CNN and ABC did not want to compromise its programmes. CBS, NBC. and Fox took Obama’s money and sold America’s prime viewing time to Obama.
At least here in Canada I’ll still be able to watch Bones tonight.
The epidemic of informercials on TV has certainly been a bitch at times when searching for something to watch.
But until today prime time was off limits to infomercials. A one time political infomercial doesn’t bother me, but what I can see happening is some big US auto companies pulling out their wallets to buy 30 minutes saturated prime air time. I hear its quite cheap . Four million dollars will get you at least 3 major networks to co-operate and air your sales pitch simultaneously.
During my lifetime I’ve seen the following adverising intrusions on my life since the days of billboards spot commercials, newspaper ads and door to door salespeople.
Ads on hockey rink boards
Ads on hockey rinks
Ads on professional football fields (CFL)
late night early morning television fomercials
weekend television infomercials
Just wait America. Welcome to the new reality of prime time infomercials.