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Black TV Shows Have More Fast Food Ads
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060403/ap_on_he_me/diet_black_kids_ads ^

Posted on 04/03/2006 2:17:10 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative

CHICAGO - There are far more ads for fast food and snacks on black-oriented TV than on channels with more general programming, researchers report in a provocative study that suggests a link to high obesity rates in black children.

The results come from a study that lasted just one week in the summer. Commercials on Black Entertainment Television, the nation's first black-targeted cable channel, were compared with ads during afternoon and evening shows on the WB network and Disney Channel.

Of the nearly 1,100 ads, more than half were for fast food and drinks, such as sodas.

About 66 percent of the fast-food ads were on BET, compared with 34 percent on WB and none on Disney. For drinks, 82 percent were on BET, 11 percent on WB and 6 percent on Disney; and for snacks, 60 percent were on BET, none on WB and 40 percent on Disney.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: ads; fastfood; justdamn; marketing
[sarc]I blame the white man for this.[/sarc]
1 posted on 04/03/2006 2:17:13 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative
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To: TypeZoNegative

I actually noticed that nowadays there are so many commercials that use at least one black person in them. It seems many companies want to reach out to minorities. Perhaps, fast food companies actually are more 'successful' in their reaching out efforts.


2 posted on 04/03/2006 2:20:14 PM PDT by paudio
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To: TypeZoNegative

Why not compare BET ads to other Viacom networks like CBS, VH1, Nick, TV Land, MTV, M2, Comedy Central, UPN, and Logo?

Compared to Disney? Apples to oranges. Probably more ads for cologne on BET too.

Is Disney considered "white"? What do young black children watch?


3 posted on 04/03/2006 2:21:31 PM PDT by weegee
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To: TypeZoNegative

Oh well, so much for minority outreach ... you can't win for losing with these idiots.


4 posted on 04/03/2006 2:21:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TypeZoNegative

Is there ANYTHING bad that happens to blacks that is NOT the product of prejudice?


5 posted on 04/03/2006 2:22:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TypeZoNegative
On local TV channels, I believe 90% are for lawyers and law suits.
6 posted on 04/03/2006 2:23:15 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO")
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To: TypeZoNegative

I cut out television for lent. I finished off the second half of Atlas Shrugged in two days. Amazing what you don't have to worry about seeing when you don't watch television. Seeing fast food ads and crap ads was one of my main motivations for cutting out television. Thank goodness. I almost got sucked in though at the gym this afternoon by watching some of the euphemistically named 'Real World'.


7 posted on 04/03/2006 2:23:31 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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Pull the advertising. Of course, that will create a new complaint.


8 posted on 04/03/2006 2:25:16 PM PDT by vollmond (Careful with that axe, Eugene!)
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To: weegee

When I was a child, I watched Fox Kids. Now that I'm young in heart, I watch Nickelodeon. I doubt any black children would be watching In Living Color or The Wayans Brothers though. They'd much rather watch Sponge Bob Square Pants.


9 posted on 04/03/2006 2:26:07 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: TypeZoNegative

As Willie Sutton would say, "because that's where the money is."


10 posted on 04/03/2006 2:26:42 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: cyborg

the TV at the gym was the worst invention ever made.


11 posted on 04/03/2006 2:27:10 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: TypeZoNegative

There was a time in my life where it would have been great. It DOES make the time go by but it's in a mindless fashion in my case. I rather focus on running. I also try to get the treadmill that's not in front of a show I'd watch.


12 posted on 04/03/2006 2:29:16 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: paudio
I actually noticed that nowadays there are so many commercials that use at least one black person in them. It seems many companies want to reach out to minorities. Perhaps, fast food companies actually are more 'successful' in their reaching out efforts.

Righto! It's call "costumer identification". You know, figure out figure out the type of folk your product appeals to most and then pitch to them.

Besides, BET, like every other network, chases after those dollars.

13 posted on 04/03/2006 2:29:48 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: cyborg
I finished off the second half of Atlas Shrugged in two days.

IOW, the stupid half. But congrats. :-)

14 posted on 04/03/2006 2:31:46 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

The ending was lame and the speech tedious for a novel. The first half was the best so I agree hehehe.


15 posted on 04/03/2006 2:34:05 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: cyborg

i can barely do the treadmill if there is no T.V.
You should see how fast I can go when 24 is on.


16 posted on 04/03/2006 2:35:08 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: calljack

I'm curious about 24. I've heard Laura Ingraham talk about the box set. I'll have to check my library.


17 posted on 04/03/2006 2:36:48 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

Makes sense. Since living as a family unit is "a white thing", it makes sense that fewer blacks cook at home and eat out more.


18 posted on 04/03/2006 2:42:26 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: cyborg

"The ending was lame and the speech tedious for a novel."

No kidding. Rand's protagonists are prone to sudden, unprovoked, chapter-long soliloquies that are so wooden and pompous, you'd think Al Gore had a hand in them.


19 posted on 04/03/2006 2:45:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I raced through John Galt's speech then after I was done with the book, reread it. I had that feeling I get when I've been under the hairdryer too long *LOL*


20 posted on 04/03/2006 2:47:16 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: cyborg

My college English prof said "You can lecture in a novel, but don't get caught."

I wish he'd talked to Ayn before she started typing.


