Re: virus: Ads creep into TV content

David McFadzean (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 11:29:20 -0700

At 11:45 AM 3/31/99 -0500, Wade T.Smith wrote:
>>But in TV the
>>advertising *is* the price of admission. Why turn off the show?
>>Cui bono?
>It behooves _me_ to separate dramatic from merchandising content- I do
>not wish to view propaganda, and any dramatic show with product placement
>is nothing more and nothing less.

If you think Babylon 5 was nothing more than propaganda because of a Zima placement, well... your loss. Personally I derived over 60 hours of (almost) free entertainment out of the series. I taped the shows so I could ffwd through the ads.

What's the difference between your position and someone who refuses to go to movies or read books because they cost money? (Like you, they can always find something else worthwhile to do.)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus