I read "Commercials also on during TV shows themselves," (Opinion, N.E. Marsden, Nov. 3), which decried the over-the-top product placement in today’s television programming. However, the column overlooked the giant elephant in the room.
If simply making a few references to Oreos on two programs is enough to change people’s purchasing behavior, then what are the effects on society from television’s ubiquitous depictions of immoral behavior such as extramarital sex and homosexuality as good and acceptable?
One can hardly watch American Forces Network programming, even during the so-called family hours, without "commercials" for every immoral lifestyle imaginable, and I’m afraid we’ve already seen the results.
Garbage in, garbage out.
Dan SingletonCamp Slayer, Baghdad