as long as they make money and they're legal, ethics won't mean much
Yes, young minds are impressionable.
I meant no. Dammit lack of sleep.
They've been there since radio days ... I remember as a kid watching the Saturday morning cartoons and seeing the latest prizes being pushed in the myriad of kids cereals and begging mom to buy that cereal the next time she went to town. Sometimes the begging worked if we actually consumed that cereal in the past, but if it was something we never had before there was no way I was getting that prize.
If a product is harmful to children, then advertising (as well as selling, and simply making the product) is unethical. Sugar-laden cereals are a fine example of a product that is unethical far before an ad hits the media.
according to the idiots we keep re-electing they are