I watched the Super Bowl, but the ads, to me, were dull so I watched other shows during the commercial time…(thank goodness for remotes!). The game, to me, was dull, too. And the L.A. Rams lost. But, I’m a Brady fan, so I’m not too upset we lost.
What I am a bit upset about is the Washington Post commercial near the end of the guy which I did happen to catch…..it caught my eye because it showed news people, Anderson Cooper, Brett Baier, and others, and the point was how important journalism is…I believe their slogan in the ad was “Knowing Keeps Us Free.” Since when did newspapers tout journalism in TV commercials for the Super Bowl?
Clearly, it was a big MIDDLE FINGER to Trump. I have NO doubt that was the goal of the Washington Post.
And it ticked me off, BIG TIME. “KNOWING” does keep us free, LYING does not, MISCHARACTERIZING does not, BIAS does NOT KEEP US FREE. Is the hate and constant slamming, no matter how subtle, ever going to stop?
Did you see that ad? OH! I just Googled and found THIS ARTICLE about it…..my favorite Twitter comment printed in the article amid all the others saying it was the best ad of the night is this one:
With the money the @washingtonpost spent on that ad, they could have employed 50 journalists for a year paying each a salary of $100,000.
Ladies and gentlemen, the ad cost the Washington Post TEN MILLION DOLLARS. Good.