They’re doing it, they’re not doing it. Whatev. They’ve been doing it since the dawn of commercially-sponsored broadcasting. Back in the 30s and 40s, announcer Harlow Wilcox would walk into the story on “Fibber McGee and Molly” and start talking to the characters about the wonders of Johnson’s Wax. In the 50s, John Cameron Swayze was the host of NBC’s Camel News Caravan — Camel, as in the cigarette.
This ain’t new.
But, NBC says this report is inaccurate:
Well, whatever. Just be intelligent and watch out. People are always going to try and sell you something in a place that you least suspect.