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Fighting Captain Crunch's 'Darker Side' Against 'Epidemic of Childhood Obesity'

"By explicitly tying advertising to childhood obesity, the government is suggesting there is a darker side to cuddly figures like Cap'n Crunch, the Keebler elves, Ronald McDonald and the movie and ...

CBS Food Police Go After 'Cereal Offenders,' Fret Over Cartoon Characters 'Targeting' Kids

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 ...

CNBC Finally Embraces Santelli's Tea Party Rant

Network runs 'Obama, are you listening' portion in TV spot to promote election night coverage.

As Newspapers Inhale Cash From Medical Marijuana Ads, Times Forgets Usual Journalistic Ethics Questions

Reporter Jeremy Peters pens a wholly positive story on the symbiotic relationship between local newspapers and medical marijuana dealerships: "...in states like Colorado, California and Montana ...

BP spends $455,000 on ads in Washington Post Just in June

Despite criticizing company's 'corporate spending,' WaPo prints 17 BP full-page ads in one month.

Truth in Advertising

If only the Federal Trade Commission would hold its boss to the same standards of veracity it demands from businesses.

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Four Reasons to Keep Your Children Away From YouTube This Summer

Company on Decision to Pull Ads from Beck TV Show: 'We Do Not Want to be Associated with Hateful Speech'

Sargento vice president of Corporate Communications & Government Relations says pulling advertising not based on political affiliation, but speech.

Smut Still Sells During Super Bowl

Many big ads in the big game were salacious or juvenile – or both.

CNN Plays Scrooge in Credit Card Hit Piece

John Roberts and Carol Costello attack 'warm and fuzzy' ads, promote greater regulation of plastic.
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