'Game of Thrones' Makes Surprise Appearance in Bud Light's Super Bowl Ad

Ruben Fields
February 7, 2019

"I didn't know we had as many fans in Florida as we do in Boston", Brady said as thousands cheered loudly. Knowing keeps us free, ' Hanks, who starred in the film The Post, said during the narration. Trump Jr. tweeted on February 3 after the ad ran.

Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post, welcomed the ad on Twitter, echoing its sentiment of gratitude for journalists.

Reporter Dan Zak responded with a list of less elevated concerns, writing: "Now unfreeze our pensions, pay an equal wage, and strengthen maternity benefits". It doesn't come cheaply, which is why the commercials that air during the Super Bowl are usually crafted with a bit more care and inventiveness than you normally see on TV. "Please leave us out of the beer wars".

Post staffers' gripes with Bezos are not new.

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The Post purchased the available ad space a week before the Super Bowl, and produced the 60-second ad within that time.

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.

The New York Post reported that Bezos had originally reserved the spot for his spaceflight company Blue Origin, but scrapped the ad after it was reported that his mistress - former television anchor Lauren Sanchez - had shot some footage for the commercial. A Spokeswoman for the Post wouldn't give Adweek a comment about the allegations in Page Six.

Donald Trump Jr. has slammed the Washington Post's $10million Super Bowl commercial that paid tribute to slain journalists and highlighted the often-dangerous work the media does. The game did a 44.9 overnight household rating, the lowest since 2009 when Super Bowl 43 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals did a 42.1 overnight rating.

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