Improper use of our National Anthem?

Larry Weil
Sat Jun 25 13:56:01 EDT 2011

On Jun 25, 2011, at 1:13 PM, Gary's Ice Cream wrote:

> I was shocked and appalled today to hear a BMW commercial on WBZ (1030 AM)
> that used the Star Spangled Banner as its music bed.  The spot appeared to
> be a national one tagged at the end by one of the usual WBZ production guys.
> I was beside myself that BMW would do this and that CBS would allow it to be
> aired.  At one time CBS was known to have the toughest "Standards &
> Practices Department" in the business.  If this is any indication then they
> must have eliminated that department altogether.  Am I over-reacting or is
> this a reprehensible use of our National Anthem?  Your comments are
> appreciated and solicited.

Yes, it does seem to be in poor taste.  But what isn’t these days?

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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