Monday, January 17, 2011...9:00 am

Modern media is rubbish #6: that funny Harvey TV ad is not actually news

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Daily Mail Harvey adHere’s more evidence, if any were needed, that newspapers are filled with vacuous, self-referential nonsense.

From Saturday’s Daily Mail comes this double-page spread about a Christmas TV advertisement featuring a dog.

That would probably be bad enough, but the ad in question was advertising – yes – the power of TV advertising itself.

So – a TV ad about TV advertising makes a double-page feature spread in a national newspaper. Media is truly eating itself. (Yes, I know it’s the Daily Mail – but still. And I did enjoy the ad. But still.)

And newspaper folks wonder why people have stopped buying their product…

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