Don’t just do something, stand there!

The FCC is apparently going to take proposals about what to do about product placement advertising. Unfortunately “do nothing” never seems to be an acceptable choice of action for the government. My prediction: this will result in yet another useless disclaimer page that will show for a couple of seconds before every broadcast and cable show. This disclaimer will tell everyone what they already know; the products appearing in the following program are there because the vendor paid for them to be there.

Yet another sliver of our time wasted because the government can’t stay out any aspect of our lives.

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