Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Washington Post reporters bash their own paper over expensive Super Bowl ad

Washington Post reporters bash their own paper over expensive Super Bowl ad

In response, Donald Trump Jr. criticized the ad, tweeting "You know how MSM journalists could avoid having to spend millions on a #superbowl comercial to gain some undeserved credibility?"

The news outlet debuted its 60 second ad, which was narrated by Tom Hanks, during the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

The ad - which AdWeek described as "savage" - ran for a full minute.

The Post is owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who has been the subject of President Trump's jabs in the past. CBS reportedly charged a record $5.25 million for a 30-second ad.

'The Post is now paying, say, $5M/30 seconds to tout journalistic freedom during one of the glitziest and - given the NFL's knee-taking protests and concussions - more controversial sports events in our country, ' Kunkle tweeted.

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"While I too am extremely proud of the Post and its legacy, this seems like an especially infuriating expense for" the Post, he wrote.

The ad, which served as both a promo for GoT's final season and *major* brand alignment for the preferred beverage of frat boys everywhere, cost a whopping $20 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Post veteran Dan Zak also blasted the commercial with the response: "Now unfreeze our pensions, pay an equal wage, and strengthen maternity benefits".

This year's Super Bowl ads are created to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and "The Dude" and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic I Want It That Way for Doritos.

And, perhaps disappointingly, the combined score of 16 - 13-3 for the Patriots - broke a record for least points scored in a Super Bowl game, with the title previously belonging to the 21-point Bowl of 1973.

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