This diet of junk news warps our perception of the world, the things we thing are important, and, as of late, the people we vote for. So long as media depend upon advertising, this is not going to change.
With all the above positives, why might I have an unfavorable impression of most Super Bowl ads? It's quite simple. Most of them don't sell. They cost a lot and produce questionable returns to those that pay for them.
I was able to enjoy the game free from reading Twitter posts questioning my advertising creations. Worse, I didn't have to leave my Super Bowl party -- mid-Katy Perry wardrobe change -- to concoct a press release defending my ad.
Millions of viewers tuned in to see Landry saunter through a library setting off sprinklers to put out the hotness she exudes while passing through. Little did many know this same brunette was Miss Louisiana and Miss USA just a few years before.
I applaud the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's recent decision to promote its music to a younger crowd -- and embrace the state's burgeoning marijuana trade -- by playing a series of "cannabis-friendly " concerts this summer.