Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nickelodeon's Spongebob - "Hey Kid, have a Pop-Tart or 2, or 3!"

You know you're in trouble when a place called the "Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood" is after your head. The group is suing (or blackmailing...) Kellogg’s and Viacom's Nickelodeon network to stop their crazy junk-food commercials to kids. It's not that I'm for marketing this junk to kids, but if you ever turn on Nickelodeon they're packed with commercials hawking everything from fruit-flavored cookies to Blow-Pens. You know how you stop it.... you don't buy the junk food and don't let your kids watch Nick. Or TiVo the shows (marketers LOVE it when viewers do that), or better yet, buy a video (commercial-free, well at least after the first 10 minutes of commercials).
  • Forbes: Kellogg's, Freston's Nickelodeon In Junk Food Suit
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