Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Think Of The Press As A Great Keyboard On Which The Government Can Play."

Post title: Joseph Goebbels.

Yeah. Him...

From BoingBoing:

Why are these news anchors smiling? Because they've been given cups filled with a solid plastic material that resembles coffee.

Two cups of McDonald’s iced coffee (BUY!) sit on the (Las Vegas) FOX 5 TV news desk, a punch-you-in-the-face product placement (BUY!) to chase down your morning news.

They’ve been on the Las Vegas station set for about two weeks, following the lead of a few TV stations across the country, and they’re still looking every bit as frosty and tantalizing (BUY!) as they were the first day you laid your eyes on them.

But wait, here’s the best part: They’re not real. Fake coffee on the real news, two plastic cups permanently filled with some kind of bogus drink. The anchors aren’t even supposed to acknowledge them, McDonald’s reps explain.


It's FOX. 

Nothing on even the FOX entertainment side of the coin is real; especially its news. 

Just like it's, ah, "news" channel.


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