‘Steamy’ ‘Stunning’ and ‘Sexy’: Media Praise Lesbian Yogurt Commercial

June 16th, 2015 1:57 PM
What does yogurt have to do with gay sex? I don’t know but Chobani wants you to make the association. With the mania over all things LGBT in the media, advertisers have begun making more commercials portraying same-sex couples and families. Chobani Yogurt just put out a new ad that some would say pushes the envelope in appropriateness.

Rush Wonders How CNN and MSNBC Can Still Be on the Air; Here's How

April 24th, 2015 2:36 PM
Rush Limbaugh posted an interesting pair of questions at his web site yesterday: "How can CNN still be on the air with no audience? How can MSNBC have been on the air with no audience? In the old days, they're gone, kaput. Something else is tried. But they stay. And they double down on what they're doing that's losing audience." A large part of the answer, as I noted on March 30, is that those…

Washington Post Accepts Full Page Ad from Armenian-Holocaust Deniers

April 23rd, 2015 4:12 PM
This Friday, April 24, will mark 100 years since the beginning of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman government in what is present-day Turkey. The Washington Post apparently saw it a fitting occasion to accept a full-page A-section advertisement by an organization which essentially denies the holocaust of millions of Armenians by the Turks.

‘50 Shades’ Mania Infects BMW Ad

February 10th, 2015 11:24 AM
Funny ads are great, but BMW’s new one is playing for the wrong kind of yucks. In the new spot for the company’s X5 SUV viewers don’t learn much about the car, but they learn more than they want to about Granny’s sex life.

Sharpton Guest: Men Wear Feminist T-Shirt For Ulterior Romantic Reason

October 24th, 2014 9:16 PM
"Well, it is Friday night."  That was Al Sharpton's sheepish way of excusing the not-suitable-for-network-TV line that a guest had just uttered on this evening's Politics Nation.  Australian satirist Josh Zepps' zinger came during a discussion of a video ad in which young girls drop repeated f-bombs, supposedly in furtherance of feminism. The ad was produced by a clothing company trying to cash…

Charles Pierce: Wendy Davis Ad Shows Conservatism Is a ‘Sham’

October 15th, 2014 9:52 PM
The Esquire blogger claims that right-wingers don’t believe in small government, but rather in grabbing all the publicly funded goodies they can.

Todd 'Sick To Stomach' McConnell Used His Claim Grimes 'Disqualified'

October 14th, 2014 9:31 PM
As we reported here on NewsBusters, during a recent Morning Joe appearance Chuck Todd twice said that Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. On  Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Todd said he was "sick to his stomach" when he saw that his comment had been used in an ad for Mitch…

Liberals Can Give 'Just, Verdant, and Peaceful' NPR Valentines

February 14th, 2014 8:24 AM
NPR is branding itself for Valentine's Day with social-media Valentine's Day messages. After some seriously lame puns with names of NPR personalities, the most liberal-friendly one states "Make my world more just, verdant, and peaceful." For NPR regulars, this is a wisecrack about the "underwriting announcement" of the leftist John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation, where the announcer…

Gun Control Lobby Outspent Gun-Rights Groups on TV by 7 to

January 2nd, 2014 1:51 PM
Ana Radelat at Advertising Age magazine revealed that in the year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun-control groups spent $14.1 million on TV advertising, compared to just $1.9 million by gun-rights organizations – a 7-to-1 advantage. Radelat added that the National Rifle Association spent $6.2 million on lobbying, which “may have been the better tactic – especially…

Los Angeles Times Front Page Dominated by Disney Cartoon Ad

November 27th, 2013 2:53 PM
NB reader Gary Hall reports "It's not unusual to see a fake wrap front page at the LAT's - that's a full page ad that you peel off an throw away. Sometimes it's a half page that's wrapped around."  (Washington Post readers often have a sticker advertisement pasted on the front page.) But Wednesday's Los Angeles Times is dominated by an ad for the Disney cartoon movie "Frozen." This is the…

Food Police Demand Pop Stars Stop Promoting ‘Disease-Causing‘ Peps

October 22nd, 2013 2:17 PM
Pepsi and pop stars don’t mix, according to one food police group. The D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) ran a full page “open letter” in Variety, telling pop singer Katy Perry to stop her work with Pepsi, on account of her influencing young fans. CSPI warned Perry that, “Soda companies are using you and other celebrities.” The letter then bashed her for not caring…

NPR 'Listener Advocate' Tells Complaining Listeners They Don't Have 'F

September 23rd, 2013 6:56 AM
NPR ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos addressed the issue of bias, but only on whether NPR should accept “enhanced underwriting” – commercials – from Al-Jazeera America. The advocate for the listeners told them they don't have "free speech values." He basically said critics of the network are destroyers of free speech, and should stop complaining: “Whether NPR should even accept the…

Talking Points Memo Advertises 'Freak Flags,' a Company with Anti-Semi

September 10th, 2013 6:08 PM
The liberal website Talking Points Memo [see screen capture below] is accepting and running advertisements for a company called Freak Flags, a California outfit which creates flags designed like the U.S. flag but with the stars in the canton pushed off the side of the blue field, while symbols like the Star of David, Christian cross, or the U.S. dollar sign are emblazoned in the center. The…

MSNBC’s Roberts Calls Weiner Sexting Partner 'Bats**t' On Air

July 31st, 2013 11:41 AM
The Anthony Weiner scandal has gotten so ridiculous that even MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts can’t control himself. Appearing on MSNBC on July 30, Roberts responded to a clip of Weiner’s sexting partner appearing with Howard Stern that “this chick is bats**t. The woman who’s real name is Sydney Leathers -- yes, that's her real name, stop laughing --  called out Anthony Weiner, who claimed since his…