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Food Network says "ad" was just a glitch

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 26th 2007 5:02PM

mcdonald'sRemember that alleged "subliminal ad" for McDonald's that popped up during an episode of Iron Chef America on the Food Network? You know, the one that some people were convinced was secretly inserted into the show to make people crave syrupy sodas and lukewarm hamburgers?

It was a glitch. Of course, myself and some thoughtful TV Squad readers knew it all along. I haven't read every blog entry about the incident, but mine was the only one I know of that didn't automatically assume McDonald's was trying some underhanded tactic to make people buy its food. The boring truth is that not everything is a conspiracy; sometimes there's a logical and simple explanation for things.

Besides, all of this attention paid to a minor glitch in the middle of a television program takes away focus from the fact that the president is breeding alien clones beneath the Pentagon and putting truth serum in our toothpaste. Let's focus on the real issues, people.

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I loved all the OMGCONSPIRACY rants about that. Sort of a depressing commentary on the national psyche when we'll automatically assume the worst intentions.

January 28 2007 at 12:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can't say for sure, but I've never known McDonald's to advertise or sponsor shows on Food Network.

Anyone else?

January 27 2007 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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