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Desperate Anchors?


As part of the increasing trend on prime-time TV toward “product placement,” slipping name-brand products into the picture to put little commercial messages in between the commercials, NBC’s sci-fi show “Surface” last night put in a cameo of MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” Snarky liberal Olbermann regularly gets creamed in the ratings by Bill O’Reilly, but last night, millions of people saw him do his trademark mockery on a fictional character, the doctor warning of a coming ecological crisis over sea monsters. In real life, Olbermann would never mock an ecological doom-sayer, but this was a commercial…


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