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How Product Placement Gets Wine Bottles Into Shows

Esther Mobley San Francisco Chronicle
The appearance of a wine bottle in television and film is almost never an accident; it’s a carefully brokered deal between the wine brand and the production’s prop master.

Defund Fox News

Anand Giridharadas The Ink
Advertisers have no loyalty, period. So if their association with Fox News represents enough of a threat to their brand equity, they will reallocate their budgets.

AIPAC’s Dangerous New Antidemocratic Project

Ezra Oliff-Lieberman The Nation
In the name of supporting Israel, the lobbying group has created a new super PAC that is only too happy to boost candidates that threaten our democracy.

Don’t Subject Your Kids to Rudolph

Caitlin Flanagan The Atlantic
The world is bleak enough as it is. Of all the disturbing things in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, nothing competes with Donner’s rejection of his son. Donner is horrified by the nose.

Media Bits and Bytes - August 25, 2020

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The digital divide will deprive poor kids of education in the pandemic; Remembering Lorenzo Milam; The tech cold war with China, and more media and tech reports
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