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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Product Placement in the State of the Union

I understand why presidents now put our heroes on display during the State of the Union for all to see.  And I like Baby Einstein products as much as any parent.  But did anyone understand the point of the product placement?  Did Disney recently contribute to Bush's agenda?

Posted by Ethan Leib on January 23, 2007 at 10:40 PM in Current Affairs | Permalink


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As Deng Xiaoping said, "Tis glorious to get rich"...even if you're selling snake oil:


"The "Mozart effect" underlying these products has been proven to be a sham (not to mention that the original experiments never tested the effect of classical music on children)."

Posted by: GQ | Jan 24, 2007 9:15:04 PM

I agree! Next to the stories of Wesley Autry and the military commander, Bush's comments about Baby Einstein seemed pretty crass.

Posted by: Danielle Citron | Jan 24, 2007 4:29:54 PM

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