>reports on a double standard on religious-bashing ads in the New York Times involving Pamela Geller (pictured), the activist against radical Islam and whose "<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-hits-venomous-rhetoric-ground-zero-mosque-critic-pamela-geller">venemous</a>" rhetoric the Times finds offensive, especially after her involvement in the opposition to building a mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/ima</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/anti-catholic-ad-ok-new-york-times-similar-anti-islam-ad-rejected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Advertising Catholics Double Standards Islam Pamela Geller Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:57:03 +0000 clay.waters 39431 at http://www.mrc.org On NBC's Today, Donny Deutsch Demands All Limbaugh Advertisers Pull Out, 'They Have No Choice' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-donny-deutsch-demands-all-limbaugh-advertisers-pull-out-they-have-no-choice <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> During the weekly left-wing panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today, advertising executive Donny Deutsch announced: "The advertisers that are still on [sponsoring Limbaugh's radio show] are basically voting, 'Yes, we're okay with it.' <strong>They have no choice – I'm an ad guy, obviously – they have no choice but to go away."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-03-06-NBC-TDAY-Deutsch.mp3">the audio </a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-donny-deutsch-demands-all-limbaugh-advertisers-pull-out-they-have-no-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Advertising Donny Deutsch NBC Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke Today Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:53:36 +0000 kyle.drennen 39340 at http://www.mrc.org Miracle Whip Ad Goes for Yucks, Gets Icks http://www.mrc.org/articles/miracle-whip-ad-goes-yucks-gets-icks <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>Miracle Whip, the Kraft sandwich condiment, now has a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/miraclewhip">YouTube Channel</a>. The Channel welcomes visitors, saying, “Hey. Thanks for stopping by. A lot of people say they hate us without every trying us. And that's wrong …” Indeed it is. But it’s hard to see how an ad associating the product with prostitution in a sleazy hotel room is going to right the situation.<img src="http://blog.pixellogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/miracle_whip_new_logo_design.jpg" style="float: right;" height="180" width="212" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/miracle-whip-ad-goes-yucks-gets-icks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Business Family Advertising Miracle Whip Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:53:04 +0000 matt.philbin 39278 at http://www.mrc.org The 'Innocence Snuff Film' http://www.mrc.org/commentary/innocence-snuff-film <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>Actor David Schwimmer, best known as the sad-sack Ross Geller on the hit '90s sitcom 'Friends,' is now bemoaning the sex-saturated Hollywood business atmosphere and its corrosive effects on society, and women in particular. The first question many Hollywood critics should ask: Isn't it curious that Schwimmer would care about this issue - after he earned a million dollars per episode on one of the most sex-obsessed sitcoms of all time?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/innocence-snuff-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture actress adult Advertising child father film filming girl important Interview liana liberato rape room scene scenes schwimmer sex society star telegraph underwear victim Women year Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:47:00 +0000 admin 2102 at http://www.mrc.org Fighting Captain Crunch's 'Darker Side' Against 'Epidemic of Childhood Obesity' http://www.mrc.org/articles/fighting-captain-crunchs-darker-side-against-epidemic-childhood-obesity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;By explicitly tying advertising to childhood obesity, the government is suggesting there is a darker side to cuddly figures like Cap&#039;n Crunch, the Keebler elves, Ronald McDonald and the movie and television characters used to promote food.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> William Neuman's story on the latest attack by the food and advertising police, "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/business/29label.html?scp=1&sq=william%20neuman%20tuocan%20sam&st=cse">U.S. Seeks New Limits on Food Ads for Children</a>," which topped Friday's Business section, was slanted (<a target="" href="/timeswatch/articles/2006/20060914045500.aspx">as most Times business stories are</a>) against business and in favor of federal regulators.<br /><br /><blockquote>Will Toucan Sam go the way of Joe Camel?<br /></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fighting-captain-crunchs-darker-side-against-epidemic-childhood-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Advertising Children FoodPolice liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch WilliamNeuman Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:54:00 +0000 admin 285 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Food Police Go After 'Cereal Offenders,' Fret Over Cartoon Characters 'Targeting' Kids http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-food-police-go-after-cereal-offenders-fret-over-cartoon-characters-targeting-kids <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-03-15-CBS-TES-Brill.jpg" /></div><p>On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, contributor Taryn Winter Brill touted a new University of Pennsylvania study on the influence of breakfast cereal cartoon characters on children: "Previous research has shown how these images influence children's selections, but now a new study reveals they also influence how the kids think the cereal actually tastes."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-food-police-go-after-cereal-offenders-fret-over-cartoon-characters-targeting-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Advertising BiasAlert cbs Cereal Children EarlyShow EricaHill liberalmediabias Nutrition obesity TarynWinterBrill Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:56:00 +0000 37468 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC Finally Embraces Santelli's Tea Party Rant http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-finally-embraces-santellis-tea-party-rant <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>One day before what many say will be an historic election; CNBC appears to finally be embracing one of the most famous moments in the network’s history: A <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/02/19/cnbcs-santelli-explains-his-anti-obamanomics-call-revolt">Feb. 19, 2009 “rant heard around the world”</a> by CME Group floor reporter Rick Santelli, which is credited by many for igniting the Tea Party movement.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbc-finally-embraces-santellis-tea-party-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes Advertising big CNBC coverage day election embracing famous finally history JimCramer joe JoeKernen kernen moment moments morning network networks played prominently rantheardroundtheworld rick RickSantelli Santelli spot TeaParty tune world Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:57:00 +0000 admin 27047 at http://www.mrc.org As Newspapers Inhale Cash From Medical Marijuana Ads, Times Forgets Usual Journalistic Ethics Questions http://www.mrc.org/articles/newspapers-inhale-cash-medical-marijuana-ads-times-forgets-usual-journalistic-ethics-questi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Jeremy Peters pens a wholly positive story on the symbiotic relationship between local newspapers and medical marijuana dealerships: &quot;...in states like Colorado, California and Montana where use of the drug for health purposes is legal, newspapers - particularly alternative weeklies - have rushed to woo marijuana providers.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Medical marijuana is an evergreen (pardon the pun) topic for alternative weeklies, along with the return of vinyl records. The recent loosening of federal regulations under Obama have pushed the issue into the mainstream, with one surprising side effect - a huge boost in ad sales for alternative papers and even some mainstream dailies, as medical marijuana businesses like "Happy Buddah" and "High Mike's" attempt to entice customers, er, patients. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/newspapers-inhale-cash-medical-marijuana-ads-times-forgets-usual-journalistic-ethics-questi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Advertising DoubleStandards JeremyPeters liberalmediabias MedicalMarijuana newspapers NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 05 Oct 2010 16:43:00 +0000 admin 7862 at http://www.mrc.org