Bud Light, Game of Thrones Have Fiery Crossover in Super Bowl Commercial

Yolanda Curtis
February 8, 2019

'You know how MSM (main stream media) journalists could avoid having to spend millions on a #superbowl comercial to gain some undeserved credibility?

In a last-minute decision, he replaced the piece with a commercial for the Washington Post, which he owns, narrated by Tom Hanks. Trump Jr. tweeted on February 3 after the ad ran. Reporter Wesley Lowery tweeted: "Can't lie and pretend it's not exciting to watch us have a commercial tonight".

Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October.

The commercial also featured images of key moments from US history, including WWII, the moon landing and the Oklahoma bombing.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided not to air an expensive Super Bowl commercial for his private space aviation firm, Blue Origin, because of his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez's involvement in its production, according to a report on Monday.

While critics of the president ripped his son for the tweet, Trump Jr. did find an ally in Post employee in Frederick Kunkle, who complained on Twitter about the Post cutting staff and benefits while spending millions of dollars on the Super Bowl ad.

However, CNBC reported that CBS charged $5.25 million for a 30-second slot during the event, meaning a full minute could have cost more than $10 million.

The ad included a short list of journalists who died while reporting, but included Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote some opinion columns for the Post and did not die in the course of doing this job.

In a memo to Post employees last week, publisher Fred Ryan said the newspaper felt 'this is the right moment, at the right venue, to present this important message to the large audience of Americans and worldwide viewers'.

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