21 posted on 04/03/2006 2:47:40 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cyborg

"I had that feeling I get when I've been under the hairdryer too long"

Never having had the experience, I'll just have to imagine that your scalp felt too tight, lol?


22 posted on 04/03/2006 2:51:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yeah :D


23 posted on 04/03/2006 2:53:23 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I agree with the professor.


24 posted on 04/03/2006 2:53:51 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: cyborg

I just picture the entire world slumped over next to their radios, snoring and drooling....

Plus, there's no sin like bad timing... AS is a 30's book written during the boom of the 50's.


25 posted on 04/03/2006 2:55:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

If things keep going the way they are going, there could be a renewed spark of interest in the ideas.


26 posted on 04/03/2006 2:56:59 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: cyborg

Presented better I hope.


27 posted on 04/03/2006 3:00:59 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cyborg

"The Fountainhead" had something of a transformative effect upon Ronald Reagan, so Rand has been quite influential, and continues to be so. We owe her a debt of gratitude, but her writing style still leaves a lot to be desired.


28 posted on 04/03/2006 3:01:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TypeZoNegative

Don't whites watch BET? Don't blacks watch WB or Disney? This study proves very little. Maybe BET made a push to get the advertising, maybe its cheaper? Who knows? Flawed study if you ask me?


29 posted on 04/03/2006 3:04:32 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Lawgvr1955

That explains the glut of fat wiggerettes in my neighborhood.


30 posted on 04/03/2006 3:12:12 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: TypeZoNegative

:O


31 posted on 04/03/2006 3:14:33 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

Then again if I hear 'dada-da-da I'm lovin' it' one more time, I'm going to throw up.


32 posted on 04/03/2006 3:15:11 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: cyborg

I know I'm politically incorrect. So sue me, darlin :)


33 posted on 04/03/2006 3:15:16 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: TypeZoNegative; wardaddy

"I know I'm politically incorrect. So sue me, darlin :)"

You're channeling wardaddy!


34 posted on 04/03/2006 3:16:07 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

a what?


35 posted on 04/03/2006 3:18:15 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Every man must be tempted, sometimes,to hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.)
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To: Centurion2000

Wiggerette. A female wigger.


36 posted on 04/03/2006 3:19:17 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: TypeZoNegative
ALL things encountered by, experienced by, or marketed towards blacks MUST be exactly the same that that which whites encounter, experience, and have marketed...

But they must also be changed to reflect black culture, black history, and black preferences, which are different from those of whites, because we MUST honor diversity.

ANY variation from these rules MUST be met by high-profile lawsuits, indignation, riots, and generous amounts of race-card playing.

37 posted on 04/03/2006 3:23:05 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: cyborg
Best fast food ads are Jack in the Box. Wendy's is second, by default. McDonald's "dada-da-da-da I'm lovin' it!" is near the bottom, but survey says:

The Burger King ads with that King with the plastic head are the gayest ads ever done.

38 posted on 04/03/2006 3:26:07 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball; Petronski

Agreed!


39 posted on 04/03/2006 3:35:13 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

What are they hinting at? Selling Tofu Chicken wings instead?


40 posted on 04/03/2006 4:29:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (MOHAMMED LIED-PEOPLE DIED)
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To: Richard Kimball
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41 posted on 04/03/2006 4:34:41 PM PDT by packrat35 (The America hating bastards at the NYT must spend their entire life with their heads in the toilet)
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To: TypeZoNegative

Evil exists -- KFC and MacD's.


42 posted on 04/03/2006 4:36:42 PM PDT by hershey
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To: TypeZoNegative
This could just as easily have read:

"Fast Food Companies Leaders in Supporting Black TV"

43 posted on 04/04/2006 6:56:57 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
"The Fountainhead" had something of a transformative effect upon Ronald Reagan...

I wish he'd have blown up the Dept of Education.

44 posted on 04/04/2006 7:00:52 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: weegee

On the Disney channel alone, there's:

That's So Raven - Cute, pre-teen/teen, obvious Cosby influence with Raven Symone

Sister, Sister - Cobbled together dysfunctional family, Liberal Agenda booster

The Proud Family - Animated, "diverse", ghetto slang, junk food for the brain.

Raven is the ONLY one I allow my kids to watch because it attempts to discern right from wrong.


45 posted on 04/04/2006 7:14:55 AM PDT by RedRightReturn (Even a broken clock is right twice a day...)
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To: cyborg
That speech is so painfully long-winded. I loved Fransisco's monologue on money but by about halfway though John Galt's speech I had to start putting the book down every couple of pages to keep my eyes from fully glazing over. I think I went back later and it came out to like 64 pages or something for that speech. Whew...
46 posted on 04/04/2006 7:16:03 AM PDT by rattrap
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To: RedRightReturn

The funniest show on TV is "The Boondocks". It is on Sunday night at 11:00pm on the Cartoon Network.


47 posted on 04/04/2006 7:18:52 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Richard Kimball

I think the new Burger King is great, it doesn't make me want to eat their food because I hate BK but the commercials make me laugh every time, he's just so.. bizarre.


48 posted on 04/04/2006 7:21:17 AM PDT by rattrap
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To: LetsRok
Southpark is without question the funniest show on television.

"Hey little dude, you got some crap right there."

"That's my face, sir."

49 posted on 04/04/2006 11:18:07 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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