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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Buys TV Shows to Advertise Vista 7

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____/ Tony Sivori on Monday 19 Oct 2009 17:43 : \____

> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>> On 2009-10-19, Tony Sivori <TonySivori@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> 'Family Guy' creator and Microsoft team up for Win 7 promotion
>>>> http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/19912.cfm
>>> "The promotion is expected to cost Microsoft over $3 million USD."
>>> Seth McFarlane may be a talentless whore, but at least he isn't a
>>> *cheap* talentless whore.
>> ...I dunno. That seems a bit cheap for dedicating an entire episode of
>> your show as a half hour long promo.
> Good point.
>> This seems like what you would  expect him to get for a few 30 second
>> spots (like what Seinfeld did).
> If what I've read is correct, there will be very little new animation in
> the half hour whoring. It will be rerun clips minus the original voices,
> with new Microsoft approved voice overs.
> McFarlane's biggest task may be signing his astroturfing paycheck.

It's not exactly astroturfing in this case (well, obviously :-) ), but he main
issue is betrayal of trust. There is totally no separation between content (adverts)
and fill (the stuff between commercial breaks).

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